Serena Gaia

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How Positive Are You? Open Dialog on Love, Sex, and Health

“How Positive Are You?” is a weekly podcast about surprising news and views about HIV and AIDS.   Episode 22, hosted by David Crowe and Celia Ferber, is a frank discussion of sex, sexuality, symbiosis, GAIA theory, fear, death, love, and health.  
Listen and leave a comment HERE
Don’t miss this fascinating excursion into the correlated questions of our time, including:
  • What conjunction of cultural and political forces has caused the misalignment of sex and health we have observed in the “AIDS Era”?  
  • Why did allopathic interpretations of the crisis become dominant so early?  
  • How have practices of love evolved since then?  
  • What communities have continued to be ‘sex-positive’ and how have they intersected?  
  • How have these practices co-evolved with a new notion of health?  With holistic practices of health?  
  • With environmental notions of planetary health?  
  • Why is the body and ecosystem and how can we practice love in respect of its balance and health? 
  • How does the respect for our bodies’ ecosystems align with the respect for Gaia,, or ‘mother earth’?
  • Why (and to what extent) is anal pleasure good for one’s health?  
  • How has the LGBT community grown and diversified in the AIDS Era?  
  • What did bisexual people  bring to the sex positive movement?  
  • What is it like to position oneself ‘in between’ gays and straights as one navigates the AIDS Era?  
  • What new paradigms can emerge from this experience? 
  • What new politics of love can help to realign sex with health?  
  • What do we really mean by holistic sexual health?
Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio is a professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, and the author of the new book GAIA and the New Politics of Love, a Silver Winner in Cosmology and New Science for the 2010 Nautilus Book Awards. 
For more information on these subjects, visit Serena at and She also recommends reading Our Daily Meds by Melody Petersen, Exploring Intimacy by Suzann Robins and Mystery Dance: On the Evolution of Human Sexuality by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan.
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serenagaia • May 10, 2010

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