Popular actor and GLAMOUR Man Candy Cedric Fourie has come out in support of male on male safe sex. Cedric, who identifies as heterosexual is in support of the Me1st Campaign which was launched by Right to Care recently to raise awareness on the healthcare challenges faced by men who have sex with men (MSM) and encourage the community to put their wellbeing first, while living their truth.
“It is important that we all remember to be safe while we turn the lights down low and turn up the romance during sexy time,” says Fourie. “This Me1st campaign prioritises your personal wellness where your sexual health is concerned. This is important regardless of how one identifies sexually and how we practice our sexualities”
Cedric had a lot of people talking when he was hanging out with YouTube star Lasizwe. Many figured the two were a couple until the pair confirmed that they were just friends.
“We are vocal about various kinds of inequality and oppression, but when you’re a straight man, it is not expected that you will speak out on issues faced by the LGBTI community because you run the risk of bringing your own sexuality into question, and it shouldn’t be so” Cedric explains.
“For me, it would be hypocritical to support my gay friends in private while not using my platform for greater impact and awareness on the issues they face, which include access to adequate, safe and confidential health care. This campaign speaks directly to that, for gay men and other men who have sex with men” he adds.
Cedric said that the Me1st campaign was a game changer and was saving lives. “The campaign encourages men who have sex with men to get tested. If men test negative, then they should stay negative. If they test positive then Me1st will assist with counselling and treatment which is saving lives.”
We are here for our Man Candy taking a stand on something he believes in.