Who doesn’t love his or her own body? Not necessarily in a narcissistic way of course, but we all appreciate the old Roman saying “a sound mind in a sound body”. So we try to take care of it and keep it safe from harm. But what do you guys really know about your body? What is it actually capable of? Let’s have a look at some facts.
Some people believe that having sex can cause a heart attack (based on research and stuff) but can it really? A recent study by German researchers found there’s nothing that links sexual activity with triggering heart attacks, as reported by NBC News.
Researchers at Ulm University in Germany led a small study and said the data they’ve collected shows it’s very unlikely “that sexual activity is a relevant trigger of heart attack.”
The study involved 536 heart disease patients between 30 and 70 years of age. They were asked about their sexual activity both before and after heart attacks, strokes and other kinds of cardiovascular events. 15 percent said they abstained from sex in the 12 months leading up to a heart attack, while 25 percent said they had sex about once a week.
The American Heart Association says that sex after a heart attack is OK. But remember guys: always keep doing it safely. Be OK and be safe, what could be better?
'Who's the Boss?', is an American sitcom which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984 to April 25, 1992. Danny Pintauro, the former cast revealed that he's HIV-positive in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Saturday. He was diagnosed with the infection back in 2003.
Pintauro, who played the precocious son Jonathan Bower on the sitcom, shared his secret with Winfrey on her network's "Where Are They Now?" show.
"I wanted to tell you this a long time ago, but I wasn't ready," he told Winfrey. "I'm ready now. I'm HIV-positive and I have been for 12 years."
The diagnosis came in 2003 after a regular checkup. "You know, as a responsible gay man, you're getting an HIV test done every six months." he continued. Pintauro came out publicly as a gay man in 1997.
I think that 'Homeless World Cup' fever is still in the air, because it turns out that the city government of Jakarta plans to hold a football tournament between residents of Rumah Susun Sederhana Sewa (Rusunawa) next month.
Ika Lestari Aji , The Head of Jakarta Housing and Government Building, said that the tournament 'Rusun Cup Football Festival 2015' tournament is scheduled to run from October 4th - 28th.
"It's social football. So in addition to tournaments, there will be also a dissemination about HIV/AIDS. This tournament will be done with 13 to 16 year old high-rise residents."
He said that the resident football tournament is organized with the aim to change the residents' -especially teenage children- behavior into taking part in positive activities such as sports. The event will also be held to find the seeds of excellence in the football sport.
We hope that this apporach works and that there will be more positive events to come - well done, Government!
One of my friends recently told me about a web series that she currently loves to watch, titled 'Conq'.
Conq is an Indonesian-produced web series, started in early 2014, with as its target audience the Indonesian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Conq (or cong, from bencong) is a slang term for gay men and the Conq web series follows the lives of gay best friends. All the episodes engage with issues relevant to the lives of many Indonesian urban-based gay men such as stereotypes, dating apps, the familial pressure to marry heterosexually, discrimination in the workplace and HIV.
Last week Conq was taken offline, after lawmakers accused the series of degrading the morals of young people and they asked the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to ban it.
A former Wall Street worker sparked a public outcry in the US, after raising the price of drugs to treat AIDS patients. What makes the public angry is that he roughly raised the price of the drug with… 5500 percent.
The Global Fund has issued its ‘2015 Result Report’ earlier this week.
Maybe some of you don't know what the Global Fund is, so let me introduce them to you...
The Global Fund is a partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of 3 diseases: AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Global Fund is a financing institution, providing support to countries in the response to these 3 diseases. Even though they don’t implement programs on the ground themselves, their partnership program strives for maximum impact.
Today, September 21st is celebrated as International Day of Peace. To celebrate this day, together with hundreds of other communities, The Wahid Institute held a grand event to be held early on September 20th in Central Jakarta City Hall. According to Yenny Wahid, Director of The Wahid Institute, the themed of the celebration is "Together to Build Indonesia #Berani Damai (Dare To Peace)". The purpose of this is to express a message of peace –- in a bold and creative way, of course. "Even only for a day, stop spreading hate messages and give a message of happiness. Be well-behaved, think peacefully and be tolerant to all people," Yenny added.
How do you like your vegetables? Not everyone loves to eat vegetables, especially kids. But I guess that many adults will love these 'vegetables'.
Bali is the island of the Gods, famous with its beautiful beaches, it's also famous with its beautiful wedding places. Recently, a gay couple (an American and an Indonesian man) held a Hindu wedding ceremony in Ubud, after they were legally married in the United States.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.