Archive for the ‘Gender and sexuality’ Category

More gratuitous shirtlessness

July 3, 2015

After two postings yesterday featuring hunky shirtless men, this morning I confronted the following fellow on Facebook:


I call him Mr. Chicago — for the City of Broad/Big Shoulders, those shoulders being the feature that makes him stand out among the legion of highly developed hunky men whose photos you can find on the net.


Briefly: a catamitic misreading

July 2, 2015

Another “out of the corner of the eye” misreading, from the front page of the NYT yesterday (July 1st). What I thought I saw was the teaser head

A Love Tested by Catamites

As I tried to imagine how the story went, I focused more carefully on the page, and saw the head

A Love Tested by Calamities

And then I wondered about the history of catamite.


Dressing for Independence

July 1, 2015

(Nothing about language, beyond the rhyme in the ad. It’s gay man stuff.)

From Channel 1 Releasing (the gay porn studio), an ad for their 4th of July sale: steamy, silly, patriotic:

Muscleman Landon Conrad doing a red, white, and blue cock-tease routine.

Conrad is a famously versatile sexual performer. He’s been on AZBlogX three times, all in connection with orgies: depicted (with some bio material) in connection with The Guys Next Door, Part 1; in a busy sexual scrum in a posting on Aspen VI; and mentioned in a posting on a gang scene in Hole 1. He plays well with others.

Equality Without Exception (sort of)

June 28, 2015

That’s the theme of this year’s San Francisco Pride celebration (which I’m now watching on tv):

As the hosts for the tv coverage point out every whipstitch, this is a fabulous achievement, but it’s marriage equality without exception (in the US), not overall equality, and there are very pressing needs for protections against discrimination in many areas and for support for some groups of lgbt people (especially young people). The fact remains that in a great many places, discrimination in housing, employment, and other areas is entirely legal, and in a fair number of places existing protections are being eliminated, often on religious grounds (references to homosexuality as an abomination are common); a number of religious groups are doubling down on their hostility to homosexuality, which should make any person of charity worry about the state of teenagers.

More on this in a calmer time. Meanwhile, I cry with joy at what’s been achieved so far. And cry for my man Jacques, who died a dozen years ago, having hoped for some years that it would some day be possible for us to be actually married.

(Good lord! The Apple contingent is mind-bogglingly enormous. It just goes on. And on. And on. And then the fire department… And Nancy Pelosi. The Police Department Pride Alliance. Much more to come.)

Undermining marriage

June 27, 2015

Tom Tomorrow’s This Modern World on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision (yesterday) guaranteeing marriage as a right for same-sex couples throughout the United States:

Scalia insists that marriage has been unchanged for centuries, so that it must continue to be unchanged; two observers dispute the claim of changelessness. (Meanwhile, essentially all of the Republican candidates for President frame their opposition as being to “a redefinition of marriage“, as if this were a matter of words rather than things, and appeal to a definition that they see as given by God — He doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage — and not by lawyers or judges.)


Gay Pride

June 27, 2015

Passed on to me by Paul Foster from a Facebook source:

Rather more adult males than you’d expect in a pride of lions — but then these are gay lions, so they bond with pleasure.

At the movies for Pride

June 26, 2015

Pride weekend is upon us; Sunday is Stonewall Day. And from the Advocate magazine from last year (6/23/14), a rundown of “Essential Films of All Time for LGBT Viewers”. Actually, an overwhelming list, of “the top 175″ such films! And that’s excluding anything from television.

Well, they’re ranked, with Brokeback Mountain at #1.


(There’s a posting on this blog from 2010 on gay and on this movie.)


Happy Ending

June 26, 2015

(On the language of sex — but with a fair amount of sex, so this posting might not be to everyone’s taste.)

“Happy Ending” was the header on this e-mail from the Daily Jocks people yesterday, announcing the last hours of their big sale; the caption below is mine.


He got him off, then he
Kissed him off.


Hecho en México

June 24, 2015

So it says on the hunky body of Mr. Mexico 2014, José Pablo Minor:


(shown here in a body-display pose that emphasizes his torso, makes a V that points to his crotch, and stops just short of exposing that crotch. A cock-tease shot, plus a darkly handsome face.)


It just got bigger

June 23, 2015

From the Daily Jocks people, announcing a sale (the savings just got bigger) and also toying with the idea of penis enlargement. And then there’s a point about the semantics / pragmatics of just, which I’ll get at by adding three captions to this photo:



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