Distracting moments in gay male erotica

(Warning: kinky mansex territory, so NSFW and not for kids or the sexually modest.)

The header on a Facebook posting by Michael Palmer, which took me to the BareTwinks site and scenes like ths one:


Two BareTwinks flicks. Here we see Kyle Rhodes, (shock of blond hair, Pokémon trainer cap) and Cameron Hilander (glasses, Pikachu cap) in an early scene from A Rewarding Day of Hunting, before the boys strip down to their caps and screw like minks, trainer on top. A shot of Rhodes and Michael Klein (in Pikachu cap) in advanced mink mode, from Poketwink Bedroom (where the ad copy works the poke-Pokémon territory hard):


This is the shot that Michael Palmer labeled a distracting moment in gay male erotica, because of the caps. (Michael’s version had the site of sexal pleasure concealed by a large white box; my version here just has the boys’ testicles fuzzed out, to yield a genital gray zone.)

Unless they zero in precisely on your own sexual quirks, props and costumes can blunt the urgency of desire; you might well be inclined to giggle. Or shrink back.

You hook up with a hot hunk on Grindr and he arrives with a gym bag containing costumes for a pirate and a cabin boy, so the two of you can play Ravished by Cap’n Jack. This is a fairly routine gay fantasy — but you are, at best, reluctant. Or the bag contains a mini-watermelon with an appropriate-size hole reamed out of it, so that the two of you can be straight buddies sharing a melon fuck. This does happen occasionally in real life, and it’s something of a staple of gay porn — but you might still be unmoved by the blandishments of a juicy melon-hole.

Now the two porn videos above are playing with the Pokémon craze, no doubt to emphasize the boyishness of the actors, but most viewers will find the costumes silly, distracting, and probably sexually deflating.

Pokémon notes. Rhodes gets the trainer cap:


Hilander gets to play Pikachu:


Pikachu is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Pichu when leveled up with high friendship and evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone. (link)

And Klein gets to play Espeon:


Espeon is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Eevee when leveled up with high friendship during the day or morning, or when leveled up with high friendship with a Sun Shard in the Bag. It is one of Eevee’s final forms, the others being Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon. (link)

(This elaborate other world, with a large cast of characters and customs, its own history, and a complex specialized vocabulary, is especially attractive to kids, though by no means just to kids.)

The BareTwinks site advertises itself unabashedly (but with eccentric use of upper-case):

ALL Exclusive Video Website Delivering High-Quality Videos of Barely Legal BOY-ON-Boy Action. We are committed to high quality amateur Video, delivered twice a Week … All our Boys Fuck Bareback

Legal age is 18 — that is, in the US, college age. Young men. “Barely legal” actors normally are chosen to appear roughly 16 and to present themselves as youths. BareTwinks seems to have combed the land for males 18 and over who look 13 or 14 and present themselves as boys: very thin (Hilander looks scarily emaciated to me), without adult musculature, and with completely smooth bodies. That I find deeply creepy. The caps are silly and somewhat distracting, but as far as I’m concerned the young-boyishness is downright distressing (and also anerotic).

Then there’s the barebacking, which always makes me a bit uneasy, especially out of concern for the actors.

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