Examining the physiological responses and deep-seated psychology behind people’s political leanings
Perfect for the gym rat or fitness guru on your list, these items may be small but they pack a punch
Psychotherapy is a personal relationship, and many will feel more comfortable telling their bedtime stories to someone who plays in the same kind of bed
The Williams Institute's new study of people living with HIV in Los Angeles shows that 97% experienced at least 1 legal issue this past year.
Finding a doctor who understands the differences and similarities between queer and straight health care can be difficult, but we're here to help
According to Professor Philip Goulder, “the virus is trapped between a rock and hard place," making it less infectious and less deadly, taking more time to cause AIDS
Love-making should be loud and proud, but what do you do when the situation requires a degree of discretion?
As we head into late November, we’re confronted with plates of edible delights that taste great but can pack on the pounds. But believe it or not, there is a way to survive the holidays, treat yourself to delicious dishes and keep the body you’ve worked so hard to maintain thus far. I’ve put together a few simple tips that allow you to enjoy the holiday season and its opportunities for binge-eating without looking like Old St. Nick come January.
Though many gay men are fans of modern, sparse and spa-like interiors, there’s a secret sect that takes interiors to the opposite extreme. You may not know of them because they won’t let you inside. Maybe they fear you will touch something, judge them and try to clean up the place (or maybe light a match), but these people keep a distance between themselves and the rest of the world through the accumulation of objects, animals and even trash. They are the homo hoarders. You’ve seen them on TV, but it’s not a freak show—it’s a condition that may affect up to 5% of people, and it hits the gays as much as everyone else. But hoarding is not just about piles of trash or newspapers that take over every surface. It can also involve valuable things. Even living things. Too many animals, too many antiques, too many souvenirs—too much of anything can become a problem.
For many years researchers have tried to determine whether circumcision leads to decreased sensitivity in the penis. Because of the proximity of the foreskin to the penile head, or glans, it is possible that some feeling is reduced due to the surgery. Studies in this area have been inconclusive, but there are factors that weigh in pretty heavy on the side of reduced responsiveness.
From tantalizing fatty foods to creative cocktails, the world is full of tempting but risky vices. It seems the more pleasurable the indulgence, the more hazardous it can be to your health. Fortunately, one of the greatest joys known to man is not only devoid of negative side-effects but is also one of the most […]
Today’s choices of sexual toys are as diverse as the playfully curious public using them. Unfortunately, there’s more to electro penile proxies and strings of anal beads than meets the (brown) eye. Many of these goodtime gadgets get their comfortable pliability by mixing specialized plastics or rubber components into the manufacturing mold. The downside to […]
Bagging, scarfing, choking, erotic breath play—the ritual of cutting off oxygen to the brain for increased sexual sensation is known by many names. Beyond caressing, sucking and biting, after your heart kicks into high gear and blood rushes to your rapidly growing erection, your breathing naturally becomes heavier. It’s the interruption of this last part—the […]
Before their debut on thousands of seedy websites, negative pressure vacuum pumps had the noble duty of giving life to the limp. The transparent tubular mechanisms drew blood into penis capillaries, creating otherwise impossible erections for men with chronic diabetes or circulatory disorders. But it wasn’t until shady profiteers began promoting these peter pumpers as […]
The guy who brandishes an iron-clad erection for hours on end might seem like a dream come true, but as the evening progresses and the pumped up pumper doesn’t seem to be going anywhere but up, the dream can gradually turn to a nightmare. The condition characterized by an erect penis that doesn’t return to […]
Whether you’re a Kama Sutra advocate, a fan of Tantric antics or you just like to twist torsos into standard sexual positions, you’ve probably put the boundaries of human agility to the test on more than one occasion. Unlike the rest of the animal kingdom, humans like to explore all kinds of sexual positions. But […]
>So you’re doing the right thing and practicing safer sex with your preferred prophylactic. But there’s a little more to wrapping your manhood than you hear about on those Trojan Man commercials. First of all, it makes sense there would be some risk of slippage when stretching a latex sheath over a liquid-producing projectile and […]
Despite the $100 million generated annually from phallic-enhancing pharmaceuticals, there is no scientific or medical proof of their effectiveness. Yohimbe, gingko biloba and various other ingredients are the stuff of these penis enlargement pills, and while they may give your pocket rocket a serious boost, there has never been any evidence that they permanently increase […]
Do you have a healthy sexual appetite or a problematic obsession with sex? In the past, those who had erotic cravings considered beyond the norm were diagnosed as having satyriasis. The preferred tag of late is ‘hypersexuality.’ But no matter what label you apply, being consumed with carnality is a relative condition. There are no […]
It’s another Saturday night, you’ve rested up from the busy work week and you know tomorrow you can snooze through the morning. This was once the point where a sexual pleasure-fest wasn’t even a question—it just happened. But as weeks turned to months, and months dominoed into years, your relationship developed a yawn that left […]