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We’re sexy and we know it…

Michael and Tim are getting #SWOLE in this special enhanced edition of Hide and Seek looking at the impact of PIEDs – or Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs.

Whether it’s steroids, aminos, peptides, or even cialis…. there are a number of ways we use drugs to enhance our physique and our physical and sexual performance.

We chat with gym owner and personal trainer Jon Kok about how to use these substances safety, drug interactions, and why gay men are obsessed with the perfect physique. We also talk about the different substances that offer different kinds of bodily improvement. Of course, we talk about other ways to keep fit, and align your body with the one in your mind.

With our subject so intrinsically connected to the subjects of positive and toxic masculinity – we talk brieftly about the recent news about a Melbourne LGBTI club’s photographer brief scandal – but we hold over most of that chat… for the SEXTRAS!

Pop A Bottle

We double drop this week, as we are again joined by Owen Hall from Dancewize (a program of Harm Reduction Victoria) to talk about drug safety, and pill testing over the summer party season. Heading out, and potentially imbibing in some substances? Take a listen in.

We talk briefly on how you can STILL have your say on the poppers ban. Public submissions have closed – but you can follow this messaging guideline before heading to one of the public consultations this and next month. It has been put together by health professionals and advocates to help you get the most out of your say! http://bit.ly/NAGmessagingguide

You can attend two public consultation forums, in Sydney and in Melbourne before the TGA makes its decision.

More info and to register, go here: https://thorneharbour.org/news-events/news/amyl/ 


Thursday, 31 January

Kirby Institute

UNSW Wallace Wurth Building, High St, Kensington NSW

16:00 – 18:00, Afternoon tea 15:30


Thursday 7 February 2019

La Trobe City Campus

360 Collins St, Melbourne VIC

16:00 – 18:00, Afternoon tea 15:30


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About the author: Michael


Michael is a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council), working in the Sexually Adventurous Men (SAM) Project and it's Down an' Dirty campaign.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Well, Well, Well @ 8pm Thursday nights on JOY discussing sex, health, and well-being in our LGBTI communities.

- Michael is a producer, co-host and podcast editor for Hide and Seek @ 9pm Wednesday nights on JOY discussing gay men's sex!

Michael is also a PrEP advocate with PAN [PrEPaccessNOW], and enjoys a well made negroni.


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