AIDS in Amsterdam

Queer Amsterdam sex worker talks HIV, risk and “feeling emancipated”

For gay sex worker Lyle Muns, his profession actually helped him examine his sexuality and create healthy boundaries. He is licensed in Amsterdam — even a business taxpayer and Chamber of Commerce member — and has taken every opportunity to educate clients.

Since Lyle is living with HIV, that education often includes lessons on what it means to be undetectable.

Related: Gay guys from around the globe talk sex and personal safety in Amsterdam

Queerty contributor Mark S. King tells us his time in Amsterdam at AIDS2018 has proven that this fascinating city is certainly more “sex positive” than most. If Lyle’s story is any indication, that approach has definite public health benefits.

The interview was conducted at the gay sex club “Church” in the center of the gay-friendly city. Coming up in Mark’s video reports: a tour of the club, and an interview with a self-described “kinkster” who believes his sexual creativity has been a risk reduction technique.