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Being Gay and Happy | Talking About Depression

Talking about depression is tough – particularly for gay men. A recent UK survey found that only 34% of gay men would talk openly about their mental

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Makeup for Men | The Top 5 Products

Despite the increase in gender fluidity across society, many guys still feel uncomfortable talking about what they put on their face. We take a look

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U = U | What Does HIV Undetectable Mean?

The term 'HIV undetectable' is one familiar with most gay men, but it’s also perhaps the most misunderstood HIV status. Alex Hopkins looks at what

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Being Gay and Happy | Talking About Depression

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Talking about depression is tough – particularly for gay men. A recent UK survey found that only 34% of gay men would talk openly about their mental health issues. How then should you go about

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Makeup for Men | The Top 5 Products

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Despite the increase in gender fluidity across society, many guys still feel uncomfortable talking about what they put on their face. We take a look at the changing attitudes towards male

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U = U | What Does HIV Undetectable Mean?

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The term 'HIV undetectable' is one familiar with most gay men, but it’s also perhaps the most misunderstood HIV status. Alex Hopkins looks at what this means for you and your sexual

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Are Gay Men Too Accepting of Sexual Harassment?

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In the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, Alex Hopkins speaks to gay men about their experiences of sexual harassment.

Gay bars and clubs are often

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There’s No Gym for the Face | Gay Men and Cosmetic Surgery

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Gay men are no strangers to cosmetic surgery - just look at the new trend for anal botox! Alex Hopkins speaks to guys who have had Botox, fillers – and more. What are the options available – and what

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Quick Fixes for Six Packs | Do They Work?

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Abs are the holy grail in the gay world – and judging by the photos in gay magazines, we all have them, don’t we? The truth is that a lifetime of counting calories, cutting carbs and alcohol – isn't

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Gay Sex Stories | Giving Up Sex

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Sex is everywhere in gay life. If you believe all what you read, men are at it 24/7. But some people, believe it or not, choose to abstain from sex. What are the reasons behind this? Alex Hopkins at

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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 options are open

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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 shakes, Alex

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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, you can

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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 of emails

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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 for those of

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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.
 
A different

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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 no place for

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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 prize.

“Oh, I

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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 combat the use

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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 short lived one

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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 were you

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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 when

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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 happy, warn

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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 Nassir-Pour shares his

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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 and not in

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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 powerhouse of

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