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Genital Piercings: Pain v Pleasure

 
Encountering a magnificent Prince Albert can be enough to make some gay men’s eyes water – quite literally. If you’re brave enough to

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Protein Power - A beginners guide to protein shakes

 
Protein powders are big business and beloved by gay guys – but they’re also a minefield with so many out there on the market. If you're

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How to destroy your hardon

 
There’s no denying that cocks come in all shapes and sizes, but whether you’ve got a chipolata or tonsil twister, all beef bayonets work

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Genital Piercings: Pain v Pleasure

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Encountering a magnificent Prince Albert can be enough to make some gay men’s eyes water – quite literally. If you’re brave enough to consider getting a bolt through your cock, what

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Protein Power - A beginners guide to protein shakes

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Protein powders are big business and beloved by gay guys – but they’re also a minefield with so many out there on the market. If you're about to embark on a fitness regime using protein

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How to destroy your hardon

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There’s no denying that cocks come in all shapes and sizes, but whether you’ve got a chipolata or tonsil twister, all beef bayonets work in the same way - and without the blood pumping,

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Penis enlargement: The quest for the dick of doom

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What lengths will gay men go to boost their cock size? Alex Hopkins takes a look at the world of penis enlargement.  

Everyone’s spam email folder is the same, packed full

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Gay men and hair loss: how early treatment can reverse the process

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Male pattern baldness terrifies many gay men. But it can be treated if caught early enough, as Alex Hopkins found out.

Guys say so much with their hair (or lack of it), and

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Coming out as HIV-positive: a guide

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Coming out with HIV is different for every gay man - and one of the most difficult things you must face. How can you make it easier on yourself, asks Alex Hopkins.
 
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Gay men and ageing: How do senior gays navigate retirement?

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Alex Hopkins speaks to gay men in their 60s. How are they navigating the financial and emotional challenges of retirement, and what options are open to them?

“Old age ain’t

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Managing secrets and gay shame

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It’s no surprise that depression is prevalent among gay men. Alex Hopkins looks at the secrets and shame gay men often carry from childhood into adulthood. How do we deal with this to build a

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The Polari First Book Prize: LGBT books today

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How is LGBT writing changing? Alex Hopkins, a judge on The Polari First Book Prize, explores the stories we’re telling today – and speaks to Paul Burston, chair of the

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Crystal Meth on the Gay Scene: A Worldwide Epidemic

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Crystal Meth use is having a devastating impact on the world’s gay scene. Alex Hopkins talks to Nicholas Conn from The Online Rehab who is behind a revolutionary treatment programme to

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Religion and homophobia: what impact does it have on us?

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We’re inundated with religious groups spewing anti-gay bigotry - and often outright hatred - at us. Is it really so easy to ignore - and what impact does religious homophobia have on our mental

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The quest for PrEP

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Alex Hopkins talks to Greg Owen, who is spearheading the fight to make PrEP available to men to have sex with men, in the UK and abroad.

“My own PrEP journey was a very

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Gay Men and Body Image: An Obsession?

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Alex Hopkins looks at the obsession with creating the perfect body and asks, how important is a guy's body when you're thinking about dating him?

What sort of male bodies

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HIV infection rates are increasing among young gay men - why?

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HIV infection rates among young gay guys are spiraling.  Gays.com journalist Alex Hopkins looks at some of the reasons and explores some solutions to the issue.

It was 8 am

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21 tips for a healthy mind and body!

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Fitness isn't just about going to the gym: your mental health needs a work-out, too. At almost age 80, Gays.com senior blogger Brave-Heart has a pretty good idea of the best ways to stay

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Push yourself! SMART ways to make a difference to your fitness training

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If you’re one of many guys that have joined the gym or signed up for classes but have got disillusioned when the results aren’t showing, then read on, as personal trainer Arash

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Quit your excuses! Get fit… for free!

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How many times have you heard someone say: “Wow, that guy’s fit!"? I know I’ve said it plenty of times myself (LOL) but is he really fit? You know, fit in the sense of physically in shape

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Saunas: a place to let off steam? Or time to shut them down?

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I went through a brief sauna phase. I was in my mid-20s, and it probably lasted all of six months. A visit almost always ensued after a drunken night out and failure to cop off. That

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Living with HIV today: what's it really like?

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From disclosure issues to medication to stigma, freelance writer and Brooklyn-resident David Duran shares the modern day realities of living with HIV with

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The 4 worst ways that gay guys shame each other

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Gay men are known for a lot of things, but one thing in particular comes to mind: we have the self-righteous habit of shaming one another without considering the consequences of our words

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Gay guys and body image: a master race?

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As human beings men have evolved from the caveman on the journey through life; growing, developing, exploring and creating, and although some continents have got further or faster, some have

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Genderqueer: when you're neither 'male' nor 'female'

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I remember taking multiple choice tests in school and occasionally feeling like none of the answers were right. I’d do the calculations, come up with an answer, and just simply not see that

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Glad to be grey: why being a senior gay is a gift!

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The LGBT scene often revolves around being young, but Gays.com's sassy senior blogger Brave Heart explains why getting older actually means life gets better and you can start having a lot

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Code-Switching and the Coming Out Process

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Code-switching is a term used in linguistics for describing the experience of people who must alternate between different languages or ways of communicating in different contexts. This idea

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