Secret Stash #19
February 2, 2020 | Las Vegas, Nevada
Secret Stash Feature
for February 2020
The Power of Men Touching Men
One photographer’s compelling black and white images of men touching men appeared a few years ago within the pages of The Advocate. For the February 2020 Secret Stash, I offer an update to that visual discussion with a generous uncensored collection of my own full-color photorealistic images.
I feel very strongly about this subject. I was socialized (brainwashed) in the days of my youth during a long-ago and unenlightened era when the prevailing standards of masculinity were not like we see today. It was frowned upon by polite society in those days for any man to touch another man except, of course, within specific situations involving competitive sports or warfare.
Back in the day, if you were male and you touched another male for reasons not connected to designated athletic or military activities, doing so would stand as powerful proof positive that you were a deviant. Eventually, I grew up to embrace the reality that I was born to be a deviant. Validation of my progress in self-acceptance stands today in a collection of my masculine male images appearing on a public website proudly named Deviant Art.
In this month’s Secret Stash collection I will not force any particular definitions or meanings upon you concerning my images. I leave it entirely to you, the viewer, to arrive at your own interpretations as to what I am trying to convey in these explicit images of men touching men. I hope you enjoy what I’ve got to show you here.