Is Anybody There?

Have you ever thought you are the only man with a bleeding disorder who thinks about, has had or wants to have sex with men? Well, that is not the case and you are certainly not alone. Research suggests there are approximately 10,000 men living with a bleeding disorder in the UK, with approximately 800+ having had some form of […]

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Planning for your Future

You might have had some experience in the past with friends like watching pornography, touching, using websites or apps on mobile devices. Going to a gay club or pub for the first time to meet men can be quite daunting so it’s important to think about what you want to do before you go out onto the scene.     […]

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Coming Out

  Being gay or bisexual is nothing to be ashamed of – it’s something you can feel proud about. Almost everyone feels stressed about “coming out” and sometimes it’s like there is never the perfect time. Planning what you want to say can help you stay calm and in control. Heightened anxiety levels can be distracting and may cause additional […]

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Personal Safety and Awareness

  Living with a bleeding disorder doesn’t automatically make you a target. Technology, such as the internet and mobile phone apps have made life a lot easier to meet people. Some might just be looking for one off, random sexual encounters. Some want more such as a “fuck-buddy” or a relationship, each bringing their personal demands and pressures. This technology […]

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Homophobia / Abuse

Homophobic attacks on gay/bi-sexual people (queer bashing) are sadly a very real threat. These criminal offences can be for robbery, discrimination, or for more sinister reasons. Abusive behaviour towards a person can take many different forms and can lead to the victim suffering physical and / or psychological harm.   For example: Bullying, intimidation, forcing you to do things you […]

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Support and Information

For more information, or if you would like to speak to someone, contact details of organisations are below. For men who have sex with other men and are living with a bleeding disorder, you can find related articles throughout the Haemosexual website.   Haemophilia Scotland is a registered charity (No. SC044298) based in Scotland for people who have haemophilia, von Willebrands and […]

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

If you have sex without a condom you could be at risk from the following: STI’s like Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Herpes, Chlamydia or NSU (non-specific urethritis) Viral infections like HIV and Hepatitis   Some infections can also be transmitted during oral sex and by non-penetrative genital-to-genital contact, such as Genital Warts, Gonorrhoea A lot of people with STI’s do not feel […]

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Chem Sex

This phrase is becoming well known amongst gay / bi-sexual men which best describes having sex under the influence of “recreational drugs”. This can sometimes mean a cocktail of various drugs are taken before and during sex.     Consuming large amounts of alcohol and taking “recreational drugs”, as well as other substances believed to enhance sex has long been […]

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