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Happy Birthday, Grindr! Thanks for Taking the 'Fun' Out of Sex

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I miss the days when gay men had to approach each other in-person and at least pretend to be interested in more than "Top or bottom?" and "Hung?" Now guys are less likely to talk to me when they spot me. Instead they'll find me on Grindr after getting home and then cut right to the crude chase: "NSA?" "Fun?"

Rethinking Casual Sex

Omar Sarwar | Posted 03.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Omar Sarwar

There's no reason to feel ashamed about hooking up. But for the subset of young gay men who desire traditional long-term commitment, is our culture's emphasis on the pursuit of sexual novelty and variety in any way harmful?

A New Dictionary So Gay Men Can Hook Up Anywhere In The World?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay app SCRUFF has launched a new initiative that hopes to solve the pesky problem of facing a language barrier the next time you're traveling abroad ...

Sex Drive In Park, Or Grind No More

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Lester Brathwaite

I recently deleted my Grindr and Adam4Adam profiles. Ever since sobering up, I've had little to no sex drive, but my lack of sex drive is really a blessing in disguise. I'm no longer wasting hours (and I mean hours) of my life seeking the next big fling.

Is Grindr Keeping Me Single?

Zach Stafford | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Zach Stafford

Grindr not only helps intensify the sexualization of the user but also creates a divide between gay men. We have become more concerned with our phones than the people in front of our phones.