Posts tagged "guy talk"

Guy Talk: If You’re Married, Wear Your Wedding Ring

With the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton just over two weeks away, Buckingham Palace is letting out daily updates of the impending nuptials. Few bits of news have proved as controversial as the announcement that the future king will forgo a wedding band after he’s married.That decision hasn’t been well received by…
By: Hugo Schwyzer / April 13, 2011

Guy Talk: The Man Repeller Isn’t About Men

I don’t know that a formal survey’s been done, but I think it’s safe to say that in the eyes of most straight men in America, turbans on a women’s head aren’t hot. Neither are ostrich-feather miniskirts, utility pants, or capes. To many guys, tight, form-fitting, and revealing fashions constitute “sexy.” And isn’t that what…
By: Hugo Schwyzer / April 8, 2011

Guy Talk: Is It Natural For Older Guys To Lust After Young Women?

In my office, Amber is telling me a familiar story. She’s come to talk about her autobiography paper for my women’s studies class, and she reads part of her rough draft aloud. “I was 12, and this car pulled up alongside me as I was walking home from school … the driver looked a little…
By: Hugo Schwyzer / March 31, 2011

Guy Talk: Ladies, We’d Prefer You Didn’t Fake It

I read a blog post earlier this month that sounded a familiar refrain: Are single women too independent for their own good? Women’s magazines ask that question, men’s magazines ask that question, and the answer is almost always the same: yes.
By: Hugo Schwyzer / March 24, 2011

Guy Talk: The Blessings Of Erectile Dysfunction

If you’ve turned on a TV since 1998, you know how obsessed we are with hard-ons. Since the little blue pill appeared more than a dozen years ago, countless imitators of varying legitimacy and effectiveness have hit the market. Ads for drugs that promise to cure erectile dysfunction run nonstop during sporting events, and…
By: Hugo Schwyzer / March 17, 2011

Guy Talk: How Men’s Rights Activists Get Feminism Wrong

When I was getting clean and sober in a Twelve Step program many years ago, there was one phrase from the literature that always resonated with me. We addicts have been, the book said, the “architects of our own adversity.” Yes, I thought the first time I read that. It’s time to stop blaming other…
By: Hugo Schwyzer / March 10, 2011

Guy Talk: What’s Wrong With Men’s Bodies?

Like countless American children, I grew up hearing the nursery rhyme that claimed that little boys were made of “snips and snails and puppy-dog tails” while girls were “sugar and spice and everything nice.” Attached as I was as a small boy to our pet dachshund, I thought puppy-dog tails were a fine thing indeed,…
By: Hugo Schwyzer / March 4, 2011

He’s Sworn Off American Women; Here’s Why

When you think of American women, what do you think of? If you said an incredibly diverse group of people with varying interests, shades of hair, skin colors, religions, and creeds, then you're right. But one guy feels otherwise and has dedicated an entire blog to bashing us American women, claiming we are all the…
By: The Stir / January 4, 2011

Guy Talk: A Man’s Female Friendships Are Nothing To Worry About

I have a fair number of female friends, and sometimes dating is hard as a result. I'm not Casanova -- I write on the internet for a living, for Christ's sake -- but my girlfriends often get jealous of my girl-gendered friends. They think that if I'm hanging out with a female friend, I'm probably…
By: Phil Dotree / October 18, 2010

Guy Talk: In Defense Of Handjobs

Newsflash! Ladies, your man doesn’t always want to hang out with your vagina. Sometimes the most erotic and exciting thing in the bedroom is your hand. No way, this can’t be true, you’re thinking. Aren’t handjobs for sleepaway camp and when I’m on antibiotics? Aren’t they passé like beepers and hotmail accounts? The short answer…
By: Amit Wehle / July 27, 2010

Guy Talk: Here Comes Daddy In The Baby Carriage

The clever lyric goes: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” But an even greater lyric might go: “Life is what happens while you’re feeling about 11 years old.” I’m often told by my shrink that the greatest challenge for men is reconciling that they are in fact adults, while…
By: Amit Wehle / July 26, 2010

Guy Talk: How To Hang Out With Your Ex Without Upsetting Your New Guy

I used to think that when a relationship ends, there's no reason to see the other person again, other than in casual public settings. After all, it's called "ending a relationship" for a reason. All of that changed when I dated one of my long-time friends. She's excellent. When things didn't work out romantically, we…
By: Phil Dotree / July 22, 2010

Guy Talk: 5 Tips For Surviving Vulnerable Morning Sex

Sure, we all look like Brad and Angie after a few shots on a moonlit night. Tanned, toned and ready for some serious lovemaking, we hop into our lover’s bed for a night of hot-shadow-sex. But assuming it’s more than a one-night stand, sooner or later it’s time for Vulnerable Sex. You know the kind—unholy…
By: Amit Wehle / July 6, 2010

Guy Talk: We Merged Sex With TV

It was 11:45 p.m. on a Wednesday night. My wife and I were exhausted and cozied up in bed together. We both had one thing on our minds. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the same thing. I was craving sex and she was craving the season three finale of "Friday Night Lights." We were at a standstill,…
By: Amit Wehle / June 29, 2010

Guy Talk: How To Propose Like A Champ

Men fear commitment the way that dogs fear vacuum cleaners. And actually, men kind of fear vacuum cleaners, too. But marriage is a scary prospect for any person, and guys tend to ridicule friends who take the plunge and decide to propose. Yeah, it's completely juvenile and undeniably silly. Guys try not to show their…
By: Phil Dotree / June 25, 2010

Sorry, Girls — There Are No Nice Guys

Here's the thing -- on paper, I'm actually one of those Nice Guys you often hear and/or read about. I'm uncomfortable to the point of nausea at the idea of being a jerk to women in order to manipulate them into sleeping with me. I do everything in my power to make a girl I'm…
By: Lemondrop / December 28, 2009
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