New contributor intro

Hello Sex, Love, and Labels readers!

Before I go and write anything of any significant substance, I just wanted to introduce myself.

Hi, I’m Will.

I’m a fat gay subby kinky bottom who’s been on PrEP for about 18 months.

I’m 32 years old, and while I’ve had a large number of sex partners, I’ve never been on a date, and definitely never had a relationship.

Yeah, so, that, in a nutshell, should give you a window into what to expect from me. I’ll write about being big in a community that values chiseled torsos, being a bottom in a community where “masc” is the only way, being a sub who’s also a type-A control freak, being kinky in a world where people dont talk about “that stuff”, being on PrEP when people think that means I’m just a slut, and about being a total dating virgin – while very much not being a sexual virgin.

I’d like to thank justgngr for the opportunity to write for this great blog – I hope I can contribute to the conversation in useful and thought-provoking ways!

PrEP – the beginning of the end of the HIV era?

So I know it’s lame to borrow content from another blog that you also write, but this one is important and applies to this forum as well.  And it’s about PrEP.

There was a recent study from the good people at Kaiser Permanente in California about HIV transmission and PrEP use.  The finding was quite amazing – you can read more about it here.

I’m curious if any of you out there are currently using PrEP and if so, what your experience has been with the medication.  Have you had any people give you grief for using it?  If you were using condoms before starting PrEP, are you still using them or have you stopped?

For those of you who haven’t used PrEP – is there anything holding you back from trying it?