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Semen: Is a Great Anti-depressant in Your Man's Pants?

Well, here's an interesting use for jizz besides baby making. Some scientists have found that semen has anti-depressant properties.

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Psychiatric Meds and Fat

(old post, just got indexed for first time..)

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LGBTQI and Depression in Mumbai

Dealing With Depression: A report from GayBombay

We present an excerpt from Sachin, from one of the meetings of  Gay Bombay held in June 2003 on some of the issues in dealing with depression of our own and of those around us.

Na koi umang hai, na koi tarang hai

Meri zindagi hai kya ? Ek kati patang hai

(No joy, no zing, no bite; No passion no hope no fight…

Q. Pray what is my sad wretched life? Ans. A myopic circumcised kite…)

Bollywood has a song for every feeling. Sadness, melancholy, loneliness are amply represented? But depression? Even Meena “Humein Qabristan le chalo” Kumari may find that to be a tough one…

The Special GayBombay Sunday Meet on Depression was held at Vikram’s lovely tranquil new home in Bandra on June 01, 2003.  It was attended by 30 people. It was the second meeting organized specially on the subject of depression by GayBombay since its inception four and a half years ago.

For the first meeting we had the honor of the presence of a clinical psychiatrist, who is also the mother of a group member.  She dwelt on depression and its causes. She wasn’t there for this meeting but Dr. Ajit and Jay V led the meeting very well.

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Our Bodies are as Sacred as Life and Death

by Colette Coughlin - from Victoria's Sex Blog

I feel very much alive these days; but I have known periods of depression where I almost wished for death. Having been there, I now try to practice regularly those things that for me, nurture life; one of which is drawing the body, nude, whether it be enlaced in intimate lovemaking or simply being.

I was very close to one of my aunts who passed away two years ago, not too long after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord which eventually leads to death. I will never forget how courageously she shared her feelings when she received the devastating diagnosis; after the initial shock, she turned within to an incredibly deep source of strength and decided to live her death as fully as she had lived her life up until then. I was one of the very fortunate family members to be able to share this period with her up close.

She was a very “private person” and it is not without a twinge of discomfort towards other family members’ reactions that I post images of her. But at the same time, I do so with a deeper confidence, knowing that she not only asked to participate in my work through a nude photo session, she also gave me permission to share the artwork produced from them, and fortunately, I was able to show her a few of my drawings before she passed away. Drawing this one just recently brought me back to the beautiful moments spent together during the last months of her life.

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Cigarettes, Candy and the Cure

by Judith Brisson

I remember being in high school during the latter days of my puberty and going through a period of two or three years where I had some issues  with weight. It’s not as if I got excessively heavy, but the bodily changes were as impressive as the psychological ones. I went from being a skinny little washboard, to having a “womanly figure” in under a year. And nothing was as I had imagined. Rather than having my hips widen and my waist curve inwards, my waist widened..a lot.
And rather than having two lovely orbs perched on my chest, I had two pendulous appendages already looking as if they’d fed a brood of kids. 

Needless to say, I wasn’t satisfied with what god had bestowed me with and I think it might have been then that I became an atheist. Even one of my favorite teachers made a comment that “I had lost my girlish figure” – yeah, no shit, and thanks.

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Like a Virgin

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