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Safe Sex Store Closes

But Beth Karmeisool continues her mission online

From the November, 2015 issue

Despite the eyebrow-raising merchandise sold at the Safe Sex Store, a lot of which can't be named here, Beth Karmeisool's store on South U has functioned mainly as a social services clinic and clearinghouse for sexual health. HIV was the issue of the day when she opened twenty years ago. Her voice broke a few times describing what became her life's work. When she started the store in Royal Oak, "It was the early Nineties. I was volunteering for an agency that worked with adolescents dying of AIDS. There was a lot of stigma around the

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