Month: December 2016

10 Reasons Nina Flowers Gives Me Life

Multi-talented DJ and Drag Queen favorite Nina Flowers gives me life. Also known as Jorge Flores Sanchez, Nina made her debut on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1, televised nationally and establishing her as one hell of a fierce Drag Queen, DJ, Vogue Goddess…the list goes on. Not only is she known for her intense Drag aesthetic, featuring bio-mechanical tattoos and her signature shaved head often adorned with elaborate hairpieces, but her flourishing career as a DJ and music producer has helped her achieve residencies in several cities, including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and many more. Nina is...

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Top 10 Men’s Clothing Stores in Los Angeles

Given the many shopping districts dispersed over the vast Los Angeles metropolitan area, it can be difficult choosing one region over another based on the selection of a single store. For men’s clothing specifically, there are many options to choose from that act as a one-stop-shop for all of our retail needs. For those of us who live near Hollywood and West Hollywood specifically, we are lucky enough to have storefronts in close proximity that cater to the gay male, taking certain aesthetics, sizing options, and general taste into account. While anyone can send you to a brand-name storefront...

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Top 10 Strength Training Workouts for Building Mass

Although aerobic exercise can do wonders for your cardiovascular health and general fitness, strength training is equally as essential in reducing body fat, increasing muscle mass, and staying healthy. Strength training generally refers to any fitness routine that incorporates weights, or resistance training. More specifically, this type of fitness activity is linked to growing and maintaining strong bones over time, helping to manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, and helps reduce the muscle mass that naturally diminishes with age, according to the Mayo Clinic. While anyone can do resistance training using their own body weight (by doing pull-ups, crunches,...

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Chemsex: 4 Things You Should Know

It should come as no surprise that the rates of substance abuse in the gay community are significantly higher than the general population. Whether this is a behavioral response to years of dealing with homophobia and discrimination, or a product of the party scene that has historically been highly integrated into gay culture as a means of meeting other men, this activity can destabilize relationships, threaten employment, and bring about other physical and mental health issues. The CDC adds that drug abuse also contributes to higher rates of HIV and other STIs within the gay community. But where do...

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Are Gay Bars Bad for Gay Relationships?

The Dilemma An ongoing argument exists in our community over whether gay bars pose a threat to gay relationships. The idea here is that by continuing to frequent these bars and clubs, gay couples increase their vulnerability to a multitude of issues related to impaired judgement, sending the wrong messages about the relationship, and instigating jealousy. On the other hand, much of the gay social scene has historically existed in gay nightlife, so it would be equally damaging for a couple to tie themselves off from their friends by never going out at all. So, what are the implications...

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