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    Should tax dollars be spent to teach gay men how to have safe sex?


    The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars over the past decade to fund the construction of an HIV-prevention website that, among other sexually explicit features, includes a graphic image of homosexual sex and a Space Invaders-style interactive game that uses a penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets.

    The grant money went to a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota that created a site called Sexpulse. The goal was to draw in what are termed MISM -- or "men who use the Internet to seek sex with men" -- in order to educate them and ultimately reduce their risk of contracting HIV.

    But the site used unorthodox methods to get subjects' attention and keep them interested. The site includes pornographic images of homosexual sex as well as naked and scantily clad men. It includes several risqu? interactive features, like the Space Invaders-style arcade game.

    The conservative Traditional Values Coalition, which flagged the government-backed research and described it as "gay porn," complains the website and studies are a multimillion-dollar waste.

    "We can't spend money on this. America is broke," coalition President Andrea Lafferty said. "People are losing their homes, they're losing their jobs ... and what we're doing is we're funding year after year these cockamamie grants by people at NIH."

    NIH records show the government started awarding grants to the Minnesota team beginning in 2001, renewing them almost every year since then. The 2012 grant was valued at more than $680,000; in total, NIH has awarded more than $5 million to the team. The researchers started developing the Sexpulse site in 2005 and continue to work on the project -- the project leader told FoxNews.com that total funding through 2015 is expected to top $7 million.

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    Yes. I think helping prevent something that could save lives and save tax dollars in the future is a good investment.
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    It's called the National Institutes of Health, period, not the National Institutes of Health for Straight People. Preventing HIV is absolutely a good way to spend their money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    It's called the National Institutes of Health, period, not the National Institutes of Health for Straight People. Preventing HIV is absolutely a good way to spend their money.
    So where is the website showing straight people the best sexual positions to use to avoid contracting HIV?
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    They need to cut off thwt last two million. It's not working, use it on something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    So where is the website showing straight people the best sexual positions to use to avoid contracting HIV?
    Perhaps I'm out of touch on this, but isn't the main thing the use of condoms and not so much the position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    Perhaps I'm out of touch on this, but isn't the main thing the use of condoms and not so much the position?
    If thats the case why do they need a website to show them the positions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    So where is the website showing straight people the best sexual positions to use to avoid contracting HIV?
    Position doesn't matter. Where do you even see that in the above article?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    They need to cut off thwt last two million. It's not working, use it on something else.
    How do you know it's not working? The website is focused toward young, internet-game-playing, gay men. It seems to me that that demographic group needs to educated again & again & again as those young men grow up and new young gay men come up, so to speak. It's not like the 18-24 crowd learns the lesson, so you never have to teach the lesson again. Every single group of 18-24 needs to learn the same lesson.
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    The whole article states it doesn't.


    " no meaningful difference"

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