Thursday, 24 March 2011

Occasional sexual activity bad for the heart

Exercise is generally considered good for you as it decreases your overall risk of heart disease and generally makes you healthier.

But the new research suggests that spikes in physical activity – such as during sex – can also have the opposite effect – triggering heart attacks and cardiac arrests.

Hmmm - so should I be having more sex, or no sex at all?

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Those blunt Dutch

As I wrote before, the gay clubs in Amsterdam are slowly re-opening and today we got the news that the Cockring, which was closed last year because staff and management were dealing in hard drugs, will re-open soon under a new management and a new name Club Fuxxx.
I am not sure about the new name: a bit too direct if you ask me, but maybe it is appropriate for this era in which it is the (political) culture to be very blunt and outspoken.
So perhaps Club Fuxxx will be big competition for Club Church. Although I have never been, I like it when my friends ask me if I want to go to church tonight. ;)

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Horny ducks

On my way back from work this afternoon, the bicycle path was occupied by a group of ducks: one female and three males. The males were trying to convince the female to have sex with them - or if they were not successful I am sure they were about to rape her. The horny animals didn't pay attention to traffic - me and a lady approaching from the other side. We almost ran into the ducks and it was a narrow escape for one of them or he would have been run over.
The event reminded me of my teenage years: our house at that time had a small river in the back yard - and there were many waterbirds living there. Every Spring, we had many ducks having sex in our garden, and for whatever reason there seemed to be far more male ducks than females, so we witnessed many a rape scene every year. My mom would feel solidarity with the females and she would run into the garden to chase away the male ducks, while the rest of our household (my father, my two brothers and I) would comment: "Mom, leave them alone, it's nature" with smiles on our faces. Of course, my mom's efforts were a waste of time - as soon as she was back in the house the ducks re-appeared and we were back to watching life porn.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

The Boys Are Back

During the last year or so, almost all the bars and clubs that once made Amsterdam's Reguliersdwarsstraat one of the most famous gay streets in the world have closed. Only one bar, Taboo, survived and my friends and I often found ourselves wondering where everybody had gone. Our group was one of the few surviving groups of people that were still going out to party and have a drink, but many people, especially from the younger generation seemed to have disappeared from the scene. We often blamed the Internet and the ease of getting sex-hook-ups on-line for the lack of younger gays in the bar.
The reason for the closure of all the bars was mis-management by the owner which lead to problems with the brewers, the owner's suicide in June of last year and the bankruptcy of his estate. The trustees are now slowly solving all the financial problems and we expect that most bars will re-open between now and this summer. Last Thursday, Soho was the first bar to re-open. Our group went on Friday and our first impression of the new Soho is good. They have cut away a piece of the actual bar and some other unnecessary furniture, and the bar looks and feels bigger now. And, surprisingly, the young crowd is back! There were many young guys out and about yesterday (some as young as 16 or 17), all looking so insecure and vulnerable in their fashionable clothes and hairstyles. While most of us would like to be young again, I certainly don't miss the insecurity and vulnerability of that age group. But anyway it is nice that The Boys Are Back.