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Author Archives: Cirrus Wood

When what needs to be healed is your head

When what needs to be healed is your head

, by Cirrus Wood

Contributor Cirrus Wood tells BETA about his choice to start therapy and the hang-ups he confronted to put his mental health first. Read More

Dealing with Rejection: Living openly and learning to forgive

Dealing with Rejection: Living openly and learning to forgive

, by Cirrus Wood

What happens when you share a city with your ex? Cirrus Wood shares his journey from resentment to forgiveness. Read More

It’s not always HIV

It’s not always HIV

, by Cirrus Wood

A well-meaning friend causes Cirrus to re-think his risk for HIV, and wonder how to handle the quick assumptions that people make about gay men and HIV risk. Read More

Cut v. Uncut: An exploration of male circumcision (and foreskin restoration!)

Cut v. Uncut: An exploration of male circumcision (and foreskin restoration!)

, by Cirrus Wood

I don’t consider my own circumcision a “mutilation” as some men do, although the science on circumcision for “health” reasons is less than perfectly clear. Read More

Sex work in San Francisco: Navigating morality, health, and laws across the ages

Sex work in San Francisco: Navigating morality, health, and laws across the ages

, by Cirrus Wood

Cirrus explores the complicated history our city has with sex work—at times offering protections and at others turning a blind eye. Read More