Health

New Documentary Follows Trans Men As They Prep For A Body Building Competition

From surgeries and T parties to the struggles and joys of transitioning, follow four men as they prepare for Trans FitCon, the only bodybuilding competition exclusively for trans men. Glimpse the intimate relationships between these men and their partners, family, and children as they train throughout the year. This powerful documentary culminates in a triumphant gesture of acceptance and an understanding of the shared struggles among them as they take the stage and embody their true selves.

Directed by T Cooper

Singer Michael Buble Says His Penis Looks Bigger After Losing Weight

We can't say this is the first time we've heard this.  Michael Buble says that his most recent weight loss has had a profound effect on his junk’s appearance. 

New Study Exams How Drugs And Alcohol Affect Gay and Bisexual Men On PrEP

Research has shown that drug and alcohol use interferes with anti-retroviral medication adherence among gay and bisexual men (GBM) living with HIV. There is limited parallel examination of whether the same holds true for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence among HIV-negative GBM.

6th Man Test Positive For HIV Despite Being On PrEP

Health care experts have been informed of a US man contracting HIV despite being on PrEP. He’s thought to be the first man in California – and only the third in the US – to contract HIV while adhering to a daily PrEP regime.

PrEP is medication that mimimizes the chances of someone acquiring HIV, even if they do not use condoms.

News of the case was presented at the annual IDWeek conference in San Francisco, which concluded over the weekend. The conference is run by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

How Much Weight Do Most People Gain In Happy Relationships

Cuffing season, the time of year when people couple up, is fast approaching. And turns out, that newfound relationship could take a toll on your waistline, according to a new survey.

Conducted by market research firm OnePoll for Jenny Craig, a study of 2,000 Americans — all in relationships — found that three quarters of people gained weight after finding love, Fox News reported. The average person had gained 36 pounds since meeting their partner, and 17 of those pounds were added within the first year of dating.

New Study Says Weed Enhances and Increases Sex

Recent scientific studies substantiate what many marijuana users have claimed all along — that it enhances sexual relations. Currently, almost all research into the effects of the cannabis plant is prohibited by the U.S. government due to its classification as a Schedule I substance. However, 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, while nine states have also legalized adult use of recreational marijuana. Legalization benefits academia, as it finally allows researchers to study and analyze marijuana's effects, including its impact on sexual intercourse.

STD Rates AT A 4 Year High In The US, CDC Reports

New cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis spiked nearly 10 percent in 2017, continuing a four-year trend of rising sexually transmitted diseases fueled by a lack of awareness and changing sexual behavior, federal health officials said Tuesday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 2.29 million new cases of these three common yet treatable sexually transmitted diseases were diagnosed in 2017.

Study Says Depression Is Killing Gay Men

Via Psychology Today: 

It’s well known to the point of stereotype that gay men experience higher rates of HIV, substance abuse, and suicide. But it’s less known, and hardly talked about, that we also have much higher rates of depression, especially those of us living with HIV, despite the causal relationship of depression and self-medicating and self-harming behavior.

You might call depression the big gray elephant in the room staring us in the face as we do our best to ignore it.

AIDS Conference 2018: People With Undetectable Levels of HIV Can't Transmit The Virus

We’re as confident now that undetectable gay men pose no risk of HIV transmission as we already were for heterosexuals, researchers say

The chance of any HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting the virus to a sexual partner is scientifically equivalent to zero, researchers confirmed at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam today. 

Science Explains Why Morning Wood Is Good For Your Health

Every morning when you get up, there are probably a few things you do like clockwork: pee, brush your teeth, pour your morning cup of coffee, etc. You also probably have an erection.

Morning wood, a.k.a. the boner you get the first thing you wake up in the morning, a.k.a. nocturnal penile tumescence (say that 10 times fast!), is extremely common. In fact, if you don't get morning wood, it could be a sign that there's something wrong with the plumbing down there.