Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Those Kissers



Two questions were put to me in comments that were made in the last 24 hours or so.  One was Patrick asking what church that was in the pic posted yesterday of the two guys kissing.  Well, there were two reasons why I saved that pic when I came across it, I cannot quite recall where, one was that those are to my taste two magnificently masculine guys and the kissing is so passionate it makes my cock hard.  Then, the church behind is the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Piazza della Repubblica right in the centre of Rome.  This is a church that I know well and love for its enclosing so much history.  Its whole design and art-work is a chef d’oeuvre of Michelangelo Buonarroti, who adapted one of the halls of Diocletian’s baths to create it.  So that the brickwork you are looking at in that picture would date back to the year 306.  After Michelangelo various people had a go at re-furbishing it.  The Carthusian Order had it for about three hundred years, until they were thrown out at the reunification of Italy in 1870, but they had time to re-orientate the entire structure.  The remains of their            monastery is behind it.                                                     
 Yesterday’s other question was from Rick of Torn Jeans.  “Don't the men in Europe feel more comfortable with each other than the men in the US? Straight men that is.”  Well, I cannot really say that I have observed any great difference between US and Europe as such.  I notice some sort of difference in Europe as you go further south.  Around the Mediterranean guys seem to be much more naturally and uninhibitedly male-bonding and more at home with either the married gay situation or the bisexual situation.  Perhaps its just that down there where the sun shines and wine is always available life is just generally more passionate and adaptable.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Interconnectedness.


David made a constructive and suggestive comment on my post “The Way of Non-Resistance.”  What he says would encourage us enhanced males to look for constructive ways of living out our gift from the Buddhist tradition.  I wonder whether enhanced masculine activities could not be seen as one concrete realization of the Dalai Lama’s thinking on the interconnectedness and interdependence of all persons.  One question would be to find out how Tibetan Buddhist monks live their enhanced masculinity.   
I hear that a common interpretation of celibacy in the Tibetan tradition is to avoid penetrative intercourse, so monks can still jack each other off and hump against each other.  A bit of a funny distinction that one, but perhaps no funnier than the Christian tradition developing from the idea that sex is principally for procreation to the idea that all use of the sexual faculty outside of marriage is sinful, and that including masturbation and, practically, even just anything that gave you a hardon.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Catechism Re-visited 2.


In working out what he is going to do with his sexuality the enhanced male, would-be-faithful, Catholic has also to take issue with another set of statements in the Catechism that do not match up to scientific findings and social mentalities developed in the last few decades.  About masturbation the Catechism says: “Masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action.”
Many people are starting to acclaim the health and psychological benefits of masturbation.  The practice is vital to the expression of his sexuality for the enhanced male.  Nobody can afford to screw themselves up with guilt over masturbation which does no harm to anybody.  The enhanced male needs it as a vehicle for owning his own masculinity.  He needs it as well as his entry into the world of sharing his masculinity with other males whose inner urges cry out for this deepest form of male bonding.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Way of Non-resistance.


My correspondent wrote to me again. He says he learned a lot from Buddhism about healing.  Specifically he learned that what one fights just gets bigger and what one resists, persists.  He sees my enhanced masculinity paradigm as an invitation to acceptance, celebration and freedom over against the fighting against our desires and tendencies in resistance, struggle or suffering, such as is scripted by those whose power is invested in framing our lives in opposition to our consciences.  My friend’s summing up is: “Ultimately, we do not have to accept, as enhanced males, the artificial constructs based in flawed interpretations of the Bible or the homophobias of Church Fathers which create dual and incongruent lives.”  Our consciousness tells us that we have this wonderful gift of attraction towards the male, so intense that it finds its fulfilment only in erotic involvement.  Our consciousness tells us further that we did not put this powerful urge there.  Some of us even came to human consciousness aware of it.  Then our conscience tells us that the Bible tells us nothing about this enhanced masculinity and that the Church teaching tells us nothing, except that it thinks that this urge should not exist.  Therefore we have to feel free to adopt and own our gift and work out its use creatively.