The Bold Reach of Teatro Oficina

Teatro Oficina translates to Theater Workshop. Founded in 1958 in Sao Paulo, it is one of the most important theater companies in Brazil. The photographs in this piece are representative of their more uninhibited productions.

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Charles Archer Knows Photography … and the Male Form

He understands men because he has photographed dozens of them, providing us with sensual images and the beauty of the human male.

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Charles Archer on Model Mayhem

More and more people are accepting the natural beauty of the male form, in part because of photographers like Charles Archer. The old taboos are fading away, replaced with a definite appreciation of an art form that was considered the norm in the days of the Greek and Roman Empires. Charles Archer recognizes it. Without hesitation or inhibition, he shows us men who are in harmony with their bodies. He shows us their sensitivities, their thoughtfulness, their sensuality.

Charles attends the Maryland Institute College of Art, working towards a degree in photography. His classical art classes have lead him to look at his photography as a creative outlet. As an artist, he is looking to create his “David”.

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Jon Mann’s Sensuous Photography

In creating a post, I usually feature ten or twelve examples of an artist’s work. In Jon Mann’s case, I couldn’t resist topping twenty. He brings you images you’ll think about again before the day is over, women you fantasize about, the girl next door with a delightful smile and a naughty streak. Within one image, he brings you mystery and innocence, beauty and intrigue, fantasy and the very real possibilities of a fortunate life. Jon Mann’s girls put themselves before his camera, and therefore before your eyes, uninhibited and exposing not only their feminine beauty, but the intrigues and beauty inside.

Can you imagine a photo-shoot between this talented photographer and these girls, the things they say, the poses they plan, the discussions about boundaries? Can you imagine the fun they must have combing over the finished pictures over coffee? Can you imagine paying your bills with a career like this?

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She’s the girl you want to notice you, the girl you want to spend time with and get to know, the girl you want to marry.

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Penis Size and Circumcision

A question from Yizreel:

Actually I have a question . Does circumcision have an effect on your penis size ? I’m 13 and want to be cut.

My reply:

Usually circumcision affects on your penis size no more than a haircut will make you look shorter. However, you are losing some skin, so of course your glans will appear to have a smaller diameter. Also, it depends on how much skin is cut off. If too much is cut, the lack of skin may restrict your erections, which may also cause discomfort; and some believe when infants are circumcised, and too much skin is removed, this restriction could inhibit penis growth. But at age thirteen, you may already be close to your full size.

This is an important decision for a guy your age to make. Think about it long and hard. If you’ve been teased in gym class or something like that, it would be tragic to give up your foreskin and then end up regretting it the rest of your life. And by the way, Yizreel, aren’t you supposed to be 18 to be on this site?

Side note:

Yizreel’s age points to an element of the human condition. This site is about human sexuality and the human body, presented in a frank and open manner, subjects we all are curious about once we reach puberty. If our society had it’s way, young people would be starved of this knowledge, picking up misguided scraps of information haphazardly. Our quest to protect young people from what has been labeled unsuitable for their age in effect jeopardizes an otherwise healthy lifelong perspective.

Consider the early American Indians, and various cultures around the world even today, families living in single room tents and huts. Nudity certainly isn’t an issue in these peoples lives, but what about the young people and even the children who wake up during the night and see their parents having sex? Or the ten-year-old that watches his mother breast feed a sibling? Are these young people detrimentally affected. Are they scarred for life? I happen to believe, as a whole, these young people growing up in these circumstances are far better adjusted to what should be the natural harmony of life.

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Vicious Circles

A plea from M:

i am glad i came across this website as it gives a very fluid description of human sexuality. i am not sure if i can identify myself as bisexual anymore. i have been alienated from my small community as a result of checking other guys out. i have only had sex once with a female prostitute which was awful. All the men in my area are scared of me and i cant help looking at mens crotch area in every social interaction.

this has resulted in me not leaving the house and i even send my mother to the door to pay the pizza guy. I explained to her these reasons for not answering the door.i have had to turn down job opportunities also as a result. i am also addicted to gay porn and masturbate to fucking guys up the ass. i feel as if i need that sexual release but i don’t want emotional attachment to another man.i have been attracted to women in the past but was afraid to take it further in case i couldn’t get a erection.

I am torn between fantasy fucking men and not been attracted to women anymore. i don’t want to fuck men as i am terrified of getting aids. my kinesiologist reckons i don’t love myself and it is pointless trying to love anyone else at this particular stage. i don’t know what to do and i cant keep living like this as it is not healthy. i would be grateful for any insight you would have to my situation

My reply:

You are questioning your sexuality, while at the same time living in a small town environment that compounds the problem. I’m not sure if you are suffering a case depression or not, but you need to find out. A good place to start would be trade your kinesiologists for a licensed psychologist. To simply tell you that you don’t love yourself, then say it would be pointless to love anyone else, seems like detrimental advice. Applied kinesociology, if that’s what you’re talking about, is considered pseudoscience and quackery by much of the medical world.

As to checking other men out, many of us do that, it’s human nature, but it can be done subtly and discreetly. If this is an obsession you are having difficulty controlling, all the more reason to see a therapist. Whether you are meant to be with a woman or another man, you first need to build your own foundation, identity your sexuality and be comfortable with it, set your insecurities aside, and put yourself out there so that you might have a chance to meet someone with whom to share your life. A good therapist can help you with all these issues. And stay away from the whores; what she has to offer you is far different than a girl that wants to get to know you can offer.

As to the small town environment: No place on earth will accept you until you accept yourself. If you have confidence in yourself and accept you are, others will come around. This, over time, can be accomplished in a small town. Get involved in helping old people or some other local charity; show people you’re a good guy despite their misgivings about your sexuality. If things like this aren’t the answer, perhaps you need a change. Lots of people leave small towns for reasons similar to yours.

Think about the vicious circle you’ve put yourself on. Then change your mindset. Get out of bed tomorrow determined to put your life on a new path, determined to recognize yourself as just like everyone else, just viewing life through you own personal prism. Your mind has the power to do this, just as it has had the power to convince you of all your insecurities and shortcomings.

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Mike Flynt is an Artist … and One Heck of an Intriguing Guy

Mike is a fifty-two year old gay Buddist in south Florida. He came out at age 13 in 1973, at which time he endured 3 years of severe psycho therapy and constant bullying. At age 16 he dropped out of school and became a drug addict. In the meantime, all of this amazing talent was bottled up and patiently waiting to get out.

What Mike gives us through his work is a combination of male beauty, sensuality and humor, not to mention male sexuality.

To purchase a print visit Fine Art America

Mike always knew he was an artist. Beginning with sculpture in the 1980s, he moved on to painting several years ago, self taught with a very strong philosophy about what art is and its purpose. His work has reached a level where it is now qualified for national competition and has entered the market with a splash.

As a sculptor, Mike has worked in the White Collection in Washington D.C., and spent two years as the lead sculptor at Dynamic Imagining where he created photo realistic, life-sized sharks for BaHa nights clubs. Changing his medium to oil painting in 2000, he has been on a learning curve ever since. What you see here are among his first fully realized paintings.

Mike was born in 1960, in a suburb of Washington D.C. At age 17 he ran away and got hired as a male escort working capital hill. At 24 his first lover died of the plague, at which time his much of his gay community started dropping. He has acted in seven porn films and Continue reading

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One Man’s Everyday Life

 Meet Kent, an introspective, newly single gay man that is presently celebrating his new-found freedom.

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Kent is in touch with his body. At home you will find him naked … his clothes come off the moment he walks through the door. He knows the feeling of fresh air on his skin and he savors it.

If Kent won the lottery he says he would visit every nude beach in the world.

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Kent is 47 and lives in St Paul, Minnesota. Due to the long winters, much of the year he has to stay bundled up against the cold. Come spring, it’s a different story. His jeans have a delightful way of coming down.

Were you wondering what the previous picture looked like from the front?

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When Kent sent this marvelous and eclectic set of pictures, I knew it would make a great feature. It occurred to me they are shots of a day in the life of an intriguing man.

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When Kent spends his time perusing images of men, he prefers shots of guys with flaccid penises. I concur. They seem to be rather rare on the Internet. Soft lets you turn your imagination to what you might do to make it hard.

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes. Here Kent has found a secluded spot on one of them. How striking he is in the elements. This shot suggests it would likely be fun to spend the day with him. Continue reading

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