ZERO TO SAVVY

 

Jumpstart Your New Year’s Resolution

Ugh! Here we go again, creeping up on another year and another shot at following through with our New Year’s resolutions. But do we really understand—or even care—about creating a new fitness plan for the new year? I see it year after year, like clockwork—the new gym memberships are purchased and already existing members dust off their cards in hopes that this time they will get that better body. Like most people, you’ve probably forgotten …

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Get The Body You Want (& Keep It)
Fitness Q & A: Protein Bars & Nutitional Plans
Fitness Q & A: Water and Results
Fitness Q & A: Protein and Patience

CONSCIOUS LIVING

OFF THE COUCH

 

The Sex-Starved Relationship

I gave a book to a partnered friend on her 50th birthday entitled Sex After 50. The inside of the book was blank. Everyone laughed, including my friend, who spit out her chocolate cake before turning to me and whispering blankly, “I haven’t had sex for two years.” My friend, who has been in her relationship for more than 20 years, is not alone. According to the groundbreaking book American Couples, 67% of gay couples …

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Preening for Pride
Standing up for Sissies
How To Train Your Man: Part 4
How To Train Your Man: Part 3
 
 
 

 

 

HIV LIVING

 

Condom Wars: Part 1

“Condoms are for pussies,” reads porn performer Mike Dozer’s T-shirt. The rapid increase in bareback porn is just one indication of the culture war that is brewing within the gay community regarding safer sex.  At the same time that gay marriage is about to become legal in the state of …

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Love is the Best Protection: Why Gay Marriage Will Save Lives
Now More than Ever
The Risk Sweet Spot
Gay Men Not Buying Into PrEP

X-METH

 

Obama’s New Drug Czar Understands Addiction

My name is Michael Botticelli, and I serve as the Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy, President Obama’s senior advisor on drug policy. I am also a gay man. I am also in recovery. Twenty-six years ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed of speaking those words, let alone writing them …

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Gratitude
Turning 20 and 50 in 2013
Ring In the New Year Drug and Alcohol Free at #BOOM
Surviving Two Epidemics: AIDS and Meth

SEX ED

 

The Healthy Humper

From tantalizing fatty foods to creative cocktails, the world is full of tempting but risky …

 
The Trouble with Toys
Choke and Croak
Pumped Up Prostates
Bionic Boner Blues
Precarious Positions
Rubber Blunder
Phallic Fraud