Guys on the ‘Side’: Looking Beyond Gay Tops and Bottoms
There’s so much talk and discussion about who gives and who receives. I’ve had straight people tell me that they assumed that most gay guys simply take turns. Yes, some do, but most don’t. But what if a guy isn’t a top, a bottom or even versatile? What about gay men who have never engaged in anal sex and never will, ever?
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What REALLY Makes Someone A Boyfriend?
Gay men are VERY cautious about using the Boyfriend word. Maybe its because of the whole Banned Gay Marriage thing. Regular “Boyfriend Status” has replaced “Marriage Status” for many of us.
WATCH: “I Don’t Date Black Guys” Racism in the Gay Community
This new video from the I’m From Driftwood series echoes many of the same statements BOTH sides on the issue have stated over the years on interracial dating in the comments sections. Nelson Moses Lassiter from Philadelphia shares his experience dating white men who fetishize him just for being black, as well as dealing with his black friends who are prejudiced as well, albeit for different reasons.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Joys of Being Single
“Life is short. Life is Dull. Life is full of pain and this is a chance for something special.” Casual Dating. This seems to be a foreign concept in the gay community. Oh sure, many people do it but good luck getting them to publicly…
How Big Is Big Enough?
Cypher Ave co-founder Nick Delmacy sent me a link to a podcast he wanted me to listen to. This was a podcast featuring three gay men discussing a multitude of pop culture topics. The reason he forwarded me the podcast cast was because Cypher Avenue…
The Fetishes of Scally Lads or Trackies
As fetishes are concerned, I had no idea that track suites, sneakers and musty socks are a thing. Absolutely it can be sexy seeing men in athletic gear but to the point of fetishism? Why not? Anything is possible I guess but it was still…
Black and Brown People are the Face of HIV in America
Another month and another article to tell us what we already know; HIV is plaguing the Black community. The Washington Post’s article How black Americans became the face of the HIV epidemic provides details with eye catching informative diagrams and charts. Cypher Avenue has asked…
New Dating App To Aid Church In Preventing Sexual Abuse
The church is hoping a new dating app will allow clergymen and officials to engage in sexual activity with teens (in some areas pre-teens) legally. They anticipate this will greatly reduce the controversy surrounding sexual abuse allegations that has plagued the church in previous years….
Looking For Friends. Must Be Attractive.
Do we view what we deem unattractive/ugly as being a negative trait and therefor making one unworthy of friendship? Do gay and straight men who require attractiveness in other men secretly want them as sex partners or is there something more?
No Fems, Fats, Asians, Blacks, Queers, Short People, Mexicans, Tops, Bottoms or White Dudes And Must Be HIV Neg
I read an article by a gay man on a mainstream website that stated in the very first paragraph, “I got all dressed up and feeling sexy and went to a party and didn’t get one number or one guy to hit on me”. That article…
The Most Important Gay Adult Film Ever Made?
Even though I know there are many other dynamics at play, I do think that condomless adult film and the glorification of “breeding” is a contributing factor to the ridiculously high HIV infection rates amongst young black gay males.
Cypher Avenue Podcast #11 – The Relationship Show: Part Dos
In this podcast Ocky Williams and his partner Prince D answer questions submitted by Cypher Avenue followers. These include the subjects of cheating, infidelity, sex, dating and other miscellaneous topics as it pertains to relationships.
WARNING: Your Hookup Selfie May Reveal Where You Live
Many gay men think they’re keeping their privacy intact by only revealing their first name and a heavily cropped photo on hookup websites and apps. The truth of the matter is modern camera phones also store the GPS location information of where the photos were taken deep inside the digital information called “Metadata.”
Does HIV Really Matter Anymore?
Cypher Avenue has written many posts about HIV / AIDS awareness in communities of color, so we know the statistics. Some stats may have been eye openers; however I have been seeing negative stats for years. So when it comes to new surveys or new information concerning homosexual men and HIV transmission, my attitude is somewhat “okay, what else is new?”
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