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Penis Ring and Bomb Alert; Jason Momoa’s Penis,Game of Thrones; Big Japanese Penis Festival

Penis Ring and Bomb Alert

This is one of those unusual stories about penis rings you don’t hear often, and something I thought could never happen.

An employee of the Spielothek casino in Halberstadt, Germany, heard ticking and humming noises from a men’s bathroom trash bin Tuesday and called police, the Local in Germany reported.

Cops evacuated dozens from the casino and adjacent shops, blocked off the street and called in the bomb squad. The bomb squad eventually found something not-so-explosive in the trash: a penis ring that was still vibrating, the Local wrote. 

You can check this out here, with a photo of a penis ring…but not the actual penis ring.

You’re welcome.

Jason Momoa’s Penis, Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones recently commented on Jason Momoa’s Penis.

“I saw his member, but it was covered in a pink fluffy sock,” Clarke says of Momoa, 36, who has a small role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “Showing it would make people feel bad. It’s too fabulous.”

But the most interesting part of this story is that they mention how the female characters get naked on that show more often than the male characters…what I’ve been posting about on this blog for a long time. There’s very little full frontal male nudity in TV or the movies.

You can read more here. I don’t watch this one so I can’t comment.

Big Japanese Penis Festival

There was a big festival celebrating the penis in Japan recently. Evidently, it’s a tradition this time of year. AND, it raises money for HIV research.

The festival involves a mikoshi parade through Kawasaki, in which large phalluses are transported, centred around a local shrine which has been historically popular among prostitutes who prayed there for protection from sexually transmitted infections.

Here’s the rest, where you’ll see photos of penises like you never imagined…all very artistic and I believe SFW.  

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Danish Politician Uses Full Frontal Penis Ad; Gay Guys Dating Women; Goodbye To Your Gay Best Friend; 10 Common Male Body Types

Danish Politician Uses Full Frontal Penis Ad

For the first time…at least that I’ve seen…a political figure in Europe decided to pose nude, with a full frontal nude shot of his uncut penis, in a huge advertisement. And his penis is huge, too.

The Danish do things a little different than us: Case in point, John Erik Wagner, an independent candidate for prime minister.

Wagner, 52, appears in a cowboy hat and gun holster–and nothing else—in a bus poster appearing on the streets of Copenhagen. 

According to the Local, “Wagner is running on a ten-point platform that includes closing all of the nation’s job centres, changing local election rules, making dentist visits free like doctor visits and structuring the labour market so that all workers have six months on the job and six months of holiday.”

You can check out the censored photo here, and there’s also a link to the uncensored photo with the penis shot at that end of that article. I don’t feel comfortable sharing images here for copyright reasons, but I would if I could.

I like the part about free dental visits…take note America, and US dentists. Last time I went to the dentist with Tony I sat in the waiting room and listened while people paid the receptionist. In less than one hour that bandit of a dentist collected over ten thousand from hard working people who most likely couldn’t afford it. And not one single person running for President will address dental issues now, or even in the near future.

However, I hope Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton don’t get any campaign ideas to pose nude. 

Gay Guys Dating Women

Before anyone is misled, this article is more about gay guys who are teenagers than it is about adult gay men dating straight women. But it’s interesting and I can relate to it personally because I did the same things and felt the same way.

Since most gay kids are brought up under the assumption that they’re straight (and our heteronormative mass media doesn’t do any favors), it’s no surprise that dating girls is a common first step in gay sexual discovery.

Everyone expects it, so we just sort of go with it. Plus when you’re young, any thought of sex is exciting, so why not with a girl?

We’re sure the majority of Queerty readers have dated a female or two in their day. It can be quite the confusing experience.

For me it wasn’t a confusing experience. I took a girl to the prom and it was nice. I don’t have any huge revelations or complaints to report. We had a good time, I took her home afterward, and we went back to being friends. And considering that several girls in my class wound up pregnant on prom night, a cold hard fact which defined the rest of their lives, I would say the girl I took got lucky that I was gay.

You can check out the rest here and see what the other guys have to say about it.

Goodbye To Your Gay Best Friend

Here’s an article that talks about when it’s time to break off a friendship with your gay best friend. It happens, like it or not. And no one really knows how to deal with it, and it can cause a lot of drama and stress in your life for a while.

Last week, we offered you six tips on how to be a great wingman at a gay bar. But what happens when you’re great wingman turns out to be not-go-great after all? There comes a time in every gay man’s life when he must cut ties with someone from his past.


It could be a former bar buddy whose drinking habit has gotten out of hand, or a college friend whose personality turned toxic after graduation. It might be an old co-worker who needs to grow up, or an ex-roomie who needs to get a clue.

You can read more here, where it goes into more detail. I’ve been lucky in the sense that this has only happened to me a few times in my life. And each time it happened there really wasn’t any huge dramatic confrontation…because I’m not fond of confrontation. We just started seeing less and less of each other and eventually everyone gets the hint and the friendship becomes part of the past. In each case, it wasn’t any one thing in particular. It was more about how we were growing in different directions and didn’t have that much in common anymore. It’s happened to Tony and me with other couples we’ve been friendly with, too. Life changes…which is a good thing. Sometimes you really have to know when to leave.

10 Common Male Body Types

I guess I’m unusual in the sense that I never really had a “type” of guy that I was attracted to. For me, he had to be attractive, but it was always more about the personality and whether or not he had a sense of humor. Evidently, there are 10 common male body types and I never realized it.

 We brought you the hottest dad bods currently steaming up Instagram, but judging by your comments, there is confusion over what exactly a dad bod is, so here’s our attempt to clarify.

According to blogger Mackenzie Pearson, who coined the term in her post Why Girls Love A Dad Bod, it is “a nice balance between a beer gut and working out.”

“The dad bod says, ‘I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time,’” Pearson says “It’s not an overweight guy, but it isn’t one with washboard abs, either.”

 You can view the photos of the ten different types here. The “geek” is adorable.

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Unhung Hero Patrick Moote; Million Moms Freak; Grindr Dating; Hillary Snaps on Gay Issue

Unhung Hero Patrick Moote

Here’s an interview I found with Patrick Moote, the star and creator of the film, Unhung Hero. I reviewed UH here, and thought it was a nice film. The only thing that bothered me was that we saw no male full frontal nudity in a film that was all about a man’s penis.

Seriously. If the film had been about the guy’s small feet wouldn’t they have shown a few shots of his feet? Again, I like the film and I would recommend it to anyone, but it was hard not to get frustrated because Patrick Moote is so adorable.

Even Michael Moore liked the film.

This is from the interview to which I’m linking:

Uncertain what the future holds for Patrick and his smaller size pal, he is hoping this film will spark discussion, not just about dick size but about anything else that we’re uncomfortable with ourselves.

“By me talking about the things that I’m insecure about, I kind of have diffused them as things that could potentially hurt me. Yes, that’s me and if you don’t like it, jog on. I want people to talk about all the things they’re insecure about it. Go down the list and if there are things you can fix then fix them. If there are things you can’t fix, you don’t have the time or energy to put into them. You’ll still be insecure about it but don’t let it dictate your behavior and your personality and the way you interact with the world.”

You can read more here about Unhung Hero, and my review with the link above goes into more detail about this as a “cockumentary.” I also suggest doing a simple google search for photos of Patrick Moote. There are no full frontal shots of his penis, but there are a few photos that are worth viewing.

Million Moms Freak

Sometimes it feels like we’re living back in the I Love Lucy 1950’s where Lucy and Ricky weren’t allowed to be shown sleeping in the same bed thanks to overzealous censors. And they weren’t doing anything but sleeping. Yet they still had to show twin beds so the million mom types wouldn’t freak out the way these new generation million mom gay haters are freaking out now. There’s an ad for Hot Wire featuring gay dads and these moms are going BERserk.

Consumers should be aware of the offensive ad because there are many other travel sites to choose from if parents are warned about this indecent ad,” officials for the right-wing group, which is a division of the American Family Association, write on their website. “The commercial is about a couple going away for their anniversary while the grandparents take care of their kid for the night. But while one partner is dreaming of sleep and says, ‘It’s all about sleep,’ the other partner says disappointedly, ‘Not all about sleep!'”

They don’t think Hot Wire should be discussing what anyone does in bed, especially two men. They are worried about their children seeing this. You know, those little darlings who know more now at 10 years old than I knew at 20. Mostly, these million moms go after gay content.

You can read more here, where there’s a link to the full million mom gay hate rant.

I actually don’t think this sort of thing is going to end until their sons eventually tell them they are gay, or someone else shocks the hell out of them more than the Hot Wire commercial. Which is one more reason why all gay men coming out is so important. I know it can’t be rushed. But it is important. It’s the only way we’re ever going to shut these gay hating women up. And in my lifetime I’ve seen a lot, but never anything as vindictive as a woman who hates gay men.

Grindr Dating

This is important to read for gay men who are out there hooking up on web sites like Grindr. There was a study done that says certain STIs are more common among gay men who use these web sites. They found no connection to HIV in this case. But even still, who wants all those other ugly messy things?

Compared with men who met partners online or in person, men who used social apps had 25 percent greater odds of being infected with gonorrhea and 37 percent greater odds of being infected with chlamydia, the study found. However, there seemed to be no difference between the groups when it came to syphilis or HIV infection.
“As technology has benefits, it also has certain risks,” said Matt Beymer, the lead researcher and an epidemiologist at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. “We want to educate gay and bisexual men about the potential risks that they may face with these apps.”

Not to mention murder, robbery, beatings, and rape. I’ve posted about that before here.

You can read more here. Never assume anything. Dating with apps these days is like driving a car. Be defensive.

I would, however, like to know the statistics about straight people using the straight hook up apps, too. From what I hear STIs like herpes run rampant in the straight community and it’s a well kept secret. In other words, I don’t think this STI deal is isolated to gay men and apps only.

Hillary Snaps on Gay Issue

Secretary Clinton had a classic “Hillary” exchange with NPR host, Terry Gross. When Gross tried to goad her into stating her opinions on gay marriage had changed over the years because of political reasons instead of personal reasons Clinton responded with the kind of reply I think we need to hear more often from our political leaders.

“You know, I really — I have to say, I think you being very persistent, but you are playing with my words,” Clinton said several minutes into the conversation. “And playing with what is such an important issue.”

“I’m just trying to clarify so I can understand,” Gross said, but was then interrupted by Clinton.

“No, I don’t think you are trying to clarify. I think you are trying to say that I used to be opposed [to gay marriage], and now I am in favor, and I did it for political reasons. And that’s just flat wrong. So let me just state what I feel like you are implying and repudiate it. I have a strong record. I have a great commitment to this issue and I am proud of what I’ve done and the progress we’re making,” Clinton said.

There’s more here. You can also listen to the interview. They get into more detail about DOMA and how things were in 1993.

James Deen Full Frontal Male Nudity; Brighton Pride Trouble

James Deen Full Frontal Male Nudity

The Canyons is an erotic suspense film starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen, and there is a full frontal nude scene with Deen.

Here’s a quick blurb:

When Christian (Deen), an L.A. trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between his girlfriend Tara (Lohan), a former actress, and the lead of his film project, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence

And it’s not just a quick full frontal nude scene. Here’s a clip where you can view it yourselves.

You have to turn off the adult filter, but that’s simple to do.

Here’s more about James Deen…he did a take on the old film star’s name, James Dean. This Deen is a well known porn star who makes no apologies for his past or what he does. Last July he made the first adult video with Google Glass that garnered millions of hits on youtube.

The Canyons was funded through kickstarter and the actors allegedly only made $100 a day. There’s a lot of other interesting information people who like this type of film can find at the link I posted above with the blurb.

Photo Attribution here.

Brighton Pride Trouble

They seem to have the exact opposite problem at the LGBTI Brighton Pride festival that some of us here in the US have with our pride events. Evidently, a lot of non-gay people crashed the free pride event in Brighton which created a dangerously crowded atmosphere that included heavy drinking. Here in the US there are many non-gay businesspeople who participate in gay pride events by charging huge fees to anyone who attends gay pride. The rainbow flag goes up the day before pride day. And then after the pride event is over these crafty businesspeople pull in the rainbow flag so no one thinks they are a gay establishment. It’s an interesting take on US capitalism.

The UK’s Brighton Pride is planning to charge for its street party for the first time to stop a ‘rough’ free-for-all with out of control drinking.

The change has been forced on organizers of the LGBTI festival on the south coast of England, which is a highlight of the British summer.

And if the community doesn’t agree to the new plan, the whole festival could be shut down for safety reasons.

There’s more here.

I find it interesting that non-gay people will go to a pride event now. I know, it’s free. But I wonder if that would have happened twenty years ago…free or not. In a way, this huge turn-out is interesting.

Full Frontal Nude Craig Parker; Anne R. Allen Collectives; Noah Lukeman The First Five Pages

Full Frontal Nude Craig Parker

Someone who knows I find the lack of male full frontal nudity in films interesting sent me a link to a full frontal nude of actor, Craig Parker. He’s from New Zealand and he’s been in films like The Fellowship of the Ring and Spartacus.

From the way it looks, Parker is taking a selfie in a shower, with full frontal that doesn’t get much more detailed than this. And it’s times like this I wonder why we rarely see much full frontal in films. The photo is actually something I would consider more artistic than erotic. I guess that’s subjective, though.

You can check that out here.   I can’t post it for copyright reasons. The photo above of Parker is from wiki commons, link on photo itself.

Anne R. Allen Collectives

There’s a post over at Anne R. Allen’s blog that discusses an interesting concept: author collectives. From what I gather what this means in a general sense is that several authors form their own indie publishing collaborative and they all work together instead of working alone. It’s not actually like working with a small press, and it’s not the same as going totally indie because the authors have the collaborative experience. The books and authors don’t necessarily have to be in the same genre either.

The author collective offers a way to have the best of both worlds. If you’re a “team player” who wants the control indie publishing offers, but you don’t want to go it alone, the collective may be for you. But you do need to choose your team carefully, and dedication is a must, as you will see from Liza’s story.

I have to admit I’m intrigued by this, and not just because I’m a fan of Allen. I’ve worked with many small presses over the years and I’ve always preferred working with them over indie publishing because I get that collective experience. All of my books published by presses have been a collaborative effort from a developmental POV in every single case. In other words, when I did the Virgin Billionaire series, the concept was born through the publisher, we brainstormed about it more than once, and we continued to collaborate right down to the cover. The only thing I actually did alone was write the books.

I love indie publishing, too. But with all my indie books everything from developmental editing to cover choices I did on my own without any collaboration at all. I hired people to execute my ideas for the cover. I had a copy editor. But the entire concept was mine and frankly I’m not always that comfortable going it alone that way. It’s hard to be objective about anything creative. And I actually crave the creative input.

In any event, you can read more here about author collectives on Allen’s blog. I think I’ve actually been doing some of these things without even knowing it with other authors all along. Behind the scenes we talk about covers, look for input, and just this week I helped another author decide something more developmental.

Noah Lukeman The First Five Pages

I think I’ve posted about this before, but I wanted to mention it again because I see so many new writers all the time searching for how to do the right thing. And there’s so much information on the Internet it’s often hard to choose what’s right and what’s wrong. Those who read this blog often know I’m not anti anything and I hate to give advice. I support trad publishing as much as I support indie publishing and everything that comes in between those two extremes. I also think it’s important to work with a great literary agent if you’re lucky enough to land one because it will usually help your career move forward. I never actually signed a contract with one agent in particular. But I have worked with an agent in the past, we have always had an off-the-record agreement, and I wouldn’t do anything significant with my career unless I contacted her first and got her on board. Although most of my e-books have been sold by me without an agent, the times I’ve garnered work through this agent have been very productive (a publishing deal with Alyson Books for An Officer and His Gentleman). And one of my dearest friends in the world whom I’ve known for almost twenty years has been a NY literary agent for almost forty years. Our friendship happened through coincidence and the fact that he has a weekend home in New Hope. We’ve never actually worked together and we never will because you don’t mix friendship with business, but I sometimes ask him advice off the record, too. So I don’t think it’s even possible to explain how much respect I have for good literary agents.

There’s also another agent who changed my entire concept/outlook on publishing. I’ve never met him or even contacted him, but I read his book, The First Five Pages, and that book changed the way I thought about publishing and querying agents. His name is Noah Lukeman and he blogs here (regularly for the most part). The blog is great, but it was the book, The First Five Pages, that helped me most. Though it was written about a decade ago and many things in publishing have changed since then, it was his advice on how editors and agents look for material that helped me the most. It’s hard for me to explain in one short post, but the book taught me what not to do when querying or pitching by showing me what most editors and agents look for at a glance. The key phrase here is “at a glance.” They get so many queries they learn how to look at them fast and it’s the writers that do things right that get attention. It’s the little things like whether or not the narrative is balanced with the dialogue. If there’s nothing but dialogue (or nothing but narrative) at a glance it could hurt an author’s chances. I know all this sounds very technical, and it has little to do with actual storyline. I also know every writer has a different voice and style. But when you’re querying an agent or editor the goal is to hook them fast, at a glance, and draw them into the book with what often turns out to be just the first five pages. Think audition: if the first few lines of the song you’re singing on stage suck, they’ll call you, don’t call them.

After I read Lukeman’s book several times I had that proverbial “Ah-Ha” moment and it all seemed to click for me. I’d already been published in many books with LGBT publishers by then and I’d been working as an editor for small publications as well. But for some reason I just didn’t understand I wasn’t getting replies from agents. Once I read Lukeman’s book and I reworked the first five pages of the books I was querying I started to see immediate results. It’s not an art, but it is a science and there is something to how a novel is crafted in a traditional sense. Editors and agents know what they are looking for, in this technical sense. So if you’re having problems querying and you’re not getting replies at all, you’re doing something wrong and The First Five Pages might help. As I said, the book is a little dated in some respects, but everything writing related in the book can be applied to e-querying agents and editors today. As an editor of several anthologies I can state that I’ve turned down more than a few short stories because I didn’t like the way they looked at a glance. I had so many submissions for The Women Who Love to Love Gay Romance I had to look at the stories this way otherwise it would have taken over a year to get that book out. I didn’t have the time to go through each story that was submitted to me in detail at the first sitting. And the stories that made all the mistakes from a technical POV were the ones I rejected first. Those that looked the best at a glance were accepted. And I wasn’t disappointed when I read them in detail. The authors knew what they were doing. I also knew I wouldn’t have any creative issues with the authors because they knew what they were doing.

The other reason I’m bringing up The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman is because I saw another literary agent slam the book this week, and she did it in a way that suggested she didn’t actually read the book. Unfortunately, this particular literary agent blogs, too, and I’ve seen some questionable advice on her blog. I don’t want to get into that in detail because it’s not exactly bad advice. It’s just questionable and it rarely ever changes. But more important, Noah Lukeman has a few big books to his credit. The agent who slammed Lukeman doesn’t. I’d rather take financial advice from Donald Trump than Joe at the barber shop. I feel the same way about the advice I get in publishing, too. Which is also the number one reason why I don’t give advice here. I just offer suggestions from my experiences I think might help. You might read The First Five Pages and nothing will happen for you. But it might also change the way you think about querying and making pitches. Most of the Amazon reviews seem to agree with me.

To show you I’m not full of crap, there are 220 reviews for The First Five Pages.  131 are five star reviews. 12 are one star reviews. (The link to Amazon is above)

Here’s one quote from Amazon. There are 64 more reviews similar to this. And take into consideration that most people who’ve read the book didn’t even leave a review. I didn’t leave one.

“I highly recommend this book for any writer who aspires to be published.