Colin Adamo

Sexual health educator guy, activist, ally, feminist, author, and visionary.


Making Singlehood Acceptable


The consequences are numerous: being single might result in funny looks at restaurants, hints of disappointment from family members, or second-class seating at weddings and holiday meals. Whether someone is happy being single or not, we’ve created some rather hostile environments for those not coupled up. Something about being single begs to be picked on within…


Where’s the middle ground on STIs?

On ending stigma while reiterating consequences


Sexually Transmitted Infections have found another way to be particularly frustrating. Living in a world in which STIs are manageable, treatable, or curable, they’ve undergone a PR transformation that has vastly reduced their frightening implications from days past. But as their…


Should We Let Virginity Matter or Not?


Wouldn’t it be great if the meaning of losing one’s virginity could be entirely up to each of us as individuals? It could be an experience that we’d be able to determine the significance of and it would be entirely up to each of us how we and other people they and other people experienced (or didn’t experience) this event. The cultural weight of eons…


Our Social Network and Our Sexual Health


No matter how intense the eye contact, how personal the dirty talk, or how discreet the encounter, having sex involves more than just the two (or more) partners engaging in the act. Our sex does not take place in a vacuum. The idea that having sex with someone means also having sex with all of their previous partners and their partners’ partners is…


A Typical (Non)Use


We have our numbers wrong when we talk about condoms.

If you chose not to take an aspirin the last time you had a headache and the pain continued, would you say aspirin didn’t work? If you forgot to shave and were later annoyed by itchy stubble would you say your razor didn’t work? If you were in too much of a rush to use deodorant in the morning and then…


Making Singlehood Acceptable


The consequences are numerous: being single might result in funny looks at restaurants, hints of disappointment from family members, or second-class seating at weddings and holiday meals. Whether someone is happy being single or not, we’ve created some rather hostile environments for those not coupled up. Something about being single begs to be picked on within…