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May Is National Masturbation Month…to Playing with Ourselves Since the Beginning of Time!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015


Keep Calm and Masturbate poster

Men may come and go, but since our days of puberty, there has been one special friend that has never let us down…masturbation! And while it isn’t something that is always a welcome topic of discussion in society—from religious opposition to some people’s refusal to admit that yes, they do it too—it’s a huge part of the sex world that we can’t ignore.

Don’t believe me? Just look at history for proof. Before we kick Masturbation Month off by getting the good times rolling, let’s take it waaaaayyyy back to discover the evolution of masturbation in our culture and how it earned its own month-long commemoration in the first place.  Hold on to your tissues and lotion, boys!

The existence of masturbation can be traced all the way back to the prehistoric era.

There have been rock paintings found all over the globe that depict men and women masturbating.  Even more notable is the role of masturbation in Ancient Egyptian mythology. The people of the time believed that the entire universe was created after the god Atum rubbed one out. In fact, his ejaculations were so powerful that they even controlled the flow of the Nile! Hm, impressive. To pay homage to Atum’s, uhh, contributions, pharaohs often masturbated into the Nile in royal ceremonies. But it didn’t stop there. The Ancient Greeks were also big fans of self-pleasure, evidenced by some of the imagery of their artworks and writings.

While the ancients were down for the do-it-yourself way of life, things would take a massive turn in the 18th century. When a controversial pamphlet by Dutch theologian Dr. Balthazar Bekker was published, titled (wait for it) Onania, or the Heinous Sin of Self-Pollution, And All Its Frightful Consequences, In Both Sexes, Considered: With Spiritual and Physical Advice to Those Who Have Already Injured Themselves By This Abdominable Practice, societal attitudes towards masturbation darkened. In addition to being considered a sin, Bekker also claimed that masturbation caused a deeply extensive list of physical problems that included loss of appetite, stomach and digestion issues, nausea, ear and eye disorders, and even weakening of internal organs. *GASP!* It also included testimonials from dying men who blamed their excessive masturbation to their declining health.

After its release, Onania became an undeniable success, printed in over 60 editions, in a variety of languages. Throughout the rest of the 18th and 19th centuries, Onania went on to influence the theories of other prominent doctors and theologians like Robert James, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and John Harvey Kellogg, who all hopped on the anti-masturbation movement. They asserted that masturbation was a mental disorder and significant health threat. In fact, at one time in history, masturbation was the sole diagnosis for 60% of mental and physical illnesses.

The 20th century brought about yet another big change when H. Havelock Ellis conducted experiments to disprove the theories of masturbation’s effect on one’s health. This work moved Dr. F.W.W Griffin, an editor for The Scouter, to publish a book that discussed the harmless role of masturbation in an individual’s natural development in the 1930s. These declarations were strengthened by renowned sexologist Alfred Kinsey, whose studies found that self-luvin’ was instinctive behavior in men and women. His Gallup Poll surveys documented how common masturbation was for men and women in the United States. These findings were echoed throughout the Sexual Revolution, as people began to openly embrace masturbation once again. During the 1980s, Michael Foucault proclaimed that the outrage surrounding masturbation was “r*pe by parents of the sexual activity of their children.”

So how did the controversial act of masturbation come to be spotlighted with its own month, you ask? In 1994, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Surgeon General of the United States, suggested that students should be informed about the healthy and normal aspects of masturbation during sex education in school. Immediately, she was accused of pushing an agenda that taught kids how to masturbate and was forced to resign from her position. The following year, sexologist and owner of San Francisco-based toy shop Good Vibrations, Carol Queen, created National Masturbation Month in support of Elders’ sex-positive statements on masturbation. From there, the month has been widely celebrated around the world, to honor the right to masturbate.

And there you have it, folks! A brief lesson in the history of masturbation. Now it’s only right to turn on your favorite flick (from, of course!) and bring out that box o’ toys and do National Masturbation Month the right way!

We Met Behind The Woodpile…

Monday, July 14th, 2014

The 4th of July weekend went off with a bang at The Woods Campground in Lehighton, Pennsylvania as Bears, Bikers & Mayhem and hosted “Woodpile” on Saturday the 5th of July.


The beautiful new pool was the setting for an exciting afternoon under the sun, the turn-out of which was outstanding! The staff at The Woods Campground is amazing and friendly, Pat was a great host and we can’t thank him enough for the hospitality shown at such a beautiful site. The Woods itself sits, tucked away in (you guessed it) the woods. For anyone who hasn’t been, the drive is scenic and enjoyable as you wind your way through the gorgeous rolling hills and mountains of Pennsylvania. A short roller coaster of a drive away, visitors can stop by the quaint town of Jim Thorpe nestled deep in the mountains. (I highly suggest making the trip there too. For Disney aficionados one of the stunningly handsome mansions is, rumor has it, the inspiration for the “Haunted Mansion” ride in Orlando.)


*On the road…

*The adorableness is sickening, it’s like something out of a musical… Starring me…

*Harry Packer Mansion, Jim Thorpe, PA

*Haunted Mansion, Disney World, Orlando, FL.

*Just another view of the Harry Packer Mansion… Because I can.



*My personal favorite of all the banners…

The long drive leading into The Woods Campground opens at a turn affording campers a view of volley ball courts, the stunning pool, and of course the club house. Plenty of lovely trails abound, winding through the camps punctuated by charming cabins, circling a lovely pond complete with paddle boats and canoes, and into the forest. Fellow campers enjoy the clothing optional setting dappled in sunlight and cool shade. Up by the pool the summer sun is plentiful enough for hours and hours of basking and baking, but a quick dip will cool you off quickly. Here you’ll find a concession stand with towels, sun block, snacks and other poolside amenities. If you hadn’t planned on grilling the club house restaurant delivers a scrumptious array of fare, on Friday evening we enjoyed the massive crab legs, chowder and salad bar. ( I didn’t catch her name, our server was  friendly and entertainingly sassy! She made our meal even more enjoyable than it already was.) The grounds are scattered with a mix of RV’s, tents, and cabins. Our accommodations were in the cozy Sylvia’s Suite not a few yards from the club house, and proved to be quite comfortable.

*The Club House.

*Look at that sparkle. LOOK AT IT!

*Nicely kempt nature trails wind throughout the property.

*THAT, is a pool. (Notice it’s penis-like shape.)

*Water, nudity, night. I don’t need to say anything else…

*Dining room. Cozy and charming.

*MMMMM… Crab legs. Damnit! Now I’m hungry!

*Sylvia’s Suite. Do you see that? Yes, that is an air conditioner!


Saturday was the big day for us. As the sun warmed the campground and the banners went up, music began to play, and by 2 pm we couldn’t hand out our swag fast enough! Bears, Bikers & Mayhem are a group we are proud to work with. These guys really stick to their mission of the past 5 years “BBM raises money for HIV/AIDS and other deserving charities in the region through our own non-profit organization.  Our event lays claim to being the first all inclusive event that includes Bears, Leather Men, Motorcycle enthusiasts, lovers of Fetish/Kink, and more. Growing every year in activities and attendance, BBM was created to bring all of these separate communities together celebrating each group’s unique interests and perspectives as well as the brotherhood we all share in common.”  Naturally when the guys asked if we would like to be a sponsor for a party at The Woods, we were all over it like fire… on a woodpile… What could be more fun than gay porn, slushies, beer, and naked campers? Prizes, but I’ll get back to those later.


*Andddddd, BEER!

We loaded up the SUV with boxes of underwear, cum rags, gym bags, stickers, and of course DVDs to give away, along with several cases of beer from The Philadelphia Brewing Co. located in Philadelphia, PA. Brewery owner Nancy Barton was kind enough to donate the refreshments free of charge with a smile, sending this otter to go have some fun with the bears in the woods. We hope everyone enjoyed the sampling she sent, and hope you go out and try some while supporting a great establishment who also believes in the importance of equality for all. Go-go boys strutted their stuff with their cocks stuffed nicely into our underwear with accentuation pouch around the pool while everyone enjoyed the sun and fun. Besides all the great swag we handed out to the campers, we also brought prizes donated for the Bears, Bikers & Mayhem raffle fundraiser. Lucky winners took home a selection of three grills, a six sleeper tent, and a cooler full of porn! That wasn’t all though, each of the five prizes also contained other fun items such as sunglasses, grilling utensils, flavorful smoking chips, charcoal, propane and other goodies. Let’s say they went over very well, raising funds for Bears, Bikers & Mayhem’s cause.

*This stuff. Cute, right?


*Not This kind of Grill!

As the DJ blasted a great mix from his perch overlooking the sun drenched crowd of all types of hot guys, the sea of flesh suddenly became blue as the studs started sporting the sexy underwear we gave away at the event. A friend of The Otter At (follow him on Facebook and Twitter) Lexi Lampre (@LexiLampre on Twitter) was also along for the ride, snapping the fun loving crowd of campers by the poolside party! Here’s a taste of what went down!

*Go-Go Boy Booty.

*The guys had fun posing for the camera.

*Everyone loves a photo-op! Even Pat.

*Charles from Bears, Bikers & Mayhem served up the raffle prizes.

Thank you to everyone involved in this great event for a great cause. We at are proud to be working with Bears, Bikers & Mayhem, and cannot wait for them to invite us back again for more debauchery and good times. Special thanks to Pat and the entire staff of The Woods Campground for your amazing hospitality without which Woodpile wouldn’t have been as enjoyable. Thanks to Nancy Barton at The Philadelphia Brewing Co. and the wonderful staff there for providing a sample of their brews. We’d also like to thank Lexi Lampre for volunteering her time to get some great shots of the party! I sincerely hope I haven’t let anyone else out, if I have we thank you as well for making Woodpile as successful as we imagined! Hooray for summer!

The Otter

How much vodka will it take for the Kremlin to reconsider its anti-gay laws?

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The Russian President may be hitting his own brew a little too hard.  The New York Times tells us, one of the bills passed by the Russian President Vladimir Putin was a “law allowing the police to arrest tourists and foreigners suspected of being gay or pro-gay and detain them for up to 14 days.” The most troublesome of all the laws recently passed by Putin, was a slap in the face to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as Russia is due to host the 2014 Winter Olympics.  The police now have the ability to detain ANYONE who is SUSPECTED of being gay or even pro-gay.  What kind of measures will be taken to ensure the safety of not just the Olympic athletes, but also the thousands of people who will be in attendance for this event?

The worldwide controversy, surrounding several anti-gay bills passed by Putin in the recent months, has become a catalyst for a myriad of opinions regarding how best to affect change and solve the “human rights” issues associated there in.  These laws are designed to segregate a specific segment of the population and persecute them based on beliefs or sexual orientation.  The LGBT community is up in arms; working on protests, boycotting of Russian Vodka, and even petitioning the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to aid in protecting the human rights being stolen by the Russian Government.

While some believe in the power of protest and its ability to affect change, others believe this type of reaction will have little to no effect on the self justified opinions of the Kremlin.  Many others are taking part in the boycott of Russian made Vodka, believing this to be a more passive but effective approach to affecting this change.  Unfortunately, according to the New York Times gay people and their supporters aren’t the only ones being persecuted; “political dissidents, journalists and billionaire businessmen” are also being targeted by the Russian Government.  A boycott of Russian exports will likely do little to convince the Kremlin that change is needed as these businessmen will have minimal, if any, pull in the decisions made by the Russian Government.

Most of the LGBT community is looking to the IOC for assistance in this matter.  Petitioning the IOC to force Russia to reconsider its recent decisions regarding the classification of its same sex citizens and their supporters, as these laws are in violation of what the IOC terms human rights.  Many believe by suspending Russia from competing in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which they will be hosting, will force their hand in this reconsideration of its newly adopted laws.  I can say for sure, regardless of the outcome, this situation will be messy and neither party involved will give up their position easily.

Whether you are a proactive protestor, a boycotting binger, or a proliferating petitioner our voices are heard.  Regardless of the method you chose to assist in this travesty, calling attention to these issues will ensure the world recognizes the harsh injustices being perpetrated by the Russian government.  Our actions and our voices are also helping the people of Russia to understand that their plight is not going unnoticed, giving them some comfort in this disturbing time.


The New York Times; Published: July 27, 2013, By: The Editorial Board

Celebrate Philly Pride with a pornstar escort!

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Pride is this weekend in Philadelphia and all the pornstars are here to play! Checking out rentboy and a few are popping up so if you have the cash to burn and are looking for something a little different to celebrate pride this year, here ya go.. Edin Sol, Marcus Blue & Justin Taylor.. check them out on our site to get a preview of what you’re paying for!!

Edin Sol  Marcus Blue  Justin Taylor


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