Queer 101

Yul Brynner was the first man I ever saw physically aroused. Metaphorically speaking. But still. And how.

No, I was never lucky enough to be in the altogether with the Oscar- and Tony-winning star of The King and I and, so far as I know, the Yul log was only lit to...

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Most people have desultory experiences in fast food but director William Higgins gave minimum wagers real purpose in 1986 with the release of Pizza Boy: He Delivers . I wouldn't dare suggest if you're single and horny this Valentine's Day that you romance yourself by...

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Anal is the most intimate sex we’ve got as gay men , yet most of us rarely ever talk about it. This I discovered on Fire Island last summer, while conferring with various guys. I became convinced that we just don’t talk enough about butt-sex, especially regarding the necessary prep. So, here’s my attempt to crack open a discussion.

Why...

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It wasn't until college that I ever gave the word "queer" much thought. I came out as gay in my high school at 17, teamed up with friends to start a Gay-Straight Alliance there, and had a growing circle of gay friends and acquaintances who I had met online or at a couple gay hangout spots in Denver that were friendly to youth. Yet in all our fascination and inquisitiveness about this huge...

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We can claim innocence, but we have all been guilty of perusing the clientele of certain men’s “dating” sites such as Manhunt, Grindr, LifeOut, or Scruff.

These sites have essentially grown into the 21st century edition of cruising. While there is a site that caters to every type of guy, they all usually feature the ability to post a profile picture. Not that I look thoroughly through...

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French writer Jean Genet directed this explicit, highly-erotic short film in 1950, featuring a voyeuristic prison guard who gazes at prisoners passing the hours of confinement by masturbating.

The most memorable part of the film is the tortured romance between two prisoners, who, without being able to see our touch each other, can only share intimacy by passing puffs of cigarette smoke through a hole in the wall using a straw. It's a captivating story, and well worth the watch.

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Asbjörn Jungnik says that his days working as a nurse in a Munich hospital, with daily exposure to the visceral details and decay of the human body influences his photographic work, which he bathes in naturally-lit, unadorned eroticism. Jungnik seems to swing between the bloom of Spring and the beautiful collapses of Autumn. There's a tang of melancholy to each image, with the occasional anti-fascist political statement thrown into the mix.

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