Friday, November 25, 2011

 

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The Gay Meme
 
I got this from RG who got it from Cubby who got it from Dr. Spo who got it from Tiger Chanter – no, it’s not a cold, flu or worse, but The Gay Meme.  It has gone through some editing by the men based, I suspect, on each not caring to answer particular questions.  I’ve added a couple of questions back in, so this one is as “complete” as I can get it.  Please feel free to copy it and answer for yourself.

1. How old were you when you knew you were gay?
I didn’t “know” for some years later, but the first manifestation was at age 5 when the father of a playmate came out of the apartment building across the street and stood there for a while. I was looking out the window.  I couldn’t take my eyes off him and just gazed for several minutes, transfixed by his handsomeness.

2. Have you ever had sex with the opposite sex?
Yes; it was OK but I kept thinking, THIS is what people are so crazy about?  Is there something I'm missing?  Then I had my first homosex -- revelation! - and I knew exactly what I'd been missing.

3. Who was the first person you came out to?
The first guy I had sex with.

4. Are you out to your family?
Yes.

5. Do you want children?
I’ve had children, two magnificent adopted daughters.  Raising them was the central event of my life.

6. Do you have more gay friends or straight friends?
Too many of each kind to count – I’m happy to have great friends of all kinds..

7. Were you out in school?
No.

8. Is your best friend the same sex as you?
Yes.  I married him.

9. If your best friend is the same sex, have you ever had sex with them?
Innumerable numbers of times, starting early in our first date.

10. Have you ever done crystal meth?
No.

11. Have you ever been in a sling?
No.  I always thought it might be fun to try but it isn’t a major need.

12. Have you ever done a 3-way?
 A couple and always most enjoyable.

13. Have you ever dressed in drag?
Once, for fun, one New Years Eve.

14. Would you date a drag queen?
Not my thing—artifice and illusion in sex have never interested me.

15. Are you a top, bottom, or truly versatile?
Versatile top.

16. Have you seen an uncircumcised penis?
Many.  I think they’re very attractive.

17. Have you had sex with someone of a different ethnicity?
Yes.

18. Have you ever barebacked?
Only with my husband.

19. How many Cher CDs do you own?
None.

20. Name of your first love?
Alexander the Great – as a boy I was obsessed with him.

21. Do you still talk to him?
It’s a little late for that.

22. Does size matter?
Size has its attractions, but the man matters more than the measurement.

23. Biggest turn on?
Fun personality, confidence, brains, mischievous sense of humor, body hair, beard, enthusiastic kisser. 

24. Biggest turn off?
Crudity, ignorance, lack of human compassion.  That’s also why I’m a Democrat.

25. Ever been harassed due to your orientation?
Yes.  Once when we were in Georgia or north Florida when a motel desk clerk refused us a room with a double bed.  It was very mild  -- I’ve been lucky.

26. Worst gay stereotype that applies to you?
Huge opera fan (and have made half my career in opera).  And I reject “worst” as I think of it as my best.

27. Ever been to a pride rally?
Several.

28. Would you marry if you could?
I could and did, at the end of the first week it was legal in Massachusetts, on our seventh anniversary.

29. Would you rather be rich and smart or young and beautiful?
Rich and smart.  Whatever level of intelligence I have has allowed me to do many wonderful things and in the coming debacle, having something tucked away is going to be essential.

30. Do you sculpt your eyebrows?
I clip off anything that grows out too long, and trim my nose and ear hair. 

31. Do you trim your body hair?
Not regularly but occasionally for fun.  I once had everything below my neck shaved with a straight razor and talcum powder, one of the most sensual experiences of my life.


 32. Ever had sex with more than one person in a day?
Yes, a couple of times, including my answer to # 12.

33. Ever been to an orgy?
Yes.  My introduction was an elegant dinner party for eight gay men, including a Catholic priest*, that morphed as planned into group sex. 
 * I am SO going to hell, but we knew that already, didn't we?

34. Have you dated your best friends ex?
No.

35. Would you vote for Hillary Clinton if she ran for president?
In a New York minute!

36. Do you want monogamy in your relationships?
Not necessary.  Love is.

37. Do you believe in true love?
Yes!

38. Do you have any tattoos?
Quite a few, including a full back piece.  I’ve done all the art myself, colored and sized exactly as I wanted it on my body.

39. Do you have any piercings?
Earrings.   Since RG and I have had exactly the same experience with nipple piercings, I quote him verbatim: "
At one time, I did have my left nipple pierced, but the scar tissue behind the piercing pushed it out, and the hole sealed up."  In my case I saw it happen.  After having it for thirteen years, it took just four days from beginning to be pushed out to the ring dropping off.

40. Would you date a smoker?
No, I never did. 

41. Do you get HIV tests every 6 months?
No.

42. Do you know anyone who has died from HIV?
Yes: classmates of mine from both the Boston University Theater School and grad school in Theater at Brandeis University.

43. Do you know what Stonewall was?
Of course!

44. Strangest place you have had sex?
On a wrecked early 20th century barrel armchair in the basement of my house in Boston (restored and reupholstered it now sits quite handsomely in our living room.  Memories!)

45. Strangest place you’ve woken up?
In the garage behind a house at or very near the original starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA. -- it didn’t have anything to do with sex. 
Runner up: in a room in the Airport Hotel at T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI,  Only one of the three of us actually was taking a plane the next morning.  It had everything to do with sex. 

46. Are your best years behind or in front of you?
Definitely not behind – the adventure continues!

47. Favorite porn movie?
Thick as Thieves (Kristen Bjorn, dir.).  The last half hour is a gorgeous, extended “sex duet” by two astonishingly beautiful men; close runner up: Island Guardian (Brad Michaels, Adriano Marquez, Will Clark, Trenton Comaux)

48. Are you in love now?
Yes, more than ever.

49. Ever been in love with a straight guy?
A couple of crushes, not love.  I knew better.

50. Did you ever have sex with him?
One of them.

51. Have you ever been to a nude beach?
Yes, the lamented Moonstone Beach on the Rhode Island coast (closed down by prudes on the most bogus of charges); the beautiful Gay Head Beach (aka Aquinna) on Martha’s Vineyard; and a delightful private flooded quarry in Milford, NH.

52. Have you ever been to a bath house?
A hamam in Seville, and the Kiraly Baths in Budapest.  Sex was not involved.

53. Ever had sex in public?
Does in the shrubbery just off the sun deck of a nudist resort in central MA count?

54. Have you ever been/stayed in a relationship for Money or Security, instead of Love and Friendship?
Never.

55. Are you “set in your ways” as it were?
No.  I had enough of that in my family growing up and I saw it as death by self mummification.  One reason I was so attracted to the arts growing up is that they are dynamic, developing and changing constantly.

56. Ever been to Fire Island, Saugatuck, Key West, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Springs, Provincetown?
Yes – No – Yes – Yes – No -- Yes

57. Are you part of a gay organization?
As in being a “card-carrying” member?  No.  But:
Boston’s AIDS Action Committee: volunteered, regular contributor
Boston’s Theater Offensive: worked with, contributor to, marched with in Boston Pride
New Hampshire Freedom to Marry: worked with and would probably do again to preserve same-sex marriage in this state.

58. Is your gym cruisy?
Planet Fitness in a small New Hampshire town with few out gay men? – no

59. Favorite make out music?
The sound of heavy breathing

60.  Grindr or Scruff? 
I don’t use hook-up sites but from what I know of them, Scruff would be my choice.

61.  What character in The Women do you most resemble?
No idea, as I've never seen the movie, either the original or the recent remake.  Do I have to turn in my gay card now?  :-)


Comments:
I wonder why people chose to alter the original list? Hmmmm.....
 
Oooh, we have a visit to the Kiraly baths in common, Will. Interesting place that. You can read about my experiences here:

http://secretsongs.typepad.com/secret_songs_of_silence/2005/07/bathing_in_buda.html.html

(please excuse the typos)
:-)
 
Can I play too?
1. How old were you when you knew you were gay?
I ALWAYS KNEW
2. Have you ever had sex with the opposite sex?
YES

3. Who was the first person you came out to?
STANLEY, WHEN WE WERE BOTH 6 YEARS OLD


4. Are you out to your family?
YES

5. Do you want children?
NO

6. Do you have more gay friends or straight friends?
IT WOULD BE A TIE

7. Were you out in school?
YES

8. Is your best friend the same sex as you?
YES. I MARRIED HIM.

9. If your best friend is the same sex, have you ever had sex with them?
OH YES. EVERY DAY FOR THE FIRST 5 YEARS... NIT SO MUCH AFTER 32 YEARS.

10. Have you ever done crystal meth?
YES

11. Have you ever been in a sling?
YES, WHILE ON METH

12. Have you ever done a 3-way?
YES. 3 IS MY FAVORITE NUMBER.

13. Have you ever dressed in drag?
ONLY IN A PLAY, IN FRONT OF A PAYING AUDIENCE.

14. Would you date a drag queen?
I DON'T DATE

15. Are you a top, bottom, or truly versatile?
V100% FULLY VERSATILE

16. Have you seen an uncircumcised penis?
YES. CLOSE UP.

17. Have you had sex with someone of a different ethnicity?
YES

18. Have you ever barebacked?
I HAVE SLIPPED UP.

19. How many Cher CDs do you own?
NOT EVEN ONE.

20. Name of your first love?
STANLEY, WHEN WE WERE BOTH 6 YEARS OLD

21. Do you still talk to him?
OFTEN

22. Does size matter?
YES

23. Biggest turn on?
SENSE OF HUMOR

24. Biggest turn off?
REPUBLICANS

25. Ever been harassed due to your orientation?
YES

26. Worst gay stereotype that applies to you?
EXCELLENT GOOD TASTE

27. Ever been to a pride rally?
YES

28. Would you marry if you could?
I MARRIED MY HUSBAND ON OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF BEING A COUPLE. VANCOUVER BC

29. Would you rather be rich and smart or young and beautiful?
RICH & SMART. YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG

30. Do you sculpt your eyebrows?
NO. BUIT MY BARBER TRIMS THEM

31. Do you trim your body hair?
NO. & I AM QUITE HAIRY

32. Ever had sex with more than one person in a day?
YES

33. Ever been to an orgy?
YES

34. Have you dated your best friends ex?
NO

35. Would you vote for Hillary Clinton if she ran for president?
WITHOUT A DOUBT

36. Do you want monogamy in your relationships?
NO

37. Do you believe in true love?
Yes

38. Do you have any tattoos?
YES, ALL SCRIPT, NO IMAGES

39. Do you have any piercings?
Earrings.
NO. I AM PHOBIC OF NEEDLES

40. Would you date a smoker?
I DON'T DATE

41. Do you get HIV tests every 6 months?
NO

42. Do you know anyone who has died from HIV?
TOO MANY

43. Do you know what Stonewall was?
I DO, INDEED

44. Strangest place you have had sex?
TOM SAWYER;S ISLAND AT DISNEYLAND IN 1974. ON ACID.

45. Strangest place you’ve woken up?
WITH A STRANGER IN A DIFFERENT CITY THAN I STARTED THE EVENING. i NEVER DID FIGURE IT OUT.

46. Are your best years behind or in front of you?
WHY? WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD?

47. Favorite porn movie?
I DON'T KNOW THE NAME... BUT IT WAS GERMAN PRISON PORN

48. Are you in love now?
YES.

49. Ever been in love with a straight guy?
YES

50. Did you ever have sex with him?
YES

51. Have you ever been to a nude beach?
YES

52. Have you ever been to a bath house?
YES, BUT NOT UNTIL I WAS IN MY 50S

53. Ever had sex in public?
YES

54. Have you ever been/stayed in a relationship for Money or Security, instead of Love and Friendship?
I WISH


55. Are you “set in your ways” as it were?
NOT IN THE LEAST

56. Ever been to Fire Island, Saugatuck, Key West, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Springs, Provincetown?
ALL THE ABOVE


57. Are you part of a gay organization?
I WOULD NEVER BELONG TO AN ORGANIZATION OR CLUB THAT WOULD HAVE ME AS A MEMBER.


58. Is your gym cruisy?
NO


59. Favorite make out music?
HOUSE

60. Grindr or Scruff?
I DO NOT HAVE AN IPHONE

61. What character in The Women do you most resemble?
SYLVIA
 
Thank you, Stephen -- we have much in common. I hope you'll publish it on your blog.
 
Interesting... the one I copied and pasted didn't have all the questions that appear on yours.
 
It's strange -- some of the questions dealing with the same thing are worded differently on different blogs. I'm assumed people tweaked things to their own situation -- I have no idea where or if there's a totally "original version."
 
I am amazed you had a crush on ALexander the Great. I did not know you knew Mr. Great.

You are "dating yourself".
 
I love this. Have learned so much about you. My favorite answers, among many, numbers 20 & 21.
 
Perused out your blog and will check back again. Thanks for visiting me.

Tempted but decline to do a "meme".
Frank
 
I'm curious about your back piece now. I'll have to go looking through your archives.

Odd. Some of your questions were different than the ones I did. It's almost like that message relay game of old.
 
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