Bi Bits and Gay Bobs Of The Week
A couple from San Francisco took in a Broadway show (Cinderella, what else?). They get called up onstage on a pretense and one of the guys proposes marriage. Is this romantic or the worst marriage proposal you’ve ever heard?
I think I would kill my partner if he did anything like that. First, because it’s so gay. Second, because it’s so gay. Proposing onstage at a Broadway show in front of strangers? Is this romance or narcissism? You be the judge.
This amusing little video is a take-off on the ginormous success of the twitter handle “sh*tmydadsays.”
My favorite nuggets:
“I didn’t mention the wheelchair?”
“You don’t mind cleaning out my bed pan, do you?”
Most psychology research that deal with gay men dichotomize the sex roles as Top and Bottom (if they differentiate among gay men at all) – preference for insertive anal intercourse and preference for receptive anal intercourse respectively. This paper summarizes a study that tested a more elaborate categorization, and finds that sex role preference is correlated with differences in physical preferences for a sexual partner among gay men, suggesting that the hypothesized categorization is meaningful. The data suggests that sex roles should be thought of as a continuous spectrum that map onto a continuous spectrum of physical preferences.
The new categorization tested includes 6 categories:
1) Only Bottom
2) Versatile, but prefer Bottom
3) Versatile, equal
4) Versatile, but prefer Top
5) Only Top
6) Never had anal sex / Don’t Know
All respondents were volunteers recruited from www.gay.com chat rooms over the period of 1/25/02 to 1/27/02. They were asked to participate in an online questionnaire. A total of 396 respondents completed the survey. The average age of respondents was around 33
Are you a gay top or a gay bottom? Here’s what the research showed:
Only Bottom: 11%
Versatile, prefer bottom: 27%
Versatile, equal: 20%
Versatile, prefer top: 23%
Only Top: 12%
Don’t know: 8%
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In a world where the shirtless pic reigns supreme it’s nice to see a site feature face pics for a part of our desire located above the belt line (the heart). It’s like a portrait studio of every boyfriend you wish you ever had but never did. Sigh.
Take a look: The Very Thought Of Him Gallery, from gaytwogether blog.
One of my favorite gay blogs is “The Guyliner,” run by a British blogger who mixes a command of the English language with some cockeyed insights that make you drop, tuck and roll. Check him out here.
This week he has a hilarious riff titled, “Five condescending compliments nobody should really want to hear.” From being called a “DILF” to someone looking at your outfit and saying, “I’d never get away with wearing that,” he is breathtakingly on point. Here’s his take on a “compliment” that makes me want to put a bomb vest on and run into a crowded street market:
You look good for your age
Don’t even start. Anyone who enjoys this compliment is prostituting their dignity in exchange for a cheap thrill. What does a 40-year-old look like anyway? “You look good for your age” says that despite being an ancient, animated cadaver in actual years, you are somehow managing to deceive everyone well enough to pretend you’re younger. You’re well preserved, in other words. Great, you’re a jar of pickled onions. I don’t look good ‘for my age’; I just look good. Fucking good.
Check out his other compliments here: Guyliner.
I’ll take any country song where the lead male singer says, “I’m in love with that man.” But it’s a little jarring to hear a country twang and watching a video of two gay guys in Brooklyn. I dare say that this video will not be playing in any country music festivals anytime soon. But it’s hard not to admire the effort. Plus those two guys in the video are the cat’s pajamas.