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Gay or Straight? The Difficulties of talking in Code

I’m at a party at another school and I meet this guy. His name is Tim. “Why are you wearing a cowboy hat?” I ask. “Well, I’m from Texas and my friends didn’t think I seemed Texan enough. So I signed a contract saying I’d wear it every time I leave the house.” I’m visiting…

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Listen to Your Body

I don’t run because my knees ache for days after. I don’t do certain shoulder exercises because I’ve gotten hurt doing some of them. I don’t use the barbell because I would want a spotter and I workout alone. These exercises are pretty crucial to most work-out regimes and when people ask how fast I…

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Gay Men are Dangerous

“Watch your drinks. Don’t let anyone make you anything.” “Get ready to have orgies everyday.” “You’re going to come back covered in STDs.” This is what they told me before I left for my trip to the BVI, which I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about. My friends and family were worried that someone as…

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OkCupid and Tinder: The Straight Dating Apps for Gays

Mobile online dating was the rising trend in 2013. Of course it’s been going on for years in the gay community but the straight community finally caught on and made some apps of their own with OkCupid and Tinder. However, I’ve noticed another trend of 2013. “Ew no, I’m not on Grindr.” This is the…

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Boys and Body Image

An article came out last week revealing dramatically high rates of steroid use by gay and bisexual teen boys. With an average age of sixteen, the sample included 17,250 teenage boys, 635 of whom were gay or bisexual. An astounding 21 percent of gay and bisexual teens had tried steroids as compared to the 4…

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Male Artists and the Fear of Femininity

This year Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the Super Bowl Halftime. Writers, bloggers and the online community are raving about how this performance was one for the ages, but I couldn’t help but feel… well… bored. Bruno wore nearly the same exact outfit he wore to last year’s Grammy’s. There…

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Pre-Workout Drinks

When I first started seriously working-out I heard of something I had never heard of before: a pre-workout drink. What is it? It’s basically an energy boost that helps you push yourself harder at the gym without being steroids. They also have a fair amount of protein, creatine and other substances that help you gain…

Insanity

If there’s a mainstream workout program that you’ve heard of that isn’t P90X, it’s most likely Insanity. It’s also easier for parents to say (I don’t know why they are so insistent on calling it PX90). From beachbody.com, the same creators of P90X, insanity is a 63 day work-out plan with workouts ranging from 20-40…