Orgies and Tinder: Millennials are having a lot of sex, some with a deadly price

Jul 01, 2017 - 8:27 PM

An old virus has new victims: HIV is now infecting the youth faster than any other age group due in part to technology and unsafe sex

[DASH of SAS] Running out of birth control and running out of time

Apr 24, 2017 - 11:02 PM

What women need to do as birth control pills and other hormonal contraception options disappear from drug stores

Briones: No condom distribution in schools

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says health centers are tasked with condom distribution

EDUCATION SPENDING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Philippines can only show it deserves to spend 6% of the GDP on education by catching up on commitments to deliver services. Screenshot from Rappler

[DASH of SAS] Schools as access points for condoms

Jan 21, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Education and health agencies tackle strategies that will address the glaring information gap in sexual literacy among the Filipino youth

Condoms in schools? Sotto hits Ubial for 'imposing' beliefs on Filipinos

Jan 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

It s insensitive to dismiss the sentiment of a conservative culture just because they failed to implement effective health programs says Senator Vicente Sotto III

Screenshot of Ubial from Rappler; Sotto file photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

QC mayor bans DOH from giving out condoms in public schools

Jan 15, 2017 - 1:42 PM

We will allow the use of QC public health facilities but not QC public schools says Quezon City mayor Herbert bautista

NO CONDOM DISTRIBUTION. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista prohibits the Department of Health's planned distribution of condoms in public schools in the city. File photo by AFP

Condoms in schools won't cut it

Jan 02, 2017 - 4:41 PM

There is no quick fix to the problem of HIV and unwanted pregnancy among our youth but we must start quickly on the path toward the right solutions


Briones: Condoms won't be given out like leaflets in schools

Dec 15, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Hindi naman sa tatayo sila diyan sa pinto bawat pumapasok bibigyan kagaya ng nagbibigay ng leaflet diyan… Hindi ganoon It has to be done very carefully says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

PREVENT HIV/AIDS. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the plan to distribute condoms in schools should be done carefully and with great sensitivity. Briones file photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:43 PM

US voters also weighed in on a slew of ballot measures including several related to marijuana gun control and the death penalty

Voters cast their ballots at voting machines at Shadow Ridge High School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Mexico's Olympians get condoms over Zika fears

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Mexican athletes get an anti Zika kit with Mosquito repellent antibacterial hand gel and condoms

GO FOR GOLD. Olympic organizers in Brazil have taken measures to ensure that the athletes play it safe in Rio.

Use of modern family planning methods in PH rose in 2015 – report

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:15 PM

A report says government and non governmental organizations allocated a total of P40 70 billion in 2015 for the implementation of the Reproductive Health law

Rio Olympics sets record - in free condoms for athletes

May 20, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Officials will be distributing 450 000 condoms to the 10 500 athletes expected to compete at the 2016 Olympics

GO FOR GOLD. Olympic organizers in Brazil have taken measures to ensure that the athletes play it safe in Rio.

Aussie team preps extra-strong condoms for Olympics

May 16, 2016 - 10:53 AM

Australia s Olympians will be issued with free super strength condoms in Rio to minimize any infection from the Zika virus

California won't force porn actors to wear condoms

Feb 19, 2016 - 3:36 PM

The industry has never been opposed to condoms but performers should be in charge of what enters their body or not says Eric Paul Leue executive director of the Free Speech Coalition

NOT REQUIRED. California officials voted down a proposal to require porn actors to wear condoms

Youth-friendly HIV testing center opens in Manila

Feb 16, 2016 - 12:38 AM

LoveYourself Uni also functions as a community center where people can hang out in a safe non judgmental environment

LOVE YOURSELF. The LoveYourself hubs are powered by over 600 trained volunteer counselors. Photo by Ana Santos

How I got HIV and how it changed my life

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:26 PM

When a slightly more attractive guy wanted me and he didn’t want to use a condom I caved in So when my health began to deteriorate late last year I already knew what happened to my body

SAKSIKAN: Serunya 'condom water challenge'

Nov 29, 2015 - 4:52 PM

Tantangan ini untuk membuktikan bahwa kondom terbuat dari bahan yang sangat lentur sehingga tidak mudah sobek

KONDOM. Sebuah video viral mengampanyekan seks aman menggunakan kondom lewat 'Condom Water Challenge'

Indonesian district to ban sale of condoms 'to prevent premarital sex'

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The local administration in Luwu on central Sulawesi island will soon send a notification to convenience stores giving them a week to remove condoms from their shelves

NO CONDOMS ALLOWED. An Indonesian district is set to ban condoms to discourage the youth from having sex. Photo from Shutterstock

[Dash of SAS] Let’s have a condom talk

Oct 21, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Here are 5 things you should know about those nifty little love gloves

The sex talk: How my Mom taught me about sex

Oct 12, 2015 - 3:07 PM

I was expecting a sentimental moment when I was about to leave my mother for another country thousands of miles away for college But instead of words of wisdom goodbye tears and warm hugs she handed me a pack of condoms inside a cassette box

CONDOMS. Orange-colored condoms on sale in a condom shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24 June 2014. Rob Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

WHO urges preventative ARVs for those at high risk for HIV

Sep 30, 2015 - 9:29 PM

According to the UN health agency prophylactic or precautionary treatment should become an additional prevention choice available to high risk individuals along with counseling access to condoms and safe injection material

PREVENTATIVE ARV. In this file photo, a South African sister prepares Anti-Retroviral medicines (ARVs) for patients at the St. Michaels Hospice in Cape Town, South Africa Friday August 11, 2006. File photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

Heat of the moment and no condom? What to do

Sep 19, 2015 - 5:49 PM

So what happens when you re making out but you or your partner don t have a condom? Here s advice for different scenarios

  ("A batch of yellow, blue and red condoms" image courtesy Shutterstock)

How to fight HIV: Show you care or sow fear?

Aug 12, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Educating people encouraging them to practice safer sex and making HIV testing and condoms widely accessible are more sustainable solutions to stopping HIV

AGAINST HIV. #SaveSexy Laboracay Race is one of the various campaigns against HIV in the Philippines.  Evan TanAGAINST HIV. #SaveSexy Laboracay Race is one of the various campaigns against HIV in the Philippines.  Evan Tan

On preventing HIV/AIDS: Are you afraid of condoms?

Jul 08, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Low condom use continues despite the many efforts of advocates to raise awareness on HIV AIDS and the scientific studies proving the role of condoms in HIV prevention

[Dash of SAS] Birth control buffet

Jun 03, 2015 - 3:13 PM

This birth control buffet takes your needs in consideration; condoms come in boxes of 12 and 24 giving you the option not to go back for seconds or thirds

Photo by Ana Santos

South Korean condom stock goes up after adultery ruling

Feb 26, 2015 - 3:13 PM

South Korea s adultery ruling sends shares in the country s biggest condom maker surging

DKT eyes 30M condom sales in 2015

Feb 16, 2015 - 2:25 PM

The Philippines biggest condom manufacturer wants to recover from slightly thin earnings in 2014

Condoms vs chocolates in PH on Valentines Day

Feb 14, 2015 - 7:39 PM

A colorful flower market in Manila became the unlikely battleground over the use of contraception in Catholic dominated Philippines

CONDOMS VS CHOCOLATES. In the Philippines, Valentine's Day becomes a showcase of campaigns on sex and the family. Photos from Shutterstock

Men who have sex with men: Hidden and at risk for HIV

Dec 01, 2014 - 6:08 PM

In the world’s most populous Muslim nation HIV infection is growing among men who have sex with men And it s not always easy to know who they are

DNA test: Condoms in motel not from Laude, Pemberton

Nov 28, 2014 - 7:04 PM

The Laude family s lawyer however says the negative DNA test doesn t prove that Joseph Scott Pemberton didn t murder Jennifer Laude

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jennifer Laude, and the suspect, US Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, before the crime allegedly happened in a motel in Olongapo City.

Giant pink condom rolled out in Sydney

Nov 07, 2014 - 5:01 PM

The giant sheath is placed over a heritage listed obelisk at Hyde Park in the center of the city

Condoms 'too small' for Uganda men

Sep 19, 2014 - 6:02 PM

Lawmaker: Some youth are complaining that the condoms they are being given some of them are too short their organs can t fit in them

Condoms sold in a street in Nairobi, Kenya, 14 February 2014. Simon Maina/AFP

Bill Gates says progress made on new super-thin condom

Sep 19, 2014 - 8:53 AM

It looks like there are some technological materials that will be able to maintain a condom barrier with a very thin thin material Gates said in New Delhi

CONDOMS. Orange-colored condoms on sale in a condom shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24 June 2014. Rob Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Condoms hottest item at Asian Games

Sep 18, 2014 - 4:16 PM

This does not mean that athletes have already been engaged in bed hopping I think most of them just want to keep them as souvenirs

Mascots named Barame (L), Vichuon (C) and Chumuro (R) pose on the flag plaza of the Athletes' Village for the upcoming 2014 Asian Games during a media tour in Incheon on August 26, 2014. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Condom law puts Los Angeles porn directors out of mood

Aug 10, 2014 - 1:30 PM

The regulation which is meant to be an effective tool in the fight against AIDS is limiting the making of porn movies

In US, gay men clash over HIV prevention pill

May 17, 2014 - 10:51 AM

The daily pill should be used in conjunction with condoms as a way to cut back on new HIV infections which have stayed steady at some 50 000 new annual cases in the United States in recent years

Condoms rebranded in South Africa as HIV infections rise

Apr 03, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Condoms distributed by the government will come in a wider range of colors and flavors as authorities seek to mend the damage done to their image when thousands of faulty condoms were recalled in January 2012

RISING NUMBERS. According to the WHO, the failure to provide proper adolescent-focused programs led to a 50% increase in reported AIDS-related deaths in the age group from 2005 to 2012

Germany seizes cocaine-filled condoms sent to Vatican

Mar 23, 2014 - 11:40 PM

A ministry spokesman says a box packed with 340 grammes of cocaine valued at 40 000 euros 55 200 was seized at the international airport in the eastern city of Leipzig

China firm sets record for thinnest latex condom

Feb 20, 2014 - 8:39 PM

The AONI condom made by Guangzhou Daming United Rubber Products beats one created in Japan

THE THINNER THE WINNER. Samples of the world's thinnest latex condom are displayed during a press conference in Hong Kong on February 20, 2014. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AF{

#PugadBaboy: Guns and Condoms punchline 3

Dec 31, 2013 - 5:00 AM

What men always bring with them

#PugadBaboy: Guns and Condoms punchline 2

Dec 31, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Why guns boredom and brown outs can be a lethal mix

#PugadBaboy: Guns and Condoms

Dec 31, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Why guns alcoholic drinks and New Year celebrations can be a lethal mix

Do condoms and sex ed promote sex?

Sep 17, 2013 - 1:29 PM

Studies may debunk fears the RH Law will promote promiscuity

Daft Punk 'Get Lucky' condoms by Durex

Jul 11, 2013 - 4:28 PM

French duo in partnership with Durex comes out with French letter

FEELING LUCKY? Daft Punk partners with Durex condoms. Photo from

[Dash of SAS] Using sex to sell sex

Jun 25, 2013 - 11:59 PM

Sex is used to sell everything from a holiday destination to ice cream Why can’t we use sex to sell and promote safer sex?

The benefits of female condoms

Jun 01, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Just as there is a condom that can be worn by a man there is also a condom that can be worn by a woman

Youth access a concern in RH IRR

Mar 10, 2013 - 2:04 PM

The Reproductive Health bill is now a law Now the hard part begins: getting stakeholders to agree on the law s fine print

The thing about condoms

Feb 15, 2013 - 2:31 PM

Social stigma keeps condom use low in the Philippines

SAFE SEX TALK. Social stigma still keeps condom use low in the Philippines

Entertainment wRap: Porn, Oscars, Hitler

Jan 13, 2013 - 8:59 PM

Porn film makers outraged at new condom requirement for actors Oscar nominations and Seth MacFarlane s nazi joke

BAD JOKE? Seth MacFarlane in a photo posted on Facebook by the Noreen Fraser Foundation against cancer

[Dash of SAS] Prayer is not a form of birth control

Jan 09, 2013 - 3:37 AM

As one enlightened street vendor who was interviewed said I used to pray not to get pregnant with another child The condom worked better