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Nine garage-style structures, which are located in a former industrial zone in the west of the city, will be unveiled later this month

Beware false comfort for heterosexuals

Tom Wilkie warns against those who preach that the HIV virus is not a danger for us all

Safe sex pays off with lower rates of HIV

If artists think that Aids has fallen out of the public gaze, they may well be correct. Aids has, to some extent, fallen victim to the success of the Government's health education programme.

Still got your libido at 71? Party on...

Richard Kelly Heft meets the wild man who is still swinging after all these years

BIG SISTER IS WATCHING US

Is it reasonable self-expression? Or a degrading incitement to rape and murder? A provocative new book weighs in on the great pornography debate

Warning: Ecstasy causes amnesia

Britain pays a high price for its links with the brutal rulers of Saudi Arabia, says Robert Fisk The middle-aged are forgetting all they know about drugs, and that's dangerous, argues Carol Sarler

'This house is full of war wounds'

Of the 65,000 children in the care of local authorities, some 38,000 live with foster parents. What is it like to share your home and family with children who are not your own? Three foster families talk to Beverly Kemp

surf's up: queer and loathing in cyberspace

JUST IN CASE YOU HADN'T NOTICED, THE NET IS TURNING PINK. FORGET DODGY PICK-UP BARS AND GO CRUISING BY COMPUTER

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IN BRIEF

Scary monsters and super creeps

The word "monster" originates from the Latin verb monere, meaning to warn, and so first meant a divine warning. A monster is thus, properly, a reminder of the arbitrary and puny place that humans occupy in the scheme of things. The best monsters also play on human self disgust: H R Giger's fabulous designs for the Alien films exploit our fear and revulsion of our own slimy bits.

Benchmarks: Safe sex for grey squirrels

An oral contraceptive for grey squirrels is to be investigated by Sheffield University researchers for the Forestry Commission.

OPERA / Safe sex: David Patrick Stearns on Susa's Dangerous Liaisons

How odd that Les Liaisons Dangereuses had to wait more than two centuries to have its operatic tendencies realised on such a grand scale. Though there have been chamber operas based on the story, the San Francisco Opera has treated its new incarnation, titled The Dangerous Liaisons, to a decorous Colin Graham production with Frederica Von Stade as the scheming Marquise de Merteuil, Thomas Hampson as the sexually ruthless Valmont and Renee Fleming as his prey, Madame de Tourvel. And if the score by Conrad Susa doesn't get as much attention as its interpreters, it's because its ambitions don't quite equal those of the characters it portrays.

Edinburgh Festival / Final Day: Side View

So, is there such a thing as an original joke on the Fringe?

REVIEW / Where money makes the girls go round

IN ITS continuing investigation of the mysteries of the male organism, Men Only (C4) ventured into the world of strip clubs and table dancing. Our guide was Reggie Nadelson, 'the Margaret Mead of the titty bars', a woman who had persuaded herself that by staring at men staring at women she might tease apart some of the mysteries of male lust.

Letter: Sex education in a moral vacuum

Sir: Your leading article of today was right to stress how much some young children already talk about sexual matters ('Mars bars wouldn't melt in their mouths', 24 March). This cannot excuse, however, the seemingly explicit approach to sexual education taken by Highfield Primary School, Leeds.
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