Colton Haynes Comes Out As Gay
Colton Haynes came out on May 5, and I think his comments and his reasons for not coming out sooner make perfect sense. In fact, I fully understand them. I think most gay men who have agonized over coming out would agree with me.
He tells EW the onslaught of media coverage took him by surprise and he offered no follow-up at that time although he remained active on Instagram
– particularly during New York Fashion Week.
‘It was a complete shock. I wasn’t ready to be back in the headlines,’ he said of the Tumblr incident.
‘I should have made a comment or a statement, but I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t feel like I owed anyone anything. I think in due time, everyone has to make those decisions when they’re ready, and I wasn’t yet.’
He also talks about what it was like to be in the closet.
You can check this out here. I’ve always been on the fence about Haynes, but I didn’t know the whole story. Right now, I don’t think I’ve ever liked this guy more. He’s right that everyone does have to come out on their own terms and in their own good time.
Should Gay Bareback Porn Be Banned
This is a discussion that’s been going on for a long time. It came up again and I thought it was newsworthy because of all the comments I saw on social media. According to a new study, gay men who watch bareback porn are more likely to engage in risky sex. For those of you who don’t know what bareback porn is, it’s porn without condoms.
Gay and bisexual men who watch bareback porn are more likely to have riskier sex, a new study has revealed.
In the report originally published in PLOS One, by Colombia University and Public Health Solutions, it shows pornography is a good tool to encourage men who have sex with men to use condoms.
The 265 gay and bisexual men surveyed, who were recruited using Facebook, had all watched porn in the past three months and reside within 50 miles of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington DC.
Nearly all of the men, 92%, had watched bareback anal sex, and 48% had said this had contributed to them engaging in riskier sex. Viewing the material led to acting out what they saw for 70%, while 55% reported watching porn led them to seek out sex afterwards.
You can read the rest here.
Side note: most of the people…men and women…who I saw comment on social media did NOT think bareback porn should be banned. And there were close to 400 comments on one page alone.
The Ideal Penis Length
Here’s another article about what people consider the ideal penis length.
Men across the world have revealed what they consider to be the ideal penis ‘length’.
A new worldwide survey of 10 countries from the UK to the US asked people what they thought the average size of a penis was and what their ideal length would be.
They were not asked about girth.
Here’s the rest of the piece.
Frankly, I still don’t think size should matter, but I think a lot of people disagree with me. It’s an interesting survey because it’s done by individual country, and it’s a combination of men and women.