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12 myths and facts about PrEP for gay & bi men: Although organisations such as Health4Men have been educating gay men and other men who have sex
It’s time to refocus the HIV stigma: HIV-related stigma within the gay community has been around since the emergence of the pandemic. Early media reports
Turning down the heat: 10 sex tips to help you through the heat wave: The current excessive temperatures across much of South Africa are impacting
12 tips for safer online hook-ups: Cruising and hooking up online, especially with someone you’ve never met before, could place you in a very vulnerable space.
DO IT ON YOUR PHONE!: Health4Men’s innovative mobi site provides access to important sexual health information specifically for MSM who may not have access to the internet. Here are some of the questions asked by users or the service.
COMBINATION PREVENTION: There's more on the menu than you thought! Ongoing HIV prevention messages regarding consistent use of condoms and water-based lube are essential but you might forget that you have other options available.
HEALTH: MATURING GAY MEN: Everyone knows life doesn’t stop at 45, yet many people assume that sex does. Health4Men’s Glenn de Swardt writes about how maturing gay men can feel alienated from a gay culture that favours a younger twinky crowd.
HEALTH SERVICES FOR GAY MEN BEING EXPANDED: Glenn de Swardt from Health4Men writes about new developments for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in South Africa: Competent health services for MSM are now being expanded in five provinces.
FEMALE CONDOMS FOR MAN-ON-MAN SEX?: Never considered using a “female condom”? You may be surprised to learn that they are a very viable and effective alternate to traditional male condoms for man-on-man play. Find out more...
YOUR HEALTH: IS LUBE DANGEROUS?: We’ve been repeatedly exposed to the life-saving slogan, “Always use a condom with water-based lube for anal sex…” New research suggests, however, that in certain scenarios there are some dangers in using certain lubes.