This morning was then my return visit to the G.U.M. clinic; nothing bad - just bloods to check my Hep booster and a six monthly MOT on everything else. But it was sad that the nurse was surprised that i take such an open and active attitude to sexual health - "Unlike most other gay men..."
And she was right - because the sad thing is that most guys take more care of their cars than they do of their sexual health.
But the Truth is: if you are big enough to be out there and actively playing with the big boys, then you really *should* also be grown up enough to go get regular testing.
Sure, visiting a clinic can be a tad embarrassing, and getting tested for some STIs can even be a little uncomfortable (*why* is it that i can deep throat my Man's beautiful full cock for hours, yet one iddy-biddy little throat swab has me gagging?! Still, i made the nurse laugh when i apologised for retching, then gave a big grin and said "Funny - I didn't gag last night..." ) - but a real man never let a little discomfort stop him from doing what he knows he must...
So come on guys - no excuses!
Know your status.
Take personal responsibility to be safe and act safe.
Show that you value both yourself and your partners.