Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 20, 2014, 10:29:27 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 24259
  • Latest: HeadUp
Stats
  • Total Posts: 649980
  • Total Topics: 49612
  • Online Today: 159
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Poll

To homosexual man, are you a bottom or a top?

bottom
19 (22.6%)
top
13 (15.5%)
versatile
41 (48.8%)
total bottom
8 (9.5%)
total top
3 (3.6%)

Total Members Voted: 83

Voting closed: February 24, 2007, 12:24:15 AM

Author Topic: Bottom or Top?  (Read 37906 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Miss Philicia

  • Member
  • Posts: 24,513
  • celebrity poster, faker & poser
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #200 on: February 24, 2007, 12:09:29 AM »
Jonathan, I arrived at a combination of loperamide and Pancrecarb (specifically 3 mg/twice a day of loperamide and 3 capsules/twice a day of Pancrecarb).  The latter is worth looking into.  If it's that bad as you say, it may even be worse than what I had please do request the tincture of opium.  It's specifically for what you are describing.  Still, the Pancrecarb is good for digestive absorption, flatulence and bloating.

read this

Quote
Prescription enzymes such as PANCRECARB by DIGESTIVE CARE are often reimbursed. The PANCRECARB drug combines enzymes with bicarbonate to improve enzyme action by creating proper ph in the small intestine. In a double-blind placebo-controlled study, Pancrecarb was shown to successfully reduce HAART 1 induced diarrhea, and is reported to reduce gas and bloating, as well.

Oh right, and it significantly went away when I switched to fuzeon.  That's like night and day, but adding the Pancrecarb helped significantly when I was on a double protease inhibitor regimen (Kaletra and Invirase)
« Last Edit: February 24, 2007, 12:12:24 AM by philly267 »
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Basquo

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,277
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #201 on: February 24, 2007, 12:37:41 AM »
I've been avoiding this thread because I thought it was in the wrong forum, but reading the last few posts made me want to back up Philly's comments on opium.

After seven months of loperimide, without much success, a new doctor prescribed a new combo of drugs for my IBS, including Lomotil.  My first reaction was, "this shit could've saved the Titanic" with it's plugging effects.  My life was changed. For the previous months I could go nowhere but work, home, and the grocery, and I had pit stops mapped out everywhere in between.   I had heard nightmares stories about Lomotil, but my situation was chronic, and socially crippling enough, that I was willing to try anything.  All of the sudden I could go to a movie.  I went to a party. One day, I took a 7-hour road trip to my home town and back, not needing a bathroom the whole time. I even mentioned in a thread prior to Montreal last year that I wasn't afraid of travelling out of the country--I would just find a toilet when I needed it. That was confidence I hadn't had in over a year.

Wrapping up, I recently learned that Lomotil contains opioids, trace amounts supposedly, but enough to test positive on a drug screen.  Should I need to have a drug screen, I'll be happy to tell them that opioids changed my life. For the better.  Three times a day.  And I have a new prescription that allows them to continue doing so up to four times a day.

Ever wonder why my outlook is most always Pansies and PuppydogsTM? My little secret is out.


Online Miss Philicia

  • Member
  • Posts: 24,513
  • celebrity poster, faker & poser
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #202 on: February 24, 2007, 12:55:43 AM »
Let me be clear -- I've never taken the tincture of opium.  I just found out it existed last year and by then my diarrhea was better from switching to fuzeon.  BUT it pissed me off to no end that I was never offered this previously, when doctors knew full well my problem and stared at me with big eyes when I stated I had to take TEN loperamides each day just to have *somewhat* firm stools.  Like that ten doesn't even make perfect shit, just minimally acceptable shit.  I blame them all for my resistance to Protease Inhibitors and that's why I'm so vocal about this issue.  DO NOT ACCEPT YOUR DIARRHEA IF IT IS REALLY REALLY BAD.

It's one thing to have to take 2 loperamides/day but NOT TEN.  Fuckers, and this spans several doctors so it's not like it was just one of them fucking up.  Makes me pissed off just thinking about it.  Yet another instance I'm sure of them being afraid of opiates out of some warped Calvinist American thinking.  Pass me my laudanum sweetie darling!

So Basquo -- this Lomotil is just a synthetic narcotic that's just like the tincture or what?  I think the tincture is liquid but I might be wrong.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2007, 12:58:05 AM by philly267 »
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline jkinatl2

  • Member
  • Posts: 6,007
  • Doo. Dah. Dipp-ity.
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #203 on: February 24, 2007, 01:06:56 AM »
Thats the thing. There HAS to be a solution to the awful diarrhea that does not involve nasty constipation and the roids and fissures that come with that.

Though the irony of losing my booty due to a disease I acquired through the healthy and vigourous use of the booty is not lost onme.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Offline Basquo

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,277
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #204 on: February 24, 2007, 01:08:27 AM »
For working in healthcare, I'm remarkably non-clinical.  Wikipedia says these:

Quote
Lomotil is the trade name of a popular oral anti-diarrheal drug


Diphenoxylate is an opioid agonist used for the treatment of diarrhea that acts by slowing intestinal contractions.

I have no idea what an agonist is.  I just know I take Lomotil three times a day, now sometimes four.  

Online Miss Philicia

  • Member
  • Posts: 24,513
  • celebrity poster, faker & poser
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #205 on: February 24, 2007, 01:12:34 AM »
speak for yourself girl -- I ain't got no roids and fissures! :)

Too bad you're not in NYC or I could send you to the best gay Jewish anus doctor in the city... the man is renowned!  Works wonders with a laser gun.  I had a dyslpasia of HPV treated by him... he's even written a book about gay butt sex.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2007, 01:14:45 AM by philly267 »
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline jkinatl2

  • Member
  • Posts: 6,007
  • Doo. Dah. Dipp-ity.
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #206 on: February 24, 2007, 01:33:34 AM »
I desperately need a Jewish ButtSex doctor. Not easy to find in Atl :)

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Online Miss Philicia

  • Member
  • Posts: 24,513
  • celebrity poster, faker & poser
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #207 on: February 24, 2007, 01:50:52 AM »
I could give you his name and number.  All these guys meet at conferences and make cliques.  Or I could call him and ask.  Everyone should get a PAP smear after having HIV ten years I was told.

I need to go for an inspection myself, but haven't set anything up since I moved from NYC 2 years ago.  I really don't want cancer of the butthole.  I know I've already got HPV, and I had a nasty bout of anal warts back in '97 or so.  I *so* know who gave them to me.  Fucker.  Those things were the WORST to get rid of, and *hello* I had an grade 4 external hemorrhoid at the same time.  I'd never had one, and I have not had one ever again.  I think it was from lifting a heavy air conditioner the wrong way with my back up four flights of stairs.  But the roid had to go away before they could attack the AW's so by the time that happened the AW's had magically multiplied as they are want to do.  Oh... that was a bad year!  That's when the diarreah began too -- I guess it's all like what you are enduring then.  I so get it now.  An external roid is so much worse than an internal one -- you feel like you're sitting on a little balloon!   Mine was so large I think my doctor had someone else come in to observe it.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2007, 03:33:35 AM by philly267 »
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline jkinatl2

  • Member
  • Posts: 6,007
  • Doo. Dah. Dipp-ity.
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #208 on: February 24, 2007, 02:07:42 AM »
Having had HPV and cancer of the butthole, I understand the reticense. Poor thing has been through so much. Though to be fair, I cannot complain if I am unable to use it again for that purpose. Maybe you only get a couple thousand uses per consumer. I mean, seriously. Its not like I havent put it through its paces.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Offline egello

  • Member
  • Posts: 899
  • cb
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #209 on: February 24, 2007, 02:15:49 AM »
know of any good anus doctor in san diego?

i don't want my doctor to see my anus, i am kinda shy
Reyataz / Norvir / Truvada/ Androgel 5 g / 2 days
1/29/07 14 T, 300 k V, 1.8 %
2/22/07 197 T, 247 V, 6.8 %
3/27/07 164 T, <50 V, 5.4 %
5/28/07 177 T, <50 V, 8.2 %
7/28/07 214 T, <50 V, 9.6 %
10/3/07 380 T, <50 V, 10 % no more Mepron, Famvir

Offline Basquo

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,277
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #210 on: February 24, 2007, 02:19:06 AM »
He (and probably an assistant) will properly drape you before the table is raised and you find out exactly how big his finger is, and how cold an anoscope can be.

Offline Maestro

  • Member
  • Posts: 225
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #211 on: February 24, 2007, 05:15:18 PM »
I desperately need a Jewish ButtSex doctor. Not easy to find in Atl :)



lol!  One of the funniest posts in a while...not sure if it was intentional or not, but it sure raised an eyebrow or 2!


Online Miss Philicia

  • Member
  • Posts: 24,513
  • celebrity poster, faker & poser
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #212 on: February 24, 2007, 05:39:11 PM »
Jews control the butt doctor trade in NYC.  It's obviously a vast underground conspiracy.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline jkinatl2

  • Member
  • Posts: 6,007
  • Doo. Dah. Dipp-ity.
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #213 on: February 24, 2007, 05:58:23 PM »
hey at this point? I'll take my buttsex from an intern, a nurse, a construction worker, a vet, or a community service work-release inmate.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Offline northernguy

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,347
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #214 on: February 24, 2007, 11:21:08 PM »
There is something incredibly sexy about the combo of an aggressive top's look and an aggressive bottom's acquiescence.

Hey, us butch bottoms don't "acquiesce", we go down fightin'!
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
April 20/12 Switched to Viramune + Truvada
Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

Offline et in arcadia ego

  • Member
  • Posts: 95
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #215 on: March 12, 2007, 02:05:02 AM »
Guess I win something for weirdest answer:

Straight.


But don't hold it against me.... ::)

Offline David_CA

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,246
  • Joined: March 2006
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #216 on: March 12, 2007, 09:56:00 AM »
Guess I win something for weirdest answer:

Straight.

But don't hold it against me.... ::)

Yep, you win the question reserved for straights... are you the dominant or submissive one?   ;)
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline et in arcadia ego

  • Member
  • Posts: 95
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #217 on: March 12, 2007, 01:39:26 PM »
David:

No question about which of those two I am. My wife says I am the submissive one, and I don't dare argue.

Offline gregftl

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 204
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #218 on: March 12, 2007, 02:50:11 PM »
bottom here and u can see for yourself on my homepage mattsapartment.com/greg4200n.html :)

Offline ndrew

  • Member
  • Posts: 695
  • ....-.-.-.-.-.....
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #219 on: March 12, 2007, 10:47:23 PM »
hi,

I have a question.  has anyone noticed side effects of meds, specifically anti-depressents, changed you from bottom 2 top or vice-versa?  i know it sounds weird, but it happened to me...

drew

Offline David_CA

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,246
  • Joined: March 2006
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #220 on: March 12, 2007, 10:49:25 PM »
hi,

I have a question.  has anyone noticed side effects of meds, specifically anti-depressents, changed you from bottom 2 top or vice-versa?  i know it sounds weird, but it happened to me...

drew

So, which are you now?
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline northernguy

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,347
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #221 on: March 12, 2007, 11:06:52 PM »
bottom here and u can see for yourself on my homepage mattsapartment.com/greg4200n.html :)

Whoa, be still my heart...and other organs :-*
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
April 20/12 Switched to Viramune + Truvada
Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

Offline Amosboy

  • Member
  • Posts: 156
  • Music is the panacea.
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #222 on: March 13, 2007, 12:00:54 AM »
hi,

I have a question.  has anyone noticed side effects of meds, specifically anti-depressents, changed you from bottom 2 top or vice-versa?  i know it sounds weird, but it happened to me...

drew

Yeah....one interesting and oddly beneficial thing that Paxil did for me and my lusty bottom boy, besides limiting my personalities to five, was to give me the ability to drill a loving hole for hours without coming. 

This is great for the "top action" I've been in for the last ten years.  Though I must say, I have also enjoyed a four year role as a bottom with a boyfriend who just didn't want to ride. 

HERE'S A LITTLE SECRET...it takes a good bottom to be a good top.  You never know when the shoe may be on the other foot.  You know the golden rule:  "Do unto others as you...."  Somehow that seems a little blasphemous.  Ooopsy.

I think is all depends on the chemistry.  You can always get comfortable in any position when you don't put the pressure of perfection on yourself.  I think with couples and/or random encounters people enter into the physical space with predispositions.

Amosboy

« Last Edit: March 13, 2007, 12:02:49 AM by Amosboy »
"Love isn't love unless it's not painfully absurb."

-Charlotte Martin

Offline Bucko

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,947
  • You need a shine, missy!
    • The Spin Cycle
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #223 on: March 13, 2007, 02:02:56 AM »
bottom here and u can see for yourself on my homepage mattsapartment.com/greg4200n.html :)


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, PM me. We're neighbors  ;D

Brent
(Who never misses an opportunity)
Blessed with brains, talent and gorgeous tits.

The revolutionary smart set reads The Spin Cycle at least once every day.

Blathering on AIDSmeds since 2005, provocative from birth

Offline mattcope

  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Bottom or Top?
« Reply #224 on: March 13, 2007, 06:53:24 AM »
I am a total bottom.  Before I seroconverted, I was more versitile, but whenever I get into a potential top situation now, I lose my erection completely.   I know it is an anxiety thing.  But I am also better at being a bottom,  and yeah...  power bottom would describe me.   

Oh and this is my virgin posting

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.