#SASsy6: The Skin Secrets You Really Need to Know About

Posted on 22. Aug, 2015 by in Sassy

#SASsy6: The Skin Secrets You Really Need to Know About

We’re giving you some tough love on skin care, because, well, why not? 1. There’s one thing that makes you look older than you really are. Wrinkles and crow’s feet have a nasty way of adding years even before the next birthday comes around, but you know what makes those lines that gather around your […]

STD Tests Go Mobile

Posted on 11. Aug, 2015 by in HIV/AIDS Awareness, SAS Guest Bloggers

STD Tests Go Mobile

By SASsy Guest Blogger Rebecca Griffin Most people already know how important it is to practice safe sex and have themselves regularly tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) to ensure they stay healthy. Unfortunately, the ordeal of going to a clinic, waiting in an unfamiliar room, and being surrounded by strangers–all for what for many […]

#NoFilter: Let’s Talk About Intimacy

Posted on 06. Aug, 2015 by in SASsy Events

#NoFilter: Let’s Talk About Intimacy

Last Sunday, my kid and I watched #NoFilter: Let’s Talk About Me, a play about Millennials, written by Millennials. The sub-title reads that the play is for Millennials, but as my kid and I (we’re both not Millennials – you do the math) saw a little bit of ourselves in the characters of the 17 […]

That Fun, Sexy, Smooth Sex Video

Posted on 13. Jul, 2015 by in Condoms, HIV/AIDS in the Philippines

That Fun, Sexy, Smooth Sex Video

ANGELES CITY, PHILIPPINES — Gina Cancio made her first sex video quite late in life.  And she made the sex video for me. I was a journalist who had just gotten a grant to do an investigative report on HIV. My research brought me to Angeles City. Department of Health (DOH) data showed that adult […]

[Dash of SAS] Negotiable Affection

Posted on 12. Jul, 2015 by in Sex & Relationships

Angeles City, Pampanga – Bars line the narrow strip that is lit up in dulled lighting that seem to have seen brighter days. Loud music spills onto the streets mixing in with the bustling of passersby. Inside the bars is a version of candlelight–dimly lit interiors swathed in red–orange light. Its patrons are mostly men […]

[Dash of SAS] Birth control buffet

Posted on 05. Jun, 2015 by in Condoms, Contraception, reproductive health, Safe (Sensible) Sex

[Dash of SAS] Birth control buffet

‘This birth control buffet takes your needs in consideration; condoms come in boxes of 12 and 24, giving you the option not to go back for seconds or thirds’ SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Kids drool in a candy store, some women swoon in a designer boutique, and certain men ogle fast cars – this sex […]

HIV Registry: March 2015

Posted on 19. May, 2015 by in HIV/AIDS in the Philippines

HIV Registry: March 2015

The National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health said there were 667 new HIV Ab sero-positive individuals confirmed by the STD/AIDS Cooperative Central Laboratory for the month of March. The figure is 34% higher compared to the same period last year. Of the total cases, 24 were reported to be AIDS cases. As of March […]

“Help! I’m filing my annulment case and my lawyer ran out on me!”

Posted on 16. Apr, 2015 by in Divorce & Annulment in the Philippines

“Help! I’m filing my annulment case and my lawyer ran out on me!”

I met Juan (not his real name) while working on a story on annulments. I needed respondents and I was referred to him by someone to told me that I “just had to hear his case”. After being separated from his wife for 4 years, they decided to make it official and file for anannulment. He […]

Let’s Talk About THAT Shirt

Posted on 30. Mar, 2015 by in Safe (Sensible) Sex, SASsy Must-Reads

Let’s Talk About THAT Shirt

SM did it again. People are pissed again. A shirt emblazoned with “I Promise I’ll Pull Out” was seen being sold in the Boys Teen Section. To backtrack a little bit, SM first pissed off netizens when a t-shirt saying, “It’s Not Rape, It’s a Snuggle with a Struggle” was seen in the same section […]

Napkins and displacement and other teen problems in Mindanao

Posted on 18. Mar, 2015 by in reproductive health, SASsy Must-Reads

Napkins and displacement and other teen problems in Mindanao

Maguindanao, Southern Philippines – They were taking selfies on a tablet and singing to a Korean song to pass the time on a hot lazy afternoon. Naima, Nashiba and Muhaipha typical teenage girls. They enjoy singing, hanging out with their friends “but only when we are allowed to by our parents” and occasionally experimenting with make-up. […]