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How to predict the World Cup winner

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I caught up with Jack Burke from Hims to talk football and penis size — he’s put together a handy comparison chart that ranks the World Cup football teams by the average length of their penis.

Do we know why average penis size varies between countries? What are some of the factors that influence penis size?

Weight, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol, genetics, and cardiovascular disease can all affect the length and strength of your penis.

Are there any surprises in these results? Some of my Portuguese friends are asking for a re-count. I’m also surprised by Russia’s low-ranking?

I was shocked that nations like Poland, Serbia, and Russia weren’t higher. But Portugal was the real surprise.

In the results that we’ve seen so far at the World Cup, are we seeing any correlation between penis size and football prowess? Could a large penis be a disadvantage in football?

Colombia — the biggest — lost to Japan — the smallest — on day five of the World Cup. Russia, who has scored the most goals so far this tournament, is ranked 28th out of the 32 teams. As of now, the top five countries have yet to win a game.

In my experience, when it comes to penis size, it’s a poor workman who blames his tools. Do guys spend too much time worrying about the size of their penis and comparing dick-sizes with each other?

Anyone can score some goals as long as you know how to use the skills you were given.

In football and in live, at the end of the day it’s performance that matters. Do you have any hints or tips as to how I can bring my A-game to the bedroom, whatever my penis size?

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Are we living in a post-HIV world?
In recent years we’ve seen a seismic shift in the effectiveness of treatment for HIV, as well as the emergence of PrEP — medication that prevents you from acquiring HIV.

This combination of factors has contributed towards a dramatic change in the attitude of gay men towards HIV, health, and sex.

It’s been difficult for public health policy to keep up, but it’s also difficult for older gay men like me to get our heads around the changing landscape of sex.

Official reports indicate that AIDS has killed over 35 million people worldwide. It’s estimated that around the world there are currently over 37 million people living with HIV.

In June of 1981, when the beginnings of the HIV pandemic were first being identified, I was approaching my ninth birthday. Lucky I guess, too young to be impacted by the first devastating waves of the virus that killed so many young gay men.

As I was beginning to discover sex, the public health messages very strongly articulated that sex without a condom equalled death.

It’s a bit hard to describe how that constant fear of infection and death shapes your view and experience of sex. I guess I’ve got no way of knowing what things would have been like without that — I like to think that it might have been something like San Francisco in the 70s, or a long, lust-filled summer on Fire Island.

I survived. I was careful. I was lucky.

It wasn’t until I saw the 2003 documentary The Gift that I became aware of the fetishisation of HIV, and a growing movement of men who embraced the risk and health consequences of fucking without condoms, of letting guys cum in you, the thrill of raw, or ‘bareback’ sex between men. It was an uninhibited hedonism best captured by the porn of Paul Morris and Treasure Island Media.

It’s easy to judge and disapprove of risk-taking behaviour, but there was something incredibly compelling about this type of no-holds-barred sex — no fear, no care for consequences.

The improvements in medication and the emergence of PrEP have now made bareback sex the norm. Not only in porn — where it’s now highly unusual to see anyone using a condom — but also in everyday life.

Health professionals sensibly remind us that condoms are still worth wearing as they protect us from a whole range of sexually transmitted infections, not just HIV, but the reality is that for many men sex is better when you don’t have to wear a condom.

For me, it’s a bit of a mind-trip that testing positive for HIV is no longer a death-sentence, that you can have sex without a condom and not worry if one of you might have the virus. That you can have no-holds-barred sex, with no fear, and no care for consequences.

It’s fantastic that today’s young gay guys, who are just beginning to discover and explore sex, don’t have to worry about HIV. Obviously they need to learn about it, they need to have access to PrEP, and they need to understand the full gamut of sexual health, but it’s just part of life.

Let’s not forget our history, let’s not forget the people we’ve lost, but let’s be thankful that young guys today are growing up in a world that’s something a bit like San Francisco in the 70s, or a long, lust-filled summer on Fire Island.

We may now be living in a post-HIV world.

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