For some reason (it seems to be a pattern with me) the first piece of writing I ever earned money from was smut. I am currently writing some BDSM erotica and have some other exciting ideas flying around my head, which you will eventually be able to find here.

Until then, here are a couple of excerpts from my contributions to the Manhunt blog. Links will take you to the full versions.

  1. The Real Man Project (What does it mean to be a real man?)

    There’s a pretty obvious philosophical flaw in this question we might as well get out of the way first. The concept of a real man is not, as the question implies, a universal truth that the phrase ‘real man’ points at and the rest of the words we have at our disposal have to try to describe. What it means to be real man is whatever we decide it means. And as such it is subject to fashion, cultural differences and a matter of opinion and perspective.

    Of course there are some powerful cultural and scientific ideas deeply rooted in the world, and your brain, about what it means to be a real man. And when I say deeply rooted, I mean deep...

    You can read the rest of this piece on the Manhunt Daily Blog.
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    When I heard the sad news that Wilfried Knight had killed himself, I felt compelled to send a few thoughts out into the world. I am grateful to the guys at Manhunt for giving me the platform they did for this piece.

  3. No Such Thing As Beyond Help

    Yesterday I saw Rupert Everett in the role of Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss, a play that focuses on the pivotal decisions Wilde made, first in 1895, not to flee England and avoid trial for gross indecency (aka loving men) and second in 1897 to reunite with his lover after serving a two year prison term, though the price was rejection from all his friends and family.

    As soon as I left the theatre I received a message from a friend in the US to let me know that Wilfried Knight had taken his life, overwhelmed with grief over the suicide of his husband, Jerry Enriquez, a couple of weeks ago.

    You can read the rest of this piece on the Manhunt Daily Blog.