24th of July 2017 11:27 AM Link
Some of the latest published work from Dr. David Brennan and colleagues on what are the actual methods and topics used in health research for gay men.
21st of July 2017 08:31 PM Link
21st of July 2017 02:50 PM Link
19th of July 2017 02:12 PM Link
What is chemsex/PNP?

"It’s when people take drugs that enhance sex and make them feel uninhibited, more often in some gay communities. Typically it involves crystal methamphetamine, GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) or mephedrone, also known as miaow miaow, which can be snorted or swallowed. There’s also “slamsex”, which is when the drugs are injected for a more intense high. [...] According to a survey of over a thousand gay men in London, one-fifth had had chemsex in the past five years and one-tenth had done it in the past four weeks. According to a recent editorial in the British Medical Journal, some people said they do it to cope with internalised homophobia and negative feelings about their sexuality."

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17th of July 2017 02:13 AM Link
There are a number of gay men missing in Toronto. Several of these cases have happened in the last couple of months. Does anyone know if the Toronto Police Service is doing anything about these missing men? I have not seen any news reports except via The Toronto Sun (?!?)
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