Mark Simpson attends an epic UFC event and finds himself turned on to the charms of ‘gay porn for straight men’. (Originally appeared in Out magazine, June 2008) Imagine the Space Shuttle taking off with a really fat customized exhaust pipe. Or Visigoths sacking Ancient Rome with kicking bass tubes fitted to their 4-by-4s. Or 20,000 supercharged male orgasms. Simultaneously. And you have some idea what it sounds and feels like in Montreal’s famous Bell Centre tonight for Ultimate Fighting Championship 83, as a spunky… Read More »Fight Club: How Gay is MMA?
The father of the metrosexual on the father of the homosexual, and the birth of the ‘-sexual’ era (Out, September 2009) As you may have noticed, the out-and-proud modern gay, born amidst protest, shouting and flying bottles outside the Stonewall Inn in 1969, is now forty years old. But you may be less aware that this year is also the 140th birthday of a much more discreet and distinguished (if pathologized and sometimes pitiful) figure that Stonewall is often seen as making obsolete: The homosexual. The offspring of… Read More »The Homosexual is 140 – And Showing His Age
Male bi-curiousness may not be as ‘cool’ as The Daily Beast thinks, but banana-curiousity is clearly all the rage. There has been a bit of a vogue for young men videoing themselves greedily downloading curved phallic fruit and uploading the sometimes messy, sometimes awe-inspiring results to YouTube. I’ve collected a few examples which may put you off your packed lunch. Or make you want to get to know it a whole lot better. Because it’s a fruit that looks like a penis and is not an… Read More »Banana-Curious: Why Men Throat Curved Fruit on YouTube
Michael Musto, a very gay man, had this to say in The Village Voice recently about those perfidious, untrustworthy bisexuals: Everyone always says they’re bisexual, blabbing on and on about how “sexuality is fluid, and I don’t really like labels”–but usually I find these are just gay men who are afraid to come out. I know there are real bisexuals out there–mainly because I’ve heard that there are–and I do think it’s a lovely idea to actually crave sex with people regardless of gender. I’m… Read More »Bisexuals Musto Be Gay
Rachel Kramer Bussel at The Daily Beast thinks that male bisexuality has become ‘cool’. ‘…whereas bisexual women had their fling with pop culture in the 1990s-when everyone from Drew Barrymore to Madonna messed around with women, not to mention the famous Vanity Fair cover showing Cindy Crawford shaving k.d. lang-“bromances” are now the driving force behind Hollywood comedies and Style section features, as men find more ways to play for both teams, or at least act like they do. Examples are everywhere. In John Hamburg’s… Read More »Male Bisexuality: Is it Cool?