Saturday, April 30, 2016

New Adult Gay Erotic Romance: Unabated In Print; Prince and Homophobes; Sex, Death, And Bowling Starring Adrian Grenier

New Adult Gay Erotic Romance: Unabated In Print

I didn't think I would get the links to these books in print so soon. But here are a few. Amazon will have them eventually, but Amazon takes its sweet old time.

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I find Create Space simple to navigate and I like shopping there.

Prince and Homophobes

I liked Prince and this is a good article because it talks about Prince's views on certain issues, especially with some of the new revelations coming out about Prince's death that may or may not be of right now. We'll have to wait and see. But I have a feeling I'll be posting more about Prince soon.

In any event, here's a quote from Prince on gay marriage.

Later, Prince seemed ambivalent about the prospect of gay marriage. “So here’s how it is,” he told The New Yorker in 2008, some years after finding religion with Jehovah’s Witnesses. “‘You’ve got the Republicans, and basically they want to live according to this.’ He pointed to a Bible. ‘But there’s the problem of interpretation, and you’ve got some churches, some people, basically doing things and saying it comes from here, but it doesn’t. And then on the opposite end of the spectrum you’ve got blue, you’ve got the Democrats, and they’re, like, “You can do whatever you want.” Gay marriage, whatever. But neither of them is right.’”

You can read the rest here, where they also mention a few other celebrities and homophobia. They mention Matt Damon, but I don't think of him as homophobic. I think of him as clueless, and there's a difference. And you really can't blame someone for not knowing something. I see it all the time. They do something insulting to gays, because they expect all gays to be the same, and they don't even realize what they are doing. Clueless.

Sex Death and Bowling Starring Adrian Grenier

Last night I watched Sex, Death, And Bowling, with Adrian Grenier, on Netflix. I wasn't expecting anything spectacular, but I wound up loving it for one simple reason that I can't tell you. And I also think it's interesting to note that it didn't get the best reviews by straight people...from what I've seen so far.

Without giving out spoilers, it turned out to be a film that broke a lot of the stereotypes I see all the time in films, and I found myself surprised during various parts of the film. I didn't expect half of what happened. In fact, I expected the opposite...the typical shit I see all the time coming from a hetero POV. And that's about all I can say because I don't want to ruin it for someone else. And if I go into detail, I will ruin it.

So if you get a chance, check it out. Even if you don't like it as much as I did, there's Adrian Grenier to watch. He's as gorgeous as ever and I thought his performance was spot on. I hope he continues to make films like this...forever.

Here's more about it at Wiki...but they do give out spoilers and I really hope you don't read more and that you watch the film without knowing anything like I did.

In short, I loved it. And this time the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are dead least wrong coming from my gay POV.  I think it shows how little straight people know us, and how little they know about what we want to see in a film. Actually, some of the reviews sound a lot like passive aggressive straightsplaining.

Someone should tell them, because you can't really fault clueless.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hot Erotic Gay Fiction: Unabated by Ryan Field; Male Full frontal Nudity On TV; Is Sexting Cheating?

Hot Erotic Gay Fiction: Unabated by Ryan Field

I actually don't think that Unabated is one of my steamiest books...for lack of a better term. But I guess that's debatable. It is sexy and it is a full length novel...and it does have a strong love story about new adults.

I do know that the theme of this new adult gay romance explores the concept of gay open marriages, and all the rules that go along with them. And the subplot has to do with two gay men who have been together for many years and are keeping a deep dark secret from everyone.

It's not a mystery, but it does have a happy ending. I think that's important, because it's so hard to find a happy ending with any gay content that is produced these days.

In any event, here are a few of the links, and the blurb is below. It will be in a few other places, too, and I'll post them soon. It's usually in iTunes.

It will also be available as a print book soon.

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Danny and Vince have an almost perfect gay marriage in New York, and then they move to a small gay enclave in the suburbs of Pennsylvania where they discover something interesting: most of the older gay couples have open marriages. Danny and Vince are still in their twenties, and everything about their lives is new and exciting. So when they leave New York to be closer to Vince's job as a TV weather person in Pennsylvania, they discover they're interested in exploring the possibilities of an open gay marriage, too.

In the midst of all this "adulting," from being first time homeowners to buying a new car, the changes Danny and Vince experience in the small town of Penn's Grant lead them to new sexual and emotional experiences they never had in New York. They not only meet gay couples who have been together for decades, but a few who have been leading double lives and hiding deep dark secrets that have ruled their lives. Thanks to his new open gay marriage, Danny discovers a few secrets about his own strong desires for men he never knew existed.

Will their open gay marriage ruin them both forever, or will it wind up bringing them closer together? And will the move to Penn's Grant turn them into the small town gay couple they never wanted to become in the first place?

Male Full Frontal Nudity On TV 

Here's another article that explores male full frontal nudity, and the double standard, but on TV this time. Of course Game of Thrones is there.

Before Meloni became a huge network star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, he joined the cast of HBO’s jail drama Oz. The series frequently had fights in the shower, graphic nude scenes, and a uniquely naked approach to solitary confinement. Meloni was not shy about being all kinds of naked including a scene where he’s fully nude talking with EGOT-winner Rita Moreno.

You can check this out here. 

Is Sexting Cheating?

I've never thought too much about this one. I haven't even put it in a book...yet. But I think it brings up an interesting question: is sexting actually cheating? And when I say sexting I'm talking about DMs, too.

They did a survey and this is what they found...those "they" survey people.

35 percent of respondents said that yes, sexting is tantamount to cheating. Meanwhile, one in 10 say they thought it was “just a bit of fun.” And 62 percent said sending dirty pictures is worse than sending dirty texts.

Eight percent of respondents said they had sexted with someone other than their partner in the last year, and one third of them said the sexting had resulted in them ultimately meeting up and having sex behind their partner’s back.

You can read the rest here, where there's a survey that you can take. One of the answers is "Only when you get caught."

Evidently, it's complicated. 


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Weird Penis Stories; Weird Vagina Stories; Redback Spider Bites Dude's Penis On Toilet

Weird Penis Stories

Every now and then I come across a link with some of the most unusual penis stories I've ever read, and this is one of them.

Don't read this page before lunch. In fact, make sure that you are not digesting much of anything, because below I have some of the strangest penis (and one testicle) stories that you'll ever run across. 

This is one page that actually hurts to write, but at least after reading some of these stories, you'll be shopping for a Kevlar cup and treating the Little Man downstairs with a little more respect.  These stories will also make you appreciate your own penis, regardless of size, color or national origin.  In fact, it will make you appreciate just having one!

You can read them here. I never knew there even was such a thing as testicular death. But there you are. 

Weird Vagina Stories

In order to avoid being called a misogynist, I figured I'd better give equal time to weird vagina stories. And as you would imagine, there are at least ten weird vagina stories in the article I'm linking to vaginal Kung Fu.

Anami, an intimacy coach who teaches, among other things, "vaginal kung fu," is a believer in the power every woman holds between her legs and has set out to prove it. She has travelled around the world, tagging Instagram photos with #thingsiliftwithmyvagina, demonstrating her unique abilities and seriously impressive vaginal muscles.

Anami's work is no joke – strengthening pelvic muscles can lead to better sex, stronger orgasms and can also ward off incontinence.

You can read about them all here.

Redback Spider Bites Dude's Penis On Toilet

If you're like me and you despise anything spider related, this one isn't going to be easy to read. A construction worker in Australia went to one of those portable toilets on his break, and when he sat down he was bitten on the penis by a poisonous redback spider.

According to a story in the Adelaide Advertiser, paramedics rushed to the scene but the victim got to the hospital on his own.

“He somehow managed to get alternative transport to hospital,” an ambulance spokesman says.

The victim was treated and later discharged, the BBC writes.

This is one reason why I never use portable toilets, ever, anywhere. I also check for spiders everywhere I do go.

Here's the rest.  

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pregnant Man Erotica; Madonna's Canada Gym Brand Tanks; Explicit Gay Content On Church Computer

Pregnant Man Erotica

In one of my Virgin Billionaire books ( I can't remember which one off hand) I wrote a dream scene where the characters Luis and Jase are going through options about having children of their own and Luis winds up having a dream that he's pregnant and he gives birth to their child. But let me make this clear...very my book it's a *dream and it's meant to be playful...parody. If you've read my books you know that I don't always take myself too seriously. It's not meant to be taken seriously and it's not a fetish in the book. I had no idea anyone was actually doing pregnant man erotica or that it was even a fetish.

I didn't think anything could top Carly Fiorina's little song ditty to Ted Cruz this week, but here you are...

Pregnant man erotica, commonly referred to as “MPREG,” is just one of the genres fetish site Film911 specializes in. The company was launched three years ago after its founder, a man by the name of Jay, says he couldn’t find any satisfying MPREG porn on the internet.

The rest of the article is here. Enjoy :) 

Madonna's Canada Gym Brand Tanks

I knew Madonna would pretty much do anything for a buck, but I didn't know about this. Evidently, she has some kind of gym franchise named Hard Candy in Canada and her image and all things Madonna are all over the place. They've got disco balls and over-sized Madonna pics everywhere. The tourists just love it. But according to this article, it's not working out too well for serious business.

“Madonna was fabulous,” he tells Torontoist.

Not fabulous enough, however, to make people pay $100 a month plus a $69 “administrative fee,” or $28 for a day pass, to hang out at her gym. Schlemm says dwindling memberships, a lack of support from the franchise and the fact that people couldn’t seem to wrap their heads around the concept of a Madonna-themed fitness center have all played into his decision to rebrand.

Here's the rest. There's a photo, too. I think the guy who is re-branding is doing the best possible thing he can do for the business. The tourists alone would freak me out.

Explicit Gay Content on Church Computer

When I post about these articles, I like to stick to the basics. They can be tricky at best.

A guy named Andrew McGarva was doing tech work on a computer in a church in Scotland where he worked as an organist, and he found gay porn on the computer. It was allegedly "hardcore" gay porn that belonged to a fellow church member, and McGarva was allegedly told to keep it quiet by church officials or else lose his job.

This all happened in 2007, and then...

In 2011, McGarva, still miffed about being told to mind his own business, reported the porn to the Church of Scotland’s Safeguarding Service. This time, police were informed, but no further action was taken over the allegations. Afterwards, McGarva claims he was punished for speaking out. Not only did church officials treat him more coldly, but they stopped allowing him to conduct private organ lessons in the church. Then in 2014, he was let go from his job as organist. Now, he’s suing.

You can read more here, along with Judge Lucy Wiseman's statement. It's interesting, if you follow these legal things.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Team Foxcatcher and Gay Back Story; Nick Jonas and North Carolina; Family Dollar and Lesbian Customer

Team Foxcatcher and Gay Back Story

In November of 2014 I posted a lot about a film titled, Foxcatcher. You can read that all here. In fact, until right now, I'd forgotten about how strongly I disliked this film. I'm not getting into all that now, but I do want to mention a new Netflix documentary titled, Team Foxcatcher, that's streaming this Friday night and I'm curious to see how they handle the gay back story...or not. And I'm not the only one who felt strongly about this movie and the way it was handled.

The film never looks properly at rumours of John du Pont being gay. It does imply that Mark and John may have had a homosexual relationship, but that’s so ridiculous that it’s almost laughable.

The film is very misleading in this portrayal. Mark was not gay and barely had any sort of relationship with du Pont. However, Dave Metlzer does write in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that “The belief is that there was a homosexual relationship with Du Pont and a wrestler, but not Mark.”

The film therefore covers up what could have been an interesting narrative with a wholly unbelievable story about Mark Schultz.

In any event, I'm not getting into this one any deeper than the information I'm presenting right now. However, I am curious to see how this Netflix documentary handles the back story.

Team Foxcatcher, streaming Friday, uses interviews, news clips and home video to look at the years leading up to Schultz's death, and how du Pont spiraled from a well-meaning benefactor to a convicted murderer. But unlike the 2014 Oscar-nominated drama, which starred Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum, Dave's brother and fellow wrestling champion, Mark Schultz, doesn't appear.

You can read the rest of that here, and there's another in-depth account of how the original movie, Foxcatcher, mixed fact with fiction.

The main reason I'm so curious about this story is that I live in New Hope, Bucks County, PA, and that's not far from where all this took place back in the 90s. I remember following it in local news at the time it was happening.

Nick Jonas and North Carolina

While Steve Grand followed through with his recent commitment to the Gay Men's Chorus in North Carolina, which I thought was wonderful for him to do...Nick Jonas is at it again. And this time Jonas showing off his proverbial "guns" in what appears to be an effort to boycott a new law that allegedly discriminates against gays in North Carolina...I don't know much about the law so I can't comment on that.

It should come as little surprise that Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato aren’t down with North Carolina’s ugly HB2 law, and now the two singers have become the latest in a string of artists to cancel appearances in the state.

You can read the rest here

You can check out the Steve Grand Tweet here. I hope it works. I'm never sure how to link to Twitter. 

Family Dollar and Lesbian Customer

I've seen this story about how a lesbian customer was allegedly discriminated against at a Family Dollar chain store, and frankly it surprised me. About a month ago I was out of town and I saw a Family Dollar store and I stopped in to get a few batteries I needed. I normally never go to Family Dollar because we don't have them around here. And the male cashier who worked at the Family Dollar store where I stopped was not only gay, he was hot and very, very flirty. So flirty he made me smile.

In any event, here's what's happening with the lesbian story.

Yesterday, we reported that a woman named Melissa Langford, 34, alleges she was subject to a load of homophobic comments and denied service by a foul-mouthed Family Dollar cashier; a confrontation that was caught on video.

Family Dollar now says it’s investigating the incident.

You can read more here. I can't comment on this alleged incident, however, I can tell you that I got really great batteries at the Family Dollar I went to, and I could have gotten date out of it, too, and maybe a little more, from the hot young cashier that took care of me.

But I digress, again.


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Polishing A Penis; The Detachable Penis; Teased For Tiny Penis

Polishing A Penis In Seattle

There's a new statue in Seattle of a nude male they call Adam, and it's actually a very nice statue. It's in front of a building owned by an influential guy in Seattle named Martin Selig. There's one like it in New York. But there's one problem. You can polish the penis in New York, but they won't let you polish the penis in Seattle.

But here in Seattle, we're supposed to take seriously, from a respectful distance, this Botero™ Adam whose most interesting feature is a flat-nosed, pestle-shaped, cone-ish penis that we can't even polish?

You can read the rest here.  

There's also telephone exchange with Martin Selig. To be honest, I think I'm with Selig on this one. Leave the penis alone. It's art.

 The Detachable Penis

This article is about a magnificent statue that has been constantly vandalized. Someone keeps stealing the penis, so they came up with a plan to stop it.

From now on, Heracles will wear his own anatomy only during special park ceremonies. Afterwards, he will be once again dis-membered, says Phelippot.

"It's not the perfect solution because obviously men would prefer that part of their anatomy to be permanent,” she told The Local, “but… we think a detachable penis is for the best.” 

I can't help but wonder if these people have ever heard of floodlights and surveillance cameras.

Teased For Tiny Penis

This is on the peculiar side of the news. There's an ISIS "fanboy" who posted naked online selfies and people went after him for his little dick.

A MAN accused of being an Islamic State 'fanboy' has been ridiculed online for his "tiny wiener" after the naked selfies he took in a bid to impress women have surfaced on social media.

Here's the rest, with a photo that's been censored. 

Guys Passing As Straight; Sexy Stuff and Game Of Thrones; More Donald Trump

Guys Passing As Straight

Here's one of those meme posts where guys talk about passing as straight. It's pretty much self-explanatory, and it breaks some of the a way...or maybe not.  

Here's one quote:

As a gay male I get a mini adrenaline rush when people don't believe that I'm gay. 

You can check out the rest here.

You'll want to check out the comments with this one, trust me on that.

 Sexy Stuff and Game of Thrones

I haven't seen Game of Thrones at all, so this is all news to me. I may see it a binge.

This article is about sexy predictions for this season. 

Well, here we are again, at that time of year when every patriotic American becomes an HBO subscriber so we can all watch Game of Thrones episodes together. We’ve spent the last few weeks peeking through our fingers at spoilers and then forcing ourselves to look away before we can get to the end of any speculation, so we approach Season 6 tonight with a pristine and unsullied mind.

You can read more here

More Donald Trump

Here's more news about Donald Trump from the gay presses that I wouldn't have expected to see a few months ago. And as always I'm blogging about it in a neutral, objective way. The last thing I ever want to be is that know it all author with the big mouth who tells everyone what they should or should not believe. I see one author on Twitter all the time...a mainstream woman romance author...and I just want to ask her who died and left her in charge of us all.

In any event, this article talks about five things that make Trump more agreeable to some voters.

Here's one:

Trump’s most recent foray into reason came on one of the heated topics today: transgender access to bathrooms. Trump took dead aim at North Carolina’s sweeping bill protecting delicate bladders and hit a bullseye. “People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate,” said Trump. “There has been so little trouble.”

The rest are here. They're interesting, especially if you're an undecided voter this time, which I know many of you are.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Gay Log Cabin and Trump; Gay Woman Lost Her Music Career; Vintage Men In Loin Cloths

Gay Log Cabin and Trump

For those who might not know, the Log Cabin is a political organization for LGBT people that supports Republicans. It's been around for a long time. I remember an attorney friend of mine was having fundraisers for Log Cabin events back in the 90s in Philadelphia and in New Hope.  

In any event, here's what they think of Trump.

‘He will be the most gay-friendly Republican nominee for president ever,’ said Gregory Angelo said, president of the group.

In a separate blog post, however, he questions Trump’s stance on gay marriage, which has been unclear over the course of his presidential campaign.

Angelo writes: ‘All over the place – that’s the only way to describe Donald Trump’s stance on marriage equality.’

You can read the rest here.

Gay Woman Lost Her Music Career

If you've ever wondered why celebrities and people who depend on mainstream audiences (even writers and literary agents) don't come out, here's a good reason. It's about what happened to Vicky Beeching after she came out.

Beeching grew up in Kent, England. Raised by a strongly religious family, she began writing songs for her church when just 13.

She enjoyed a successful recording career as a writer and singer of Christian-themed rock and pop, and relocated to the US in her 20s, where she routinely performed in front of thousands in mega-churches across the country.

Then, in 2014, she made the decision to come out. Her announcement sent shock waves through the US Christian community and she received condemning messages from scores of people who had previously been fans of her music.

Here the rest. 

She lost her career and her friends because she came out. It's a reality only gay people can understand. 

Vintage Men In Loin Clothes

I love these vintage art photos. I think a lot has to do with the photographer, however, I even like the bad ones...because they're vintage.

Loin cloths. What’s not to love about them? Not only are they sporty and fun and leave little to the imagination, but they’re super practical, keeping a guy both cool and comfortable on hot summer days. If you ask us, there needs to be a movement to bring back the loin cloth. Who’s on board?

You can check them all out here. I think it's SFW. 

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Gay Films Pre-Stonewall; Gay Celebrity Friends Who Never Had Sex; John Waters' Birthday

Gay Films Pre-Stonewall

I think most gay people of all ages know that films with gay characters existed pre-Stonewall, so it's not coming to most of us as a shock. However, the list of films pre-Stonewall is interesting.

Many of the medium’s finest directors are represented with screenings during the series.  From well-known titles such Vincente Minnelli’s adaptation of the now-quaint play Tea and Sympathy, John Huston’s melodrama Reflections in a Golden Eye starring Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, Andy Warhol’s erotic My Hustler (pictured above) and Ingmar Bergman’s influential Persona to less-available works like Jose Rodriguez-Soltero’s avant-garde Lupe VĂ©lez biopic Lupe and Andrew Meyer’s moving An Early Clue to the New Direction.

You can read the rest here. 

And there are more that are not listed.

Gay Celebrity Friends Who Never Had Sex

I don't know why it's so hard for people to believe that gay friends, especially celebrities, never had sex. Seriously? Do straight people have sex with all of their friends? That's just insane.

In any event, we still have a great deal to prove.

After Lambert posted this picture of Lambert and Smith partying together in NYC, the rumor mill went into overdrive. When asked by Ryan Seacrest if they were a couple, he replied: “No… no… We bumped into each other at a club in New York a couple weeks ago and had few drinks with our friends … He’s really, really cool. He’s actually really down to earth and he’s got a great sense of humor.” Why does everyone have to make assumptions because it’s two gay guys? The vibe does not always have to be sexual.

It figures that question would be asked by Ryan Seacrest, the guy who gave us all the Kardashians.

You can read more here

John Waters' Birthday

John Waters celebrated his 70th birthday this week and there hasn't been a place on social media where it hasn't been posted to death. I have never been a huge fan of his work, but I'm a fan of what he's accomplished. Everything peculiar, outrageous, and creepy that he ever did gave LGBT people of a certain generation gay content that they weren't getting anywhere else. It was something when no one else was doing anything.

John Waters is celebrating a milestone birthday today. The influential filmmaker and beloved raconteur, who was proclaimed “the Pope of Trash” by no less than William S. Burroughs, is turning 70! Where does the time go?

I want to make if clear I'm not slamming Walters. My only point with his work was that I never could identify with his characters or the content.  And once again, that only shows that gay men are far more diverse than anyone ever thought they were.

You can read more here about John Waters. As I said, I do respect what he's done. Now if we can only get more diverse gay content out there that other gay men can identify with. We had Looking, but not for long.



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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gay Teen In Boot Camp; Donald Trump On N.C. Bathroom Law; Christians Go Berserk Over Ugly Outdoor Urinal

Gay Teen In Boot Camp

There's a new book out titled, The Pink Marine: One Boy’s Journey Through Boot Camp to Manhood, that talks about a 17 year old gay man who signed up for the military in 1979 as a "lark." And this article to which I'm linking has an interview with the author, Greg Cope White. He sounds like a very interesting man, and I'm thinking this might be just the kind of non-fiction book I've been looking for.

White chronicles his boot camp experience and how it fundamentally changed him. Currently a host on the Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets, (“I served my country for six years, and now serve up pie on television”), White has spent the last thirty years working in Hollywood as a writer and producer, which explains a foreword written by his former boss Norman Lear, and book jacket blurbs from the likes of David Hyde Pierce, Margaret Cho and Jane Lynch.  In a post-“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” world, decades after he finished serving, White is still profoundly impacted by those six weeks, and credits them with making him not only a better man, but a better gay man. 

You can check that out here. 

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Donald Trump On N.C. Bathroom Law

There's been a great deal of discussion about the North Carolina bathroom law, and you can find that anywhere on the web if you don't know about it. I think most of my readers do know by now what it's all about. So I'm focused on how Trump recently commented on the law.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday that transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose, voicing opposition to part of a far-reaching North Carolina law that critics says is discriminatory.

You can read the rest here. Ted Cruz, AKA "Lyin'" Ted, of course, responded by stating that Trump is pandering to the PC crowd with this one.

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Christians Go Berserk Over Ugly Outdoor Urinal

There's a Christian group in San Francisco called San Francisco Chinese Christian Union that is not happy about an outdoor urinal in a San Francisco park. So this alleged anti-gay group is suing SF.

The SFCCU, which has previously been described as an “anti-LGBT hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is suing the city to remove Dolores Park’s pissoir.

What is a “pissoir,” you ask?

It’s essentially a hole in the ground. You’ve got to love the French.

You can read the rest here, where there's a photo. To be honest, I think this pissoir is about as ugly as anything I've ever seen. You know, we've lived in a private home for almost 15 years, but prior to that we owned a condo in a very strict condo community that had some serious rules. You couldn't even put out a Christmas decoration unless you had permission. They wanted everything to remain pristine. Frankly, I found that refreshing, because I didn't want anyone putting out something ugly in the community where I lived. So this isn't about body shaming for me. It's strictly about esthetics. This pissoir thing is bone ugly.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Male Full Frontal Nudity On TV; Guide To Male Full Frontal Nudity On TV; FREE Gay Excerpt

Male Full Frontal Nudity On TV

Gay news is really lacking these days and I wish there were less subjective political articles and more human interest like the one I posted yesterday about Ricky Martin raising money for charity. But it is what it is, and I don't think the gay presses realize they turn off half their readership sometimes, with some of their slanted articles.

In any event, here's an interesting post about male full frontal nudity on TV.

Viewers of at least two premium cable dramas recently experienced a nude awakening: Male characters on both HBO’s The Leftovers and Showtime’s The Affair have exposed their genitalia on camera this fall.

Why so shocking? Although nudity has long been a part of pay TV (remember when Cinemax was jokingly referred to as “Skinemax”?), most of the disrobing continues to be done by women. Male nudity, in comparison, remains a rarity on screen (including in film).

You can check that out here.
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Guide To Male Full Frontal Nudity On TV

Here's a guide to male full frontal nudity on TV. I didn't know most of them.

Not to be completely weird, but do you ever feel like you’re constantly watching art house films and premium cable shows that show a lot of naked women, but nary a naked man? It’s probably because there still is a lingering stigma against presenting the male form in all its glory on film. 

Notice how they mention the naked women vs naked men on TV. I've been harping about that for ages on this blog.

You can check this out here.

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FREE Gay Excerpt: Unbated

Here's a free excerpt from my latest work in progress, titled, Unabated. This is gay romance, but new adult erotic romance, too. If it wasn't for the fact that it has mostly gay characters I would classify it as "new adult romance." However, I like people to know what they're getting.

This is from the first chapter, and this is the story of a young married gay couple who decide to experiment with an open marriage. And it's SFW.

When Danny Martinson heard his husband say he wanted to move to the suburbs, Danny nearly choked on his red devil cupcake with cream cheese frosting. They were strolling down Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village on a warm Friday evening in May, surrounded by tourists from New Jersey and a few neighborhood regulars who were all wearing black.
Danny stopped short so fast someone slammed right into him and the cupcake went sailing out of Danny's hand and into the gutter. It landed face down alongside the curb, tipped to the left.
Danny turned and found a tall, skinny wisp of a man with a scrappy lumberjack beard glaring in his direction as if he'd just killed a kitten.
The skinny guy opened his eyes wider and said, "Like Dude, like pay attention. I was texting. I almost dropped my phone. What the fuck?"
Danny sent him a look and frowned. "Well I lost my cupcake, dude. I'd say we're like even." He'd just waited in line for a half hour for that cupcake. He'd been thinking about it all day long. He'd been eating it from the bottom up and he hadn't even started on the cream cheese frosting.
The guy shook his head in a clueless way, looked down at his phone again, and continued walking west without giving Danny a backward glance.
Danny's husband, Vince Roberts, took his arm and guided him toward a lamp post. "Are you okay?" His expression suggested panic, but his voice sounded calm and even, and each word he spoke remained as articulate as always. "I thought you were going to grab his phone and step on it. I've never seen you react that way."
"That's because you never dropped a bombshell quite like that on me before," Danny said. They'd been together for almost seven years, but only legally married for two. They'd met in college, at a southern university where Danny had been majoring in English and Vince had been focused on meteorology. Up until two years ago, they'd been living in places where same sex marriage hadn't been legal.
Vince shrugged and said, "I'm sorry if I shocked you. I wasn't sure how to bring the subject up. I know how much you love living in New York. I love it here, too. But I'm getting tired of the commute. It's actually killing me. And it's so expensive to live here. I only want to improve the quality of our lives and I think moving to the suburbs would do that."
"It's not like it's going to be cheap living in the suburbs either," Danny said. "I would have to get a car. I don't need a car now in New York." His biggest fear was once you leave New York you never get back again.
Vince laughed. He commuted to Pennsylvania by car because he worked so many odd hours. "Are you joking? What we pay right now just to keep one car in a garage in Manhattan could get you a hot little sports car in the suburbs."
They'd moved to New York two years earlier when Vince had landed a job as weatherperson for a small TV station in North Eastern Pennsylvania. It was the first time since college Danny felt like a real adult. Up until that point, they'd lived in small towns in the south where Vince had worked for small radio stations. Moving to New York had always been Danny's dream. He'd always wanted to know what it was like to live and work in a place where there were so many other gay people just like him. The TV station in Pennsylvania where Vince worked was about an hour and a half commute from Manhattan, which seemed logical at the time. Vince hadn't planned on remaining at the TV station in Pennsylvania for long. He'd thought of it more as a stepping stone that would lead him to a larger TV station in New York. However, he found out soon enough it wasn't as simple as he thought it would be to land a job in New York. He was lucky to be on TV anywhere, and they were both thankful for the job he had in Pennsylvania.
"You want me to live in the Pocono Mountains?" Danny said. "We may as well pack up and move back the South Carolina. At least the climate was pleasant all year." Danny had been to the area of North Eastern Pennsylvania where Vince worked. It wasn't far from New Jersey; just across the Delaware River where the river formed a gap. There were ski resorts, tourist attractions, and it was a well-known regional get-away. It wasn't a bad place, not by any means, if you liked that woodsy, log cabin, mountaineer type of thing. It's just that it was so rural, so family oriented, and so isolated he wasn't sure he could do that year round. Danny worked at home as a freelance writer for several online publications. He usually worked seven days a week, rushing to meet deadlines, and sometimes he didn't even get out of the apartment. When he did take a break, it was nice to be surrounded by people and culture and all the interesting attractions Manhattan had to offer.
Vince placed his palm on the small of Danny's back and guided him toward the sidewalk. As they continued walking back to their apartment on Perry Street, Vince said, "I'm not talking about moving to the Pocono Mountains, not exactly. We don't have to live next door to the TV station. In fact, I think that would be a mistake. I'd prefer a little distance. I'm talking about moving to this great little town in New Jersey that's about halfway between where I work and New York. We could still go into the city as often as we want, and I could cut my commuting time by more than half. And, this town is very gay. In fact, it's been dubbed as one of the most popular gay ghettos in the US by a few LGBT web sites."
Danny listened without saying a word. Vince's salary was much higher than Danny's, which he knew, logically, made a difference in their relationship. At that moment, Vince's career had to come first. They needed the money; they had to be practical. Vince had never mentioned this aloud because he wasn't the kind of man who would hold that against Danny. In the same respect, it was a fact that Danny couldn't ignore. The TV station where Vince worked had also embraced him as openly gay. His bosses encouraged it and they promoted him as their openly gay weatherperson who was happily married to a man.
"What's the name of this town in New Jersey?" Danny asked. They were approaching the building where they lived and he wanted to look this town up online later that night so he could find out what it was all about. He figured if it was as popular with gays as Vince said it was there would be plenty of information on the Internet.
"It's called Penn's Grant," Vince said. He opened the door to their building so Danny could enter first. "I think it's the perfect compromise, especially in this situation. As it stands, I might be working in the same place for a long, long time. And I like it there. I'm not complaining. It's been good to us. I'm just getting tired of the long commute."
Danny walked into the old fashioned black and white tiled vestibule and smiled. "I know that. I can't argue that point. I also like seeing you so happy working there." He'd seen Vince working at radio stations he'd despised and he knew the difference between having a happy husband and one who hated his job so much he couldn't sleep at night.
"I love my job," Vince said. "I used to have grand ambitions about working for a network, and I'm not saying I would pass up an offer to do that now. But I'm saying that if an offer from a network never comes along, I love where I am right now."
Danny knew he couldn't refuse to consider leaving New York. A part of him had seen this coming. He wasn't thrilled with Vince doing that long commute either. Vince wouldn't have done that to him if the situation had been reversed. So he shrugged and said, "I guess we can take a look at this Penn's Grant place tomorrow. It can't hurt driving out there just to see what it's like. I’m curious. But we both have to like it and we still have to think this through a little more."
"I know," Vince said, reaching around to grab Danny's ass. "I don't want to rush into anything, but you know that our lease is up in two months. We can't waste time either."
Vince was as attractive now as he'd been the first day Danny had met him six years earlier. Sometimes Danny thought he might even be better looking because he was on TV every day of the week doing the weather in front of thousands of people. He worked out regularly to keep his body firm, he got his hair styled more often, and he always wore the most flattering clothing when he went out in public in case someone recognized him.

Ricky Martin Raises 90K; James Franco Is Sweaty; A Man Marrying His Laptop

Ricky Martin Raises 90K

This is the kind of fundraising that makes a huge difference.

When Ricky was finished making everyone else jealous on the red carpet, he used his lips to raise some serious cash for amfAR. Pet resort owner Ana Paola Diniz bid $90,000 for a smooch with Martin, and from the looks of the photos she certainly got her money’s worth.

You can read more about this here. 

There's a photo of Martin and his new boyfriend.

James Franco Is Sweaty

While Ricky Martin, the openly gay performer who sets good examples for everyone, is raising money for wonderful causes, this is what James Franco, the straight dude who makes gay movies about gay culture, is doing.

He's getting sweaty.

A new scene has been released, this time showing James Franco and Keegan Allen as porn star duo Viper Boyz as they pump mad iron in preparation for shooting a scene-within-a-scene.

It's one of those promotional things for Franco's movie, King Cobra, which is about hard core gay pornsters, a very small segment of the gay male community, and murder. The rest of it is here. 

Here's one of the more interesting comments:

 James Franco and his buddies got together one weekend and made a movie.

A Man Marrying His Laptop

This is truly about as ridiculous as it gets.

Meet Chris Sevier, the 38-year-old man who just filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas after he was refused a license to marry his MacBook.

Yes, you read that correctly. Sevier, an amateur EDM producer who was once arrested and charged with stalking country music star John Rich, says he wants to marry his computer and the state of Texas won’t let him. So he’s suing. It’s his way of protesting marriage equality. Or something.

I feel bad for Apple, though, because now I wish I didn't have any Apple products.  You can read the rest here

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