Posts tagged "guy talk"

Guy Talk: Why You Never Heard From Me Again After Our Amazing First Date

Think of the best first date you ever went on. Got it? Okay, what did you do immediately afterwards? If you’re like some women I've been out with, you called up your best friend and gushed all about the date. You even posted a not-so-subtle status update on Facebook. Something along the lines of, “Just had…

By: Dennis Hong / July 25, 2012

Guy Talk: A Guide To Faking Male Orgasms

There was nothing wrong with her. She was not to blame. She was the apotheosis of lust, comprising every element of cisgendered sex from the grrrl-next-door to the bust-down. I wanted her. I needed her. It’s just that this time -- this one time -- I couldn’t orgasm. Yes, I loved sex, and yes, I…

By: Frank Soliel / May 7, 2012

Guy Talk: I Took My Wife’s Last Name

I’ve always prized the uniqueness of my first name. Pronunciation is lost but the singularity is worth the explanations and corrections during introductions. After my wife Olivia and I were married last August, I was excited about the opportunity to conceive a new last name together. We knew that the hyphenation of our last name…

By: Aryon Hopkins / April 12, 2012

Guy Talk: 4 Gift Giving Guidelines For Dudes On Valentine’s Day

Alright, gents, the holiday of all holidays is upon us. That’s right, the heart shaped mongoose has stretched its legs, and like the lazy lion relying on the hunt, we need to chase after it. But there’s nothing worse than running after the rodent only to find out that’s it’s a goddamned rat. While Valentine'…

By: Noah Wunsch / February 10, 2012

Guy Talk: On Drunken Logic

Drunken logic is a beautiful thing. When that perfect amount of booze sloshes around the canals of your brain, dipping here, crashing there, telling you that it’s probably a really good idea to steal lipstick from your friend's girlfriend, apply that lipstick on your mouth, approach an attractive woman coming out of the bar and…

By: Noah Wunsch / February 5, 2012

Guy Talk: How Deleting My Facebook Profile Saved My Love Life

I’m known amongst my friends as a serial dater. I enjoy going on first dates. Or I used to. In the last few years, I began to feel an encroaching anxiety before every first date. There was one thing standing between me and enjoying dating. It was a monster. Every time I met a girl…

By: Noah Wunsch / February 3, 2012

Guy Talk: I Was Offered Money To Masturbate

The e-mail simply read: I’ll pay you $350. $350!? I lay down and thought about this. I thought about a three, a five and a zero. How pretty they looked altogether, no periods to dash out the mass. How nice they would look in my empty piggy bank. I thought about what was being asked…

By: Noah Wunsch / January 11, 2012

Guy Talk: On Making The First Move

It’d been a nice night with mixed drinks and homey Brooklyn fare. The conversation hadn’t teetered, except in those first moments when we were testing the waters. Dipping our feet. Then she said, “I find it funny that people feel uncomfortable in silence.” I didn’t say anything. She smiled. We felt comfortable.

By: Noah Wunsch / December 30, 2011

Guy Talk: How To Break Up With A Girl (From A Guy Who’s Done It Wrong A Few Times)

One of the most difficult ordeals a guy can face is the delicate matter of ending a relationship that his girlfriend still wants to continue, especially if he still cares for her. There are some good ways to go about it, but infinitely more bad ones, and I’ve certainly plumbed the latter category more times than I’d like to admit…

By: Mark Radcliffe / November 21, 2011

Guy Talk: Why Cougars Are Better Than Silver Foxes

Hugo's piece was originally published at the Good Men Project Magazine. Both at the Good Men Project and at my own blog, my most popular posts in terms of page-views are invariably those that focus on one particularly controversial subject: older men and younger women. (Here’s “What Young Women Are Really Looking For From Older

By: Hugo Schwyzer / November 7, 2011

Guy Talk: Learning To Be A Husband, Not A Son

Not so long ago, my wife and I were talking to a recently-divorced friend of ours. She’s younger than we are, in her early thirties, and as far as she’s concerned, she’s never tying the knot again. Not because of an objection to the institution, but because she’s convinced that most men marry for one…

By: Hugo Schwyzer / September 6, 2011

Guy Talk: What’s The Difference Between Privacy And Secrecy?

Last week’s discussion about guys, porn, and honesty raised a number of interesting questions. How much truth do we owe our partners about what we do when they’re not around – and how much should we share about what runs through our heads? Almost everyone agrees that outright lies are bad. But are there some…

By: Hugo Schwyzer / July 28, 2011

Guy Talk: How Professional Women Can Objectify Men (And Why Waitresses Don’t)

Fact: women are too often judged solely on their appearance, and treated differently based on how they measure up to men’s ideas of what they should look like. This much is obvious, and I’m sure the majority of us here applaud the women who stood up and continue to stand up to this offensive treatment…

By: Mark D. White / July 15, 2011

Guy Talk: Lust Doesn’t Have To Ruin A Platonic Friendship

There are few more famous snippets of film dialogue than this exchange from the 1989 Blly Crystal and Meg Ryan classic, "When Harry Met Sally": Harry: You realize of course that we could never be friends. Sally: Why not? Harry: What I’m saying is — and this is not a come-on in any way, shape…

By: Hugo Schwyzer / July 5, 2011

Guy Talk: Dads, Hug Your Daughters

“I was always daddy’s little girl. We did everything together. He was my hero. My father was always there with a hug for me; when I was little, he let me climb all over him like he was a jungle gym. And then my body changed. I developed early; I had boobs by 11. And…

By: Hugo Schwyzer / June 15, 2011

Guy Talk: Can Male Masturbators Catch A Break?

Male masturbators can’t seem to catch a break. Despite the assumption that every guy has masturbated, is masturbating, or will masturbate, self-pleasure has been getting a bad rap for 3000 years. From Orthodox Judaism to traditional Buddhism, the religious strictures against men masturbating are ancient and enduring. (Because the spiritual authorities were so often ignorant…

By: Hugo Schwyzer / May 16, 2011

Guy Talk: Mythbusting Bisexual Men

“You’re either gay, straight, or lying.” I first heard that oft-repeated phrase when I was an 18-year-old freshman at UC Berkeley. I was at my first meeting of the GLBA (Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Alliance). I’d recently broken up with a girlfriend, and had been dating (and sleeping with) both men and women; I wa…

By: Hugo Schwyzer / May 11, 2011

Guy Talk: I’ve Got Multiple Inches Of Love

I don’t think I have a small penis. I mean, I’ve stared at it all of my life. I can wrap my fingers around it, so I know it’s not of Sasquatch proportions. There are inches there, multiple inches, of love. I’d say it would make a nice cigar. I have been given the standard…

By: John DeVore / May 10, 2011

Guy Talk: How To Check Out Women

It’s been over 30 years, but I still remember the day Jenny Talbot caught me staring at her boobs. Jenny and I sat next to each other in a couple of classes. We weren’t exactly friends, but friendly; she helped me in math, I helped her in social studies. One day, Jenny and I were…

By: Hugo Schwyzer / April 28, 2011

Guy Talk: In Defense Of Dating Your Coworkers

Before I start here, I need to explain why the distinction between the type of “work” I’m talking about here is different from the typical kind of “job” drudgery lamented in endless Dilbert comics and annoying Facebook status updates. The type of workplace referenced here is the kind that serves as a funnel for your…

By: Tim Donnelly / April 22, 2011