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Title:
Safe Sex Is Hot Sex
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Description:
Developed by the Red Hot Organization, a leading international organization dedicated to fighting AIDS through popular culture, the poster to the right anticipates a specific audience, featuring images of homosexual men in an intimate pose. Recognizing that traditional health education methods were frequently ineffective, the creators of this poster use the combination of visual and textual messages to normalize and eroticize safe sex. The carefully positioned subjects in the photographs are provocative and instructional--the educational goal is to influence individuals to adopt specific behaviors. The voyeuristic presentation works in conjunction with the message: sex can be enjoyable and safe for homosexual men.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (740,519 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1990
Creator:
Meisel, Steven
Red Hot Organization
Source:
Original Repository: The History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection.
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: A031721
Publisher:
Red Hot Organization
Rights:
A Red Hot Production c1991 King Cole, Inc., Photo: Steven Meisel
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
HIV
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Target Populations
Exhibit Category:
HIV/AIDS
Unique Identifier:
VCBBFZ
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Spanish
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-06-03

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