About FACE …

“About face” is a military cadence order meaning to face forward or face the opposite direction. However, to this retired Navy veteran, about face now means looking at some attractive human eye-candy! As a bisexual man I’ve always taken great pleasure in appreciating not only women whose faces (and bodies) I find attractive but men as well. Let’s get into it!

1. I can appreciate a man whose face is not excessively oily or filthy and has little to no facial blemishes. It’s usually an indicator that he takes care of his skin by watching his diet, most particularly drinking and smoking, if he has such vices.Beautiful Face-no blemish (b)

2. There is little to no excuse for a man – regardless of his age, to have long protruding hairs in his ears and/or nose. Many men need to learn to trim those areas or pay a gentle someone to do it for them.

3. I’m especially a sucker for a man’s Eyes,close-cut beard, eyebrowseyes. Some men have beautiful eyes in shape and color. I’m usually attracted to a man with beautiful eyes. I’ll sometimes study a man’s eyes – looking for some idea as to the kind of person that man is or might be – or may have been, depending on my presumption of his age and other factors.

4. Eyebrows are important on a man’s face. They should be natural, with no obvious signs of having been trimmed. Obvious stray or wild hairs should be cut or removed. No man should take any pride in having unibrow. Guys, if you’ve got unibrow, please… fix it!

Beautiful Face-no blemish (1)5. I like a man who has facial hair – such as a mustache and/or beard or goatee provided either or both are neat, clean and not too long (with length judged/determined by my finding of his attractiveness). I’m not partial to hair color.WM_scraggly beard, nice eyes I like the close-cut or day-old beard look. It’s a look which I often like to wear and which I find to be very masculine and sexy. I should note that I do not feel that a man without facial hair or who prefers to maintain a “clean-cut” look to be any less masculine. On the contrary! The scraggly beard look can also work on some men but not all. Goatees are fine too but “soul patches” are – and have always been pointless in my opinion.

6. As for the top of the head, I think having (and still being blessed with) hair – whether it be styled full, close-cut in some fashion or just sporting the completely bald look is BM_bald (3)suitable on a man. Again, I’m not partial to hair color. Some men look very good with a full head of hair – meaning there are no signs of hair recession or pattern baldness. Some men are able to sport the bald look. The bald look however, isn’t for every man. Contrary to stereotypical or naïve beliefs, Black and other men of color aren’t the only ones who lookWM_bald good with a completely bald head; many White men look good with the bald look too! I would always prefer a man (who is balding) who takes the bold step and to shave off whatever remains of his head of hair than to ever wear some thin top-of-the-head comb-over or that ugly “three-sided wall” of hair on his head or worse, a toupee, wig or implants. UGH! Ok; enough about hair.

I’ve always been of the opinion that regardless of one’s sexual orientation, there’s nothing wrong with another man appreciating or expressing the beauty he finds in another man either in his face or his entire physique. All I’m saying is if I find a man attractive I simply find him attractive.

Beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder. I believe such a beholder – as he believes himself to be beautiful or handsome – should take no shame in ever expressing how he feels to another man, if of course he thinks that particular man to whom he wishes to express favor might be appreciative in hearing and well-receiving such a kind sentiment. Usually the man who is insecure with his masculinity and sexuality tends to think that such verbal expression given from another man is “gay” or “faggoty.” I’m here to say that it’s not. Many men have ulterior motives for paying such compliments to other men. Alternatively, there are also many men who simply express – or want to express to other men what it is they like seeing and who have no such motives. They – or we, just appreciate seeing beautiful creatures.Beautiful Face men (1)

Many men need to get over their silly, negative machismo thinking and inhibitions (read: fears) when another man – one who is secure in his masculinity and sexuality, pays a kind compliment to or about another man’s looks or appearance.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

TODAY, February 7, 2014 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

While I’ve written articles on this blog before about anyone who is sexually active getting tested for HIV, as a Black man I happen to know that many in my ethnic group, particularly the younger dudes, whom I affectionately refer to as youngbloods, simply neglect or refuse to take certain precautions with their sexual activity and they either neglect or refuse to get tested. Let me note that one does not need to wait for some designated day on the calendar to learn more about HIV/AIDS or to get tested. The information and the testing and treatment facilities are nationwide and available year round.

Anyway, it isn’t my intention to post some long write-up about this day but instead will simply let the promo picture speak for itself and beneath it include a couple of information links. Please… pass it along.
National Black HIV_AIDS Awareness Day (Feb 7, 2014)
Why is there a need for this day?
Black Americans face a higher risk of HIV infection compared to other groups in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly half of all new infections in 2009 were Black Americans — that is 8 times the rate of White Americans. Men who have sex with men (MSM) face the greatest risk of HIV. In fact, young black MSM have more new infections each year than any other group. Check online to see what events are happening in your area.

For more information, visit www.NationalBlackAIDSDay.org and this link featuring a page specifically aimed at LGBTQ youth: www.impactprogram.org.
Ref: IMPACT: The LGBT Health & Development Program website (edited)

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