Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ancient Western History for Rowdy Faggots

In the beginning, there was Gilgamesh, the Sumerian superhero. He was a strong, courageous man-god with a perfect body. He met his match in Enkidu, a wild nature boy civilized by sex with a female prostitute. (Honest! That's how the story goes.) Gilgamesh and Enkidu fought and fought, but neither could win. So, they became intimate friends, and went on to fight demons together. Their story is our first homoerotic myth, as well as the world's first great epic.

The Western love of the strong male body continues with Pharaoh, clad only in waistcloth and headdress. In statues, his toned arms, chest, and "V" torso literally express his power over Egypt. He would not be out of place in our gyms.

The ancients took human sexuality for granted, and the Greeks were no exception. In fact, they practically institutionalized homosexuality. They left us beautiful sculptures of young men and homosexual pottery art that rivals the images on our porn websites.

"What is Rome?" the movie Gladiator (2000) asks, as we admire Maximus (Russell Crowe), as well as other characters. Rome is war and sex. It transforms the Greek worship of naked male Olympic athletes into rougher, yet still erotic, gladitorial combat. Today, Greco-Roman sports culture is alive and well in America. We encourage guys --regardless of their sexuality-- to study and admire male athletes.

So, we're nothing new. When we work out, when we enjoy porn, when we help our boyfriends, when we engage in muscle worship, when we test each other's strength, we're continuing a long, glorious tradition. We're sons of the ancients. Everyday, even in small ways, we make them proud.

Photo Credits:
Gilgamesh Grabbing a Lion 1 -- Assyrian sculpture at the Louvre in
Pharoah Menkaura and Queen Khamerernabty II 2 -- Egyptian
     sculpture circa 2530 BC at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts;

Orgy (Detail) 3 -- Ancient Greek Plate from the Fifth Century BC at
     the Louvre in Paris;
Russell Crowe as Maximus 4 -- Gladiator. Dir. Ridley Scott.
     DreamWorks Pictures, Universal Pictures, Scott Free
     Productions, and Red Wagon Entertainment, 2000.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jump, Jump, Jump, Jump Around!

"Men Nude Running on the Beach" is an action shot by photographer Bruce Weber. He showcases his work on his website

Okay, guys, strip! Right now! Jump up and down. Run in place. Make your dicks slap every which way. It's fucking good for you. This is the way God intended for you to work your body. If you get hard, don't worry about it. Keep running. Get used to it. Your dicks are tougher than you think.

If it hurts, well, you jacked off too hard last time. Give yourself a few days to heal. You'll live. You'll be flapping around in no time.

A funny column on the subject is "Where Have All the Jockstraps Gone?" by Daniel Akst of Slate. Seems Gen X and Y guys have ditched jocks in favor of boxers and boxer briefs. It's just as well. Jockstraps never prevented hernias in the first place.

Akst is a little too old-fashioned to be talking about the subject. He's scandalized by guys who wear boxers at the gym. (Oh my!) He also makes his sons wear cups. (Poor boys!)

The male athletic body is stronger than Akst thinks. We rough boys can wear boxers to work out or even nothing under our shorts. At nude beaches, we can even run fucking stark naked. Our dicks are not going to break.

I jump rope naked inside my apartment. I don't wear underwear when I run --just shoes, socks, and shorts. I especially enjoy hanging loose, when I run stadium steps. Hell, I've even run naked, when no one was around and I could get away with it.

Yes, I get a hard-on sometimes, but I don't worry about it. Men are supposed to get rock hard. That's not a problem. (Not getting hard --now that's a problem.) If you're still embarrassed, just stop for a while. You'll calm down.

The only thing that happens to me with a workout woody is I may get some precum slung on me. Sweet! I wear it as a badge of honor.

Actually, bouncing around while exercising reminds me of rough sex. My balls jump around just as much, when I'm fucking jackhammer speed, but that's another column. In the meantime, enjoy your workouts, guys. Make those balls bounce. Make that shaft slap. Enjoy the fucking freedom. God! It's great to be a young jock flapping free.

Naked male sports, like the soccer match in this orphaned picture, have an interesting history. Some men jump at the chance to play naked. They feel they play better without the weight and restriction of clothes. They also enjoy the freedom of a flapping dick.

The jock has lost its appeal in the athletic world, but it continues to thrill as a fetish and a fashion statement. Here, Timothy John Mandala plays with his jock in Naked Boys Singing on September 28, 2007, at New World Stages, an off Broadway theatre in New York City.

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Welcome to the Fucking Fraternity!

These two guys are the perfect welcoming committee for our fraternity. They are visiting Yosemite National Park in California. We don't know their names, but we enjoy the boy-next-door act that barely covers their wild sensuality.

Hello all you porn-loving frat boys! This corner of the universe is for masculine men who love the same. Some refer to us as butch, college, military, masculine, and hypermasculine. We're also called straight-acting, but that's problematic: There's nothing straight about us.

This blog was inspired by Kevin Arnold. We met him as ballsy25, a hot guy from the now-defunct gay dating site D-List. He used to have a blog called The Language of Masculinity. Unfortunately, he took it down, but I missed it so much, I had to create something similar.

We worship traditionally masculine roles: cowboys, athletes, gym rats, college boys, military trade, blue-collar workers --you name it. We enjoy acting and feeling like real men. We admire and love masculinity in other men.

We hope you'll enjoy our periodic columns and debates about butch fags and what it means to be a real man. This is your rec room. This is your clubhouse. This is your hangout. Enjoy our pinup boys and have a beer on us. We're glad you came --pun intended!

The hot naked Mark Allen stretches out in a vacant room and captures the sensuality of athleticism. In spite of his career in stripping and porn modeling during the early 90s, this is one of only a few artistic pictures of Allen. His photographers did not do him justice. Most of Allen's photos are unfortunately cheap, amateurish, and uninspired.

In the future, hot guys will be allowed to wash their cars naked. It'll save them the hassle of dealing with wet shorts, and it'll give people another opportunity to enjoy male beauty. Model is Taylor Treavon of Badpuppy.

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