Saturday, July 19, 2014

WONDERLAND BURLESQUE ANSWERS: CLASSIC TMI QUESTIONS - WHAT COMES BETWEEN YOU AND THE REST OF THE WORKD?




TMI CLASSIC EDITION:

WHAT COMES BETWEEN YOU

AND THE REST OF THE WORLD?

I love underwear.  Love looking at men wearing it.  Only a jock strap looks better on a man. 

That said, I’m rather picky about my underwear… 

…and, now, the men wearing them, too.


Do you wear underwear or do you free-ball? Why or why not?
Depends on what I’m wearing and where I’m going.

Underwear: for work, church, and most social occasions.

I’m a socially awkward, insecure person, so I need the security that underwear provides.  It makes me feel more put together, more held together, and confident.

Free-ball: for working out, mowing lawn, hiking, or anytime I am wearing shorts.

I love free-balling it; especially outdoors, where you never know whom you might run into.  I enjoy the feeling and the freedom.  It makes me feel sexier. 

But I would never do it any place where it might be considered inappropriate, like, if my gym were a lot busier than it is, then I would totally wear a jock because I wouldn’t want to make anyone uncomfortable. 

But, yeah, definitely free-balling it whenever I get the chance.

What's your style? Boxers, briefs, thongs, panties?
What I own is mostly boxer briefs. I prefer the ones that reach mid-thigh, as opposed to those that look like 1950’s swim trunks, although, recently I have warmed up to the latter.

I like the feel of them and the security they provide.  Plus, depending on the material, they can act as a sort of girdle – that’s where that whole feeling secure thing comes in.  Love it when they have the wide elastic for the waistband. 

I also own briefs (which I rarely wear), jocks (love them), a thong (some dude made me buy one), and some odd one-off designs – including a couple Pistol Pete designs.  Love those!

And long johns.  Super sexy.  Love long johns. Especially with rips. Grrr.

Ummm… yeah, guys who wear panties?  That’s cool, but I don’t get it, don’t find it a turn on, and wouldn’t be into it.  If that’s your thing?  Have at it.  It’s a big world with plenty of room for everyone to enjoy themselves and fly their freek flag.  Go for it.

Colors, patterns, superheros, etc?
I like plain dark colors: black (best), or navy blue.

This is odd, and I take a lot of shit for it, but I like to buy used underwear at thrift stores – as long as there is plenty of life left in them.  I wash them before wearing them, of course.  I tend to relax my dark colors only rule when it comes to used underwear.

Recently, I purchased a couple of new boxer briefs that look like 1950’s bathing suits at Target – one was navy blue, but the other was bright, wide, horizontal stripes.  I like them.  They flatter me, and I am reconsidering my opposition to bright colors.

Joke underwear – with superheroes or holiday-themes?  

I have been given such things, but they remain in the back of the drawer until such time as I am able to donate them without the gift-giver finding out.

If and when you're living with someone, do you match or not? Is laundry a consideration?

Why would we want to do that?  Because they get mixed up in the laundry? 

I like to do my own laundry, even when living with someone.  So my stuff never gets mixed up with theirs. 

I can’t imagine a time when I would want to wear something identical to someone else.  Or that I would want to do such a thing, unless it was for something like Gay Pride, or and underwear party.  But I doubt I would ever want to parade about like that.  I mean, if the guy I was with insisted on it, maybe I would do it. 

But they better be pretty awesome underwear.  And a pretty awesome guy.

Which reminds me, pet peeve at Pride this year: young twinks running around in nothing but their underwear. 

You want to do that in the privacy of your home, or at a private party, or at a bar – that is your business.  But Pride is my business, and everybody else’s.  Have some class.  Have some self-respect. 

Think about the message you are sending as you parade your white, skinny, no-muscle, hairless, curvature of the spine / baby belly protruding self around my fairgrounds, allowing greasy, puffy, sweaty, unshaven, old men to paw at you and stuff dollar bills in your junk pouch.  For shame.  When you are at Pride you are representing – not trying to pay off your bar tab or make rent.

I get that this is your Pride, too.  But how about a little consideration for those of us born with enough common sense to know better than to do whatever it is you are doing and  the ability to recognize that whatever it is you got going on there is not going to age well!

Okay, stepping off my bitchbox… where were we?

Is there anything as sexy as a classic brief tan line on a bubble butt?

As tan lines go, no.  

But I like my butts covered with the straps of a jock (something to hang onto and steer with) or one of those Pistol Pete jocks that frame the ass and make it look like a giant peach when the dude is on all fours. 

And long johns.  Super sexy.  Love long johns. Especially with rips. That's true of rips in underwear, in general.  Rip 'em.  Right down the backside.  Rip 'em good.

Yeah. 

That’s what Daddy likes…

Bonus
How much of an exhibitionist are you?
Depends on the arena, who I’m with or around, and my mood.  But, yes, I get a thrill taking risks and showing stuff off.  That’s why I like free-balling – especially in summer and outdoors.  

Love being naked outdoors, but underwear, or skimpy shorts or a jock will work, also. 

Now, I am a total introvert and quite shy, but in the right outdoor environment, like say the prairie area here in Minneapolis, or where I used to go sunning by the Mississippi – well, those locales sort of welcome that form of expression, so that is an appropriate place for it.

Granted, you have to be careful and be aware of who is around you, so that you aren’t inflicting anything on anyone else.  And cops, yeah, you need to watch out for those a-holes, too.

Given the right locale and weather, I do love to strut my stuff.  Or, at least, I used to.  I think my strutting days are over.  That includes taking photos.  I used to love taking nude or underwear shots of myself.  But it is a lot of work and I don’t know what I would do with such photos these days.

I’ve retired.

Not that it doesn’t all look good, it does – that’s why I work out six times a week, however, a new found sense of modesty, common sense, and, perhaps, common decency seems to be over-ruling such activities. Well, that, and the boyfriend is not into it. 

These days all my naked foolishness is reserved for his eyes only.   

Friday, July 18, 2014

CLASSIC TMI QUESTIONS: WHAT COMES BETWEEN YOU AND THE REST OF THE WORLD?


WHAT COMES BETWEEN YOU AND THE REST OF THE WORLD?
1. Do you wear underwear or do you free ball? Why or why not?
2. What's your style? Boxers, briefs, thongs, panties?
3. Colors, patterns, superheros, etc?

4. If and when you're living together, do you match or not? Is laundry a consideration?
5. Is there anything as sexy as a classic brief tan line on a bubble butt?

Bonus
How much of an exhibitionist are you? Send me your photo and I'll post them with Thursday's Answers. (you can be anonymous or not)



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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TMI QUESTIONS: HAPPY FATHER'S DAY QUESTIONNAIRE 2014!


FATHER'S DAY QUESTIONNAIRE!
 1. My dad's name is _____.
 2. He is _____ years old.
 3. He is as big as _____.
 4. He has _____ hair and _____ eyes.
 5. His favorite food is _____.
 6. His favorite color is _____.
 7. He likes to go to _____.
 8. For fun he likes to _____.
 9. My favorite thing to do with my dad is _____.
10. I love my dad because _____.




BONUS
1. Who's your daddy?
2. Are you into daddies?
3. How do you define daddy?
4. Are you a daddy?

TMI Questions 
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Monday, June 9, 2014

IDLE EYES AND A DORMY ANSWERS: HAPPY PRIDE MONTH 2014!

1. Tell me about your first Pride.
I went to my first pride parade in NYC in June of 1990, barely a year after I came out. I drove up with friends I had met in my college lgbt support group. I wore a white T-Shirt with a pink triangle. It was massive and the largest group of people I had ever seen, not to mention the biggest most colorful parade.
2. What did that first Pride mean to you?
It was overwhelming. I felt like I had discovered a hidden world of LGBT people. Like a gay Brigadoon. I watched and walked and danced and sang and celebrated this discovery with every fiber of my being.
3. How many different Prides have you been to?
NYC, NY 3 times.
Boston MA once.
Bennington, VT once.
Toronto, Canada 3 times.
Richmond, VA once.
Hudson, NY once.
Albany, NY umpteen times.
4. Do you fly the Pride Flag and/or stick it to anything?
A rainbow Pride flag hangs from our front porch. A rainbow sticker sticks to my back windshield. I believe in total visibility.
5. Do you still celebrate Pride? What does it mean to you now?
I celebrate Pride every day, by living my live as an out, open and proud gay men, and I try to acknowledge important moments and people in the lgbt movement on FB and my Blog. I try to go to the LGBTQ pride parade in Albany, New York every year since it’s my hometown, and I would love to go back to Toronto pride or experience other prides and other places if I could.
6. Does Pride need improving? If so, what changes would you make?
I think our community needs to shift it’s focus from partying to honoring our past, the movement, and our lgbt leaders past and present. We need to educate our next generations and our communities. It’s good to celebrate but also to commemorate.
7. How do you give back?
I have done diversity workshops on college campuses, spoken at LGBTQ youth support groups, chaperoned an alternative prom fir LGBTQ youth and their allies, worked with family court mediators on issues specific to LGBTQ youth and have been an LGBTQ activist for much of my life. We try to support LGBTQ/friendly businesses and organizations. I educate when and where I can, speak out against bullying, homophobia and discrimination anywhere I can, and I support other groups that are discriminated against and/or oppressed.
BONUS
What kind of trouble or embarrassing moment have you had during Pride?
No trouble that I remember. The only embarrassing moment I’ve had is drinking way too much in revelry.
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Saturday, June 7, 2014

JUST A JEEP GUY ANSWERS: HAPPY PRIDE MONTH 2014!


 HAPPY PRIDE MONTH 2014!

1. Tell me about your first Pride.
My 1st Pride was in Washington, DC and it was a blast. I had just come out and went with the gay friends I had made through work. Stephen and his friends were the first out gay people I knew, they took me under they're wings and they opened my world. The best thing was the feeling of being normal.
2. What did that first Pride mean to you?
At the time I'm not sure it meant more then having a good time. I wasn't thinking about political statements, I just wanted to be with my friends. After, I realized what an experience I had just had, not sex, but an awakening. 
3. How many different Prides have you been to?
I've been to DC, NY, Atlanta, Chicago and Boston. NY is by far the biggest spectacle and you need to plan your day. I think Atlanta was the friendliest/accessable.
4. Do you fly the Pride Flag and/or stick it to anything?
I keep a sticker on my Jeep and from time to time I were either the Equality symbol on a necklace or the necklace I had made - a triangle hollowed out of a square in sterling silver but the chain broke and I've never had it repaired.
5. Do you still celebrate Pride? What does it mean to you now?
In recent years I have only celebrated Pride through my blog. I haven't been to a Pride in years, mostly because I've been living in NY and it's just to overwhelming to go - especially by oneself. 
6. Does Pride need improving? If so, what changes would you make?
I think all Pride Parades should have a contingency representing the "normal gays" that everyone complains about the media never showing. HELLO! All those half-naked muscle studs and twinks, leather clad men, bears, gogo dancing boys, drag queens, dykes on bikes, and more ARE the normal gays. 
7. How do you give back?
I give back in various ways throughout the year. I VOTE! I stay informed of issues. I sign petitions. I LIVE OUT! I share my life. I contribute money when I can. I volunteer when I can. I did 5 AIDS RIDES - Philly to DC, 3 NC to DC and Boston to NY raising over $20,000.

BONUS
What kind of trouble or embarrassing moment have you had during Pride? 
I kept seeing this one t-shirt on everyone but I wasn't getting it. I don't know why I didn't ask one of my friends first but I finally had to know what the joke was so I asked this lesbian who was wearing the shirt. As I tend to do, when I asked my question my voice got louder and the crowd seemed to get quite so that the maximum number of people could hear me ask, "What does LET GO OF MY EARS! I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING! Mean?" As the words are coming out of my mouth, I finally get the joke but not before giving numerous people a good laugh. And for the record, I don't find it embarrassing to be lead around by a leash attached to a dog collar and wearing a leather harness and jock.  ;P

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