Here We Go: The Washington Post Says as the MONKEYPOX PLAGUE Hits Homosexual Men Hard, Believe it or Not, the Biden Administration Government Officials DEBATE Warnings to the Male Homosexual Community to LIMIT Partners. The Washington Post Goes on to Say Male Homosexual Sex is a Major Driver of the Global Monkeypox Plague. But the Biden Administration Officials and Long-time HIV/AIDS Activists Say a Call for Abstinence Will Not Work

Jason, left, and Sergio on July 31 at the Dore Alley kink and fetish festival in San Francisco. The festival took place days after city officials declared a state of emergency over monkeypox, which has disproportionately affected gay and bisexual men. (Marissa Leshnov for The Washington Post)

Here We Go: The Washington Post Says as the MONKEYPOX PLAGUE Hits Homosexual Men Hard, Believe it or Not, the Biden Administration Government Officials DEBATE Warnings to the Male Homosexual Community to LIMIT Partners. The Washington Post Goes on to Say Male Homosexual Sex is a Major Driver of the Global Monkeypox Plague. But the Biden Administration Officials and Long-time HIV/AIDS Activists Say a Call for Abstinence Will Not Work

Thousands of gay men clad in leather, latex — and often much less — partied along Folsom Street here last weekend during the annual kink and fetish festival. Even after the city had just declared the monkeypox outbreak striking its gay community a health emergency — one day after the World Health Organization urged men to sleep with fewer men to reduce transmission — San Francisco public health officials made no attempt to rein in festivities or warn attendees to have less sex.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weighs whether to recommend limiting sex partners, health officials in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and other U.S. cities battling surges disproportionately sickening gay men are avoiding calls for sexual restraint, wary of further stigmatizing same-sex intimacy.

Public health authorities typically emphasize safer sex over abstinence to prevent the spread of diseases through intimate contact. But monkeypox is presenting new challenges in calibrating the right message to stop the rare virus from becoming endemic while limiting government intrusion into the bedroom.

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Source: Washington Post, Fenit Nirappil and Amrita Jayakumar

To read more, click here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/08/04/monkeypox-gay-safe-sex/

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