10 Ways Modern Gay Relationships Differ From Straight Ones

10 Ways Modern Gay Relationships Differ From Straight Ones

We all like to preach that love is love and that all relationships should be the same. But that’s not exactly the case, is it? Alright, alright, don’t get your panties in a bunch! We didn’t mean it like that! All relationships are equally worthy (or should be) in the eyes of the law, and love really is love. The Supreme Court says so, and we wholeheartedly agree! 

But the fact remains that the dynamic of same-sex relationships is quite different than the one the majority of straight couples have.

Some of the differences are easy to explain. When no societal stereotypes are pressuring either of the partners, the way the couple goes about their daily life changes. Some traditionalists (and bigots) can’t seem to grasp this concept. 

Stereotypes, gender-specific (and oppressive) roles, and other nonsense that straight couples have to deal with aren’t exactly the main issue in same-sex

Why We’re Having More Same-Sex Relationships Than Ever

Data collected from 28,000 adults between 1989 and 2014 found that more and more Americans answered “yes” to this question. In fact, in the early 2000s, twice as many U.S. adults reported having had at least one same-sex partner in their lifetime as compared to the early 1990s. (The study, which I co-authored with Ryne Sherman and Brooke Wells, was published today in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.) The percentage of men who had had sex with at least one man rose from 4.5% to 8.2%, and the percentage of women who had sex with at least one woman went from 3.6% to 8.7%.

Almost all of this increase is due to more people having sexual partners of both genders—bisexual behavior. People generally felt freer to have sex with both men and women if they chose. Acceptance of same-sex sexuality also shot up, with 49% saying it …

The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline

This timeline provides information about the gay rights movement in the United States from 1924 to the present: including the Stonewall riots; the contributions of Harvey Milk; the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy; the first civil unions; the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York; and more.


The Society for Human Rights in Chicago becomes the country’s earliest known gay rights organization.


Alfred Kinsey publishes Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, revealing to the public that homosexuality is far more widespread than was commonly believed.


The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization, is formed by Harry Hay, considered by many to be the founder of the gay rights movement.


The first lesbian-rights organization in the United States, the Daughters of Bilitis, was established in San Francisco in 1955.


The Daughters of Bilitis, a pioneering national lesbian organization, is founded.


Joe …

Anal Hooks: A BDSM Guide

Did you know that anal hooks were invented in Neverland? Apparently, there was a battle between Peter Pan and Captain Hook. Peter yelled out, “You won’t get away with this, Captain Hook!” To that, the captain responded, “Oh, yes, I absolutely w— Wait, did you just call me Captain Hook? Because of the hand?! Wow! I mean, my mom has passed away too, why don’t you call me Captain Dead Mom as well?” To save Peter from appearing insensitive, Tinker Bell conjured an anal hook. That, to be honest, backfired and sparked an entirely different, yet equally awkward conversation.

It’s been years since this (may or may not have) happened, and today anal hooks are used all over the world, not just Neverland. Once you look up an anal hook and see what it looks like, it’ll be clear to you why we call it like that and what it’s

Hot or Cold: How do you Like Your Glass Dildos?

People have been into temperature play for ages. While more extreme temperatures are common in BDSM, you can find elements of this sex play anywhere. To make everything even more exciting, you can add toys to ensure that you have an unforgettable night. 

We will cover here everything you need to know about temperature play, how to do it, and if there is something you need to be careful about. 

What Is Temperature Play

Temperature play is a form of BDSM in which a person uses heat or cold to stimulate neuroreceptors in the body. That can increase skin sensation and can be quite thrilling if you are into it. You have probably seen in movies how couples use ice or hot wax during foreplay, and that is exactly what temperature play is. Or at least a part of it. You can also use various toys for temperature play, and