January / December #19 : Blow It Dry - by Walter Armstrong and Faye Penn

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Cheese and Crackers

Blood from a Stone

A World Drenched in Blood

The Bride Wore White

Life After Ryan

Dream Team

Unmasked Avenger

S.O.S.

Mailbox

Special Delivery

Tattoo Hullabaloo

Dirty Sticks, Dirty Tricks

Best Little U.S. AIDS Hospital

Blow It Dry

Desert Flora Has Anti-HIV Aura

DOT's the Limit

Murder by Member

Milk and Money

Stoned in a Park

By Any Peer Necessary

Obituaries

Dubin's List

Blood Money

Taxi-cum-Pro

If the Birds Come

POZ Picks-December 1996/January 1997

Home of the Brave

POZ Biz-December 1996/January 1997

Tribute-December 1996/January 1997

Patrick Webb's Adventures With Punchinello

Cremation Sensation

Sexual Healing

A Holistic Holiday How-To

Wisdom Out of Africa

And Nary a Drop to Drink

Adding in the Health Factor

Hitting Herpes Hard

Q Tip

Managed Care Joins Death and Taxes

Play Your Cards Right

Raising Hormones

Deadly Cocktails

In the Den

The Dating Game



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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January / December 1997

Blow It Dry

by Walter Armstrong and Faye Penn

New safe-sex toys for kids of all ages

What will those uber-outre Europeans think of next? Austrian body painter Karl Macchamer has invented a liquid condom that can be painted directly onto the penis. A bottle of the latex costs $8 and coats an "average-size" penis three times. The only problem is keeping entertained during the seven minutes it takes to dry.

Why not spend it debating the merits of a new concept from Belgium: A small adhesive patch people can wear to indicate they are carrying rubbers. Sure beats taping condoms to your forehead.

And from the Czech Republic-with 300 documented HIV cases among 10 million inhabitants-comes from the world's tiniest safe-sex guide. This one-inch-square, 10-page booklet from the National Institute of Public Health was distributed in discos, bars and HIV testing centers. The puny but popular mini-manual is going into a second printing after the first 250,000 copies were eagerly snatched up by teens.



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