Reblogged from persephonebodypiercing  21 notes
Hi, I bought earrings from a shop, but they were exposed and everyone could touch them. Is there a possibility I can get aids or something? I know I sound stupid, but it has really stuck on my mind.
Anonymous

persephonebodypiercing:

safepiercing:

It’s pretty much impossible for you to acquire HIV from people touching your jewelry.

If the jewelry is made from metal and not an organic piece, you will want the jewelry to be properly processed/sterilized before wearing them. 

If they are organics, a gentle cleaning with an appropriate product would be a good idea. To figure out what product would be most appropriate to clean your organics with, contact the manufacturer of the pieces. 

Cody Vaughn - APP Outreach Committee

The AIDS conference is currently going down in Melbourne, Australia this week, and I have some awesome friends down there learning and sharing. So I feel its kind of appropriate and do my bit here.

You cannot contract HIV  (which is what you’d “catch”, not AIDS) from touching or wearing a piece of jewellery out of a display. This is one of the misconceptions that surround the “ooger-booger” topic of HIV/AIDS.

I think that its really important that people educate themselves about AIDS and HIV, because these sorts of misconceptions are really hurtful, and breed hatred towards people that are positive.

Here are some links to get you started! Happy reading!

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations - HIV FAQ

World AIDS Day - Get The Facts

AIDS.gov - HIV & AIDS Basics

and my friends are with YEAH/RedAware, which is an awesome organisation!

PS: It is really, really, really hard to actually contract HIV, by the way!

jerrika:

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Reblogged from tsarabella  156,308 notes

hardcorehousewife:

emmaphorisms:

Females grow pubic hair

Not all labias are symmetrical

Big clitorises are not unnatural

Vaginal secretions exist outside of sexual arousal

These secretions have a smell

Some more pungent than others

The female reproductive system is not dirty

The female body can be hairy and a bit smelly and it will appear different for everyone

And that’s okay

file under: shit i was not taught in school but fuck i wish it was