One Size definitely doesn’t fit all (when it comes to Condoms)

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Pasante, one of the largest independent condom manufacturers in the UK, has released a condom sizer card that allows people to slip their boners into differently sized holes, all to determine what size condom will work best for them.

While it’s super important to use condoms that actually fit your penis size, we hope Pasante’s condom sizer card isn’t made solely out of hard cardboard, because sticking your penis into that would hurt.

According to one custom-size condom manufacturer, various condom studies have shown that one-size-fits-all condoms don’t actually fit anywhere from 40–45% of people with penises. Either the condoms are too long, too short, too tight or too loose.

When a condom is too tight it can be difficult to put on quickly and it can uncomfortably constrict the penis, causing pain and reducing blood flow, both of which can lead to a loss of the erection. When a condom is too loose it bunches up near the base, which can reduce sexual stimulation and even run the risk of slipping off during sex.

Often gay folks will use whatever condoms they get for free at the gay bar, or they’ll just buy whatever’s cheapest at the drug store, but it’s a good idea to really examine and experiment to see which ones are going to work best for you.

A few years ago extra small condoms for teens between 12 and 14 went on sale in Switzerland. Called the Hotshot, the condom has been produced after government research showed that teenagers did not use sufficient protection when having sex.

Still Smiling

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The victim of a homophobic attack in Neilston, Scotland has gone viral after posting a picture of his grinning, bloody face on social media. Blair Wilson’s Facebook post got thousands of reactions since he made it last Friday.

The 21-year-old said he was on his way home from his mum’s house, walking in the town’s Main Street, when a man called him a “faggot”. Blair said he confronted the man over his language and was then physically attacked, leaving him with a cut across his nose and blood on his face and shirt.

He managed to get away and took a selfie, grinning through his injuries, posting it to Facebook, letting his friends and family know what had happened. He said he had never experienced physical violence as a result of his sexuality and was shocked it had happened in his hometown.

“I knew, as soon as it happened, that I could either keep quiet and feel embarrassed about it or I could shame him over Facebook. As soon as I posted it, even though my nose was still bleeding, I didn’t care.” His post soon accrued over 2,000 likes and dozens of comments expressing concern and support.

Blair said: “It’s amazing. I’ve heard from so many people I haven’t spoken to in ages and people I don’t even know telling me I’m an inspiration and stuff. It’s made me feel so good about myself.

“I did use some choice words in the post, but the message I wanted to get across is you need to stick up for yourself. Maybe don’t go getting yourself hurt, but show them you have friends, you are loved. I think some people think because you are a different sexuality from them you have no friends and everyone is in the same mindset of them, when the reality is they’re the minority. You can prove to them you’re much more loved than they will ever be if they live a life of hate.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed that they had received a report about the incident and enquiries are ongoing.

UK wants to ban “Gay Conversion”

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The British government has released an LGBT action plan that seeks to ban conversion therapy. The initiative, released during Pride Week in London, pledged to consider “legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting conversion therapy,” the harmful and debunked practice of trying to turn gay, lesbian, and bisexual people straight.

“These activities are wrong, and we are not willing to let them continue,” the plan stated, adding, “Our intent is [to] protect people who are vulnerable to harm or violence, whether that occurs in a medical, commercial or faith-based context.”

The action plan was released in response to a 2017 survey of over 108,000 LGBT  people in the United Kingdom — the world’s largest national poll of its kind. The survey found that 2 percent of respondents had undergone conversion therapy and 5 percent had been offered it.

In addition to the findings on conversion therapy, the results showed that queer British people still experienced significant discrimination, stigma, and violence. For example, 40 percent of respondents said they had experienced hate incidents with a person they did not live with in the 12 months preceding the survey. Workplace discrimination is also common — 71 percent said they experienced a negative incident at work in the past year.

In both cases, most respondents did not report these incidents because they believed no change would happen. And in a testament to enduring stigma, two-thirds said they were afraid to hold hands with their partner for fear of a negative reaction from the public.

“No one should ever have to hide who they are or who they love,” said British Prime Minister Theresa May in a statement, reports CNN. “This LGBT action plan will set out concrete steps to deliver real and lasting change across society, from health and education to tackling discrimination and addressing the burning injustices that LGBT people face.”

To tackle these “burning injustices,” the British government has created an “LGBT Implementation Fund” of £4.5 million, which will be used to address the findings of the survey. You can read the results of the survey and the responsive LGBT action plan here.

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Sorry for the lack of posts the last few days, my cable modem died over the holidays so I had no internet access. We’ll be back to the normal posting schedule from here on.

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Quick Personal Update: I’m having some rough days at the moment with a bunch of pain and very little energy. I’m still trying to do at least one post per day. I’ll be back to the normal schedule with more and better posts as soon as possible. I get the proper hardcore meds  late this week, that should improve things dramatically. Wish me luck and thanks for your incredible support! <3

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