March 14, 2019
Category: Health

You'd think with the official start of Spring being just around the corner, motivation to get an exercise regime together might come naturally. The pressure starts to mount from all angles when shirtless fun is on the horizon. Whether you go to the gym to maintain a healthy lifestyle, vanity, or genuine enjoyment, it can get kind of stale at times. Recently, some of us on the Daddyhunt Team have 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 we say, fun! The gym plateau we all reach is commonplace, which is why a supplemental activity seems like the best chance of shaking things up. In an effort to give us all the "get up and go" we might need, we've gathered some potentially fun suggestions to keep things interesting.

Join an Intramural Gay Sports Group

What if playing sports with a group of guys could actually be fun? Not only are gay sports leagues a great way of keeping in shape and to a schedule, they're also a great way to make new friends (and who knows, even meet your future significant other).
Grab A Partner

Statistics show that having a workout partner in tow increases your chances of reaching your fitness goals. While actually making sure you each get to the gym is an obvious benefit, there's nothing like having a friend there to give you a spot and encouraging you to push yourself even further. You may also find that in trying to keep up with each other, developing a healthy dose of competition can...

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Daddyhunt
October 6, 2015
Category: Health
No Blame, No Shame... How San Francisco is changing the face of AIDS treatment

San Francisco is turning the tide against H.I.V. and serving as a model for other cities. The city that was once the epidemic’s ground zero now has only a few hundred new cases a year, the result of a raft of creative programs that have sent infection rates plummeting.

“I love the San Francisco model,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “If it keeps doing what it is doing, I have a strong feeling that they will be successful at ending the epidemic as we know it. Not every last case — we’ll never get there — but the overall epidemic. And then there’s no excuse for everyone not doing it.”

READ FULL ARTICLE:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/health/san-francisco-hiv-aids-treatmen...

Official MISTER
December 2, 2013
Category: Health
Introducing Hula: Making STI Testing Easier

Yesterday was World AIDS Day and, in commemoration, we’re announcing a partnership with Hula, a free mobile app (available only in the U.S., for now) that can help you take control of your sexual health and keep HIV prevention and awareness going strong all year round.

So what’s Hula? In our opinion, it’s a game changer when it comes to taking the hassle and stress out of STI testing. If you’ve been tested in the past, you know it can be a tedious experience at best and a terrifying one at worst. Hula makes the whole thing a lot less painful by giving you the information you need to decide which centers and services are right for you. Want to know which testing centers receive the best ratings and reviews from actual patients? Or which have the most up-to-date testing methods? Hula gives you all this info and more, right at your fingertips. Users can also choose to have their results sent straight to their phone, which not only saves you time but also provides you with a convenient digital record of your results that you can share with others.

We know that there are many places online to find testing locations, but we think the ease with you can do it on Hula makes a difference. With a recent study showing that as many as 1 in 10 guys using a gay app has never had an HIV test, new ways to access to this information is still really important.

Ready to check it out? Signup or download the app...

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Official Daddyhunt
September 4, 2013
Category: Wellness

Having a beard doesn't make you a daddy (case in point), but being a daddy definitely makes having a beard look so much better. Maybe it's the way the ability to grow full-blown facial hair instantly separates the men from the boys. Or the way a man's willingness to sprout some stubble tells us he isn't afraid to make a statement. Or that part of the reason a beard looks so right on a mature man is because he's earned the right to wear it. Oh, heck, maybe we just have a thing for lumberjacks. The point is, we love guys with beards—the thicker and fuller the better!—and with fall right around the corner, we expect to be seeing a lot more of them in the coming months. But there's a fine line between looking honorably hirsute and hair-raisingly horrifying. Whether you're starting from scratch, growing it out, or are already a world-class whisker man, we've compiled five awesome products and few insider tips to help keep your hairy mug in check and looking hot.

 

panasonic all in one trimmer
Step 1: Trim

Looking like a rugged wilderness man might be the goal, but that doesn't mean looking like you stepped out of The Call of the Wild. Keeping your facial hair even and well-groomed starts with having the proper trimming and sculpting tools, whether it be scissors, a straight razor, or an electric clipper. We love this ...

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RobHeartsDH
June 27, 2012
Category: Health
National HIV Testing Day

There's about 200,000 Americans right now that don't know they're HIV-positive. Are you one of them?

Today is National HIV Testing Day and it's an important reminder to always know your status. HIV testing and prevention is something we should think about every day, but today is a good time to stop and think when the last time you were tested was and make sure you know where you stand. It's encouraging to learn that a record number of HIV+ people know their status, more than 1.1 million in the U.S. Now the Centers for Disease Control is working to make sure it's easier than ever to make quick and reliable testing available wherever you are, like your local pharmacy.

"Expanding testing access beyond traditional venues will increase the number of people who know their HIV status and help people with HIV get the medical treatment and care they need to live longer and healthier lives. If HIV testing were readily available at all pharmacies throughout our nation, millions of Americans who enter these stores and clinics every week would have ready access to testing services that not only can save their lives, but also help prevent further spread of the virus.

Currently, one third of people with HIV are diagnosed so long after they acquire their infection that they develop AIDS within one year. These individuals will be sicker, die sooner, and have infected more of...

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RobHeartsDH
April 5, 2012
Category: Health
Play Ball

As if we needed a reason to play with our balls, this clever new Peruvian campaign encourages men to take it one step further. The ads feature men in their underwear with different play things screen printed on the crotch in an effort to get more men to check themselves for testicular cancer. It's definitely an attention getting campaign, and since most of us spend a good amount of time with our hands down their anyway, a great reminder to check yourself whenever possible.

Here's a handy "how to" guide, so be sure to check tonight if you haven't in a while. Better yet, grab a friend and let them lend a helping hand.

RobHeartsDH
January 24, 2012
Category: Health

If being able to get gay married in Washington wasn't enough to make you happy, how about this news: apparently being able to get married is quite the boost to older gay men and their mental health.

Having a committed and legally recognized spouse or domestic partner has proven to ease the stress many elderly gay men feel, which includes financial fears and age discrimination. "[The study] shines a light on the mental health of a generation of gay men who survived the early years of the AIDS crisis and came of age on the heels of the gay rights movement," Williams Institute scholar and researcher Richard G. Wight, Ph.D., said in a statement Thursday. "Whether legal marriage benefits mental health within same-sex couples in the way it has been proven to benefit different-sex couples deserves much more empirical attention, particularly given that same-sex marriage is not available in most states and was only briefly available in California in 2008.'"

Just another reason gay marriage needs to be on a faster track to legalization.

For the +50 crowd, what are some common stresses that you face as older gay men?

RobHeartsDH
January 24, 2012
Category: Health

If being able to get gay married in Washington wasn't enough to make you happy, how about this news: apparently being able to get married is quite the boost to older gay men and their mental health.

Having a committed and legally recognized spouse or domestic partner has proven to ease the stress many elderly gay men feel, which includes financial fears and age discrimination. "[The study] shines a light on the mental health of a generation of gay men who survived the early years of the AIDS crisis and came of age on the heels of the gay rights movement," Williams Institute scholar and researcher Richard G. Wight, Ph.D., said in a statement Thursday. "Whether legal marriage benefits mental health within same-sex couples in the way it has been proven to benefit different-sex couples deserves much more empirical attention, particularly given that same-sex marriage is not available in most states and was only briefly available in California in 2008.'"

Just another reason gay marriage needs to be on a faster track to legalization.

For the +50 crowd, what are some common stresses that you face as older gay men?

RobHeartsDH
December 1, 2011
Category: Health

As we acknowledge World AIDS Day today, it occurs to me that while this is a global epidemic, the fallout of this disease tends to be very personal. That's why we're going to use today's post to pay tribute to those we've lost, share stories about our first encounter with HIV/AIDS, and talk about how it's effected our own lives.

When did you first learn about HIV/AIDS vs. when did you encounter it or someone with it in your own life? Have you ever lost a loved one to this disease? Because of how "treatable" HIV is, do you think young people today take the disease too lightly? Please use the comments section below to start a conversation or post a personal story about your experiences.

Most importantly of all, today is an important reminder about practicing safe sex and getting tested often. When was the last time you were tested?

RobHeartsDH
August 31, 2011
Category: Health

And that's ok. It's estimated that upwards of 50-80% of the population in North America has either Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 or 2. There's such a stigma surrounding herpes, and most STDs really, that the subject matter is rarely discussed openly and honestly. Because of this, many of us have become grossly misinformed when it comes to best practices regarding our sexual health. In college I was part of an HIV and STD peer to peer prevention program, and up until a few weeks ago, thought I was well versed on the subject matter. As it turns out, I came across a pretty startling fact about HSV 1 and 2: transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he is infected. This was news to me, which made me wonder why more people don't know this crucial piece of information about the virus. "Both viral types [genital and oral] are easily transmitted to their site of preference, and can also be spread to other sites. Both are mostly contagious during active outbreaks, but are often spread through viral shedding when there are no recognizable symptoms." Shedding. I didn't even know what that was. But basically it's the thing trying to scare me back into being a big old prude, because there's no way to know when shedding occurs. So where does this leave us?

I started dating a very sexy someone recently and he revealed to me that he had genital herpes, most commonly cause by HSV2. Having just gotten a clean bill of health from my doctor on the STD front, I had a lot of questions to ask. Mainly, how can we...

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