LOOKING BACK 2019: LoveYourself in Operation, A Year-Ender Special (Part 1 of 3)
On LoveYourself’s eighth year of service, the year 2019 has been one of its most eventful years thus far. Not only has its pool of volunteers been growing, but the organization has been expanding its reach and improving its services. Keeping with this growing opportunities, volunteers were enriched with special trainings addressing critical organizational affairs. New programs and projects were also launched as a result of the hard work and dedication of its volunteers and staff. With everything that has happened, let us remember 2019 as the year it was.
Grateful for the Lovers Who Standout this 2019 – The LOVE Awardees
The LoveYourself volunteers and employees are the ones who truly keep the organization at its best. They both share the same earnestness, passion, and tenacity for our common advocacies. The love they put into their work is truly priceless. All of them are dedicated, but nine (9) hearts stood out this year, and made remarkable impacts to the organization as well as to the community we serve.
Celebrating 2019 at Kink: The LoveYourself Ball
On December 7, 2019, volunteers gathered to look back on the year that was with merriment and recognition at Kink: The LoveYourself Ball.
I Want to Know What Lube Is: Finding the Perfect Lube
Contrary to popular belief, lube can also be used in a bunch of different ways in sex, not just vaginal or anal penetration. Before choosing which lube is perfect for you, it’s good to think about what sexual activities you’re going to do.
The Art of Negotiating Condom Use
A common belief among men-having-sex-with-men (MSM) is that bareback sex brings extra pleasure, but it also poses the risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as HIV. Getting or not getting an STI is a game of chance you partake in every time you engage in unprotected sex.
Here are some tips to consider when your partner, talks you around going raw.
A Night of Glamour and Advocacy at Cove Manila
The organization is proud to have been supported by GLAMM 2 at Cove Manila in Okada Manila – the biggest indoor beach club and nightclub in Southeast Asia. Gays, Lesbians, And Many More or simply GLAMM is the grandest LGBTQ+ party of its kind in Cove Manila! This Saturday night party last October 19 showcased loads of guest performers, and party-goers who made fun all night, bearing the spirit of advocacy, pride and unity.
Celebrities ‘Color Run’ for HIV on Dec.1
Anchoring on the theme of WAD 2019 – “Communities Make the Difference,” the Spectrum: Color Run for HIV will be graced by Miss Universe 2015 and UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, HIV celebrity advocates Dionne Monsanto, Kitkat, Miss World Philippines 2018 Katarina Rodriguez, and Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa. Despite her nearing international pageant, Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados also showed her passion to rally for the cause.
Finding Sanctuary: Batch Caim is LoveYourself’s Batch 24
LoveYourself welcomes its newest batch of volunteers on November 16, 2019, at the SAP Office located at Cyberscape Gamma, Ortigas, Pasig City. There were 45 fresh faces that completed Batch Caim as LoveYourself’s third and last batch for 2019. Batch Caim is the organization’s 24th batch in its 8-year run.
#KYS: Know Your Stars, Know Your Status
The country’s top stage performers are taking on the role of HIV awareness ambassadors as the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) team up with LoveYourself for this year’s #KYSandPlay National HIV Testing Day happening at up to 19 different locations nationwide on November 23, 2019.
What’s Lube Got To Do: How Lube Makes Sex Safer (And Better!)
They say love makes the world go round, but lube makes the ride smooth.
Personal lubricant, is your wingman for better, more pleasurable, and even safer sex! Whether you play with sex toys, enter the backdoor, or beat the meat, a handy dandy tube of lube can already make everything so much better.