Leigh Cowart is a freelance journalist and writer covering science, sports, and sex. Her work has appeared in The Independent, Hazlitt, Vice, Buzzfeed News, the Verge, and Deadspin, among other places.

Safe Sexxx

As California votes against mandatory condom use in porn, a new CDC study sheds light on how one gay porn star managed to infect a corworker with HIV despite the industry’s routine testing.


A request from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for adult performers’ STD testing records has the community fraught.