Neglecting your sexual health can affect you and the people around you in some pretty negative ways. Although my clientele is about 95 percent Black, it can be difficult to get Black folk to care about their sexual health. My clients are majority Black women, which means the emotional, physical, and community burdens run deep. There was a point in history when all women were denied access to their bodies and pleasure, but it definitely did not end the same way for all women.
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Down-low (sexual slang) - Wikipedia
Down-low is an African American slang term  that typically refers to a subculture of Black men who usually identify as heterosexual, but who have sex with men ; some avoid sharing this information even if they have female sexual partner s , they are married to a woman, or they are single. The term originated in the Black community, and was originally used to describe "any kind of slick, secretive behavior, including infidelity in heterosexual relationships". According to a study published in the Journal of Bisexuality , "[t]he Down Low is a lifestyle predominately practiced by young, urban Black men who have sex with other men and women, yet do not identify as gay or bisexual". In this context, "being on the Down Low" is more than just men having sex with men in secret, or a variant of closeted homosexuality or bisexuality—it is a sexual identity that is, at least partly, defined by its "cult of masculinity" and its rejection of what is perceived as white culture including white LGBT culture and terms.
Down-low (sexual slang)
Black girls are poorly served by sex-education curriculums tailored for a white majority, experts say. A Philly-based nonprofit called Daughters of the Diaspora is enlisting black medical students to help change that. This story is part of Made In Philly , a series about young residents shaping local communities. When Shanaye Jeffers was in fourth grade, she often skipped touch football and double-dutch jump rope at recess to read a book on puberty.
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