23 April 2010

Do it better than Lady Gaga

Gaga says, "and I can’t believe I’m saying this – don’t have sex. I’m single right now and I’ve chosen to be single because I don’t have the time to get to know anybody. So it’s OK not to have sex, it’s OK to get to know people. I’m celibate, celibacy’s fine."

While two of the most unique girls, Lady Gaga and Cindi Lauper, are promoting safe sex and no sex with Mac's Viva Glam campaign, its safe to say that choosing to be different may save your life. The campaign supports global HIV and aids projects.

Its obvious Lady Gaga is okay with being different than her peers, but in an interview in Britain earlier this month she makes a good point about having the confidence to be different, and most importantly, 'sticking to your guns'. Some cool advice for a pop star like Gaga, but lets pick up where she left off. Click below to read more.

"We were asked
  really sort of snidely if we think that promoting make-up to young people – like ten years old – is a bit much. It’s exactly
 that kind of mentality that I want to challenge."

In the future through a series of posts I'm going to sum up a list I found about how to approach celibacy. Its not the only way to make sure you don't get the virus, but it works almost 100% of the time. Now this isn't some right or wrong approach to sex or a persuasive tactic for anyone who chooses not to be celibate. Just try to use it as an educational tool, and let me know how it works for you.

In the meantime, check out the the Aids facts below and enjoy the latest Gaga and Beyonce video, Telephone.

Since 1998 the Mac Aids Fund (MAF) has donated £3.5 million in support of HIV and Aids programmes in the UK. And it has raised more than £106 million worldwide since 1994.

In 2008, almost 7,300 people were diagnosed with HIV in the UK — three times the number diagnosed ten years earlier — and more than half of those people contracted the virus through heterosexual sex. Women accounted for 2,684 of that number.

Only 33 per cent of women aged 15 to 24 can correctly identify ways of preventing
HIV transmission.

Early diagnosis is crucial if treatment is going to be at its most effective. Despite this, 36 per cent of women who test positive in the UK are at an advanced stage by the
time they are diagnosed.

Women are twice as likely to acquire HIV from men during sexual intercourse than vice versa.

Ninety five per cent of British women are not routinely tested for HIV and Aids, with 60 per cent thinking that these issues do not affect women in their community.