Some guys ask about meds, some want the relief that comes with having sex with other poz guys, and others don’t want to talk about it but merely want to be seen — to have it recognized that they too are people, not disposable or dismissible.And on Hornet, for example, there’s a “KYS” (“know your status”) info page that describes the HIV statuses, such as “negative, on Pr EP” or “positive, undetectable,” that appear in profiles, for men who want to know more or want to be able to accurately describe their status in language other guys can use.My profiles on apps include my HIV status and the type of sex that interests me.

All of these connections have meaning and value, and those connections become all the more important in the context of disease, stigma, and various anti-LGBT policies around the world.

Our ability to be intimate and find pleasure is at the core of our humanity, yet for too long our bodies have been criminalized and our sexuality has been pathologized.

Before the anticipated 6-person orgy we get to see The Whip mete out some punishment in his Satan's dungeon.

The orgy even features whipped cream, another big deal back when.

In the past, websites and chat rooms allowed HIV-positive men to locate other poz men online.

Mobile apps go one step further and allow you to connect with that poz man who might be living right down the hall.

It’s one thing to know you aren’t the only poz person in the world, but it’s something entirely different to realize you aren’t the only one on the block.

It’s these simple connections that demonstrate the potential of gay social-networking apps.

For centuries gay men have sought creative ways to make a connection with one another.