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Author Archives: Cirrus Wood

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

Is this the end of gay bars in San Francisco?

Is this the end of gay bars in San Francisco?

, by Cirrus Wood

Cirrus contemplates the “gay” bars appealing to mixed crowds, the changing make-up of the Castro, and the more fluid gender and sexual identities of younger LGBT people. Read More

After mistakenly spending $56 on ramen noodles, I’m giving Dry January a try

After mistakenly spending $56 on ramen noodles, I’m giving Dry January a try

, by Cirrus Wood

Cirrus Wood wonders, on an evening out, “How am I going to talk to anyone without the gesture and prop of a glass of scotch to punctuate my various witty remarks?” Read More