Thursday, August 30, 2012

                             INTERNS WANTED!!!!

New Jersey Women and AIDS Network is searching for Special Events and Social Media Interns!

Do you have what it takes? Check out the descriptions down below. Send all SERIOUS Inquiries to

The Special Events Intern works directly with NJWAN’s Special Event and Volunteer Coordinator in planning and promoting events. This internship will allow the student to assist in raising awareness and funds for The New Jersey Women & AIDS Network, while gaining experience in planning and promotion of special events.  This is flexible position that allows students to learn all aspects of event planning, marketing and fundraising. The position will engage students with opportunities for public relations, event promotion and planning, and development experiences.


Event Planning

Contact vendors

Work with committees and/or volunteers.

Attend planning committee meetings

Organize materials and timelines as needed

Help to establish logistics for the events

Public Relations/Marketing

Assist with recruitment/fundraising
Utilize social media to promote events


Skills Needed:

Detail oriented Creative, some graphic design experience helpful
Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher
Great written and verbal communication skills, experience with Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Time Commitment and Compensation: Minimum 8-10 hours a week unpaid internship.

Interested applicants should send application, resume, writing samples and cover letter.
The Social Media Interns will work directly with NJWAN staff in posting information, connecting with agencies and networks, and promoting events. This internship will allow the student to assist in raising awareness and using their personal and social skills for The New Jersey Women & AIDS Network. Students will gain more experience in using social media on a professional level. This is flexible position that allows students to use Twitter, Facebook, & You Tube as their contribution to the agency.
Write interesting blog posts about sex, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, Contraception, Women’s Health etc.
Create videos for the agency on sex tips, HIV/AIDS Info, Events etc.
Tweet and Post on FB about latest news, and what’s new in the agency.
Attend Social Media Meetings
Organize a Social Media Schedule for the agency
Skills Needed:
Great written and verbal communication skills, experience with Facebook, Blogging, Twitter and YouTube (or making short videos).
Time Commitment and Compensation: Minimum 8-10 hours a week unpaid internship.
Interested applicants should send a link to where we can find your work, blog, youtube, fb etc, resume, and a cover letter stating why and how social media can make an impact on community service agencies.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tips,Tricks, and Fun Facts About Getting It On

  Find Out What You Might Be Missing Out On!!!

  1.  During 30 minutes of active sex, the average person burns approximately 200 calories.
  2.  Statistics show that approximately 90% of men and 65% of women masturbate from time to time.
  3. Get extra clitoral stimulation in the classic 'spoons' position with a simple body twist. Lying on your left sides, place your right leg over the top of his and your left leg between his. Now position yourself so you're almost flat on your back. Grip his right leg and grind away - this is a sure-fire route to orgasm for you.
  4. The hotter the room, the fiercer the orgasm.  Vasocongestion, or the heat flush on your skin, is akin to blushing from sex.
  5. Statistics suggest that approximately one in every five Americans has indulged in sex with a colleague at work.
  6. One out of seventeen, or 400,000,000 people have sex a day. 4,000 people are doing it right now!
  7. The average length of a man’s penis (when erect) is 5-7 inches.
  8. Average number of calories in a teaspoon of semen is seven.
  9. Men have an average 11 erections per day.
  10. Colors create a sexy mood. Red, dark blue and violet are the three most erotic colorswith grey being the least erotic.
  11. Feed your man cinnamon, cardamom, peppermint and lemon if you're planning to give him oral pleasure.  It will make his semen taste nicer.
  12. The pelvic spasms caused by an orgasm move sperm up stream towards fertilizing your eggs.
  13. The endorphins released during sex relieve headaches.
  14. The fastest speed a sex sensation can travel from your vagina to your brain has been recorded as a speed of 156 mph.
  15. Cutting off oxygen to your brain to feel a strong new sensation during sex causes around 500 American deaths every year.
  16.  During sexual intercourse, in addition to the genitals and breasts, the inner nose also swells.
  17.  The clitoris contains twice as many nerve fibers as the penis at 8,000.
  18.  It tends to be easier for women to orgasm during ovulation than at any other time in their cycle.
  19. Inside the female body, sperm cells can survive for up to nine days.
  20. Eat avocado to get in the mood for love. It's loaded with the feel-good, pleasure-intensifying substance, phenylethylamine.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Why Get Tested

Often times people are scared to get tested, but it is extremely important to do so. Here are some reasons why.

1. The earlier you get tested, the better chance you have to be treated and live a healthier and longer life.

2. Knowing your status is extremely important! If you are HIV negative you can learn more about how you can remain HIV negative and if you are HIV positive, you can seek out treatment.

3. Testing is very quick and there are many clinics and organizations that will test you for free.

4. Getting tested means protecting yourself and any others.

5. The HIV virus can be passed on to infants through breast milk so if you are pregnant or thinking about having a child, testing is essential. 

6. If you are or have ever engaged in unprotected sex or needle sharing, you are at risk.

7. When you are informed of your status, you gain more control over your health. Being aware of what is going on in your body is essential to leading a healthy life.

8. If you are infected, you could pass the HIV virus to others unknowingly.

9. By getting tested you are playing a huge role in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.

10. You can not tell if someone has HIV by just looking at them. The only way to ensure your own safety is to be tested.

MTV Casting Call

As part of a long-standing, broader commitment to sexual health issues, MTV is currently casting for a documentary special about HIV/AIDS in America today as seen through the eyes of young people living with the disease. They are looking for HIV positive people who appear to be between the ages of 16-24 to share personal stories of how HIV has affected their lives, including both the challenges they face as well as how they have triumphed. MTV is looking to explore the everyday life experiences of those who are positive in their friendships and intimate relationships, work, family and hopes for the future.

If you are HIV positive and want to reach and inspire other young people, MTV wants to hear from you. If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 24 and want to be a part of this television special please email MTV as soon as possible at: Include the city and state you live in, your contact details, a picture and why you want to share your story on MTV. Also, let them know if you are currently pursuing any specific goals relating to school, career, or relationship.

My Teen is Pregnant... and so Am I

'Teen Mom' and '16 & Pregnant' watch out cause there's a new show on the block!  TLC's new series "My Teen Is Pregnant and So Am I" chronicles the lives of teen girls who are expecting--at the same time as their mothers.

The show, which premiered on August 1st, highlighted the journey of 17-year old Liz Forbes and 36-year old Ann Golden, both from Oklahoma City, who found out they were pregnant just a month apart from one another.    Liz admits that she "wanted the attention to be on [her] and her baby" and was not too happy about the news of her mother's pregnancy.  Ann revealed that she indeed did "[want] to be the grandma her and coach her through things" but has found herself in the same situation as her daughter.

The premiere of  show raises some very interesting questions.  The most prominent being, where should the distinction between being close 'friend' with your child and being a parent to your child lies.  Ann maintains that she would rather have a close girlfriend/confidante relationship with her daughter as opposed to a heavily strict parental one.While Ann may fall victim to the critical eye, Liz maintains that "her being hard on me is not going to change the fact that it happened...I know that she was dissapointed and everything, but she didn't let it show too much."

Watch a clip from the show's pilot episode:

'My Teen Is Pregnant And So Am I' airs Wednesday, August 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.

What do you think about this show?  Will you be tuning in?

Friday, August 3, 2012


Stop Waiting!...One of the many performances at the 2012 International AIDS conference!

Upbeat performance at the 2012 International AIDS conference...Turning The Tide Together! 

Naina Khanna from Positive Women's Network, takes to the streets chanting "Women's rights will turn the tide!"

Jamar Rogers, winner of singing competition The Voice and an HIV positive individual himself, opens up for the Global Village 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C.!

Native American drum group plays "Healing Song" at the 2012 International AIDS Conference!

Activists Protest for AIDS Housing in D.C.