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10 Tips to Help Gay and Bi Men Make Better Choices about Dating, Sex and Relationships
Feeling good, happy, confident and proud of our bodies, our minds, our sex, our friends, lovers and families is important – yet sometimes difficult to achieve or maintain.
Depression and anxiety are very common among gay men, and some of the most common reasons why we feel depressed include the homophobia, biphobia and transphobia surrounding us as well as the subsequent shame and guilt that follows.
Anxiety disorders can be the result of a number of factors, including genetics (children of adults with an anxiety disorder have a higher risk of developing one), psychological (individual has a tendency to overestimate danger) and experiences (e.g. an embarrassing moment or a traumatic event).
Many of the social spaces we have to connect with each other have been created in response to some of the negativity that comes our way as gay men. Community and social spaces have opened that include coffee houses, community centres, sporting events, art galleries, bars/nightclubs and bathhouses. We find more of these spaces in larger cities, like Toronto or Ottawa – however, many areas or regions don’t have gay specific spaces.
10 Tips to Help Gay and Bi Men Make Better Choices about Dating, Sex and Relationships
Feeling good, happy, confident and proud of our bodies, our minds, our sex, our friends, lovers and
Depression and anxiety are very common among gay men, and some of the most common reasons why we fee
Anxiety disorders can be the result of a number of factors, including genetics (children of adults w
Many of the social spaces we have to connect with each other have been created in response to some o
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