Friday, July 11, 2014

Let's Be Honest


How depressing! I’m not sure how I feel about this post. Everyone appears to define monogamy differently and that scares the hell out of me. Promiscuity and gay culture go hand-in-hand. It’s sad to meet someone who likes to tout his relationship as something special – golden, declaring it as monogamous, only to find out it is anything but and that leaves me bitter. (One of the comments to the article: “Because a relationship is only as monogamous as your partner.” Now that hurts! There is a lot of truth there and that is a bitter pill for some to swallow.)

I’ve traveled a lot throughout the states – meeting, observing and talking to gay people in many different settings. I’ve worked on informational research trials that attempted to acquire data on the sexual practices of gay men, and much of what I heard was distressing.

Chat rooms, online sex sites, apps like Grindr, etc., don’t help our cause and taint the pool, limiting the possibilities of a mate. I sound prudish, but I don’t think I am. I simply want gay men to get their priorities straight (pun intended). If you want to have sex – lots and lots of sex with random partners, go for it, but protect yourself – if not yourself, do it for your partner. Do it for humanity!

I know so many men, both gay and straight that have no interest in protecting themselves or their mates. As I’ve heard too many say, “If I’m not asked to wear I condom, it’s not happening.” Wow!

These days I’ve yet to meet a man who can be monogamous. However, I am never without hope. He’s out there – somewhere!

I am not judging, but in each of us is a code of conduct. We know right from wrong. I am a believer in monogamy. I believe in protection. I believe in honesty. I believe in responsibility. I believe in trust. I believe in morality. I believe in love. This is the message we need to put out there for all to see, touch, feel, hear and understand. The message is the same for heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual people.


My comment is not so much in response to the article, as it is to the many comments I’ve read.  Comments often tell me all I need to know. They’re an education, in and of themselves.  I write to create dialogue among the masses, especially with my friends. Good and bad, every opinion matters, and we must all be heard to gain clarity and understanding of our past, present and future.  Cheers! – paerki

Reference: The WHO Wants All Gay Men To Take HIV Prevention Medication





















































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