I’m back from “holiday”.

Family holidays like the one I’ve just walked back in from aren’t what you’d call relaxing. There’s just too many people, especially young children, to be relaxing but they are good for the heart and soul. I’ve grown up with these two other families and even though most of the “kids” have very little in common these days we all still get on famously, mostly because of the 30+ year history.

There’s lots of joking around, drinking (alcohol is good for making kids seem less noisy), laughing, chatting, catching up and just hanging out. People think it’s strange that I still go away with my family at the age of 34 but I wouldn’t miss it for the world. And no, there wasn’t any nudity or dolphins like the pics. Sorry.

5 nights of relaxation?

Today I’m heading up the coast about an hour and a half for the traditional family easter getaway. Our family, along with two other families, who are more like family than my real extended family, have been going away together at easter since all our parents were newlyweds.

We’ve been going to a seaside town for the last few years because it’s simple now that my sister and some of the other “kids” have children of their own. It’s not particularly exciting but we have a really good laugh. It’s like a soul food kinda break.

So the blog will be kinda quiet til I get back on Tuesday as I won’t have any internet access.

Acqua Di Gio Licious

This ad has been playing here on Australian television lately and I personally think it’s one of the hottest ads around. It would be better if he were swimming nude instead of in jeans but I’ll take what I can get.

Smitten with an idea?

 

We’ve all done it. We’ve met someone and after just a few brief meetings you entertain all sorts of ideas of candlelit dinners, Labradors and happily ever afters all before you’ve even had a decent conversation.

Is it the idea that they represent that you are smitten with, or is it that they genuinely tick off a lot of the boxes on your list? Maybe it’s a combination of both, but then what happens if you don’t get a chance to decide? There’s someone you meet that you’d love the chance to get to know, as friends, co-parent to a Labrador or just someone to catch up with for the odd coffee. Sadly, despite them having the means and knowledge to get in touch, they don’t seem inclined to do so. While you justify their lack of contact by imagining they’ve lost their fingers in a tragic cheese grater incident, the truth could well be that they just aren’t that into you.

Do you just let it go the way of my twin fantasy and be put away in the file of “wouldn’t it be nice?”

Modelicious – Joshua Sarrazola

Every now and then you see someone who just stops you dead in your tracks. I know this is a bit of a bandwagon post, as I’ve seen Josh on a few blogs around the traps lately but I just couldn’t help myself.

He has that striking mix of pretty but still masculine. The eyes I think I could stare into for hours, but I’d have to stop because I close my eyes when I kiss and I don’t think I could put off kissing those stunning lips for long. Josh is a stable-mate of our much loved Chad White over at Major Models.

Legal public gay sex?

 

An Alderman in Amsterdam has announced plans to legalise gay-sex in a public park, essentially because it’s always going to happen regardless of legality.

“Amsterdam’s beautiful Vondelpark in the centre of city draws hordes of summer visitors, families, skaters and joggers. But the park’s rose garden has become famous as a trysting spot for gay men looking for uncomplicated sexual encounters.”  Check out the full article here.

What naked context?

 

Another approaching nude dinner & drinks has thrown up a question for me. I invited a new friend who I know is comfortable nude and likes to be that way on the beach and around the house, with or without company. Yet he declined the invitation because a dinner and drinks in someone’s home was too intimate a setting for him.

Is there a “correct” setting to be naked with friends? Should we restrict it to the gym change room or the beach? Some of my friends I know, don’t get nude with friends at all, just with lovers or alone. Personally, if it’s not making anyone uncomfortable, it’s legal and others might join me, I’ll be nude.

How cool is this?

Take two cute gay twins, throw in an acoustic guitar, a reworked pop song and you get this! We love it.

The reaction!

Recently I posted a shot of a surfer in a wetsuit and a surfer nude in the water together and posed the question of how you would react if someone surfed past you naked.

A couple of days ago I came across this photo of the same guys that shows exactly how a guy in a wetsuit reacted! The look on his face is priceless. It’s that exact moment that he’s realised that the guy he was about to say hey to is actually completely naked! I love it.

Technical problems

I got home from work yesterday and had every intention of doing a few posts but I think the server was down or something and I couldn’t access my own site. Oops. Not sure what happened but it still seems to be a bit glitchy.

James, James, he’s our man!

This is James Aubusson from the Naked for a Cause Calendar. I’ll have to admit that I hadn’t really studied my calendar thoroughly, rather waiting for the delights within to reveal themselves month by month. So it was that I’d not fully appreciated the delights of James until stumbling across a bevvy of shots of his bountiful beauty.

His appeal is pretty apparent even to a cursory glance, the hours of hard work on his body certainly evident and the fact that I aint got a hope in hell even more so!

Aussielicious Interview – Gay Catholic Priest

A while back a Catholic Priest contacted me through the original incarnation of Aussielicious via email and since then we’ve had a bit of an ongoing dialog about sexuality, religion and life in general. Father X is in his 50’s. He was kind enough to agree to do this interview for us.

Which came first your calling to the priesthood or realising you were gay?
Being gay – something I knew from a young age, say mid-grade school years.

How do you reconcile your loyalty to the Catholic Church with your sexuality and their stance on homosexuality?
In a sense, there’s nothing to reconcile.  Being homosexual is not a choice [for most people];  being straight is also not a choice;  it’s how we are as people.  And God, I believe is a God of love, hence love is capable in all people.  God loves all people.  What the Church [and most people] would not want are abusive relationships, which happen in all sectors of society.  We have a responsibility to be people of love, people who have and show respect for ourselves and others.  As for how that love is expressed … be it sexually or otherwise, that will change over the years – and has changed.  As we as a human race grow in our understanding of the world, then so will our morals and behaviour.  The human ovum was not discovered until 1827 – less than 200 years ago, science discovered how babies came about!  Science previously had said things like, “If a man has too much sex, he can turn into a woman.”  Though several men tried, none were successful.  We look back at that now and can laugh – our behaviour has changed, but the value of love and respect remains.

When you first broke your vow of abstinence, did you feel any guilt about it?
The “Catholic guilt” for some is a reality … when I first stole something, when I was seven years old, I thought a bolt of lighting would strike me down.  The God of the Jesus [as shown in the Gospels] is a God of love, healing and peace.  A total absence of guilt is not a good thing – similarly, the inability to feel physical pain is not a good thing.  What must be asked is whether the guilt is reasonable or based on “superstition” or false morality.

Would you agree that it’s not a natural human state to be celibate?
Many people choose to be celibate – some are celibate, but not by choice!  Many choose to marry or have other types of intimate relationships.  A natural human state is to be intimate – which bespeaks love.  Some love is celibate;  most is not.  Being celibate is certainly not for everyone.  But it is not unnatural – and there is no connection with celibacy and pedophilia.  Most pedophiles are in married situations.

Do you think younger generations are becoming more and more sceptical about organised religion?
Yes – especially after corruption and sexual abuse allegations and revelations.  However, the traditional organized religions are being replaced, alas, by some fundamentalist sects.  True religion allows freedom.  I can understand young people branching away from organized religion.

How does a gay priest go about having sexual contact?
Like a porcupine having sex – very carefully.  Some, no doubt, would go to bath houses and the like.  No doubt this can be an attempt to satisfy a physical urge.  However, as with everyone, intimacy and love are what we all seek.  And not all sexual contacts provide intimacy or love.

With a presumably thorough knowledge of the bible, what does it really say about homosexuality?
This is a complex questions, and certainly not simplistic as some fundamentalists would try to have us believe.  One such preacher quoted the gospel to a gay young man, “If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off.”  The New Testament also tells women to be quiet in church and to cover their heads!  Ridiculous to literally apply what was said in a totally different culture 2000 years ago to the modern world.  What is said is against abusive or manipulative or demeaning others.  Certainly the Bible speaks against “unnatural” acts.  Spilling of a man’s “seed” was seen as unnatural – of course this was well before the human ovum was discovered.  Didn’t science once believe that masturbation could send you blind?!  The value behind what is in the Bible remains true – our sexuality is for others, not just for our own hedonistic pleasure.  There is more to life than hedonistic pleasure – more to life than being doped out and dancing with a chair or treating another person as a sexual object.  Homosexuality is not yet understood by the sciences.  The Bible must be read in that light, trying to see the values that lie beneath it – values that are worthwhile.

In your adulthood you’ve seen homosexuality go from being illegal to relatively celebrated with things like Pride marches and Mardi Gras. Do you think we’ll ever see true equality?
As equal as the rich and the poor. As equal as the United States ’ law and the Geneva Convention on torture. As equal as AIDS is treated in Africa and the United States. As fair as the elections are in totalitarian nations.  The law changes are excellent. The sexual discrimination Acts are excellent.  Changing peoples’ attitudes – that’s different and is taking years. But we are people of hope.

This is why I love twins

Jeff Slater has just done a fine job of proving once again why I have a severe twin fetish. I don’t know where this fantasy of mine came from but it is here. Nearly 18 months ago when a long distance dalliance was falling apart around my ears, the American asked me if I would be comfortable never living out some of the fantasies I have if I end up in a monogamous relationship (definitely my aim). I said of course. Fantasies are great, and it’s fantastic if you get the chance to live them out, but a lot of the time they don’t end up as hot as they are in your imagination. So if I never get to sleep with twins, that’ll be fine. In the scenario in my head, they are brilliant anyway!

Andreas’ butt in a league of it’s own

Aussiebum sure know their market and how to work it. It’s funny how us gay boys will buy a pair of swimwear we’ve seen on a hot model in the hope that we look as good (read peachy) as Andreas when we take them off. It’s a flawed logic but one that is serving underwear and swimwear companies like Aussiebum very, very well.

I have 3 pairs of the League swimwear and I know I don’t look anything like Andreas in, or out of them.

Modelicious – James C

Um, there’s not a lot to say about James, he’s just damned sexy. Not sure about the high heel boots as a style option but they look hot in the photos on this stud.