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Who knows why?

There are some very strange things posted online on a very regular basis. Neil Curtis has done several bodypaint videos but this is more of a conceptual music video using the male nude as a starting point. Instead of bodypaint he’s using mud and movement to tell a story. What that story is I have no idea. If you are going to direct a bonkers performance art music video, why not do it to Bjork? She is the high priestess of bonkers after all.

The guy in this video has a sexy body and isn’t shy. As with all of Neil’s models, he’s completely shaved which I understand for body paint but I wouldn’t have thought it as necessary for thick mud. Enjoy.

Björk "Stonemilker" directed by Neil Curtis from Neil Curtis on Vimeo.

So very true

Especially after last night’s Scruff standup, this video about people’s behaviour on Grindr etc is spot on. All the complete bullshit that people put in their profiles is called out. Masculine, of course (not). I’ve never quite understood lying on a profile like that. Surely when someone meets you expecting one thing, when you turn out to be completely different do you expect them to still sleep with you?

Amazing, simple and beautiful

This video is an antidote to the depressing nature of the last post. I saw this video last week and even though it’s nearly 8 minutes long, it had me mesmerised. Michael Grab is an artist that has developed an amazing skill for balancing rocks in seemingly impossible arrangements that defy gravity. There is no trickery here. No glue, strings or other deception keeps the rocks balanced, just skill and I imagine a lot of patience.

According to his website it started for Michael as a whim in 2008 and has become his form of meditation because of the peaceful surroundings and the patience and calmness that is needed. The arrangements are beautiful and he’s also filmed and photographed them beautifully.

More showering wrestlers

This time the boys make sure all of their buddy is clean. Even though these guys wash each other’s balls and cock I still feel like they come across as completely straight. These guys have beautiful bodies and I’m just a little bit jealous of them having a hot shower buddy. Fooling around in the shower is one of my favourite things to do.

SHOWER AFTER MATCH Gladiator 1 from ADRIAN TAUGA on Vimeo.

The wrestlers take a shower.

I recently posted a video of two guys wrestling nude that I wasn’t quite sure about. I liked it but I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to be turned on or enjoy their sporting prowess. Well now I know what I’m thinking of these guys in this new video of the two of them showering together. It’s hot. They are pretty obviously completely straight but also completely unselfconscious about their nakedness in the shower together.

There has been a real resurgence in the popularity of hairy men in the last few years and I think that’s great. If you have it and want it, keep it. Lumbersexuals unite! For me, there are some guys that just look really hot completely or nearly completely smooth and this guy with the shaved head is one of them.

Shower Gladiator nr 2 from ADRIAN TAUGA on Vimeo.

Where did we lose the innocence?

There is so much visual documentation of communal male nudity in the middle of last century and it being so completely relaxed and comfortable. There are entire books full of wartime groups of men in their down time that show some guys nude, others not and none of it being an issue.

I wonder if more recently part of people’s reluctance is the fact that the internet has come along and images just don’t go away these days? Having said that, all those vintage photos are now scanned and online anyway, it’s just that the men in them aren’t here any more or they are too old to give a rats arse about it. A straight nudie friend sometimes gets nervous on the nude beach for fear that people are taking photos with their phones so he may or may not strip off.

Another theory that I’ve floated at times is the visibility of gay men in society. Gay men have been much more visible and open for a few decades now but acceptance has been further behind and we all know that a lot of straight men feel very threathened by the fact that gay men may objectify them the way they do women so they may remain more modest for that reason.

Whatever the cause, it’s a shame that people are so wary of being seen nude. This vintage video of a bunch of naked men in a sauna, running out into a plunge pool and to roll in the snow from 1947 shows just how natural it was for men to be nude together at the time. I love it.

Sauna (1947), vintage Newscast-SD from javu on Vimeo.

Didn’t see that coming

When a Lynx commercial comes on tv you can expect some quirk. Usually there’s a guy that isn’t your stereotypical lady-killer being chased by hordes of gorgeous women just because he’s sprayed on some Lynx deodorant. They play for cheap laughs but they are memorable and they make me smile. Do I use Lynx? No.

Lynx have now entered the world of hair product and this ad serves up some unexpected as well with a gay twist that I certainly didn’t see coming. I like it. Some gay men will feel like it’s just blatant targeting of the pink dollar but guess what? That’s what marketing is. That’s why McDonalds advertises happy meals during the day when kids are going to nag mum and dad for a toy. That’s why eHarmony makes you feel like you won’t ever be happy unless you find a significant other.

I say market away to your hearts content. While companies like Lynx are bold enough to risk turning the conservatives away, the more used to gay people kissing the rest of the world gets, little by little. Well done Lynx.

A whole lot of naked wrestling

I can’t work out if this is supposed to be sexual or not. A lot of amateur porn is so much sexier than the over produced and stilted big budget porn that is out there but sometimes when people try and make something sexy it falls short of the mark. The idea of two guys wrestling nude is very sexy but without any hint of sex, or grabbing each other’s crotch even accidentally, this just feels like two guys have been paid to wrestle nude. The wrestling itself is pretty full on and athletic, the guys have really nice bodies and you certainly see them from every angle.

Naked real wrestling gladiator NR. 2 from ADRIAN TAUGA on Vimeo.

My 2014 playlist

Along with the calendar I have been doing for the past few years, another yearly adventure is my playlist for the year. At the beginning of the year I create a playlist in my itunes for that year and as the year goes on I add the songs that really grab me throughout that 12 month period. The danger with listening to it too much through the year is that you can get a bit sick of the early songs but it’s a great reminder of the songs you loved as the year went by.

So here is what made me dance and sing in 2014. Yes, I know my tastes are very mainstream and top 40.

XO – Beyonce – Watch the video here.
Goodness Gracious – Ellie Goulding – Watch the video here.
Into the Blue – Kylie Minogue – Watch the video here.
Happy – Pharrell Williams – Watch the video here.
Liar Liar – Chris Cab – Watch the video here.
Jump – Rihanna – Watch the video here.
Sing – Ed Sheeran – Watch the video here.
All We Need is Love – Ricki Lee – Watch the video here.
Chandelier – Sia – Watch the video here.
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay – Watch the video here.
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift – Watch the video here.
Live Louder – Nathaniel – Watch the video here.
Sunlight (featuring Years and Years) – The Magician – Watch the video here.
Stay Alive – José Gonzalez – Watch the video here.
Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars) – Mark Ronson – Watch the video here.

Those Naked Rowers are back with more on offer

Those lovely chaps from the Warwick Rowers are back with what could be 2015’s sexiest calendar. I haven’t bought the calendar myself but I have bought the full hour long movie download of the making-of. If you like Laurence and tbe boys last year, then they are going to make you even happier this year. I think every single one of the 24 or so guys goes full frontal in this year’s movie and Laurence has some competition for the title of hottest in the club. There is a new German guy who has no qualms about nudity. In fact in a couple of the shots the guys all have another naked guy on their shoulders. So yes, every one of these boys, promoting acceptance of LGBT people in sport are doing their bit by having a mate’s cock on their neck. Works for me.

Warwick Rowers from Gaydio on Vimeo.

One of the best

GIACOMO from François Rousseau on Vimeo.

With the developments in technology and the world going digital, cameras getting smaller and better, it seems like the whole world is making videos and taking photos. For every one talented image maker, there are dozens and dozens of people trying.

Francois Rousseau came to my notice when he did the first really popular Dieux Du Stade calender for 2004. He got the balance of masculinity and homoerotica just right and the calendar went crazy.  In recent years he’s worked more and more in video to go along with his still imagery. Yesterday I was poking around the internet as I do and came across a few of his recent videos. They really are just gorgeous. Plain and simple. Francois really knows how to photograph people and make them look beautiful while also being very creative. The music that he chooses fits beautifully and sometimes it’s more of a minimalist soundscape rather than a musical soundtrack.

Don’t mess with the classics

Years and years ago a song came along that I must have listened to hundreds of times and hundreds of times since that era. Chris Isaak is a fantastic performer live and the song Wicked Game will always be a classic to me. It’s a song that defies trends and fads and it just doesn’t seem to age. Maybe because it wasn’t of any particularly trendy genre when it was released.

A friend of mine is a very passionate U2 fan and anyone that covers a U2 song better do a bloody good job of it or you will experience her venom. I feel a bit the same about Wicked Game. It was released 25 years ago in 1989 and it is still as beautiful now as it was then. So WHY do people feel the need to mess with a classic? Parra for Cuva are a band or an artist who have decided to mess with Wicked Game and mess with it badly. The single, featuring the vocals of Anna Naklab is a dull but radio friendly interpretation that adds a drum beat to the song and makes it sound as if Lana Del Ray went to Hawaii and got stoned for about a month and decided to do a cover.

Chris Isaak’s video for the song was even a classic directed by the late great Herb Ritts and co-starring Helena Christensen in an luscious sensual feast for the eyes. The new video looks like a Hallmark advertisement with music that doesn’t match. I’m clearly turning into a cranky old man but you can judge for yourselves below.

Something a bit lighter

After hearing news all day about the Sydney Siege by an apparent terrorist holding hostages in a Sydney CBD Cafe, I think we need something a bit lighter.

A couple of months ago I tried to embed this video on the blog but it had embedding disabled. It seems that that has changed after Kirill posted it on Active Naturists. It’s just a short video of a hot guy (from what I can see) surfing nude at Black’s Beach in San Diego. As we know I really want to go surfing nude at some stage and have done for years. I’m hoping this is the summer.

They’re back for round three!

Remember that fantastic bunch of women who did an enthusiastic job of reading actuall messages that people had been sent on Grindr or Scruff etc? Well they are back for the third installment of the series which is absolutely hilarious. Taking the more absurd messages from the apps completely out of context and having them read out by a bunch of women who don’t even know what half of the things they are saying mean, is just awesome. It does highlight just hot bizarre communication on those apps really can be.

People genuinely expect guys to make all the effort of preparing for sex then go to a strangers house and do some freaky stuff when they can’t even be bothered preparing a full sentence? Once guy sent me a message a while ago saying “t or b?” I’m assuming he was asking if I was a top or a bottom but as I said to him, if he’s that lazy in the seduction he’ll be a dud shag in bed. He claimed he was amazing, of course but I was willing to let that chance pass me by.

Just today a guy asked if I wanted “to bj with me now?” Now if someone sends the offer of a mutual trade of blow jobs you’d expect the photo to be sent to be of a relevant body part right? Nope. Just his profile shot which was of his feet in the sand at the beach. Guess what? No.

Giving it a try

Some people are quite surprised at how much I have organised for my European trip next year already but I’m the kind of person that if it’s not organised, I stress. I fly in to London on one morning and leave early the next so I don’t have a lot of time there which is fine as I don’t know many people in London any more so my time there is my own. A reader of this blog has told me about the New Docklands Steam Baths which strike me as being anything but new. Rather they seem very old school. The kind of place that is far from fancy but relaxed and filled with locals.

The reviews I’ve read online have described it as being filled with rough around the edges guys all giving each other traditional treatments, ie hitting each other with branches or scrubbing each other. As we all know communal nudity isn’t something that bothers me. In fact it’s something that really appeals to me, especially this very traditional non sexual old school nudity.

Has anyone that reads Aussielicious been to the New Docklands Steam Baths? Please let me know what you think!

This video isn’t the actual Steam Baths that are in London but a traditional Banya that my nudist mate Kirill has enjoyed and shared the video. Thankfully there won’t be any frozen lakes for anyone to make me jump into.

Banya with an ice hole at the Moscow River from Active Naturists on Vimeo.