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    Coming Out

    a sexual self-portrait

    October 5, 2016
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    Oh God, here it comes, the moment I’ve been putting off for months, when I have to tell people that I’m not what they think I am, what I’ve been pretending to be. The worst part is afterwards, when they’ll feel like I’ve been hiding something from them for years, but I’ve just gotta grit […]


    breaking a dry spell

    April 14, 2016
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    It’s astounding how, despite my qualms about the app, the mediocre experiences I’ve had, the friendships breached as result, and the number of times I’ve told myself that I’d stay away, I find myself downloading and using Tinder again and again. To give my pitiful self some credit, each time I delete the app, I […]

    how to compliment a woman

    the best possible response to “Nice ass!” is “Thanks, I use it for pooping.”

    November 6, 2014
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    Do you mind if I say this? You look great. You are a very pretty girl. I mean, that’s not the only thing I care about in a person. But, yes, I do appreciate a good-looking… whoever you are. One evening in August, I made the fateful decision to treat myself to a dinner in […]

    Eurosexual Swagger

    notes from barcelona

    February 17, 2011
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    BARCELONA (Sam’s half) Rollerblading is still popular here. Strolling along the boardwalk on a Sunday afternoon, I’m struck by how many people glide past—in the U.S., rollerblading has gone the way of VHS. Part of me wonders what events in history have led to rollerblades’ markedly different fate on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Then […]


    the soundtrack to your valentine’s night

    February 10, 2011
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    It’s not hard to understand why everyone seems to hate on Valentine’s Day.  The mixture of sugary candy, cheap flowers, and heteronormative monogamous privilege can make even the most diehard romantic a little nauseous. But, there is one silver lining to this festival of commercialized Cupids: love songs. Now, I’m sure most of you have had […]