By Cypher Avenue | Posted Jul 31 2014 | 9 Comments  


To celebrate our 20th podcast, we’re gathering the fellas for another edition of Cypher Avenue’s Roundtable on Saturday, August 9th at 4pm EST! Our last Roundtable event was a big success and one of our most downloaded episodes.

For those unfamiliar, way back in December of 2013 we called out for 5 members of the site to call in on Skype and join founders Nick & Ocky for a No-Holds-Barred discussion on Dating and Relationships. We ended up with a great mix of guys who all contributed advice and personal stories to the discussion.

Here’s the problem though: We felt like many of the guys were holding back. They were too worried about being politically correct and judged for their true feelings.

This time around, we need guys at the Roundtable who won’t be afraid to go toe-to-toe with each other and keep the discussion lively not unlike many heated debates seen on The View.

We need fellas who will go hard in a debate like:

So if you’re an outspoken individual who’s not shy or afraid to voice your opinions, send an email with a brief reason why you should be included to Contact@CypherAvenue.com with ROUNDTABLE in the subject line.

You don’t have to be a member of the site to get selected, but we definitely will be giving priority to those of you who are. If you’ve set up a profile on Cypher Avenue, include your user name (or the name used on your article comments) in the email so that we know who you are on the site.

The topic of this discussion will be: Media by and for Gay Men of Color, Representation in the Community, Gay Origin Stories and Much More!

Here’s the last Roundtable podcast:









00:00 – Intro

00:35 – Happy New Year

2:30 – Roundtable Guests Introduction

5:43  – The 15 Reasons You Are NOT Relationship Material

16:40 – Rox808’s take on how to be secure in dating

24:03 – Drewski, the youngest guest on the show, gives his take on the article

26:58 – Jonah encourages gay men to have a “Hoe Phase”

34:19 – Long Distance Relationships

35:38 – When did you shift from being a Hoe to wanting a Relationship?

42:35 – Do Self Esteem Issues and Insecurities get in the way of Dating?

50:25 – Are All Gay Black Men OBSESSED With Relationships?

58:05 – Our Parents Weren’t Perfect…Is Seeking A Perfect Relationship A Delusion?

1:01:00 – Is focusing on Career and Money instead of Dating a BAD thing?

1:06:00 – Why can’t you have sex or sexual contact on the first date? What’s the big deal?

1:21:56 – “Time Fillers” Dating men you have no intention of keeping

1:24:33 – Does MASCULINITY matter when choosing men to date?

1:32:33 – Wrapping Up & 2014 Outlooks


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9 Comments Feel Free To Join The Cypher.

  1. SB3000 | August 1st, 2014

    Nice! Let’s go

  2. southerngent | August 1st, 2014

    So glad to hear! Definitely looking forward to our next roundtable podcast guys!

  3. African King | August 1st, 2014

    Can’t wait for this!

  4. lyriq88
    Lyriq | August 1st, 2014

    That was a very good episode. Excited to see what comes of it.

  5. PsychNoir | August 2nd, 2014

    I enjoyed listening to this podcast again. The only thing I am disappointed by is that you guys don’t do these more frequently! Great show! Bon courage with more great podcasts!

    • PsychNoir | August 2nd, 2014

      And I love that you annotated the episode by theme with their time points in the podcast!

  6. Madb86 | August 4th, 2014

    This definitely was one of my favorite posts. I like hearing the different opinions and stories. I agree with PsychNoir that it should be a regular.

  7. Pascal | August 6th, 2014

    Re. the article’s illustration: I thought that CA was all about not equating black gays with women! Why the change of heart all of a sudden?

    • alton
      NYCforEVER | August 6th, 2014


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