Sunday, January 31, 2016

A question for all the Buddies -- UPDATE 02/01/2016


Hey Folks,

I have a question for you. We've been putting our little blog out here since the end of December 2008. There have been 4,771 posts, a total of 7,416,680 page views, 3,438 published comments, and as of today 639 followers -- but I like calling you Buddies.

(Maybe some of you who are more tech savvy can help me understand a recent change. Two weeks ago, there were more than 800, then when I opened the blog a few days later it said 720. Did that many Buddies stop being fans all at once or does Blogger do some kind of purge? I honestly don't know).

Anyway, it's become waaaaaay more popular than we ever imagined. It was just for fun. Also, because we like things and people in their natural state. Like I've said many times, it's not how much hair you have on your body, it's the fact that its yours and makes you a unique individual, not a shaved down, buffed, puffed clone. "Smooth as a baby's ass or hairy as whatever, be proud of what you've got!"

It's still fun. I like making the pics look as good as possible. Scooter sends a bunch and some of you do, too. Most need to be touched up, a lot aren't good enough quality. Have to decide what's going to look hot in a montage, or as Pic of the Day, etc., etc. Takes a while. Throw in a sense of humor and a dose of liberal politics and it's not the typical porn site. There are plenty of those and they're easy to find. Not a porn site at all, right? Art appreciation!  ;-)

And here's the question. Is there anything you really don't like? Is there anything you'd like better?

Some things won't change. This will still be a place to see "natural" dudes. As natural as we can find! I'll still put up stuff that makes me laugh. Or think. And it will still be politically liberal. What else would you like?

That's about it. Have a great night!


Grab Bag Sunday

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday PM

Could it be?

a smokin' hot Joe Santagato  who decided not to shave down? Must be my imagination . . .

Zayn, not a boy, a man. OF PASSAGE

Zayn, Today You Are a Man
By Allison P. Davis
January 29, 2016

Zayn, not a boy, a man.

In his continued efforts to distance himself from his baby-faced days in One Direction, Zayn has now released a super-sexed-up video for his new song, "Pillowtalk." It is a song where he says things like:

In the bed all day, bed all day, bed all day
Fucking and fighting on
It's our paradise and it's our war zone

Zayn wants to make sure we all know how grown-up he is, which he really drives home by showcasing how much he likes making sweet love to Gigi Hadid, because he’s done sex like a grown-up, because that’s what grown-ups do.

Congratulations, Zayn! You’ve completed the time-honored ritual that all pop stars who want to transition from baby pop star to grown-ass pop star must complete: releasing the most overtly sexual video you can to signal to the world that you are no longer a child, but an adult. This is sort of like a pop-star bar mitzvah, if you will.

But where does Zayn’s “Pillowtalk” fall in the history of artists who have made the same statement? Let’s consider:

Justin Timberlake, “Like I Love You":
Justin Timberlake was already the sexy old soul in 'N Sync, so his transition into adulthood was seamless and effortless.This song announced that he’d grown from "boy-band member who can dance" to "smooth man who can dance" just like we always knew he would. Britney Spears’s “I’m a Slave 4 U” and Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” had similar effects.



JC Chasez “All Day Long I Think About Sex":
In contrast to Justin Timberlake's efforts, there was nothing subtle about JC Chasez's entry into the adult world. He wrote the thirstiest “Guys seriously I’m an adult because I say sex a lot while hot ladies writhe around me” anthem of all time.

Lindsay Lohan, “Rumors":
Lindsay Lohan was once a child actress, beloved for her role in The Parent Trap. But in 2005, it became very important for her to remind everyone that she could — and would — put on a going-out top and get raunchy in Bungalow 8, because she was a grown-ass woman.

Selena Gomez, “Hands to Myself”:

Along with “Good for You,” and “Same Old Love,” this constituted a sort of trifecta of adulthood-assertion for the former Disney star. But with this song, the world really got it: Selena is a grown-up. She has breasts and underbutt and is pro-masturbation and can rent a car and vote.

Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend":
The Biebs sure tried hard to convince everyone he was grown! He drove a fast car; he flashed his bling; he danced with some super-hot chicks like he knew what to do in a bedroom situation. Sadly, his preadolescent scraggle stache ruined any sort of façade of adult male sexuality.

Christina Aguilera,"Dirrty ft. Red Man":
Like your nerdy best friend Jenny who started wearing a bra over the summer and came back rebranded as “Jen the popular girl who gave someone a hand job at camp," this song convinced her fans to accept her adult sexual knowledge without any skepticism.

Miley Cyrus, "Can’t Be Tamed":
Some might think Miley Cyrus grew up when she straddled a giant dildo onstage during her tour. In reality she grew up long ago: in 2010, with this video. This was the moment Hannah Montana gave way to the Miley we all know now.

Jordan Knight, “Give It 2 U”:
This video was weird because Jordan Knight was already an adult when he released the song, so going to a carnival to discuss how sexually knowledgeable he was in an attempt to distance himself from NKOTB felt … creepy. He went from New Kid on the Block to "Kids on the Block Should Maybe Stay Away From That Guy."

Mazel tov, Zayn. You’re in great company.

Snow Is Melting Pic of the Day

Wonder what we'll find underneath?!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sleep, with Tom Daley

Sleep, with Tom Daley: WATCH

by Amdy Towle
January 25, 2016

British Olympic diver Tom Daley has been sharing life hacks in a series of videos over the past few weeks.

His first two videos have focused on nutrition — drinking lemon water every morning and switching to black coffee — and his latest takes a look at the importance of good sleeping habits.

“Getting the right amount of sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. It can benefit your heart, your mind, and your weight,” Daley explains, and says you should give yourself the best chance you can to get a good night’s sleep.

It can also help your creativity, something Daley says he learned from his fiancé, Dustin Lance Black. And lack of sleep can hurt so many other parts of your life too, pushing you too eat less healthy and shirk exercise because you’re tired and your leptin levels are low.

So Daley has a few tips to help you sleep better (sleeping with him isn’t one of them).

And good night’s sleep are apparently paying off for Daley, who won gold with fellow diver Daniel Goodfellow during the Mens 10m Synchro during Day Two of the National Diving Cup on Saturday (January 23) in Southend, England.

Gus Kenworthy Covers Attitude

Gus Kenworthy, the poster child for out and proud athletes, is on Attitude magazine's March 2016 cover.
The U.K. LGBT publication is Gus' first LGBT photo shoot and cover. Attitude had the enviable opportunity to speak to the bearded stud about his decision to come out, his first gay experience, and his time spent in Russia for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
From this tidbit about his first experience with a man, Gus clearly opened up to Attitude like never before: "I made the first move and it was reciprocated, and he had never, ever kissed a guy like that, so it was very much a new experience for both of us and it started a pretty long relationship."
The March 2016 issue boasts a 10-page spread of the muscled freeskier and if the cover and these Instagram pictures are any indication, we all have a lot to look forward to.

Huffington Post, where everything is queer or it doesn't exist

Huffington Post is good for some things, but their official position on male sexuality is that "queer" is where it's at. And here's what the "queer" clique thinks you should be wearing on Valentine's Day . . .

Men's Lingerie Exists And Here Are The NSFW Pictures

What is men's lingerie? Do men need it? So many questions.

 01/27/2016 05:22 pm ET | Updated 14 hours ago
  • James CaveLifestyle Staff Writer, The Huffington Post
There are a lot of options for the woman who wants to wear sexy things on Valentine's Day (or any day of the year) -- but what about the men?
While lingerie is defined as "women's underwear and clothing that is worn in bed," let's get real: It's 2016, and clothes aren't gender specific (especially the naughty kind).
There is lingerie for men, too, as well as pictures to show you what it looks like (whether or not you'll look sexy in them is another question).
The mere fact that it exists raises questions: Why do men need lingerie? Does it provide physical support? Do we feel empowered by the lace? Is the man sitting next to you wearing it right now?
It's mysterious (and significantly less expensive than those found in women's stores).
Let's explore the options. (In case you missed the giant NSFW in the headline up there, now's the time to click away if looking at man parts is frowned upon in your place of employment.)