It’s like eating peanuts; have one and you want another straight away. You don’t enjoy them; you don’t even like them that much, but they’re there; so you have one after another, and then a few more, just because you can.” Meet Joseph, a bright, articulate and apparently self-composed man in his late 20s, describing the sexual compulsion he has lived with since his teens.
The introduction of effective drugs against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has not changed gay men's risk of contracting the virus during a single act of anal sex, new research from Australia shows.
So when some new sex toys for the ladies arrived in the office, all of the men wondered why shoe horns now vibrated.
A study by Man Central has found that 54% of Gay And Bisexual Men Reject The Gay Label. The study finds,Modern society seems intent on labelling and defining everything and everyone. Whether it be chavs and emos, metrosexuals and fag-hags, scene queens and bears there seems to be a term to describe everyone. However, a new study reveals that 54% of gay and bisexual men don't like to be labelled as 'Gay' at all.
A petition calling for an end to discrimination against gay and bisexual men in the National Blood Service has been launched on the Government's new e-petitions website.
The petition calls for the lifetime ban on MSM donors to be overturned and replaced with new donor screening based on scientific evidence. Current donation rules mean that any man who has ever had sex with another man, whether protected or unprotected, is banned from giving blood for the rest of their lives.
Many countries have already ditched their bans in favour of risk-based criteria.
Even a country as viciously homophobic as Russia, where Pride marches are broken up by police, no longer places a blanket ban on gay donors.
Petitions on the Government's new website need just 100,000 signatures from members of the public to be considered for debate in Parliament.
The petition can be found at:
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/301 and current;y has more than 2,000 signatures.
The petition’s author Tom King, a student, said “I started this petition because it’s shameful that such discrimination still exists in the 21st Century.”
“The current ban makes no sense and locks out three million potentially safe donors from giving blood. The blood service is always looking for new donors and due to out-dated prejudice this shortage is being further exacerbated.”
“I hope that we’re able to reach the 100,000 threshold and have this petition considered for a debate and vote in parliament. It’s great that we have the opportunity to show the strength of feeling on this issue and hopefully we’ll end up with a National Blood Service which makes decisions based on science not prejudice as a result.”
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