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Health

Sex Survey – Who’s more sexually adventurous?

Sex Survey – Who’s more sexually adventurous? Research conducted by an online pharmacy has revealed that 67% of Britons believe that they are more ‘sexually adventurous’ than their partner, with a quarter of these stating that they are ‘frustrated’ by the mismatch in their sexual preferences with their partner. A new study by an online ... [Read more]

Andy Fraser – Gay Rock Icon

Andy Fraser – Gay Rock Icon Andy Fraser – founding member, bassist and songwriter for ‘70’s superband, Free (‘All Right Now’) - announces the launch of his monumental 17th album entitled ‘On Assignment’, released on 22nd September.   From the album, the poignant conservationist track, ‘This Is The Big One’ ... [Read more]

The Greatest Gayest Sporting Event of the Year is Back!

The Greatest Gayest Sporting Event of the Year is Back!  Photos: Chris Jepson    Move over IAAF Diamond League and let the real athletes show you how track and field should be done. Yes, the RVT / GMFA annual sports day is back! This annual carnival of athletic mayhem takes place on bank holiday Monday, 25 August, at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens (just ... [Read more]

GMFA is helping young gay men to Think Again about HIV

GMFA is helping young gay men to Think Again about HIV In 2012: 5,250 UK based gay men were diagnosed with HIV.  A third of these men were in their teens or twenties.  In April this year, GMFA launched the ‘Think Again’ campaign, encouraging young gay men to reconsider what they knew about HIV and sexual safety. In the two weeks since the campaign ... [Read more]

My Little Pony bullies

My Little Pony bullies You may be aware of a recent story of a young 9-year old boy in America being told that he shouldn’t wear his My Little Pony backpack to school because it made him a target for bullying. I read the story and was annoyed for the lad and it made me angry that the ‘bullies’ appeared to have won on ... [Read more]

Dr Christian asks: Cure me, I’m Gay

Dr Christian asks: Cure me, I’m Gay In this one off documentary Dr Christian Jessen will explore the motives and practices behind therapies that offer to change people’s sexuality. He asks if it is possible to ‘cure’ homosexuality and will boldly undertake some of these ‘cures’ to see if he can change his sexual preference. Undercover ... [Read more]

Ten things to remember for your next blowjob

Ten things to remember for your next blowjob Teeth It would seem inevitable that if you are going to stick something in someone’s mouth the first obstruction is going to be teeth. At some point you are going to feel those pearly whites grating and grazing on your prize asset and its best if you get someone who is experienced and who knows how ... [Read more]

£500,000 fund to help male victims of rape

£500,000 fund to help male victims of rape It’s a crime that has gone under-reported for years but now, the ‘taboo’ subject of male rape and abuse is set to receive funding to provide support to victims. TV soap Hollyoaks has recently featured the subject and that has raised awareness in the public domain.  Meanwhile, the latest set ... [Read more]

Jabs for the Boys

Jabs for the Boys HPV affects both men and women. HPV is sexually transmitted and can lead to a range of cancers, including anal cancer. Girls are vaccinated. Boys are not. In the face of this rapidly growing health threat, it’s time that changed. This is why GMFA and HPV Action is calling for the Government to extend ... [Read more]

Top 5 Male Grooming Trends for 2014

Top 5 Male Grooming Trends for 2014 1.      Under Cover Camouflage is the new black when it comes to covering up those grey hairs. Subtle hair tinting which gives a more natural, blended look is in demand.  For the majority of our clients it’s about delaying the signs of ageing rather than eradicating them. What’s important ... [Read more]

Senseless Habits To Lose in 2014

Senseless Habits To Lose in 2014 American motivational speaker and author Shawn Anderson takes the idea of "living a life you love" seriously.  With a mission of empowering one million people to lead a more positive and purposeful life, Anderson shares seven senseless habits to let go of in 2014. HABIT #1: Quit hanging out on Facebook ... [Read more]

‘Are you HIV aware?’ campaign.

‘Are you HIV aware?’ campaign. 'Are you HIV aware?' following World AIDS Day and the #FactUp campaign, we'd really like to see what gay and bisexual men know! Especially in light of the latest Public Health England findings, that showed that both gay men and GPs were failing in getting themselves/people tested, respectively. There ... [Read more]

Surrogacy – So You Want A Child?

Surrogacy – So You Want A Child? With an increasing number of married couples as well as same sex couples and single people turning to surrogacy as a means of becoming parents it is important to be knowledgeable about the subject. Surrogacy is an arrangement whereby a woman carries and gives birth to a child for a couple or a single ... [Read more]

‘BROTOX’ ON THE RISE

‘BROTOX’ ON THE RISE With the introduction of male cosmetics and solution specific grooming ranges, the face of men’s grooming is rapidly changing. Evidence of this is clear in annual review figures from 111 Harley Street which show that visits by male patients to the clinic increased on average by 25% during 2013 for ... [Read more]

Want to be a scrubber before Christmas?

Want to be a scrubber before Christmas? Starting a post-Christmas detox begins at home with a thorough skin scrub. It removes dead skin cells, gets the blood flowing and stimulates the lymphatic system to detox. Massage it into the skin in vigorous circular movements – shower off and you’re on your way.  The VitaMan Sea Salt Body Scrub ... [Read more]

Project 5000 kicks off with National HIV Testing Week

Project 5000 kicks off with National HIV Testing Week Dean Street at Home is encouraging gay men to order a free, home HIV test to help them reach their target of distributing 5000 testing kits this National HIV Testing Week. Project 5000, run by Dean Street at Home, encourages people to test for HIV by ordering a free, home HIV test through its website ... [Read more]

Snow fun? Hell Yer – European Gay Ski Week

Snow fun? Hell Yer – European Gay Ski Week Last year, the 5th Anniversary of the European Gay Ski Week, in excess of 1000 people attended, representing 39 different nations.  European Gay Ski Week 2014, now has a line up bigger and stronger than many international gay festivals held every summer across Europe. EGSW - Europe’s Gay Winter ... [Read more]

Anti-bullying campaign – by Jonathan Dahl

Anti-bullying campaign – by Jonathan Dahl There are two things I despise more than anything - bullying and homophobia. As a child I was one of those kids who suffered at the hands of bullies and homophobes. When I was young it was mainly bullying in general that I suffered but, as I grew up, not knowing my own sexuality, I was hounded ... [Read more]

Beds of the future

Beds of the future We all love our bedrooms….. In fact over two thirds of us (68%) have said this is the room we spend most of our time in. As the bedroom – and the bed in particular – increasingly becomes the ‘hub of the home’, we’re also very clear about what we want from the Bedroom of the Future.  According ... [Read more]

The quick way to separate rooms

The quick way to separate rooms You know that things are getting bad when your sexy partner, who you cuddle and snuggle up to every bedtime, asks you to spend the night in the other room. 'Oh God', you might think,' he’s going off me, perhaps he’s found someone else, what if he wants this to be a permanent arrangement… I need ... [Read more]

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