NIH is Spending $1.1 Million on Sex Positive Apps

"The National Institutes of Health is spending over $1.1 million creating a mobile app to connect transwomen and a "sex-positive" app that creates "hooking up simulations" for black gay teenagers."

The sex-positive movement is a social movement that promotes and embraces sexuality and sexual expression, with an emphasis on safe and consensual sex.

Nothing wrong with that, but the legal age of consent in the United States varies between the ages of 16-18, and this app is targeting black men ages 14 to 17 who have sex with men.  

Is my interpretation correct?  

(YBMSM) stands for young black men who have sex with men. They’re saying that (YBMSM) in the United States are being disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS because they typically have their first sexual encounter at the early ages (13-14), and often rely on older partners, the Internet, and porn for education.

Are we funding a program that's promoting sex with minors or am I reading this wrong?  Undecided

Feds Spend $1.1 Million Creating Apps for Transwomen and Gay Teens with ‘Hooking Up Simulations’

Quote:Taxpayer-funded app includes tips on how to create 'enjoyable sexual encounters,' 'self-pleasuring,' 'condom and lube use'
dfusion, inc., a "science-based" technology company based in California, received the funding for two apps, including, "T3," which stands for "Tune In! Turn Up! Turn On!"

T3 is a "sex-positive" app targeting black men ages 14 to 17 who have sex with men. The project has received $949,583, including over $700,000 this spring.

Once developed, the app will include "hooking up simulations" and tips for young gay teenagers on "self-pleasuring," "condom and lube use," and how to create "enjoyable sexual encounters.
(Aug 3, 2018 04:45 PM)Secular Sanity Wrote: Are we funding a program that's promoting sex with minors or am I reading this wrong?  Undecided

"For example, we'll include content on connecting to the LGBTQ community, creating able sexual encounters, building healthy relationships, self-pleasuring, and sexual communication while also talking about HIV/STI testing and risk reduction, emphasizing strategies like condom and lube use, partner reduction, and avoidance of concurrent partners," the researchers said.

Rather than an outright facade for commercial exploitation, that may be a genuine utopian intent stemming from the impetus and the naïveté of an idealized social movement (whether Woke or whatever label in this century). But the former is what it will still probably erode into as both the participants, the app facilitators, and especially "middlemen" locally shape the reality of how it mutably unfolds.

As for the immorality of accommodating that adolescent age range (such getting a free pass due to the cloudy haze stirred up by the "revolution")... We're living in an era where those objections themselves can be shouted down as evil stemming from the fading Establishment or wrongs of a former Tradition. Revolutions nihilistically tear down managing systems, which create huge gaping entryways for opportunistic sphincters to seize control of things under the very guise of the revolution. Each youth rebellion (and their old-fogy sympathizers from the last one) suffers from the delusion that is pursuing a new approach that will succeed without mishap this time around.

Yeah, that does sound suspiciously like enabling exploitation.

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