Month: August 2018

Health and Lifestyle Factors With Penis Size; Can A Woman Have A Penis?; Mike Pence Once Identified As A Democrat

Health and Lifestyle Factors With Penis Size

I know it’s not as good as politics, but I find things like this highly informative sometimes.

This article gets into a few of the more clinical facts about penis size.

Also, they noted that men with penises that are shorter in size when flaccid tended to experience a greater increase in both length and girth when their penises became erect. This did not appear to be true for men whose penises were on the longer side when in flaccid state.

You can read this one, here. It’s SFW. 

Can A Woman Have A Penis?

This article tackles a few of the myths involving gender recognition as we’ve always known it to be true.  

Now, if gender/sex was one single thing, then there would be a single, definitive answer to the question, “Can women have penises?” As we’ve seen, though, it makes much more sense to think that gender/sex is not one single thing, but rather many different but related things. And that means that we can’t answer the question until we know what aspect of sex/gender we are trying to pick up on with the word “woman”.

Here’s more. I think many people need to read this, especially those who believe that gender recognition is so plain and simple. 

Mike Pence Once Identified As A Democrat

This article is fascinating because it shows how VP Mike Pence changed so many of his views over the course of time. 

Until a sudden bout of religious fanaticism, Pence, like his immigrant grandfather, supported the Democratic party. He also attended campus parties, played the guitar, maintained friendships with classmates–including women–and even joined the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. That all changed after a religious epiphany in 1978.

You can read it all, here. According to this, Pence had a gay friend in college, and when the gay friend came out, Pence totally cut him off.  

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Kathy Griffin Burns Milo Yiannopoulos; Helix Studio’s Shane Cook Has Cancer; Lesbian Couple Declared Married After Partner Passes

Kathy Griffin Burns Milo Yiannopoulos

When I post about these things I try to remain objective. However, frankly, I can’t stand either one of these two.

Apparently, Milo posted something snarky about Griffin, and she replied with this…

“This morning, I woke up in my 13,000 sq foot Bel-Air mansion which I paid cash for,” Griffin tweeted along with a photo of her extravagant home. “Unlike you, I’m not a flimsy superficial bitch…I saved my money.”


If you can stomach another word about either one of them, here’s the rest. 

Helix Studio’s Shane Cook Has Cancer

Now here’s something I do care about. Shane Cook just announced that he’s battling cancer. 

He went on to explain that he’s been diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer, which targets the immune system.

Here’s more. He’s hoping for a full recovery. 

 Lesbian Couple Declared Married After Partner Passes

I’ve known a lot of gay people who’ve been in long term relationships and have lost their life partners. And I’ve always found it so sad to think they missed out on legalized same sex marriage. So this was nice to see.

Fifty years after falling in love, lesbian couple Bonnie Foerster and Beverly Grossaint are finally married — posthumously. Grossaint passed away in May at the age of 82 from pneumonia.
They always wanted to get married, but were both suffering health problems in 2015 when marriage equality became legal in the US.tha

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Straight Guy Sues Employer For Calling Him Gay; Tom Daley and Butt Wipes; Facebook Targets LGBT Youth With Gay Cure;

Straight Guy Sues Employer For Calling Him Gay

Here’s a good example of how some things haven’t changed all that much. 

A former guard from a Napa County jailhouse claims he was driven out of his job and ended up in a mental hospital after suffering relentless antigay harassment from colleagues and supervisors. But here’s the real kicker: he isn’t even gay.

You can read it all, here. They go into a lot more detail.

Tom Daley and Butt Wipes

It’s still nice to see things like this happening. This is proof that many things have changed.

This just in: New dads Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black are the latest brand ambassadors for Pampers.

Here’s the link.

Facebook Targets LGBT Youth With Gay Cure

Here’s another reason why I’ve never been a huge Facebook fan.

Facebook has reportedly targeted young LGBTI people with ‘predatory’ targeted advertisements for gay cure therapy.
The social media giant uses specially designed algorithms to target advertising to its users based on their online behaviours.
Here’s the rest. Someone left a brilliant comment…to which I replied in agreement. 

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Milo Yiannopolis’s Facebook Meltdown; Two Gay Dads Are Shamed In Public; California Passes Bill Supporting LGBTI Seniors

Milo Yiannopolis’s Facebook Meltdown

I didn’t see this because I don’t follow him, but I did see it trending in a few places. It has something to do with a fan allegedly asking Milo to do something, and Milo ranting about it.

Over the past three years, I have spent literally millions of dollars trying to do talks, speeches, events, rallies and protests, to say nothing of all the stuff I do behind the scenes I can never tell you about. A lot of that money was my own wealth, from before I even started in journalism.

Here’s more. It’s a long rant.

Two Gay Dads Are Shamed In Public

This is more about reactions to gay shaming. And how locations have nothing to do with how people respond to gay shaming.

 In the latest episode of ABC’s What Would You Do?, a gay couple and their child find themselves the targets of antigay abuse while innocent bystanders look on in disbelief.

The show shot the same scenario in two different locations: New York and Kentucky.

Here’s the rest. It’s worth watching.

California Passes Bill Supporting LGBTI Seniors

I like this for many reasons, one of which is that Tony and I are part time residents of California.

Governor Jerry Brown of California signed a bill on Friday (24 August), mandating more care for LGBTI seniors in the state.
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin wrote AB 2719 seeking to amend acts administered by the state’s Department of Aging.

You can check it out, here.  This should help a lot.

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There Are Six Different Types Of Penises; Blazing Hot Redheads All Male Calendar; More Broken Penis Stories

There Are Six Different Types Of Penises

I didn’t know about this until now. It’s totally heteronormative, but it’s still interesting all the same.

1. Banana

It’ll come as no surprise that the banana-shaped penis echoes the shape of the phallic fruit.
Curving slightly upwards as well as being longer than average, those with a banana penis also have a natural advantage between the sheets.
You can read it all, here. They even compare one to a pencil. 

Blazing Hot Redheads All Male Calendar
I love photos like this, but I also find it interesting that people are still using paper calendars. In this case, though, it’s all about the art.
The “Red Hot” brand name tells you everything you need to know.
For years, they’ve been producing calendars with the hottest gingers to grace the planet, and boy, do they deliver.
More Broken Penis Stories
This sort of thing seems to be showing up in the news more lately. 
36-year-old man learned the hard way that surgical intervention was needed when he fractured his penis having acquired what is known as an eggplant deformity – named for the appearance of the bruising pattern that develops. Though such an injury is thankfully uncommon, it can be sustained during robust and spirited sex or alternate trauma. This particular account of penile damage endured after protracted erection resulting from sildenafil (aka Viagra) use was just published in the British 
Here’s the link for the rest. It’s the American Council on Science and Health, and totally SFW. 

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Zach Smith, Sex Toys, and White House Penis Photos; Performing an MOT On Your Penis; The Package: Netflix’s Raunchy Teen Comedy

Zach Smith, Sex Toys, and White House Penis Photos

I’m just linking to this one. I’m not sure what to make of it. Zach Smith is the former Ohio State assistant football coach.

Furthermore, Smith’s ex-wife, Courtney, said Smith “took multiple photos of his penis inside the Ohio State coaches’ offices, inside the White House when the Buckeyes visited in 2015 and also photographed himself in the coaches’ offices receiving oral sex and having sex with an OSU staffer.”

And here’s the link. That’s not all. Allegedly, he had $2,200 worth of sex toys. The White House photos were allegedly taken in April of 2015, not recently.

Here’s another link. Smith’s attorney is denying the allegations.

Performing an MOT On Your Penis

This is highly informative, and worth reading.

This is more than just letting shower water cascade over your undercarriage. First, using warm, soapy water wash around the shaft of the penis, the balls, and into the groin. Then, pull back the foreskin to clean away that cheesy collection, called smegma, that acrues around the base of the head of your penis. And don’t worry, smegma’s normal, acting as natural lubricator, but if allowed to build up it can smell and encourage bacterial infections.

Here’s more. There’s a lot more excellent advice with this one. I didn’t know this. Don’t rest your laptop on your balls. Apparently, the heat isn’t good for your balls. 

The Package: Netflix’s Raunchy Teen Comedy

I haven’t seen The Package yet, so I’m not commenting. But I have to admit the premise looks interesting. But I wonder if there’s any full frontal in this one. It would be just like Hollywood to finally do a film with actual full frontal male nudity, and the guy winds up losing his dick. 

This testosterone-y field trip is crashed by Jeremy’s sister Becky (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Donnie’s ex Sarah (Sadie Calvano), because: girls. And then, once the boys get over themselves and get out to the woods, it’s ruined again, this time by Jeremy accidentally cutting his own penis off while peeing/fucking around with his switchblade knife. The film soon becomes a race against the clock to save Jeremy’s dick from a shriveled, necrotic state.

Here’s the link. I haven’t seen many great reviews. From what I’m gathering, though, the fake penis looks so real it’s worth checking out. 

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LGBTI Displays Banned From Utah Libraries; Kevin Spacey’s Film Makes $126.00

LGBTI Displays Banned From Utah Libraries

This is happening in Washington County, Utah. I don’t think it’s the entire state of Utah; just one county. 

The controversy started during Pride month. Library employee Ammon Treasure was asked to remove his ‘LGBTQ Reads’ button. In 2017, the library also faced criticism for having a LGBTI display during Pride month. Employees were asked to ‘never do another LGBTQ display again.’

You can check this out, here. It’s a very interesting article that goes into a lot more detail and I highly suggest reading it in full. 

Kevin Spacey’s Film Makes $126.00

I don’t think this will come as a surprise to most people.

Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey’s latest movie Billionaire Boys Club – filmed before multiple sexual misconduct allegations were made against him – has grossed just $126 (£98) on its opening night at the US box office.

Here’s the rest. 

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Mark Wahlberg Touching Himself; Sex-Starved Employee Puts Camera In Men’s Room; Gay Tennis Player Heard Homophobia All the Time

Mark Whalberg Touching Himself

I remember these ads of Whalberg touching himself. At the time he was very young. There was one ad right in the middle of Time Square and it was hard to walk down the street without looking up and tripping over something. 

Who could forget Mark Whalberg’s famed ’90s crotch-grab down the runway (and on the above poster) in his Calvins?
Well, thanks to the almighty power of Google and YouTube, nobody.
Whalberg is now 47 years old now, and he recently repeated the famous image, where he grabs a nice handful of his 47 year old junk. 
Sex-Starved Employee Puts Camera In Men’s Room
This is pretty creepy. 
A hair stylist for the fashion retailer ASOS pled guilty to voyeurism after planting a camera in the men’s bathroom at a summer work party.
Dominic Hendy, 28, said he placed the camera there due to being ‘sex-starved’.
Here’s more. They go into a longer explanation about why he did this.
Gay Tennis Player Heard Homophobia All the Time
Here’s a piece about tennis player, Brian Vahaly.
“I heard homophobic comments all the time in the locker room – to my face, behind my back. That was just a part of the culture.”
You can read it, here. It’s a very thorough piece with a lot more detail about what it was like for Vahaly. And it’s still like this for other gay men in all walks of life. 

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Safe Sex Guide Refers To Vagina As Front Hole; Drag Culture TV On Netflix; California Has An Official LGBT Veterans Memorial Now

Safe Sex Guide Refers To Vagina As Front Hole

This is something new, and frankly I think we’ll be seeing more things like this in the future. I look at these things as a writer, and I find it interesting how words evolve over the course of time. Just look at the word Gay and the way that’s evolved.

A new LGBTQIA safe sex guide was published recently and it includes the term ‘front hole’ as an alternative for the word ‘vagina’.
Groups like Heathline, GLSEN, and Advocates for Youth all shared the report on their websites.
Here’s the link. It goes into more detail, and it mentions that the alternative word for breastfeeding should be chestfeeding. But not everyone is happy about this. 

Drag Culture TV On Netflix

If you’re into drag culture, this might be something you’ll want to see.

Dancing Queen will play out over eight episodes, and judging by the preview, the tongue pops will flow like milk and honey, hunty.
The World of Wonder-produced series will follow Alyssa, aka Justin Johnson, as she wears her many wigs — business owner, mentor, dancer, drag superstar, etc.

Here’s the rest.  There are a few photos, too.

California Has An Official LGBT Veterans Memorial Now

This memorial is located in Cathedral City just a few miles south of where Tony and I live in Palm Springs. I have to get photos and share them here on the blog.

California has become the first state in the US to officially recognise a memorial dedicated to LGBT+ veterans.
Governor Jerry Brown signed the LGBT+ tribute in Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, into law as an official state memorial on Monday (August 20).

Here’s the link. It’s interesting to note the memorial has been around since 2001. The link gives a lot of background about why it took so long to make the memorial official.

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Bianca Del Rio Defending Rape Jokes; Former Disney Star Garrett Clayton Comes Out; PA Governor Nominee Scott Wagner and His Transphobic Bathroom Comment

Bianca Del Rio Defending Rape Jokes

Here’s a follow up to the story I posted earlier this week about Del Rio making questionable jokes about rape. There’s back story with the link, too.

In her own defense, Del Rio issued a statement on Instagram. Here’s part of it…

I wasn’t questioning the validity of anyone’s personal struggles, but bringing it up right before you “lip sync for your life” was strategic…in my opinion. 

You can read it all, here. I remember a time, not too long ago, when drag queens could get away with pretty much anything on stage.

Former Disney Star Garrett Clayton Comes Out

Here’s another one who decided it was time, and bravo to him. He’s the actor who portrayed Brent Corrigan in King Cobra.

Garrett Clayton, the star of Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie and NBC’s Hairspray Live, has come out as gay.

Here’s more.There are pics of Clayton and his boyfriend. 

PA Governor Nominee Scott Wagner and His Transphobic Bathroom Comment

Governor Tom Wolf, our current governor here in PA, is nothing like this guy who is the Republican nominee for PA Governor. Wolf is highly supportive of all LGBT people. It’s a big part of his platform. 

However, according to this publication, Scott Wagner recently said this in a town hall…

Then he gave his unasked for opinion on gender identity.
‘It’s real simple: If you’re born with male plumbing, you use the men’s room. If you’re born with female plumbing, use the ladies’ room. Period.’

Here’s the rest. I can assure you that I will be getting out to vote this fall.  

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