Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stars Famous for Penis; Gay History Russia

Stars Famous for Penis
I'm doing most of my posting from a tablet from Monday to Wednesday this week, so please excuse the changes in font and style.
Here's a list of stars who have become well known for their penises. Most have other talents, too, so don't sell them short, so to speak. The first is Michael Fassbender.
He’s thirty-six years old today, and if you’re anything like me and the rest of the population (whether female or otherwise), when anyone mentions his name, a giant image of a penis flashes into your brain. Even if you haven’t seen Shame, the move where he so memorably and full frontally and prolong…edly displays his saucy man-bits, you’ve heard enough and full frontally and prolong…edly displays his saucy man-bits, you’ve heard enough about it by now that your brain does most of the work on its own. Michael Fassbender

http://www.crushable.com/2013/04/02/entertainment/michael-fassbender-penis-celebrities-famous-for-nudity/
Gay History Russia
With all the content floating around about gay hate and anti-gay laws in Russia these days, I've been curious about what gay history in Russia has been like, and how gays were treated. This next article goes into detail, and mentions many things I never knew.
Medieval Russia was apparently very tolerant of homosexuality. There is evidence of homosexual love in some of the lives of the saints from Kievan Rus dating to the 11th century. Homosexual acts were treated as a sin by the Orthodox Church, but there were no legal sanctions against them at the time, and even churchmen seemed perturbed by homosexuality only in the monasteries. Foreign visitors to Muscovite Russia in the 16th and 17th centuries repeatedly express their amazement at the open displays of homosexual affection among men of every class. Sigismund von Heberstein, Adam Olearius, Juraj Krizhanich, and George Turberville all write about the prevalence of homosexuality in Russia in their travel and memoir literature. The 19th century historian Sergei Soloviev writes that "nowhere, either in the Orient or in the West, was this vile, unnatural sin taken as lightly as in Russia."
It's long, but fascinating. You can read more here.

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