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Online Foreplay and Bringing Sexy Back

Brandon Andrew Robinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Brandon Andrew Robinson

Online foreplay is a conversation that allows individuals to mutually share their fantasies and sexual wants. Users can erotically turn each other on while trying to express their desires and sexual practices. This online foreplay becomes a way to negotiate one's sex life.

Flirt! Texts That'll Make Him Bend Over (With Laughter)

Mike Alvear | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Used incorrectly, texts can toss a promising romance into the garbage disposal and flick the switch on your hopes and dreams. Used correctly, flirty text messages can get you the love of your life or, at the very least, some serious action.

'Sorry, I Don't Do Asians': The Dangers of Racial Discrimination in Dating

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 08.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Like so many men with the no-Asians dating and hooking-up policies, Nolan hid behind the old "That's just my preference" excuse. He compared his not being attracted to Asians to his preferring men over women. I let that one slide because it was such a ridiculous argument.

This Gay College Student's Poem About Finding The Courage To Love Will Have You In Tears

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Remember your first crush -- the excitement, the nerves and the anticipation for what seemed like a world of possibilities? Gay college student Steven...

Signs You Might Be a Serial Dater (and What to Do About It)

Kim Rosenberg | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Kim Rosenberg

There is nothing better than being emotionally ready for a relationship. If you exude these qualities and are stable in all areas of your life, you're ready to accept a healthy relationship and a new love.

Am I Good Enough?

Michael McNair | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael McNair

All of those things that we believe to add value to our lives should only be applied to our lives for the sake of our own desire and love for them, not because of what we perceive someone else to desire from us.

The 8 Things Gay Men Need to Say Less Often

David Toussaint | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

8. "Community": News flash, men: We are no longer a "community" any more than left-handed men are. We are a minority, and we're more often than not using the appeal to "community" to bring others down a notch.

LOOK: 19 Breathtakingly Overconfident Texts. Are You Brave Enough to Send Them?

Mike Alvear | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

You have to be careful because there's a thin line between confidence and arrogance. One will get you the guy, the other gets you kicked to the curb.

5 Myths About the Single Gay Guy and One Truth

William Dameron | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

My friend Sam is a "confirmed bachelor," and I'm using air quotes as I write this. Years ago, before you could swing a dead cat in a Banana Republic without hitting an openly gay man (which I would not recommend), that was code for being gay.

What Not to Do If You Are Dating and HIV-Positive

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

There is one surefire way of turning every future love scenario into a bloodbath, no matter how much of a match the two of you may be, and that is being HIV-positive and desperate for a date.

What Does Your Online Torso Pic Really Say About You?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices

An award-winning queer filmmaker is producing a series of short documentary-style films that examine the dynamics surrounding modern day gay culture, ...

Why Do So Many Hot Young Gay Celebrities Go After Older Men?

Mike Alvear | Posted 07.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Typically when you see somebody with a trifecta of blessings -- youth, wealth and fame -- you're going to see them out from under a lot of bodies. But that is not the case with many gay celebrities. It's not just that they've settled down; it's that they've settled down with somebody from another generation. Why?

Free Your Mind Your Crotch Will Follow

Mike Alvear | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

For many of us, bottoming isn't an opportunity to enjoy a pleasurable sexual experience but an act that threatens our sense of masculinity and the respect that goes with it.

Dating Younger: Have We Become the Men We Used to Run Away From?

Mike Alvear | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

When I was 24 my idea of "dating older" was dating somebody who was 26. I was so age-phobic I didn't even have friends who were more than ten years older than I was. Now that I'm of a certain age, I'm friends with a lot of 20-somethings and have a bit of a reputation for dating younger. Time has a way with irony.

Anna Almendrala

What You Need To Know Before You Meet Your Grindr Date

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Smartphone social apps like Grindr, Scruff and Recon are associated with a greater risk for STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia among gay and bisexual m...

The HIV Equal Campaign and a Half Century of Gay Sex

David Toussaint | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

You wouldn't have known that an HIV test awaited you from the red carpet entrance and the group of photographers perched outside, waiting for Sandra...

Gay Dating: The Top (And Bottom) Of It All

Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Note: Huffington Post Gay Voices is a media sponsor for Pace University and ProofPilot's study, "How We Date, Have Sex, and Form Relationships Today."...

Is Being Well Endowed a Blessing or a Curse?

Mike Alvear | Posted 07.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

In, Help! I'm Hung Like A Bear And I Can't Get Guys To Pay Attention To Anything Else! a reader to my sex advice column complains that guys are obsess...

What's The Best Way To Navigate The Hook-Up?

Posted 05.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Note: Huffington Post Gay Voices is a media sponsor for Pace University and ProofPilot's study, "How We Date, Have Sex, and Form Relationships Today."...

The 12 Most Baffling Things Gay Men Do, Besides Vote Republican

David Toussaint | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

1: Send out random photos of their a**hole. I'll admit it: I'm a butt guy. I can look at gorgeous rear ends all day, and anyone who wants to send me a photo of their perky bottom has my blessing. But a butthole?

Reality Check: You May Never Find Someone

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

As the co-founder of a leading relationship-focused gay and lesbian dating site what I am about to say may come as a shock to you: You may never find someone.

Notes From a Self-Loathing, Narcissistic, Hateful, Shallow Gay Man... Because That's What Readers Insist I Am

David Toussaint | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

Never flirt with another guy when you're on a dinner date. It's rude and tacky and reinforces the stereotype that gay men are pigs. Do the respectable thing and follow him into the bathroom for a quickie when your date's ordering dessert or paying the check.

What Exactly Is Appropriate Orgasm Etiquette?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Note: Huffington Post Gay Voices is a media sponsor for Pace University and ProofPilot's study, "How We Date, Have Sex, and Form Relationships Today."...

For All The Girls I Loved Before I Knew I Could

Audrey White | Posted 06.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Audrey White

For the girls I loved before I knew that's what I was doing, I promise to blaze a trail of queer wherever I can. I'll do it for Amanda, for Ana and for Kelly, and for every person who fears their love is something lesser than love.

Are Straight Men Getting Comfortable With Guys Kissing Them on the Lips?

Mike Alvear | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Wouldn't that be great -- to kiss your straight male friends on the lips hello or goodbye the way you do your gay friends? If our list is any indication, we're not that far off.