Sunday, April 5, 2009

CSB Now Straight-Friendlier Than Ever!

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Crazy Sam's Bloginess: CSB April 09 Mock-up Magazine Cover Toni Sulankivi

I may be taking this whole "straight-friendly" thing too seriously, but I gotta admit.. it's kinda overwhelming when I see people linking to this blog (thank you!) as "The Straight-Friendly Gay Blog". But I always had the doubt (and some have expressed their concerns), would any straight person care to read this blog when the first thing he or she sees as the page loads, is a close up shot of a guy's crotch? At a time when we are trying to make others understand that homosexuality is much more than having sex with the same gender, I felt the banner of this blog was sort of evincing the message of prurience. We tend to throw our sexuality on society's face with vulgarism and obscenity. Take for example, the gay parades. I know we need to make our voices heard, but do we really have to resort to those obtrusive and lewd exhibitionism that only make people cringe? I have never been to a gay pride parade and may be media likes to promote only those images, but why can't we have parades devoid of any "vulgar flaunting of sexual orientation"? How about marching by guys holding hands of guys and gals with gals? It is distinct and it sends out the message loud and clear, don't ya think so?

On that spirit, this month CSB rolls out its new blog banner. Simultaneously, new badge has also been put up for your linking pleasure. Please find it in the CSB badge area on the third column. Also I have added a link to an article under "Must-Reads" section (appearing in the middle column). Conny Van Dyke, the actress, writes an open letter to all mothers of gay and lesbian children instructing them to let go of their intolerance, not their loved ones. A must-read it is! [via Pop Max Now]

Finally.. During the whole month of March, CSB asked the readers what do they consider as their first sexual experience. Thanks to all the 234 individuals who took part in the poll. Here is the result:

7% (17) -> kissing
18% (41) -> mutual masturbation
25% (59) -> oral
50% (117) -> anal

Another question was regarding the age at which they first "got lucky".

5% (10) -> 5-9
9% (20) -> 25-29
18% (39) -> 10-14
33% (72) -> 20-24
35% (77) -> 15-19

I should have also added another option "30 and above", coz only 218 people responded to this one. Apologies to those 16. Anyways, I had fun doing this and hope you guys did too!

So going by the popular opinion, I'm still ehmm.. you know! :P


Other Articles Shown On The Cover:
| Losing Virginity In Gay Terms | Opening That Closet Door | When Music Wins You Over | How Out Is Your Underwear | Being Gay | An Equal Love |

Cover Guy: Toni Sulankivi
CSB Mock-up Magazine Cover Done By: Crazy Sam
Disclaimer: Toni Sulankivi has no affiliation with Crazy Sam's Bloginess (CSB) in any way whatsoever.

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  • Pheobe April 5, 2009 at 5:15 PM
     

    I dont care how you change it, but dont you dare stop posting the pics of the drool worthy!! in fact I demand tht you change this post and add a couple of yummy guy pics right now!! :-P

  • Mac Callister April 6, 2009 at 6:36 PM
     

    oh i missed ur old photo header!why did you changed it?

  • Vee April 6, 2009 at 7:43 PM
     

    Bravo... u always come with something new to maintain readership.,... now that open letter. Keep up the good work.

    And I agree to the vulgar flaunt for parades. It's a western concept. Nothing wrong actually but why resort to such stuff to pass a message.

  • PopMax April 7, 2009 at 5:37 AM
     

    ooh! glad to see the link for the letter is up :) thanks for dropping by my blog, sam!

  • Crazy Sam April 7, 2009 at 4:24 PM
     

    Don't worry gal, the drool-worthies will continue to be served. :-D

    Oh I'm sorry Mac, I changed the header coz I felt it was seeming somewhat inappropriate.

    Thank you Vee, I'm glad to know that you appreciate my efforts.

    It was my pleasure PopMax. And I apologize for forgettng to give you the credit of finding that letter. The post is updated.

  • Sh@ney April 7, 2009 at 5:47 PM
     

    Your doing such a great job.
    You know I really don't think it would matter how many crutches you had spread across the page, homophobes are blinded by ignorance, they only see what they want to.

    I say be yourself, use your talent as you see fit and forget about the parasites out there that think we are unworthy. :~)

  • unsungpsalm April 7, 2009 at 11:51 PM
     

    So completely agree with what you said! I welcome the change :)

  • Shaheryar Ali April 15, 2009 at 5:42 PM
     

    Hi. I am one of the guys who added you in his blog roll by name of "Straight friendly gay blog". But i want to tell you that i dont consider your decision to change the image a right one.
    In multi-cultural societies the "gay friendly" [so called] environment is not considered threatened by huge posters of bikini clad women. Nor do our aesthetics is considered with boys n girls are lip locked for hours in London tubes and buses. But if two boys hold hands it becomes "obscenity". We must fight this attitude. The picture you removed for making your blog more str8 friendly , far more explicit pictures are now part of str8 world. men magazines, perfume adds , underwear adds are far more explicit these days n running on national tvs.

    Its like going into closet , i hope you will re consider your decisions
    regards
    Sherry

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  • savante May 7, 2009 at 2:26 PM
     

    Definitely a change to go straight friendly :) But hey, change is good.

  • ZACHARIEL - GAY ANGEL May 12, 2009 at 10:40 AM
     

    I believe the answer to the straight/gay quandary may be in the fact that more "straight" people come out as "gay" than "gay" people come out as "straight". No matter what a Fundamentalist Preacher believes, Jesus can no more "cure" homosexuality than pills or an operation. I have many gay friends who read "straight" magazines like Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Us, People, Gourmet, GQ and they don't get "straight" from reading these mags, if anything they become more gay. Quick note: am new to blogs and blogging. Your blog is wonderful in all aspects - graphics, stories, intelligence, and wit. You must be an amazing man.

    Regards - Zachariel the Gay Angel

  • ZACHARIEL - GAY ANGEL May 12, 2009 at 10:51 AM
     

    sorry, not trying to be a comment whore but in reading more of your previous posts, i DO think you should post a photo of a boner once in a while ... give them straight people something to talk about. just a thought!


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