It's probably not the best idea to Man Up.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to stop using Man Up Now capsules immediately because they contain a variation of an active drug ingredient found in Viagra that can dangerously lower blood pressure.
Man Up Now is marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement. Since Man Up Now claims to be "herbal" and "all natural," the FDA worries consumers may mistakenly assume the product is harmless and poses no health risk.
The capsules contain sulfoaildenafil, a chemical similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra. Sulfoaildenafil can interact with prescription drugs like nitrates and cause dangerously low blood pressure.
Man Up Now, distributed by Synergy Distribution LLC, is sold on Internet sites, online marketplaces, and possibly in retail outlets.
As far as the FDA knows, there haven't been any illnesses connected to Man Up Now, but any product that contains prescription-strength drugs can expose consumers to sickness or death.
CBSNews.com has contacted Synergy Distribution but the company has not yet commented.
(CBS/AP) Make condom use mandatory for adult film actors.
That's the urgent recommendation from someone who learned the hard way about the dangers of unprotected sex in the age of HIV/AIDS: A porn star who recently tested positive for HIV.
Derrick Burts, 24, who acts in straight films as Cameron Reid and gay films as Derek Chambers, told the Los Angeles Times that he learned last October he was HIV-positive - an infection that sent fears through California's adult film industry.Continue »
(CBS) When it comes to bullying gay teens, narrow-minded classmates may not be the only offenders.
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are about 40 percent more likely than other teens to be punished by school authorities, police, and the courts, according to a new study by scientists at Yale University.Continue »
(CBS) A revolution in the fight against HIV/AIDS might be around the corner, according to a new study, which found a daily pill, made of two commonly used HIV medications, lowered the risk of infection by 73 percent.
That's for participants who took the drug almost every day. The study found a 44 percent reduction in HIV infection across all 2,499 members of the study, many of whom were taking the drug, a combination of emtricitabine and tenofovir, inconsistently.Continue »
(CBS) Some women fake orgasms - this we know. But did you also know that 80 percent are moaning and groaning not only when they are absolutely not climaxing or coming anywhere near it, but when they are fervently wishing for the whole thing to be over?
At least that's what a team of British researchers found when they studied 71 heterosexual women between the ages of 18 and 48.Continue »
(CBS) We don't know how many obese people regularly read Marie Claire author Maura Kelly, but they seem to be paying attention now.
On Tuesday, Kelly opined on whether it was unseemly to show morbidly obese characters making out on television.
"I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other," she wrote. "Because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room -- just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair."
(CBS) What makes a lady rat hot?
Apparently, men who don't grow up around too many women.
In a recent study of 88 rats, scientists found that the male rats that grew up around lots of sisters weren't getting as much action as their counterparts.
The reason? Females weren't giving the boys the special sex sign.Continue »
(CBS) Sometimes it's hard to imagine that certain people, especially celebrities, could ever have wished they were dead. But that's what 80's rocker Rick Springfield reveals in his new memoir, "Late, Late at Night."
Springfield tried to hang himself when he was 17 because he thought he was too ugly to live, according to the New York Post. He hung from a rope tied to a ceiling beam for about 20 seconds before the rope failed and he fell to the ground.
In the rash of recent teen suicides, Springfield, now 61, has a message for kids who feel as isolated and hopeless as he once did: Stick it out, it gets better.Continue »
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Asher Brown was just 13 when he killed himself last month. So was Seth Walsh. Both were allegedly targets of anti-gay bullying.
According to gay activists, so were recent suicide victims Justin Aaberg, 15, Tyler Clementi, 18, and Billy Lucas, 15.
Now schools are trying to combat the apparent teen suicide surge among young men dealing with anti-gay abuse, but the politics of sexual identity threaten to get in the way.Continue »
(CBS) What do young women today really think about sex? It's a question guys might not want to hear answered, if a "senior thesis" by recent college grad Karen Owen is any indication.
The mock thesis, subtitled "Excelling in the Realm of Horizontal Academics," features lots of stuffy academic language - but it's actually a brutally frank kiss-and-tell about the physical attributes and sexual prowess of 13 male students Owen claims to have hooked up with.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Is life really harder for gay teens and other young people who don't confirm to "gender norms?"
Absolutely, a new study says. It showed that the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people is severely compromised by bullying and harassment they receive in school.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Gays can adopt in Florida now.
The Sunshine State will stop enforcing its ban on adoptions by gays, now that a state appeals court has struck down the law.
Florida's Department of Children and Families (DCF) had argued that the mental health of a child who gets adopted by a gay person is at risk because a.) gays are not very good role models and b.) because they may face discrimination. Continue »
(CBS) Tea Party-backed candidate Christine O'Donnell, who pulled off a stunning win for Delaware's Republican Senate nomination on Tuesday, has come under fire from the left for her views on masturbation, abortion, and abstinence.
O'Donnell first offered her views on masturbation in an MTV documentary called "Sex In The 90's" when she said "the Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery" and that "You can't masturbate without lust."Continue »