Health

4 Ways Running Affects Your Penis and Balls

When you run, your body adapts to the accelerated movement. It allows you to pound the pavement without getting hurt. For people who have testicles (aka cis or trans men), that adjustment includes your precious package. Men’s Health asked several urologists how running affects a man’s bits, and their answers could surprise you. Orlando-based urologist and marathoner Jeffrey Thill,…

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The Gay Gene

THE BIOLOGY OF SAME-SEX ATTRACTION SEEMS TO INVOLVE A HOST OF GENES. It has long been clear that a person’s sexual preference — whether they prefer male or female sexual partners, or both — is influenced by his or her genetic makeup. The most straightforward evidence for this is that sexual preference is more likely to be…

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The Difference Between Sex and Gender

What is the difference between sex and gender identity, exactly? Whether you want to brush up on your knowledge or you’re questioning your gender identity yourself, you’ll find the answers here. Sex and gender have historically been used interchangeably, but that doesn’t mean that they’re the same thing. “We don’t know how to measure gender,”…

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Sex Exercises for Men

SEX EXERCISES FOR MEN INCLUDE A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES, MOVES, AND STRETCHES YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE YOUR SEX LIFE. These moves help strengthen muscles in the pelvic region as well as other areas of the body to help with position and stamina. Learn how Kegels can help with premature ejaculation, stronger erections, and erectile…

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Proper Cleaning of the Penis

Growing up, no one ever gave me the rundown on how or what I should do to keep my penis clean […] I’ve never read any reliable answer beyond washing it with water. Do I use soap? Any soap? How normal is smegma? If my penis gets itchy from smegma should I go see a…

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Essential Lifestyle Changes That Will Impact Your Body’s Health

Spring is approaching, and that means it’s becoming the perfect time to start implementing new lifestyle changes that can help you look and feel your best. With that being said, it’s understandably tough to crack old habits and adopt new ones, but the impact these factors can have on your overall health and wellness is…

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At-Home Workouts and How to Stay Motivated through COVID-19

Gyms and exercise classes have officially closed across America to stop the spread of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With self-isolation being required, we are at home and needing to rearrange our lives based on the regulations in place. While we are at home, this doesn’t mean that our workout routines have to stop, though….

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The Extreme Vulnerability of LGBTQ Youth During the Pandemic

The emergence of COVID-19 has greatly exposed the fragility of the American economy and social safety nets established to support underserved communities. COVID-19 reveals to many that the United States and the world are severely underprepared when it comes to combating new and more virulent outbreaks of disease and other disasters. We’ve found that these…

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LGBTQ People Especially at Risk for COVID-19, Say 100+ Organizations

Hoping to reach health officials dealing with COVID-19, as well as journalists covering the newly declared pandemic, over 100 organizations signed an open letter highlighting the disease’s increase risk to LGBTQ people. The letter’s initial signers were the National LGBT Cancer Network, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, Whitman-Walker Health, SAGE, New York Transgender Advocacy Group,…

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Here are tips that LGBTQ people can use to deal with the outbreak of Coronavirus

The outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus, is causing significant changes to people’s daily lives. With the cancellation of the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) and an attendee of last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) having contracted the virus, fears that many have about the virus are becoming more and more widespread. LGBTQ people have legitimate…

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What Gyms and Fitness Centers Are Doing About Coronavirus

Gyms in Wuhan–the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak–were swiftly turned into makeshift hospitals as Chinese officials tried to cope with the outbreak. In other parts of China, group fitness studios and weight rooms sit empty by mandate or choice as gym goers fear the spread of the disease. Like schools and places of worship, fitness…

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Government ‘entirely unclear’ on how it will keep promise to deliver PrEP in England by April, charity warns

The UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity has questioned the government’s readiness to deliver PrEP in England by April as it has promised. The drug known as PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) is the most effective protection against HIV transmission. It is provided on the NHS in Scotland and in Wales but is not easily accessible in England and Northern Ireland….

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