Month: April 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.

The Arrangement Create Space

Unabated Create Space

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 true…as 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 wrong…at 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.


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.

The Arrangement Create Space

Unabated Create Space

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 true…as 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 wrong…at 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.


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.

Amazon Kindle

Kobo

Smashwords

Allromanceebooks.com 

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. 




 
 

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 now…like 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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Unabated

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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 clear…in 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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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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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.