What is Premature ejaculation? Definition of premature ejaculation is when a man ejaculates sooner during sexual intercourse than he or his partner would like. Both psychological and biological factors can play a role in PE. Although many men feel embarrassed to talk about it, PE is a common and treatable […]
#Gay # Health Key Points Vaccines protect people from diseases such as chicken pox, flu, and polio. Vaccines are given by needle injection (a shot), by mouth, or sprayed into the nose. The process of getting a vaccine is called vaccination or immunization. There are no vaccines to prevent or […]
By Ellen Friedrichs LGBT Teens Expert Question: Can Internal, or Female, Condoms Be Used for Anal Sex? “Female” or “internal” condoms are non-latex polyurethane pouches that are designed to be worn in the vagina during vaginal intercourse. However, this type of condom can also be worn in the anus for […]
2016 has been a rough year for a lot of people, but both the LGBTI and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities were hit with some especially heartbreaking tragedies Shannon Power Starobserver 2016 has been a rough year for a lot of people, but both the LGBTI and Aboriginal and […]
Are HIV prevention strategies really something to be concerned about? In a new public service announcement produced by GLAAD and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, celebrities including Nathan Lane and Neil Patrick Harris ask, “Why aren’t we talking about AIDS?” The PSA, which also highlights some startling […]
Last updated 4/26/2016; last reviewed 4/26/2016) Key Points In the United States, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are the population most affected by HIV. Among all gay and bisexual men, African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV. CDC recommends that […]
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) (Last updated 8/30/2016; last reviewed 8/30/2016) Key Points Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) involves taking antiretroviral (ARV) medicines very soon after a possible exposure to HIV to prevent becoming infected with HIV. PEP should be started as soon as possible to be effective and always within 72 hours (3 […]
Last updated 9/13/2016; last reviewed 9/9/2016 Key Points Without treatment, HIV infection advances in stages, getting worse over time. The three stages of HIV infection are (1) acute HIV infection, (2) chronic HIV infection, and (3) acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV can be transmitted (spread to others) during any stage of […]
(Last updated 9/13/2016; last reviewed 9/8/2016) Key Points HIV gradually destroys the immune system by attacking and killing a type of white blood cell called a CD4 cell. CD4 cells play a major role in protecting the body from infection. HIV uses the machinery of the CD4 cells […]
by James Besanvalle Study reveals LGBTI people 2.47 times more likely to self-harm ‘In 2014 I had a breakdown.’ ‘I tried to kill myself.’ Polly, 27, from London is one of many mental health stories that Bryony Gordon, founder and organiser of Mental Health Mates, hears. ‘1 in 4 of […]
Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH is co-Director of The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington, a sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, and author of five books about sex and love. Her most recent is Sex Made Easy: Your Awkward Questions Answered for Better, Smarter, Amazing Sex (Running Press, 2012).
By Cory Silverberg Sexuality Expert Despite a wide acceptance by the media, there is no agreement among bio-medical and social science researchers regarding sex addiction. It’s been a popular concept for decades but still hasn’t made it into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Some debate the […]
Let’s get real, people. Chemsex is happening whether we like it or not. Now you can bury your head in the sand and pretend that it’s simply going to stop or you can get behind GMFA and others to do our best to support the men who are using chems […]
A sexual problem, or sexual dysfunction, refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the man or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the activity. The sexual response cycle has four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. While research suggests that sexual dysfunction is common […]
Why do people always talk about condoms? Because if you want to have sex with someone, they’re important! Sex can be great, but there are risks involved. Aside from all the emotional issues, you can catch sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and a woman can become pregnant. So if you don’t […]
t’s estimated that one in 10 men has a problem related to having sex, such as premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction. Dr John Tomlinson of The Sexual Advice Association explains some of the causes, and where to seek help.