IBTIMES – July 23 – In 2012, three years after the creation of Grindr, ‚Grindr for equality‘ was launched to raise awareness of gay health issues and LGBTQ rights. For the last year, one Grindr for Equality initiative has particularly stood out, and that’s its work to inform users about PrEP. PrEP is for people who are at very high risk of HIV. It involves taking a combination of two HIV medicines sold under the name Truvada, on a daily basis. This prevents people from contracting the virus. Truvada for PrEP provides 92%-99% reduction in HIV risk for HIV-negative individuals. Last year, Grindr conducted a survey which revealed that only 1 users in 4 was on PrEP in the US. 72% said they were interested in starting someday, but many pointed out a lack of info. „Following our survey, we decided to make PrEP a key priority for 2016″, said Jack Harrison Quintana, director of Grindr for Equality. In the most recent survey, Grindr found that ~46% of respondents were now taking PrEP.
by Léa Suruge
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With the Olympics just around the corner, sex has been on the mind of many commentators due to the Zika risks in Rio. The last we heard about sex and olympians was when told they athletes to abstain because they thought sex could interfere with performance in competition.
In a recent study done in conjunction with Adam & Eve, the sex toy company, has set out to prove that theory wrong. They found, in fact, sex might actually improve performance. Glamour has the story:
For the study, 21 male and female athletes tracked when they had sex (by themselves or with a partner) for three weeks. Researchers also kept tabs on how they did in speed, strength, and agility exercises.
“When it comes to sexual activity and athletic performance, it really is a case where an individual’s perception is the same as their reality,” Mike Young, Ph.D., the researcher who partnered with Adam & Eve on this project, said in a statement. “If they feel like participating in a sexual activity will improve their athletic performance, then it more than likely will and they should strategically seek out opportunities to be sexually active. Similarly, if an athlete feels like sexual activity impairs their athletic performance, then it probably will and they should avoid it at all costs.”
You heard it here first, people. It’s all about how you see it. We, of course, fall into the camp that thinks any excuse to get it on is good one.
Originally published on Nerve.com.
Haven’t you heard? Sexting is migrating from slutty foreplay to the key to a successful relationship. (Can you hear all the boyfriends cheering out there?)
Sexting is a term coined by and for the millennial generation. On behalf of said millennials, our digital world is our platform for expression and communication – it should be no surprise we express our sexuality through technology. In our “always on” era, whether we are on iMessage, Tinder, WhatsApp, Snapchat, or Facebook Messenger: sexting, and nudity, has become so commonplace, it is now a very normal and healthy part of dating – and now, modern relationships.
According to a study published in Computers in Human Behavior, sexting is just as much a part of modern monogamy as it is hookup culture. In a questionnaire that asked 459 hetero, unmarried undergraduate students about their sexting habits – it was found that sexting was more common for those in a stable relationship than single. Sexting, as it was revealed, is related to comfort within an intimate relationship, rather than insecure attachment.
Researcher Rob Weisskirch revealed further insight in an article for The Conversation:
“What this tells us is that people may be concerned with pleasing their partner’s desire — or perceived desire — to engage in sexting, and that it is the comfort with intimacy in relationships that may allow sexting to occur. And, when there is greater relationship commitment, this continues to be the case,” Weisskirch wrote.
Need help navigating the language of sexting? Refinery29 have some helpful examples.
A recent study conducted by researchers from Binghamton University, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Northeastern University has analyzed data from Baihe, one of the largest dating websites in China. In doing so, they have uncovered truths in the behavioral differences between male and female users online dating tactics – most specifically in messages and pursual.
“We found that males like to send a lot of messages to attractive female users, but they don’t get a lot of responses,” co-author Binghamton University PhD candidate Shuangfei Zhai told Daily Mail. “For females, they’re self-conscious because they tend to evaluate the likelihood of getting a response to the user that they’re sending messages to.”
According to the study, males are more focused on their own interests and oblivious of their potential attractiveness. In light of this, women have a way bigger chance of getting a response from users they send messages to.
We are all for batting above your average, but men, take note of this research (and possibly a squizz in the mirror). Ladies, keep doin‘ what you’re doin’.
UK BUSINESS INSIDER – July 22 – Vana Koutsomitis, a runner-up on TV show „The Apprentice,“ has already smashed her £120K crowdfunding target on Seedrs for dating app DatePlay. The one-month campaign went live on Tuesday and had received £150,020 in pledges from 110 investors by Friday. The company said it will stop accepting pledges once it reaches £300K.
by Sam Shead
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