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As part of Worlds AIDS day, I though I would share my personal experience.
A year after I came out, I was asked to go to a sexual health check-up. It’s bit like the annual motoring ‘MOT’ test – a regular safety check for vehicles in the UK. They asked me if I wanted to include an HIV test. I agreed to this, even though I thought, no way did I have HIV.
This is my personal experience.
On 12 October, 2011 in southwest London, the virtual doors of online gay adult store esmale.com opened for the first time.
Now, a decade later, they are still going strong with more plans on the way to ensure people can all have some adult fun with their wide range of products.
It is no mean feat to survive in this current economic and health environment, so we wanted to find out how this 100% gay-owned company became one of the most prominent online-only pleasure suppliers in the UK. We got in contact with them to have a chat and run through the decade.
My story from a small Paranormal Investigator group. By Robert Murphy-Smith, Founder of Findings Hauntings.
We think our group is very unique within the paranormal world, as until very recently all of our team identified as LGBTQ, several of our team are also registered disabled. I put myself on both of these brackets, as I suffer from Fibromyalgia.
We’re delighted to support the relaunched Scene magazine (formerly G Scene) to keep you informed about what’s hot on the UK LGBTQ+ scene from arts to politics to lifestyle.
If you are a UK citizen and want to visit the best Pride destinations in North America you’ll need to apply for an ESTA or eTA for the US and Canada respectively.
ESTA stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization and is required for the 90 day visa waiver when UK citizens wish to travel to the US. Here’s some background on how to apply - without the hassle - from our friends at e-Visa.
Even though we have not seen the sun that much yet, the summer is here, and with all the freedom we are getting back we are loving it. Drinks out, family visits and just enjoy the day-to-day more. I am not sure about you but during lockdown I have neglected many things such as a good diet, exercising, cleaning and things like that. No one was going to notice anyway.
We are loving Spring at the moment and cannot wait for Summer to burst into action! Very much enjoying the beer gardens, outdoor catch ups and showing off our new haircuts! For many going back to the gym is also a long-awaited source of happiness. For me it is not so much a source of happiness but more necessity considering the number of take-outs I have managed to put into my body recently.
Contrary to popular belief, the male orgasm is not that simple. It is a complex process involving hormones, organs, and nerve pathways, resulting from sexual activity (physical sensation) or arousal (cognitive awareness). If there's a hold-up somewhere along its process, it may be difficult or altogether impossible to achieve orgasm.
Early 2021 and we are still in lockdown, who would have thought that 12 months ago! It is driving us a little mad here at the esmale headquarters. Almost a year on an we are still unable to move around the way we like and meet who we want when we want. We have lost out on so much fun and human contact.
These little bottles have been on quite a journey - both from a legal standpoint and from a formulation point of view. After long and intense debates in the UK Parliament poppers were excluded from the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. This meant that a specific formulation could remain legally on sale for adults within the UK as the content is not psychoactive.
Major milestone in LGBTQ+ equality for EU
EU countries that do not respect LGBTQI rights should face financial penalties, said Helena Dalli, the European commissioner for equality.
My goodness what a summer! You can't do this, but you can do that... on no you can't... or can! Lots of that and more confusion was, and still is the theme of this summer. Like many I have particularly been struggling with not having contact with those closed to me and zooming is only “fun” the first few times. After that it became more of a reminder of how much I miss people rather than a good way to stay connected.
Now that we are all in lockdown I wanted to share some adult fun stuff to do indoor, I am lucky enough to work for esmale.com, one of the biggest online gay lifestyle stores in the UK and have access to thousands of amazing gay sex toys and the hottest fashion and fetish gear.
Butterflies and moths have been around for millions of years. They used to be a common sight in gardens, but numbers have declined since the 1940s along with our other native wildlife species such as bees and hedgehogs.
I used to be very homophobic and had a very butch life. Coming out to me was not telling other people but admitting to myself that I was gay.
I had a very serious climbing incident on the Bonatti Pillar in the French Alps, that made me re-look at life.
No way was I going to live. I had two ways to die and gave myself 24 hours to choose how to die after being stuck alone 4,000M up a mountain for 6 days, 4 days without food and water.