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The herpes simplex virus impacts a significant portion of the worldwide population. According to the World Health Organization, 3.7 billion people younger than 50 have HSV-1 and over 417 million have HSV-2. Since it’s so common, there should be more awareness about the differences between herpes virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes virus type 2 (HSV-2), symptoms, and treatment. Herpes can impact various parts of the body: people experience symptoms on the anal region, external genitalia, mucosal surfaces, and skin. They appear as cold-sores, turn into blisters,...

Photo by Huy Phan on Unsplash LGBTQ people need to be aware of the risk for cognitive loss, according to a new study. The study, which was reported at the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, was published by the University of California, San Francisco. The study found that LGBTQ people are 29% more likely to report memory loss, confusion, and other symptoms than their straight cisgender peers. To come up with this result, the study analyzed data from 44,403 adults aged 45...

House Republicans are reportedly urging their colleagues in Congress to pressure Amazon to resume selling books that promote gay conversion therapy. Vice News reported on Friday that it had obtained a handout distributed on Wednesday by the Republican Study Committee — a conservative caucus that includes more than 70% of all GOP House members – urging members to “contact Amazon with concerns” about what they referred to as “Amazon censorship.” The “censorship” in question concerns Amazon’s decision to remove books by...

One point for the “nature” side of the nature-versus-nurture debate. A new study suggests that certain biological traits — including birth order and handedness — are linked to male sexuality. For the study, newly published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the researchers surveyed more than 800 adult men regarding their sexual orientation, their gender expression, and three specific biomarkers: handedness, fraternal birth order, and existence (if any) of non-straight relatives. The...
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A recently published study of over 100 primates, including humans, found that those with “showy” facial hair often had smaller testicles. This doesn’t mean that beards equal smaller balls, but it does suggest that men use beards as a “sexual ornament” to help lure potential mates and make up for other shortcomings. (But we already knew that, right?) The study, published this month in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, compared the sexual traits of over...
gay masturbation

This is according to an online survey of male masturbation fans Four out of five men don’t think mutual masturbation is a ‘gay’ act, according to male masturbation fans. Kyle Mustain, a writer for Slate, has conducted an informal study of nearly 87,000 Bateworld users. Using the website known as the ‘Facebook for masturbators’, he wanted to understand the site’s self-proclaimed straight men who enjoy masturbating with other guys. He used the website’s user-created polling questionnaires to ask, ‘Is mutual masturbation gay?’ Mutual masturbation...
same-sex marriage

It's called the 'contact effect' A new study found if you know someone who’s gay or lesbian, you’re more likely to support marriage equality. You’re also more likely to support LGBTI causes in general. It’s a phenomenon known as the ‘contact effect’. Daniel DellaPosta is an assistant professor of sociology at Pennsylvania State University. He said coming out as gay or lesbian and being open about it can accelerate an attitude change about issues affecting the LGBTI community. He analyzed data from the General...
bisexual people

Bisexual people are more likely to be politically liberal than other groups, according to a new study. The study was conducted by University of Oklahoma sociologist Meredith Worthen and was published in Sexuality Research and Social Policy. It looked at political perspectives among lesbian, gay, bisexual and heterosexual students. The study divided heterosexual people into “mostly heterosexual” and “exclusively heterosexual” and looked at the attitudes of students in the southern United States. How liberal are bisexual people? The study found that there was...
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You're looking at your hand right now, aren't you? If your ring finger is longer than your index finger, you’re more likely to be gay. This is according to a new study from Essex University, which says if the two fingers are the same size, you’re probably straight. For clarity, the ring finger is the one between your pinky and your middle finger. While the index finger is the one between your thumb and your middle finger. The study involved 32 sets of...
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New data from the UK shows same-sex couples are more likely to marry later in life than heterosexual couples. Commissioned by the Office of National Statistics in the UK, the study, titled “Being 18 in 2018,” examines different aspects of life for young adults who were born in 2000. The subjects of the study include life expectancy, employment, becoming parents, and getting married, among many topics. While couples are allowed to marry in the UK at the age of 18 without parental...
coming out

Half of LGBT millennial adults haven’t come out yet, according to new research. The Australian survey, conducted by ABC, has been released just weeks after another study showed that nearly half of LGBT+ employees in the US hide their sexuality at their place of employment. In total, 47 percent of queer 18-to-29-year-olds in Australia have come out to themselves – but not to anyone else. The atmosphere around the country’s LGBT community was negatively affected by the same-sex marriage postal vote last...
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"We're stuck in this mental representation of domestic violence as a female victim and a male perpetrator." New research shows that nearly half of all men in same-sex relationships have experienced some type of abuse at the hands of their partner, HealthDay News reports. The study, published in the July issue of the American Journal of Men’s Health, surveyed 320 men in 160 couples. Results show that 46% reported some type of partner abuse in the last year, including physical or...
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A new study by Italian scientists says that the psychological adjustment in children of same-sex parents is the same for kids of heterosexual parents. Professor Roberto Baiocco, PhD, and several of his colleagues from Sapienza University of Rome have conducted a survey to see the difference in how children grow up depending on whether their parents are gay men, lesbian women, or a straight couple. The Study, titled With Same-Sex or Different-Sex Parents, Child Outcomes Linked to Family Functioning, was published...
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LGBT teachers working in the countryside are nine times more likely experience mental health issues, according to new research. Nearly half (46 percent) of LGBT teachers working in villages reported taking time off work due to anxiety or depression linked to their sexual or gender identity, according to the results of a survey by Anglia Ruskin University, as reported by Schools Week. For LGBT teachers working in towns and cities, this figure was five percent. The survey also found that four in...

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One man, blessed with quite a curvy bottom, shares his attempt to break the Internet. C/O the guys at C&C, watch as this bearded gent...