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Metta Meditation for Hot Male Action or — how to practice love in sleazy bars

By Jonathan Mack
Illustrations by Julio Granados
(Leer en Español)

This is an essay about meditation. Which is maybe something you plan to do -- once you get your act together. On the list with getting sober, settling down, eating oatmeal and removing all the porn from your computer.

Sex in the Age of Truvada

When I arrived in New York, the Twin Towers had already disappeared. I saw the 9/11 tragedy unfold, like most of the world, live on TV. The fact that I wasn’t physically here then didn’t diminish the sadness I felt for New York and the shock of not understanding how such a disaster could happen in the greatest city in the world.

Quickly after moving to New York City in 2007, I realized that the 9/11 memories were still fresh and alive. The war in Iraq was ongoing and conspiracy theories behind the attacks were strongly being shared on and off-line. With a clear date marked on the calendar as a day to “never forget”, It was impossible even then, not to feel vulnerable and hurt when September came by. It would be naive to say that Americans, and especially New Yorkers, feel any different now.

My New Sexual Being

by Joe Fisher
(Leer en Español)

Before we begin I just want to be clear: the relationship I have with my partner is okay just the way it is. There has been no sex between us for about two years, and to be honest, this is a mutual understanding. He's my best friend and my life partner. We are in a life together that I would have never predicted or tried to understand. And yet, my own sexual being is continually seeking more and evolving into needs that I am anxious to try...

Out of the Closet: The Evolution of Tantra

by Alex Amaru
(Leer en Español)

As a gay man, I am an outsider when it comes down to religious groups. So, I have chosen (or it may have chosen me) Shamanism as my form of spiritual practice. Combined with what I have been learning about Tantra, I have been adapting both practices as a way to help other men who like men; deal with the power of our sexual energy, so that we can learn to surrender and accept it without judgement or fear, tame it or simply release it from its cage and journey freely. . .