RobHeartsDH
April 20, 2011
Category: Health
condoms

Sometimes putting on a condom can take all the wind out of your sails. You're all heated up, sexually present in the moment, ready to go deep and hard, but then you have to put a condom on and things can sometimes take a pause. It can take you out of the moment in a very physical way, and then it'll be another 5+ minutes before you're ready to go deep and hard again. It's no fun, and it's one of the biggest complaints we hear and have about condoms. "It's hard to stay hard when I put one on." But if this new condom does what it promises, putting one on just got a hell of a lot more appealing.

If the CSD500 gets approved, "the Viagra of condoms," they'll be no more excuses for the fellas trying to wiggle their way out of wearing one. The condom stores Zanifil® in the tip of the condom, "which has been clinically proven to increase blood flow within the penis which in turn leads to increased firmness, increased penile size and longer duration of an erection." If these claims, which we've all heard before, are true, this could be the best thing to happen to safe sex since, well, ever!

Would you run out and buy one if/when they're released or does this new super condom sound too good to be true?

RobHeartsDH
April 19, 2011
Category: Health
hospital

We fight to love, to be equal, to be safe, but did you ever think that being gay would have a negative impact on your health? New research out of California says that "older lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely to suffer from chronic physical and mental health problems than their heterosexual counterparts." And what makes this kind of thing potentially worse is that "half of older gay and bisexual men lived alone, compared with 13.4 percent of older heterosexual men."

Research like this is released all the time and how much weight you want to put on findings like this up to you. You can't argue with data, but in a survey such as this where the pool is limited to one area it's hard to know how applicable the information really is.

What's alarming about this one in particular though is that there really should be no biological difference between us and our heterosexual neighbors. Which leads me to believe that being viewed as unequal may actually be having more of an effect on us than we think.

Do you think that being gay can have a genuine impact on our physical and mental health?

RobHeartsDH
April 19, 2011
Category: Health
hospital

We fight to love, to be equal, to be safe, but did you ever think that being gay would have a negative impact on your health? New research out of California says that "older lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely to suffer from chronic physical and mental health problems than their heterosexual counterparts." And what makes this kind of thing potentially worse is that "half of older gay and bisexual men lived alone, compared with 13.4 percent of older heterosexual men."

Research like this is released all the time and how much weight you want to put on findings like this up to you. You can't argue with data, but in a survey such as this where the pool is limited to one area it's hard to know how applicable the information really is.

What's alarming about this one in particular though is that there really should be no biological difference between us and our heterosexual neighbors. Which leads me to believe that being viewed as unequal may actually be having more of an effect on us than we think.

Do you think that being gay can have a genuine impact on our physical and mental health?

RobHeartsDH
April 13, 2011
Category: Health
work it out

You'd think with the onset of Spring, motivation to get an exercise regime together would come naturally. The pressure starts to mount from all angles when shirtless fun is just around the corner. Whether you go to the gym to keep up a healthy lifestyle, vanity, or genuine enjoyment, it can get kind of stale at times. Recently I've been trying to be a bit more active outside of the gym, as in, building some "real world" strength that's actually applicable and, dare I say, fun. The gym plateau we all reach is commonplace, which why a supplemental activity seems like the best chance of shaking things up. In effort to give us all the "get up and go" we may need, I've gathered some potentially fun suggestions to keep things interesting.

Join an Intramural Gay Sports Group

If you're like me, the only reason you played or avoided sports in high school was to sidestep any suspicions that you were the giggity-gay. But now that our high school days are far behind us, what would happen if you played a sport without any added pressure of keeping up appearances. What if playing sports with a group of guys could actually be fun? Not only are gay sports leagues are great way of keeping in shape and to a schedule, they're a great way to make new friends (and who knows, even lovers). Outsports has a super useful search tool that helps you find any sport with a gay league in your area. They've got everything from frisbee football and curling to volleyball and basketball.

Grab A Partner...

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RobHeartsDH
April 13, 2011
Category: Health
work it out

You'd think with the onset of Spring, motivation to get an exercise regime together would come naturally. The pressure starts to mount from all angles when shirtless fun is just around the corner. Whether you go to the gym to keep up a healthy lifestyle, vanity, or genuine enjoyment, it can get kind of stale at times. Recently I've been trying to be a bit more active outside of the gym, as in, building some "real world" strength that's actually applicable and, dare I say, fun. The gym plateau we all reach is commonplace, which why a supplemental activity seems like the best chance of shaking things up. In effort to give us all the "get up and go" we may need, I've gathered some potentially fun suggestions to keep things interesting.

Join an Intramural Gay Sports Group

If you're like me, the only reason you played or avoided sports in high school was to sidestep any suspicions that you were the giggity-gay. But now that our high school days are far behind us, what would happen if you played a sport without any added pressure of keeping up appearances. What if playing sports with a group of guys could actually be fun? Not only are gay sports leagues are great way of keeping in shape and to a schedule, they're a great way to make new friends (and who knows, even lovers). Outsports has a super useful search tool that helps you find any sport with a gay league in your area. They've got everything from frisbee football and curling to volleyball and basketball.

Grab A Partner...

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RobHeartsDH
January 20, 2011
Category: Health
quinto shot

I had a friend in college, a female, who revealed a big secret to me on one of our trips back home on winter break: she was allergic to semen. We joked about how it would at least get her out of swallowing, but I remember thinking what a terrible discovery that must have been. Then I thought about all the implications that would come with it and realized that sex with a semen allergy is probably void of a lot of fun.

Fast forward some years later, when I'm sharing this story anecdotally and am directed to a new study that was just released claiming that, while rare, some men are allergic their own semen. I thought I was pretty empathetic when my girl friend told me about her malady, but this pushed my empathy meter off the charts. According to the report, men with post orgasmic illness syndrome (POIS) have been documented since 2002 and can experience fever like symptoms immediately following ejaculation. Can you imagine getting sick every time you jerk off!? Have sex!? God forbid have a wet dream!? My heart breaks for these men. The good news is doctors have been testing hypo-sensitization therapy, a common allergy treatment, and have seen reduced POIS symptoms in patients.

Begs the question, would the pleasure be worth the pain?


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December 1, 2010
Category: Health
World AIDS Day

It's a day of remembrance.
We remember those that have passed away.

A day for reflection.
To look at ourselves, our behavior, and the example we set for others.

A day to give thanks.
Thanks to all those tirelessly working to find a cure while simultaneously making the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS just that, livable.

A day to get angry:
Angry that we face another December without a cure. Another winter without a vaccine. And another year where millions of people lack access to life-saving drugs.

At Daddyhunt.com, we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for people living with HIV. We encourage our members to share how often they get tested for STDs and we provide space for members to openly share their HIV status and their own sexual health strategies. We believe that it is up to us to educate each other. The Internet has made it easier than ever for people to connect online, but many people throughout the world are still unaware of the risks or engage in risky behavior.

When members join Daddyhunt, we ask them to consider signing the Daddyhunt Code. #4 and #5 of the Daddyhunt code relate to sexual health and the shared responsibility we all have to treat people living with HIV with respect and to insure that we do everything we can to prevent the spread of the epidemic within our community.

So on this day, we'd like to ask all Daddyhunt members to re-read the Daddyhunt code and remember all the members of our own community and worldwide who are living with HIV and all...

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RobHeartsDH
November 2, 2010
Category: Wellness
The Month Formerly Known As November

While riding in the elevator today, I heard my friend refer to this month as Movember (pronounced MOE-vember). Thinking it was some sort of homorific name change, I was delighted to learn that Movemeber is actually an incredible movement that began building momentum in the early 2000s to raise awareness for men's health and ultimately prostate cancer. The idea is to start the month clean shaven and grow a full mustache over the next 30 days. It functions just as pink ribbon for breast cancer or a red ribbons for AIDS awareness does, but it also gets people talking. As it turns out, growing a mustache is quite the conversation starter which works well for so many of the men participating who are also trying to raise money for this great cause.

Visit their website to learn more about Movember and how you can starting growing your mo. There's even a fun party pack they'll send you if you're feeling inspired and want to grab a group of friends. And just think of all the mustache rides you can offer!

Learn more about Movember.


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RobHeartsDH
September 28, 2010
Category: Health
gay men's hiv awareness day

If being a part of a community where 1 in 5 gay men are HIV positive wasn't alarming enough, how about the fact that nearly 50% don't know it? It may be a day late, but recognizing yesterday's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is still post-worthy, especially when you hear stats like those from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

As gay men we're reminded all the time about the importance of knowing your status, getting tested, and to always be safe and use condoms, but with most messages repeated over and over again, it's easy to let them fade into the background. That's why it's imperative that we take the time a few times a year to push the message through and make it a priority. Even though some may consider a day of awareness less potent than other HIV/AIDS-related messaging, just having the reminder there can do wonders and get people to make an appointment to get their testing on.

Mine's this week, when's yours?

Duke Greenhill
April 16, 2010
Category: Health

Flexibility is an indispensable component of overall health and fitness. In my "Fitness Over 40 FAQ" piece, a DH member reminded me that flexibility training is sometimes just as essential as resistance and cardio training. Flexibility, however, is greatly misunderstood, and the science regarding stretching, still very controversial. So how important is flexibility training?

Flexibility training can improve circulation, reduce stress and increase range of motion, which has a significant impact on balance, a major concern as we reach into our 40-plus years. In fact, 5-percent of men die from accidental falls, and 85-percent of those men are 65 and older, according to the Center for Disease Control. Circulation and stress are also a vital concern as we make our way over the proverbial hill, since a man aged 50-64 is ten times more likely to suffer a fatal stroke or attack than younger men, reports the American Medical Association. But is the "rumor" that stretching is tantamount to true fitness accurate?

Can flexibility really reduce injury and accelerate recovery?

This is a controversial issue in the fitness realm; and significant flexibility training can even be detrimental, depending on one's goals. For example, greater flexibility may impair performance in sports that do not require a high degree of flexibility such as running. Runners with less flexibility are actually more efficient at running (Jones 2002). People who participate in activities that require more than average flexibility (eg: gymnasts, dancers, figure skaters) may still...

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