A recent post with photos of Mike, the gorgeous buff man that I photographed nude on one of Sydney’s beaches got quite a lot of attention. Most of that attention was positive. We gay men are suckers for a beautiful nude body which Mike has in large doses. The other thing that gay men are good at is being bitchy and trying to bring each other down and people tried to do that by pointing out that Mike is an escort. Now the commenters may claim that they were just pointing out his profession as an explanation for his comfort being nude, which if I’m trying not to be cynical could be true. Sadly I don’t think it’s the case.

While nearly every gay man has grindr, scruff or hornet or something similar on their smartphone and an account on gaydar or manhunt as well we seem hell bent on trying to slut shame each other. I’ve sat at dinner tables with friends contributing nothing to conversations because all they are talking about is sexual conquests with random strangers but as soon as someone like Mike has the confidence, body, cock and open mind to be an escort he has people judging the hell out of him.

It’s funny, if someone like Mike walked past in a bar with that delicious butt working in those jeans, people would probably say “I’d do anything for a piece of that”. Guess what? You can have it, it’ll cost, but you can so instead of paying we judge. I say pay up or shut up. If I had a body and a cock and the confidence of Mike, I’d probably consider escorting or porn apart from one thing. Judgemental queens trying to use it against me. It constantly baffles me that the gay “community” is shouting about equality and unfair treatment in the world when we can’t even seem to be nice to each other.