Masterful Manipulations by Centaurus

Using Photoshop, Centaurus starts with an original painting, often an old master, then plucks out the female figures and inserts the image of a male, thereby creating a scene for like-minded men.

Altered Version of "Adirondacks" by Homer

Few have mastered so imaginatively this form of art on Photoshop.  See more of his work at Gay Art Parodies.

A variation of "Ball at Moulin del LaBalatte" by Renoir

Centaurus divides his work into three categories: 1.Male nude replacing Female in Famous Paintings;  2.Male nude added to Famous Paintings; 3. Fantasy Photos — Created by merging several images.

Variation of "Woman at Window" by Dali

Thinking images of the female nude in the history of art have been ubiquitous, Centaurus began creating what he called “Gender Bent” paintings.

A manipulation called Beach Greeting

A manipulation called Desire

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The Long Road of Self-Discovery

From a husband in India; a story that sounds familiar.

I’m a 32 yr old Indian guy, from quite a conservative background with 3 small children. I’ve been married for 5 years now, and am quite close to my wife.

I’m bi, and would say that I am more attracted to guys than women. However, I have been lucky to feel attracted to my wife and kids-allowing, have a satisfactory sex life.

I’ve never been with a guy in my life, though I have used lots of gay porn on the internet, have met a few guys socially from gay personals site ( and now having a few close gay friends I am out to), and have done webcam sex twice with strangers on the net (mixed feelings :-) ).

I haven’t been with a guy but it is not out of lack of opportunity (most of my gay friends tell me I am quite attractive, and have even expressed desire in exploring with me if I am willing). There are a few reasons that I haven’t but one of the main has been that it is important to me to remain honest and keep my wife’s trust in my marriage. I see myself as a bad liar, and wouldn’t be able to hide it for long if I did cheat.

After 5 years of marriage, and at a stage where we are both settling down career-wise and family life is becoming stable, I have felt that the time is right, and have outed myself to her voluntarily. I think my worst nightmare is that she finds out from someone else. I don’t know if this makes sense to any of you (as my gay friends don’t get this concept) but it is important to me that I am authentic in my marriage, both in the sense that i can be me as I am, and also that I am not keeping secrets from my wife, irrespective of how dark and horrible they are (I’d say this is quite high up that ranking of darkness).

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Labiaplasty (What do “normal” labia look like?

Should you be concerned?

Many of us hold secrets about our bodies that we’re reluctant to share with anyone, yet they haunt us everyday, especially when we look at ourselves in the mirror.  Many men think their penis is too small, or curves too much,  or  has an undesirable shape.  For a woman, concerning her most private parts, it’s the size, shape and color of her labia.

And since this site is about body acceptance, the subject is clearly on-topic.  My first post on the subject generated lots of interest, so I thought I’d revisit the subject, this time from a different slant.

Fact is, labia are like snowflakes … every one is different.  As a girl goes through puberty, her genes deliver Mother Nature’s artistic creativity to various parts of her body: the curve of her hips, her breast size and shape, patterns of hair, the design and size of her labia.  She has preconceived notions of what her body should look like, and she compares her body to other girls, all too often believing she comes up short.  A little surfing on the Internet and the silent suffering often worsens.  All those beautiful, perfect girls!  Why does my labia stick out?

She wants to look like the other girls, and if she’s old enough to be sexually active, she worries about what her boyfriend thinks, or will think if she allows him to turn the light on.

Typical self-analysis:

“I think my vagina lips are not normal. My inner lips are way way bigger then my outer ones! It wasn’t like that when I was little! It really bugs me. I won’t even let my boyfriend touch me there, cause I’m afraid he will think I’m not normal or something. My boyfriend has asked me if I wanted to have sex but I turned him down because of this. Is my vagina normal?”

“My inner vaginal “lips” stick out, is this normal? I’m insecure about it, and embarrassed to let my boyfriend see.”

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“I’ve read a lot of your articles on labia but I still can’t seem to get the thought of my own out of my head. Mine are big and noticeable which I know are normal but still bother me. I think it looks gross in certain underwear and I am very insecure about it. At times I even try to tuck them in so you can see them. I am 16 and started noticing this about a year or so ago. I am not sure if I was always like this or not. I’ve been with this guy for about 8 months and hes been down there with his hands and what not but I am a virgin and I was very skeptical about even letting him preform oral sex on me because of the reaction that he might have thinking it’s disgusting. About a week ago at his house things started to get serious but kept my hands covering my vagina because I was nervous. He was confused at why I would do that and told me he really want to give me oral sex and I really wanted to. I eventually let him and he did not say one thing bout my larger labia. I was very surprised and pleased but couldn’t shake the idea of what he really thought. I still consider surgery when I turn 18 for myself. I just cannot get the thought that I look gross out of my mind. I really need help on what I should do.”

“Being sexually active, I have become more conscious about my vagina. I am very concerned about the physical appearance of my vagina. It’s really embarrassing. There’s extra skin on the left side of my vagina that hangs down, it’s kind of wrinkly, and it’s stretchy. It did not appear out of nowhere, I’ve had it for a long time. Is it normal? or is something bad that I should have removed? Please help me. I’m very confused and embarrassed.”

This pol will give you an idea what men think of your body and sexuality.

I AM A MAN & I'M ATRRACTED TO WOMEN. ( check up to 10))

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A Short Reader Review

From Lucy

“I have read many books about or on this topic [bisexual men/husbands] but not one that makes you feel the pain of the characters, their hopes, their dreams, their raw passion for life and the people they love. Thank you for writing this.:)”

That’s what it’s all about for writers . . .

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Gay, Straight or In Between?

You secretly enjoy looking at men, or maybe not so secretly.  Certain men, that is.  Men you find attractive, who define your idea of  masculinity, sensuality and good company.  You like the way they’re formed, the way they think, the way they play and the way hair grows on their bodies.  You snatch glimpses in the gym shower, gaze at the countless photos on the Internet, or wish you could somehow get to know the guy three doors down the street.  You think about how they smell, what it’s like to touch them, or what’s it like to do more.  You may be married or have a girlfriend, or maybe you’re trying to decide which way to go–but you know you’re not entirely gay.

So where do you fit in?

Perhaps you’ve looked at the Kinsey Scale and have identified yourself with a number between 0 and 6.  Want a different perspective, one from a different approach?  You might be interested in the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid.

Here is what the site has to say:

Are you straight, gay, or bisexual? We tend to think of sexual orientation in rather black-and-white terms. In fact, though, few people are exclusively straight or exclusively gay, and there are a lot of shades in between.

The Klein Sexual Orientation Grid was introduced by a sex researcher and psychiatrist named Dr. Fritz Klein in 1978. Based on the Kinsey Scale, it measures a person’s sexual orientation on a continuum between “straight” and “gay”, giving a more nuanced assessment of sexual identity.

After you answer the questions, you’ll get a chart that looks like this:

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Thinking About a Massage?

From RealJock.com

The art of massage … By David Toussaint

We’ve all been there. You get a free massage session as a gift. Excited to see what it’s all about, you get to the spa room and take off all your clothes to the smell of incense and the tinkling melody of what sounds like the MTV-Unplugged version of “Tubular Bells.” Finally, a tiny woman enters the room, asks if you’re relaxed, and voila! You’re done, feeling like a greasy, smelly mess and knowing the therapist could have jumped up and down on you without so much as causing a tickle in your ribs. It’s at this point you realize that massage is just another expensive guilty pleasure, like seaweed body wraps or champagne enemas.

(Also see Tantric Massage)

Right? Not exactly. While spa massages have boomed over the years, and with them the inevitable onslaught of bigger and better treatments all guaranteed to purge icky toxins from you body, basic massages are an important, if not vital, part of your exercise program. Massages not only prevent injuries, they also help your body to recover from physical mismanagement.

“Massage puts you in touch with specific areas of stress that you might not even be aware of,” says Christopher Kornreish, a massage therapist at New York Sports Clubs in Manhattan. “For instance, a client may complain of sore biceps, but not realize it’s his core body muscles that are causing the pain. By manipulating the correct muscle tissue, you reduce the risk of injury as well as the recovery time in between injuries.”

The same technique applies to injury recovery. “While a runner could have terrible shin splints,” says Kornreish, “to properly heal the area, you have to free all the muscles. Because of his ankle, his left leg might be screwed up, which makes his back tense, all resulting in the client walking like Quasimodo.”

Put another way, your body is like an automobile. Whether it’s a Humvee or a Mini-Cooper, the parts are all connected and the basic structure is the same. And like a top-quality car, tune-ups are a necessary part of maintenance. Anyone who works out on a regular basis should get a massage every couple of weeks. If you’re in training for, say, a marathon, make it once a week.

Don’t Just Hop on Any Table

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