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Mar 29 2017
Going Bare With Nick Youngquest Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 11.37.14 PM(Images via DNA & Gods of Football)

I've been a fan of Nick Youngquest's ever since he was on the cover of DNA several years ago. I may or may not own more than one calendar featuring his ruggedly handsome face.

IMG_1901C copyNick time! (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

So when I was invited to an event featuring Nick (now the the global face of Invictus by Paco Rabanne) and Dr. Emily Spilchal demonstrating the NABOSO Barefoot Training Mat, I knew I had to go.

IMG_1913CEmily & Nick. No shoes? No problem! (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

I had no time! I had to walk 20 blocks over and 20 back, then get to my own workout... but I made it, and was able to meet Nick, grab some shots for you and for me, and check out the mats.

IMG_1916CNick's a great hang! (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

More info on the mats from a press release:

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People seemed excited about the mats, and Nick was super nice. He had the class of Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 11.41.59 PM mostly women (with one very notable exception) paying close attention to his moves. One thing learned: The only problem with working out barefoot is people can see when the instructor is making your toes curl.

Check out the mat if you're interested in shucking your shoes for a whole new way of working out.

 
6-PACK — Accused L.A. Pride Terrorist Pleads Not Guilty + Bathroom Bill Clogged In Texas + Kilting Me Softly With His Song + Nunes Cover-Up + Trump Attacks LGBTQ Protections — Again + Hillary: RESIST, INSIST, PERSIST, ENLIST! Comments (0)

3531F74600000578-3637859-image-a-45_1465770120638James Wesley Howell — ready to smoke some fags? (Image via Facebook @ James Wesley Howell)

WIDGETCBS News: “Gun enthusiast with a short temper” James Wesley Howell was off to L.A. Pride last year with an arsenal. Now, he's pleading not guilty to weapons charges.

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Texas House Speaker, Republican (!) Joe Straus, ended debate on so-called Bathroom Bill. Bill still alive, but it's a rare show of Republican sanity.

WIDGETBosGuy: Because a big man in a kilt makes me smile.

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Nunes won't share intel with his own committee, accepting anon tips from the White House he's investigating, Swalwell brands it a “cover-up.”

WIDGETThink Progress: Trump signs executive order that weakens LGBTQ protections under federal employers.

Screen Shot 2017-03-29 at 11.32.10 AMHillary Clinton is more resilient than you. (Video still via Guardian Wires)

WIDGETYouTube @ Guardian Wires: Hillary Clinton “thrilled to be out of the woods,” inspires in speech: “Resist, insist, persist, enlist.” Keep reading for the video ...

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Mar 27 2017
6-PACK — Thom Thom Club + She Said What? + RuPaul Is Not Here To Serve You + Mack Beggs Gets A Partial Win + Pulse Lawsuit In Jeopardy? + The Luscious Jhona Burjack! Comments (0)

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WIDGETtheOUTfront: Get nude with Thom Evans to raise sexual-health awareness? Done and done.

WIDGETPoseidon's Underworld: Countless quotes of stars on other stars, including Crawford on Monroe: “She had no girdle on, her ass was hanging out. She is a disgrace to the industry.”

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01b8d26890f2970c-800wiDon't ask Ru to beat your face, or he may. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

WIDGETThe Dinner Party Download: RuPaul on privilege: “They think, 'Oh, you must be here to make me look good. That’s what gay guys are, right?'”

WIDGETWFAA: Trans teen Mack Beggs gets to wrestle other boys — just not in high school events, which was the point of his complaint.

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Feds may toss suit by Pulse survivors/families against Omar Mateen's employer & his wife — jurisdiction issues.

WIDGETF*cking Young!: Jhona Burjack by Jayden Fa is where Mother Nature does some of her best work.

Jhona-burjacks-fy9(Image by Jayden Fa for F*cking Young!)

 
Mar 24 2017
6-PACK — Trump Grants Anti-LGBTQ Doofus On Major Civil Rights Position + Trump Jr. Gets VIEWed + Shawn ... Shawn + Coach-Off + Taraji vs. Nia + The Time Trump Hit On Emma Thompson! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 11.54.59 AMRoger Severino — listen to her talk!!! (Video still via YouTube @TheDailyLedger)

WIDGETWashington Blade: Trump taps rabidly anti-trans Heritage Foundation ideologue Roger Severino to run the civil rights division of the Dept. of Health & Human Services.

WIDGETThe View: Donald Trump Jr.'s asinine tweet gets attacked by the women. London's mayor doesn't like it  much, either.

Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 11.49.16 AM(Video still via Instagram @shawnmendes)

WIDGETGay Fleshbot: A good, old-fashioned Shawn Mendes thirst trap. (Work Unfriendly)

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Ah, but which coach is hotter?

Media-4I choose this coach! (Image via Instagram)

WIDGETDlisted: Nia Long & Taraji P. Henson “got along about as well as Terrence Howard gets along with an asshole that hasn’t been freshly touched by a baby wipe.”

WIDGETYouTube @Skavlan: Emma Thompson volunteers the story of the time Donald Trump cold-called her for a date. Keep reading for the video ...

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Sexual Health For Guys: All About STD Testing And You Comments (0)

Guys are known to be silent and resilient. However, some topics necessitate action. Sexually transmitted diseases can lead to complications, and at worst, death. Don’t be the strong and silent type when it comes to testing for STDs. Every guy needs to be assertive in making sure they are healthy and engaging in a safe sex life.

Who’s At Risk

Don’t be naive. Every sexually active person should get tested for one or more sexually transmitted diseases. Even if you’re exclusive to one partner, it’s important to get tested due to your previous sex life as well as the entire sex life of your partner. Even though we may love our partner and we trust them, it’s important to get tested. In worst case scenarios, you may learn that your partner is sleeping with other people and has put you at risk of getting an STD.

What It’s Like

Most avoid medical procedures due to fear of the unknown. An STD screening involves a swab, blood test, or urine test. The procedure is painless, and in some cases, patients may get the results the same day. Otherwise, you may have to wait a few days for final results.

Where to Go

If you decide to go somewhere other than your physician’s office, you may use Internet tools to locate nearby STD testing. If remaining private throughout the ordeal is your wish, it’s nice to have such convenient websites. You may increase your level of knowledge about clinics by reading health forums.

Who Knows

It’s understood that some are reluctant to approach family doctors with sexual issues. Therefore, one may go to a clinic to seek help with screening and subsequent STD treatment. Conversely, some may feel more comfortable under the care of their regular physician. Other differences include the charge for services as well as the range of tests.

Who to Speak With

In some cases, the situation may not be yours alone. You may have a boyfriend or girlfriend who you must tell. It’s best to be forward, especially when another person’s health is on the line. How you may or may not have contracted an STD is a separate issue aside from the fact that a person close to you should get tested.

Why Change

You could dismiss an STD scare as bad luck. However, for some, the need for an STD screening could reflect a reckless sex life. While it’s best practice to get regular screenings if you’re sexually active and with different partners, those who repeatedly contract STDs may have deeper problems, such as a tendency to engage in reckless behaviors.

When to Go Again

Don’t make your decision to get a screening a one-time deal. Make it an ongoing part of your health. Many people spread STDs due to a lack of awareness. You can’t save others from contracting an illness if you’re unaware to start. Be responsible to yourself and to others in your life.

Who to Ask

“Males are the stronger sex.” That label has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, a strong person is fearless and does not worry themselves with trifling health matters. However, what if you’re a sexually active guy who is interested in a girl who has a reputation? Is it okay to ask her to get an STD screening? Is it unmanly to abstain from sex before you know if your partner is clean?

Who to Inspire

Maybe some pastimes are common and shared with friends, such as going to baseball games, cafes, or local bars. You may have started playing a sport or wearing a certain type of clothing because a friend turned you onto it. You could be the one to inspire your friends to get regular STD screenings.

Who’s Concerned

We’re all concerned about our health yet few know numbers related to STDs and HIV. For example, overall an American has a 1 in 99 percent chance of getting HIV in their lifetime. That chance is 1 in 20 for African-American males. And, that number is 1 in 6 for gay and bisexual males in the US. That person could be you, your best friend, or your next sexual partner.

What About Drug Use?

Lastly, you don’t need to have sex to get a number of sexually-related diseases. For example, those who share needles are at risk of getting HIV. If you are currently sharing needles or have done so in your past, it’s important to get an STD screening in the near future.

Natalie Martin is a freelance writer, and when she is not working on her next article she can usually be found in her garden. She attended the University of Cincinnati before turning to writing, and now spends much of her time drawing attention to some of the major health problems that are plaguing the country today. Natalie resides along the Gulf Coast with her 6 year old Labrador Retriever.

 
Mar 23 2017
6-PACK — Dems Will Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination + RIP George Weinberg, Who Coined HOMOPHOBIA + Marcus Bachmann's Shady Clinic + Trumpcare Doomed? + Terror At Westminster Was Homegrown + Republican Charged With Child Prostitution Resigns! Comments (0)

WIDGETHuff Post: YASSS! Schumer declares Dems will filibuster Gorsuch's nomination, requiring at least 60 votes for confirmation.

WIDGETNew York Times: George Weinberg, the psychotherapist who invented the word homophobia in the '60s, dies @ 87. Wish its practitioners would follow suit.

WIDGETRaw Story: Ladybird Bachmann's psych clinic — which is into gay conversion therapy — has been cited for its failure to keep records. Shocking, I know.

WIDGETPolitico: Trumpcare, once a certainty, now may die in the House. Theresa may also gutting health care in the UK — read an HIV-positive man's story.

WIDGETBBC: Terror attack on Westminster that left four (including attacker, so three) dead came from a British-born assailant known to intelligence services.

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Oklahoma State Sen. Ralph Shortey, a Republican and YMCA volunteer, has resigned amid allegations he hired a 17-year-old boy for sex.

Screen Shot 2017-03-23 at 11.16.59 AMShortey didn't want his child prostitution charges to be a distraction. (Image via public record)

 
Mar 20 2017
6-PACK — Trump Is Nixon On Steroids + Nunes Never Hoida Carter Page, Roger Stone (!) + 9/11 Families Hit Back + George Michael Knew + Bill Kennedy Flashback + Bringing Her Shea Game! Comments (0)

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WIDGETHuff Post: “Not since Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal has an investigative hearing made it so clear that a presidency was in serious legal peril.” Also, no wiretapping.

WIDGETTwitter @kylegriffin1: Holy fuck — House Intel. Chmn. Devin Nunes claims never to have heard of Carter Page or Roger Stone aka “What's Aleppo?”:

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: So many conspiracy theories, but here's a conspiracy fact — 100s of 9/111 families suing Saudi Arabia for complicity in the attacks. Yes!

WIDGETPink News: George Michael knew he was dying: “I thought he was waking up and I saw him coming alive again, maybe the last flash of the candle.”

WIDGETRick's Real/Reel Life: If you like my tributes to old-timey movie & TV icons, don't miss Rick's remembrance of WKPD-TV's '70s & "80s Robert Osborne: Bill Kennedy!

Bill-Kennedy-TV-movies-Detroit-hostBill would die again at the lack of classic-movie knowledge displayed by millennials (Image via WKBD)

WIDGETChicagoist: Tony Peregrin talks drag with RDR's Shea Couleé: “Drag goes so much further than just the gender-bending quality of the art form.”

2017_sheamainShea Couleé (Image via Shea Couleé)

 
Mar 19 2017
6-PACK — Consider It Dunn + Only The Lonely + Speedo Heaven + Some Pretty Big Little Deaths + Mansion Envy + RIP Mr. EYES OF LAURA MARS! Comments (0)

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WIDGETtheOUTfront: Simon Dunn wows you on and in the new DNA.

WIDGETBosGuy: Are you middle-aged? If so, you're more susceptible to this. (It's not baldness, impotence or a tendency to DVR Antiques Roadshow.)

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Might be the most beautiful dude-in-Speedo pic yet.

Boys In The Sand(Movie poster via Poolemar)

WIDGETOMG Blog: 5 utterly amazing male O-shots from (mostly) non-porn films. (Work Unfriendly)

WIDGETExtraTV: Check out the former estate of Hollywood giant David O. Selznick! What a spread.

The-blob-2Nuts to you, Blob! (Image via Paramount)

WIDGETTHR: Jack H. Harris, producer of The Blob (1958) & Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) dies @ 98.

Lm11Thank you for NOT seeing me — Faye Dunaway in Eyes of Laura Mars (Image via Columbia)

 


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