Articles tagged with: gay men

Treatment as prevention success in Denmark

published: June, 03, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Research, Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

From aidsmap, news of a Danish study shows clearest evidence yet that treatment as preventioin works

Treatment as prevention success in Denmark

This article by Gus Cairns first appeared on aidsmap.com here. Denmark shows first clear evidence of the success of treatment as prevention in gay men in a high income country  Very high diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression rates needed, say researchers   A study by the University of California, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen University Hospital provides the first unambiguous evidence of a link between high rates of viral suppression in gay men and falling HIV incidence (the proportio

SEX+HIV

published: May, 01, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

FS magazine asks poz gay men “Not feeling horny?” (or maybe having too much sex?)

SEX+HIV

This article originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.   Losing your sex drive is not uncommon. There are plenty of HIV-positive guys who have felt differently about sex after they were diagnosed, and some that continue to do so. Remember that we all go through periods where we’re not as up for it as usual, and this is only natural. If you’re normally shagging every cute guy in sight but you don’t feel like it at the moment then try not to worry. No one can sha

Pretty hurts

published: April, 07, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Fitness and Exercise, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Body image. In a gay culture that seems obsessed with looking good, an FS survey found 71% admitted they’re not happy with their body shape. How healthy is this? Read this in-depth report from the UK’s GMFA

Pretty hurts

This article by Stuart Haggas @GetStuart with photography by Chris Jepson © www.chrisjepson.com first appeared in FS Magazine here.  Are you happy with yourself? You’ll spot them throughout the gay scene: they flash a seductive smile of gleaming white teeth, their shirt is unbuttoned or non-existent, exposing an enviably toned body, their looks and demeanour radiate an aura of faultless impenetrability. They draw your eye, just as intended, because their very existence requires them to e

Forever single - a never ending dating game

published: September, 29, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Lifestyle, Population Specific

FS Magazine says when it comes to relationships, gay men can be some of the most jaded humans on our overly-cynical dirt ball of a planet. Which is just typical of us *eye roll*

Forever single - a never ending dating game

This article by Liam Murphy @liamwaterloo first appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA  here.   Long-term love can be elusive to many gay men. It’s a common perception (perhaps misperception) that we find it harder than most, and when we see those who actually do find it, we openly sneer at their happiness (I say ‘we’, I mostly mean ‘me’). Without the confines of a ‘heteronormative’ life goal, does our level of commitment to commitment diminish? Do we have too much

What is safe sex?

published: September, 23, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Gay Men, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Progressive Australian AIDS Service Organization ACON redefines what is "safe" sex for gay and bi men – and it’s not just about condoms!

What is safe sex?

This new position statement appears on the website of ACON,   originally the AIDS Council of NSW, here. Read the PostiveLite.com review from Editor Bob Leahy following the statement, ACON Position Statement - What is Safe Sex?   The HIV prevention landscape has changed considerably in recent years. Condoms, used together with lubricant, remain the most effective barrier against the transmission of HIV, though they are no longer the only option. Additional biomedical technologies and ne

How dare you be fat!

published: May, 02, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Food, Nutrition and Recipes, General Health, Fitness and Exercise, Health, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

From FS Magazine “It can be good for your self-esteem to get compliments on your body, but if all you’ve got to talk about is how much you lifted at the gym and what you can’t eat, then it doesn’t make you very good dating material”

How dare you be fat!

This article by Gareth Johnson @GTVlondon first appeared in FS Magazine here.  I have a confession to make. I am gay-fat. I’m not overweight or obese by medical standards, but I don’t have any ‘abbage’ (clearly visible and defined abdominal muscles) and I don’t have any ‘cum-gutters’ (the v-shaped definition in your lower abdomen, pointing to your crotch). I am gay-fat.  This isn’t a plea for sympathy or a friend-tervention. I’m just re-aligning my self-perception and acc

Does drug use lead to risky sex?

published: April, 18, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Population Specific

Aidsmap reports on research that says there is no simple relationship between drug use and risky sex in London gay men

Does drug use lead to risky sex?

This article by Roger Pebody first apopeared on aidsmap.com here. Very different patterns of behaviour described by London gay men Gay men involved in ‘chemsex’ (taking recreational drugs such as mephedrone, GHB/GBL and crystal methamphetamine during sex) have a range of experiences, with no single narrative able to sum up the impact of drug use on sexual behaviour and possible HIV transmission. While some men describe taking sexual risks that they subsequently regret, others are able to

Why isn’t my sex life more like the porn I watch?

published: February, 28, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

FS magazine and the issue of why the porn we gay men watch and the sex we have in real life are often a mismatch

Why isn’t my sex life more like the porn I watch?

This article by Gareth Johnson previously appeared in FS magazine, a publication of GMFA here.   Let me just put this out there – I really enjoy a good jack-off.  It’s not compulsive in any way, I just enjoy a bit of ‘me-time’.  I jack off about once a day and I pretty much always use porn to help me get off. I have sex too – I’m in a monogamous relationship with a guy I’ve been seeing for about eight months. The sex we have is good – really good – but it’s nothing li

How well is STI testing in gay men being done?

published: November, 16, 2013 Categories // Gay Men, Research, Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Urgent need to improve sexually transmitted infection screening for MSM in Europe. Lack of anal swabs and physical examinations likely to leave infections undiagnosed, aidsmap reports.

How well is STI testing in gay men being done?

This article by Roger Pebody first appeared on aidsmap.com here. Across 40 large European cities, less than one third of men who have sex with men (MSM) have been screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the past year, according to a study in the November issue of Sexually Transmitted Infections. Whereas blood tests were commonly performed, the number of men tested for genital or anal infections, or being physically examined, was generally low and varied substantially between c

Using smartphone apps to learn about sexual behaviour

published: November, 08, 2013 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, CATIE, Research, Sexual Health, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Media, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

CATIE on how smartphone apps are being used by researchers to learn more about the sexual behaviour of those gay and bi men who use them to meet other men

Using smartphone apps to learn about sexual behaviour

This article by Sean Hosein first appeared on the CATIE website here. Une version française est disponible ici.  As mentioned in a previous CATIE News article, rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been rising in Canada and other high-income countries, particularly among some men who have sex with men (MSM). Such increases may in part be due to incorrect assumptions about HIV status among sexual partners and, subsequently, unprotected sex. Encouraging sexually

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