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Dear Straight Men: Wiping Your Ass Is Not Gay

Warning: gag-worthy content ahead. Here’s something I wish I never learned today: some straight men don’t wipe their asses because they think it’s gay. Yep! Apparently letting your fingers going anywhere near your back passage is equivalent to two men fucking each other. I’ll let you process that for a moment… Now, apart from the major problem of offending everyone’s noses with your pungent butt … Continue reading Dear Straight Men: Wiping Your Ass Is Not Gay

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The Gay and Straight Monthly Book Brag: Sept 2021

No matter how good you are at judging books, you will never really know what’s good or not unless you read it. I’ve loved books with 3-star ratings on Goodreads. And I’ve hated books that everyone loves. 50 Shades of Grey comes to mind… As the saying goes: Don’t judge a book by its cover. And it’s the same with people. We all judge others … Continue reading The Gay and Straight Monthly Book Brag: Sept 2021

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Are Gay Venues Still Relevant?

Ask any elderly gay man about Sydney’s gay scene today and they’ll tell you it’s not as big as it used to be. You’d hear about grand drag shows at Capriccios and the fabulousness of Patchs. If you walk down Oxford Street today, you will find only a few longstanding legends like Stonewall Hotel and The Shift (formerly Midnight Shift), with many clubs remaining a … Continue reading Are Gay Venues Still Relevant?

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HIV Is Not A ‘Gay Man’s Disease’

It can affect straight people too In 2019, straight men in Western Australia were more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than gay men. In fact, since the introduction of PrEP (an HIV-preventative drug) into Australia in 2016, HIV diagnosis rates have lowered dramatically in the gay community. And the trend is not just happening here in Australia, it’s actually noted across the western world. … Continue reading HIV Is Not A ‘Gay Man’s Disease’

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What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

Whether you’re stuck on a life-changing decision or mulling over daily activities, knowing what to do feels like a debilitating question. Do you take on that new job or stick with your current one? Do you want to watch that movie or do you feel like doing something else? I’ve been in lockdown for over two months now, and while I’ve got my writing and … Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

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I’m Pro-Vax and Pro-Choice, But Not A Professional Doctor

I wish all those who spread their misinformation about Covid-19 would be as honest as I am. We are not medical professionals! Our best understanding of Covid-19 relies upon how well we research — but even after a good day of research, we will never be at the same level as medical professionals. They have years of expertise under their belt. And yet, even with … Continue reading I’m Pro-Vax and Pro-Choice, But Not A Professional Doctor

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How To Know When You’re Thinking Too Much

Whenever I feel like I’m thinking too much, I ask myself: is this really as big a problem as I think it is? More often than not, it isn’t worth my peaking stress levels. And sometimes it’s not even a problem to begin with! Today, for example, my thoughts spiraled around whether this blog is good enough and if I should change it. And all … Continue reading How To Know When You’re Thinking Too Much

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5 Queer Films That Changed My Views On Being Gay

Growing up, I’ve watched plenty of queer films that helped solidify the truth about being gay; that it is as normal as the air we breathe. As I’ve said before: queer representation in film is vital for gaining queer acceptance. In fact, any normal representation of a marginalised community is vital for gaining acceptance. But, some of my favourite queer films dug deeper, showcasing profound … Continue reading 5 Queer Films That Changed My Views On Being Gay

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Disused Gay Terms That Are Hilariously Wrong

Disclaimer: very sexual and slightly derogatory I’ve never been a fan of the term “pillow biter”, mostly because I’m a top. I prefer to penetrate than be penetrated, if you catch my drift; so biting pillows is not something I would need to do. Of course, biting pillows was important in the past to hide a homosexual act. Bite a pillow to stop moaning, so … Continue reading Disused Gay Terms That Are Hilariously Wrong