Today we sent out an e-newsletter for Valentine's Day that was in part inspired by stories we read on A Girl Like Me, as well as comments we hear from women living with HIV around the world about the lack of information focusing on sexuality. Below is the introduction from the newsletter along with a link to our new article "Getting Your Sexy On!". We hope you enjoy reading it and hope your day is filled with much self-love and fun! To read about blogger Mandy Webb's art piece "Sexy Quilt" shown here (made out of over 700 out-of-date condoms), please click here.
On this annual day that is dedicated to celebrating love, we thought it important to remember how important self-love is. Women especially can get so wrapped up in caring for others that we forget to take care of ourselves. So this Valentine's Day, try to take a break from all of your many obligations and spend a little time thinking about how to Get your Sexy On! Although it is totally normal to struggle with intimacy after being diagnosed -it is important to remember it IS possible to live a satisfying sexual life after HIV. Read tips on boosting your sex-esteem, rediscovering pleasure, and how to navigate around issues related to HIV and intimacy. Take some time this Valentine's Day to treat yourself to a little sexy time!