Cute Face, Ugly Waist: My Journey To Loving The Skin I’m In
It wasn’t until I reached junior high school that I started to gain weight. Prior to this time I had always been a very skinny boy, even taking on the nickname “String Bean”.
FLAKY GAY MEN or: How To Lose Friends And Distance People
As gay men, we’re all either a Gay Flake or we know one. They aren’t always the popular “Instagram Gays” with hundreds of selfie likes, they can also be the reclusive “Hermit Gays” who complain about a lack of real platonic bonds as they self sabotage every potential friendship that comes their way.
6 Rules To Being A Good Gay Roommate
Whether you are a gay man living in a populated place or a small city there are a few rules to follow when sharing a living space with another gay man. Understanding these rules can make your living arrangement either a blissful experience or a nightmare from hell that could cost you financially.
20 Things Men Should Start Doing in Their Lives
People are not islands, off to themselves. We need relationships (friends/family/lovers) with other people to influence us, to vent to, to confide in, to socialize with, to love, to be affectionate with, to share our hopes and dreams with. Here are twenty tips to help you find and foster these special and needed relationships.
Top 15 Reasons You ARE NOT Relationship Material
Do single gay men want long term relationships or are they just in love with the idea having one? Are men just captivated with the concept of the fantasy man that will come and fulfill their dreams? When gay men say out loud “long term relationship” do they really mean “non-committed companionship”? Well let’s just say it’s the former and not the latter, the problem is many men don’t realize they’re not ready and are not relationship material. Could this be you?
Words of Wisdom from Lupe Fiasco
We here at Cypher Avenue may seem totally confident and secure in our articles and podcasts but we have just as many insecurities and life drama as the next man. We fuck up and make mistakes on a daily basis. We self evaluate and then contradict our previously held positions constantly. We’re evolving, hopefully in a good way.
The Unofficial Guide To Being A Man’s Man
This Goldman Sachs inspired list written by @GSElevator [ in collaboration with John Carney (@Carney)] presents satirically fresh look at what it means to be a man today. Many of these tips seem right out of an episode of Mad Men, but quite a few are great nuggets of class that can spice up any man’s life.
MOTIVATION: How Bad Do You Want To Be Successful?
Motivational Speaker Eric Thomas, aka The Hip Hop Preacher, is probably no stranger to those that frequent this website. His “Secrets to Success” speech has been circulated millions of times on the Internet.
5 Gay Slang Words That Prove Gay Men Hate Themselves
It appears that the only group of people on the planet that internally hate themselves more than African Americans are Gay Men. I can’t think of any other groups of people that consciously choose to use immensely offensive words to describe themselves.
Cypher Ave’s Top 5 Reasons Gay Men Over 25 Yrs Old Need To Grow Up!
There comes a time when we need to grow up and follow the example demonstrated by the generation that came before us. Excuses are easy but at the end of the day they are all just manufactured external reasons to avoid looking within self for the culprit.
STEP YOUR GAME UP:10 Essential Marketing Tips for Indie Artists, Event Organizers and Content Creators
Cypher Avenue has become one of the most visited websites created by & for particular men of color in the country…with that growing popularity comes a platform to help independent artists (like ourselves) gain exposure. In the last year we’ve received many-many-many requests from artists, event organizers and content creators to feature them or their work on our website…through Twitter.
Looking To Grindr, Believe You’ll Get Jackd
Now I’m no stranger to online dating applications, so I believe my advice on them are at an expert level. I couldn’t tell you how many times I have had friends and acquaintances approach me with the same complaint: “I think all he…
Words of Wisdom From President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama at the Morehouse College commencement on Sunday, May 19, 2013 “Keep setting an example for what it means to be a man. Be the best husband to your wife, or your boyfriend, or your partner. Be the best father you can be to your…
Unfettered Mind…The Importance of Black Male Mental Health
“Are you sure you wanna be well sweetheart? A lot of weight when you’re well”. The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara The first time I had peach yogurt, I was visiting a friend in a mental institution. Chris was young, black, charming and struggling with…
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