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Homosexuality may help us bond

Homosexuality may help us bond Homosexual behaviour may have evolved to promote social bonding in humans, according to new research. The results of a preliminary study provide the first evidence that our need to bond with others increases our openness to engaging in homosexual behaviour. Dr Diana Fleischman, of the University ... [Read more]

Confession – First Gay Experience

Confession – First Gay Experience I must confess that at the age of 24 I recently had my first experience of gay sex. I’d strained a muscle at my local gym and went to a sports masseur to see if they could ease the pain a little. I was expecting a woman to do the massage and was shocked when this guy walked in and told me to strip ... [Read more]

Podcasts on sexual health

Podcasts on sexual health Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researchers have launched a series of podcasts for the UK’s first comprehensive network for sexual health researchers. This year’s National HIV Testing Week takes place next week (22nd -29th November), in the run up to World AIDS Day on  1st December. To ... [Read more]

HIV infections continue to rise

HIV infections continue to rise   Public Health England reports greatest number of new diagnoses in gay men The Report published today from Public Health England (PHE) - ‘HIV in the United Kingdom 2014 Report’ – states that in 2013 there was the highest ever number of gay men diagnosed with HIV – 3,250. 1 This is ... [Read more]

Hello Mr. Perfect

Hello Mr. Perfect 3 TOP MENS PROCEDURES ON HARLEY STREET  If you are one of those men who may spend more time than the average in front of the mirror… you are not alone.   With the pursuit of male perfection at an all-time high,  the Beck's effect sparking the highest ever demand in penoplasty and the release ... [Read more]

Wanted – twins for sexual orientation study

Wanted – twins for sexual orientation study A new study at the University of Essex is hoping to help understand how childhood experiences shape our sexual orientation and well-being when we are adults. We often assume our upbringing is important in many ways - but how does this relate to twins where one is straight and one is gay? Many of ... [Read more]

First the good news – and then the bad news

First the good news – and then the bad news The good news in the 2013 HIV statistics that have just been released show a decline in the general number of diagnoses, whilst the bad news is that there has been a slight increase amongst gay men. The 2013 stats show: •In the past ten years, new diagnoses amongst MSM (men who have sex with ... [Read more]

European Snow Pride 2015

European Snow Pride 2015 While you were lounging around in the sun some people have been working hard this summer to make sure  European Snow Pride 2015 in Tignes will be an even bigger event, with guests from even more countries converging on Tignes to live together for an unforgettable week of great skiing, partying and socialising ... [Read more]

Conference To Support Older LGBT People

Conference To Support Older LGBT People The first ever national training conference is being held in Newcastle upon Tyne this October to help provide health and social care professionals with the necessary skills to meet the individual care needs of members of the older lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and/or trans community. ‘Making Person Centred ... [Read more]

The Greatest Gayest Sporting Event of the Year…?

The Greatest Gayest Sporting Event of the Year…? Prepare to toss your handbag! This year’s GMFA / RVT Sports Day boasts 12 teams who shunned the chance to compete in the Commonwealth games so that they could display their prowess at the UK’s premier gay games – of the silly variety. Notting Hill who? Sports Day outshines any other carnival ... [Read more]

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]

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