Get Naked: 10 tips to achieve your best body ever, unclothed

The following tips will help you take your body a step closer in the right direction to making it look better. Whether you are getting ready for summer, want to stay in shape year round, or want to shape your body up for a special event (think Boys of Summer 2009!)… the following information should be a staple in your healthy lifestyle.

2009 Outgames Profile of Ray Boyd

The 2009 World Outgames just wrapped up in Copenhagen. Among the international bevy of athletes flocking to the Danish capital was Ray Boyd, a Philadelphia rower (as well as an accomplished swimmer, runner, cyclist, triathlete, surfer) and Fins Aquatics teammate of mine.

Love Potion #9 – does it work?

What’s the reality in the search for aphrodisiacs? Are there really substances that can rev up a dead or dying engine? Has the search stopped since science discovered Viagra and Cialis?

Schoolboy Crush Twinks, twinks, and more twinks!

Part of TLA Releasing’s Guilty Pleasures, Schoolboy Crush is a visually pleasing look into a Japanese all-boys’ school. After a messy break-up, Aoi hires a young prostitute, Sora, to “comfort” him. Soon, the biology teacher finds Sora in his classes at the all-male prep school.

Don’t be a Douche!

You’ve got to help me settle a question: a super gross question. When is it necessary for a woman to douche? I’ve heard it’s not something to do on the regular, but I’ve done it a few times when I felt the so-called ‘less than fresh’ feeling. My girlfriend was saying that they wouldn’t be available in stores if they weren’t being commonly used. So what’s the deal?

What’s On My Plate: Smokin’ Betty’s

Another tide has rolled in, bringing with it a slew of new barbecue places in Center City itself: Q Tequila and BBQ in the former Philadelphia Fish & Co. space in Old City, Devil’s Alley on Chestnut near Rittenhouse Square, and now Smokin’ Betty’s, the stylish new restaurant right in the Gayborhood itself.

QFest Film Festival Movie Reviews 2009

Our own Jessica Smith reviews some of the great movies from QFest 2009. Plus she will be at the movies reviewing them as the week goes on, so check back often

The Truth about Bisexuals

Question: Bisexuals? What does this have to do with lesbians? Or gays for that matter? The gateway sexual preference? The thing is that homosexuals don’t get to choose, bisexuals do. Thus, did the author of this letter enjoy the taste of semen when she goes down on her girlfriend? Protect yourself. Several times over. The diseases these bisexual men and women pass are large scale.

My Very Own Bisexual Girlfriend

I’ve been dating a girl who’s bisexual for almost two months now. I’m crazy about her, everything’s clicking, and a few days ago, we officially declared ourselves exclusive. Only problem is we haven’t exactly discussed any “ground rules” – if there are any to be made – covering her bisexuality. I know it goes well beyond some experimental phase and that she’ll always be very attracted to women. I’m okay with that and I certainly wouldn’t want to limit her or deprive her of something that she innately desires, and that I could never physically provide for her myself. But at the same time, I’ve never been in a relationship where other people are fair game, and I have no idea how I’d react to such a situation. Part of me says, hey, it’s just chicks, and that’s always hot, and the other says, um, why can’t I be enough? It’s a tough situation to hash out on my own. Care to help a brother out?

The California Supreme Court Did Us a Favor

Of course, most of us are disappointed with the California Supreme Court’s ruling on the Proposition 8 case. Instead, we should be energized, because the California Supreme Court actually did us a favor: It handed the issue of marriage equality back to us so we can educate our fellow Americans.

Come Out Already!

I’m a cute, professional gay man in my late 20s, suddenly single after a two year long relationship. The problem was my boyfriend refused to come out, claiming that he wasn’t gay: that he was straight but just into me. That was fine enough for a long time because I loved him and wanted to be with him, but it became a big problem eventually because I already came out a decade ago and have no interest in hanging around the closet door waiting forever for him to come join me on the outside. I also let it slide because he’s Arab and wanted to respect the cultural differences but it wore on me and eventually I had to give him an ultimatum: be real about our relationship or split. We know how that conversation turned out. Was I wrong? Should I have been more understanding? I miss him and am horny as all get out but the random hook up scene is not making me feel any better.

Memorial Day Weekend Tourneys: Softball, Swimming and Soccer

Fifty teams. Three sports. One weekend. This Memorial Day weekend 2009, the City of Brotherly Love Softball League will host the Liberty Bell Classic; the Falcons Soccer Club will host [yes, another] Liberty Bell Classic tournament; and the Fins Aquatics Club will host Come Out and Swim, its 9th international swim meet.