‘It Takes A Man to Put Me on the Bottom’

A new study challenges our perceptions of masculinity and gay sex by C. Brian Smith As a questioning gay teen clinging to his perceived alpha-masculinity, I resolved to never get fucked in the ass. After all, I had an image to uphold: I was the rush chair at my fraternity; a Division I college athlete (granted, I played squash, but still); and could down a pitcher of beer in under 10 seconds. I figured that if I were the one doing the penetrating — like my straight friends bragged about doing with those Kappa chicks! — I could preserve what remained of my fleeting manhood. That all changed … Continue reading ‘It Takes A Man to Put Me on the Bottom’

How Much Should You Change For Another Person, According to ‘Groundhog Day’

Answer: Completely. by Tracy Moore Today is Groundhog Day, which means it’s time to rewatch Groundhog Day, the deceptively philosophical 1993 screwball comedy directed by Harold Ramis (RIP). It stars Bill Murray as Phil, a dickball curmudgeonly weatherman who must relive the same day on loop until he gets it “right,” which means becoming a good decent person, the sort who would be good enough to get to have sex with someone like Rita (Andie MacDowell), a high-maintenance dullard who unironically toasts to world peace. Will they ever get together and find true happiness? Not if he doesn’t completely make himself over … Continue reading How Much Should You Change For Another Person, According to ‘Groundhog Day’

PROVOCATIVE ARTWORK REVERSES ROLES BETWEEN HUMANS AND ANIMALS

by Vic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times  One of the most effective techniques psychologists use in conflict resolution is role reversal, which helps people to see the other’s perspective and to empathize with them. Empathy is something that is seriously deficient in our modern world, especially when it comes to the treatment of animals. From factory farming and concentrated animal feeding operations, to big hunting and ivory poaching, to ocean bottom trawling and dolphin slaughters, to the incineration of rainforests, animals in general have a tough lot here on planet earth with all of us humans. Art in our culture often fills the role … Continue reading PROVOCATIVE ARTWORK REVERSES ROLES BETWEEN HUMANS AND ANIMALS

Inside the World of Erotic Trump Fan Fiction

by  Steven Blum Why it’s hot for the president to get fucked by Putin, dinosaurs and even his own tax returns It’s been said that we’re having less sex since the election of Donald Trump. “After the Election, I Lost My Sex Drive,” an Elle headline revealed. “Donald Trump Is Destroying America’s Sex Life,” read another on Slate. But there’s a certain breed of writer whose erotic imagination was sparked by the inauguration of our Pussy-Grabber-in-Chief. On sites like Archive of Our Own and Wattpad, pornographic tales featuring The Donald and a revolving cast of characters have flourished in the past few months. Who needs the intimate details of Trump’s … Continue reading Inside the World of Erotic Trump Fan Fiction

How to Dress Well When You’re Freezing Your Ass Off

by Ian Lecklitner Advice from an NFL Network sideline reporter and other people who know too much about looking good while shivering Are you one of those guys who wants to look stylish but finds it doesn’t come all that naturally? Sick of condescending fashion articles telling you why you need to buy $200 T-shirts? Just want to know how to look, well, good? We feel you. Welcome to “Help Me Dress Myself,” an advice column for men who just want some practical advice for not looking like crap. The Question I have an important meeting/interview/family function/date, and it’s negative … Continue reading How to Dress Well When You’re Freezing Your Ass Off

All the Times It’s Good to Be an Ugly Man

by Tracy Moore No surprise here: There’s a thing called a beauty premium, and it measures the real economic rewards that the better looking reap by nothing other than being blessed with good looks. While we may instantly think about drop-dead gorgeous women who snag free lunches, free drinks, student-loan eradication or the union with high-earning, powerful men, we should note that being “too good-looking” is a man thing, too. And it pays well. To wit: NFL quarterbacks blessed with the pretty stick get paid more, regardless of performance (their unattractive peers earn about 12 percent less). Attractive male CEOs have better … Continue reading All the Times It’s Good to Be an Ugly Man

All the Ways Men Feel About Sex With a Pregnant Person

by Tracy Moore ‘Pregnant sex is definitely one of the greatest sexual experiences I’ve had’ Boom, your wife or girlfriend or that lady you met at the bar last month is knocked up, and prior to this, you had an active or even inspired sex life. Now what? She’s got morning sickness, you’ve got the soon-to-be dad panic, maybe you’re both happy as hell, but still: to bone or not to bone during the gestation? That is the frustration. Research tells us that it’s perfectly safe to have sex during pregnancy, so long as the pregnancy is going along as it should be. … Continue reading All the Ways Men Feel About Sex With a Pregnant Person