If We’re In a Relationship; Your Clothes are My Clothes
I remember many years ago listening to comedian Jerry Seinfeld in which he humorously mentions what he thinks is one of the greatest benefits of being a gay man in a relationship with another man. He stated that if he and the other man were…
Forgive Me Father For I have Sinned – I’ve Lusted After Another ‘OLDER’ Man
Ocky: Forgive me father for I have sinned. Father Johnson: How long has it been since your last confession? Ocky: *laughs under breath*…um Neverary 2015. Father Johnson: Better late than never my son. Ocky: Shole is. Father Johnson: What brings you to confessional my son? Ocky:…
Do Tops Need Ladders for Tall Bottoms?
A buddy and I were sitting at the end of the bar near the door. The packed lounge was slightly humid and every time patrons would enter or exit, a nice breeze would blow and cool us off. This was due to the lounge having…
CA Podcast #64 – The “Bottoms Roundtable” Episode
In this podcast, Cypher Avenue founders Ocky Williams and Nick Delmacy join four squad members of Cypher Avenue (Discordant, Dr. Strange, hannibal, JodyBell87) to discuss what its like to be confident, assertive Bottoms in the gay community.
Fuck You Valentine’s Day
You’re at work and notice all the flowers, balloons and shit folk are getting on Valentine’s Day. You over hear their plans of after work romantic dinners, while little cherubs dance and fly about with glee. WHO CARES? Valentine’s Day is definitely not a favorite…
How Do You Get Ready For a Date?
How do you get ready for a date? I think it goes without saying that a shower or possible shave is obvious, but what are some quirkier, or out of the box things you personally do to get yourself ready for a date? For example,…
Is Your Religion Keeping You From Finding a Good Man?
Even though I’m not in the dating game, I still partake in reading and loosely discussing dating, relationships and sex related subject matter on social media and blogs. Something that I’ve noticed (outside of the “No Fats, No Fems” conversations) that is NEVER talked about…
Is This a Power Bottom Gay Pride Sex Kit?
A very similar pic to the one above was posted within a social media group I subscribe to. My first reaction was YUCK, is this a power bottom gay pride sex kit? Then I thought, “You know what? These rolling condoms over bananas demonstrations and…
Giving Up The Keys To The Social Media Vault
How do you guys who have active social media accounts feel about a dude immediately asking for your handles or sending you a follow/friend request soon after meeting him?
Question Of The Week: My Pockets are Stacked but His are Wack
Ken and Sam just recently got married after dating for 3 years. Sam is a corporate executive and makes over $200,000 a year. Ken was working at a warehouse making $38,000 a year but due to an on the job injury, he is no longer…
CA Podcast #48 – The Racial Preference Episode
In this podcast, Cypher Avenue editor Octavius Williams is interviewed by Ranier, founder of the popular blog “Love Life of an Asian Guy.” They discuss the difficulty of dating through apps and social media when overt racism is present.
How Can I Be Down? A Bisexual Black Man’s Take on “The Down Low”
The notion that black men on the “DL” are categorically bi is a gross oversimplification of the issue, and it shows little understanding for the way black men navigate their sexuality and identity.
A Real Examination of Racism and Gay Dating Apps
A popular heterosexual social media personality that I follow, solicited Black homo/bisexual male volunteers to discuss gay dating apps. He wanted to know of experiences when interacting with white or Black men, first dates, any loves lost, racism, etc. I’ve been in a committed relationship…
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