Gay Daddy & Bear Blog: Age Appropriate

Official Daddyhunt
August 22, 2013
Category: Gay Culture

We obviously love a good photo parade, so when we read the recent article by one of our favorite grizzly writers, Mike Albo, on New York Magazine’s The Cut website about all the sexy gay studs on Instagram, we headed over to check it out right quick. Turns out the popular app isn’t just a haven for cute cat pics and food porn photos. It’s actually brimming with hot, hairy men and delicious daddies who aren’t shy about sharing their selfies with the rest of the world. From a cute-as-a-button cub to a stogie-loving stud to one of our favorite fetish brands, here are just a few of the awesome accounts we’re enjoying this week:

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1. Byron AL Russell (@al_revolver)

We don’t know much about this fuzzy Italian Stallion other than he loves summer, traveling, and cuddly kittens (meow, indeed!), but who cares when you give Instagram as good as he does? From beach excursions in his Speedo to candid moments on the couch, we can’t help but scream, “Ciao, Italia!”

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2. Slick It Up (@slickitup)

This male bodywear and fetish gear label never disappoints...

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August 13, 2013
Category: Wellness
Gay Daddy Work Life

As gay men we live pretty active lives. Lives that are as diverse as the community of which we're a part. Many of us strive for success in every aspect of our everyday existence, but finding the right balance between those aspects can get tricky. I imagine a good portion of you are focused on meeting the right guy. For others, meeting someone is just a flicker of a thought because work takes up all of your time. It's not always easy to create a life where both work and relationships have equal footing. This is especially true when you break things down by age bracket. Perhaps in your early 20s you partied hard and creating a successful career was something that could be started in your 30s. Or maybe it's the exact opposite and you were driven in your 20s and 30s to get to the top, only to find yourself in your 40s with a comfortable lifestyle and no one to share it with. Either way, finding the right mix of these crucial components is key.

Sometimes it's not even in our control. I've met plenty of men who were laser-focused on their careers and nothing else, while other men sought success through finding a life partner - both parties being hardwired that way. Being in the latter group for the majority of my 20s, I've reached a point where my priorities have shifted and I find myself focused solely on my career at the moment. Having always hoped that something else would grab hold of my attention other than dating, I'm actually happy to be so career focused and not have the time to think about relationships. It'...

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August 8, 2013
Category: Site News
Gay Daddy Days Event Ptown

Last year, Age Appropriate blogger RobHeartsDH traveled to Provincetown, MA, to create a fun video about Provincetown Bear Week - something we'd heard great things about, but had never actually experienced. He didn't know what he'd find there, but it turned into a gripping expose entitled "Why Do Bears Woof?" Nobody knew.

All woofs aside, he loved the experience (and P-town in general) and discovered that the week is part of the bigger bear movement that's now gone global. And while we have a great many friendly bears here on this site, we wondered if we could make something for the bigger community - something for gay daddies of all stripes.

Enter Daddy Days! This year, we're proud to present the first-ever Daddy Days in Provincetown, starting this Saturday, August 10-17. We've always loved daddies and now we hear they're the new sexy gay niche. So...HERE WE GO!

It all starts this weekend. Our gracious host is the recently refurbished Crew's Quarters, located right on Commercial Street - P-town's main strip! We'll have info there, free stuff, and they're hosting a meet and greet on Wednesday, August 14, at 7pm (...

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August 5, 2013
Category: Eye Candy
Gay Vintage Swimsuits

In the world of gay swimwear the speedo reigns supreme. Not that anyone's really complaining. I mean let's be honest, on the right guy with the right fill it can bring the gays to their knees. But after a while, they do get a little monotonous. Aside from the easy to imagine under package, there's not much excitement when it comes to the speedo or men's swimsuits in general. So it's nice to be reminded of the different styles that used to populate the beaches courtesy of the Underwear Expert. They've compiled a gallery of 10 gorgeous shots that show off some incredible vintage styles. Sure some of them definitely look dated (and occasionally ridiculous) but most feel like they were just taken this weekend with an Instagram filter. It's nice to be reminded of the variety and styles that decades of men's fashion have compiled. What's old is new again is a common theme amongst men's styles and judging from this gallery, I wonder what next summer will bring.

What kind of swimsuit do you prefer on yourself and on others?

August 4, 2013
Category: Entertainment
Gay Bear Rapper Big Dipper

Big gay bear rapper Big Dipper is going the Kickstarter route to fund his next video and we want to help. The new video will be just as artful, salacious, and fun as his last few - and something you'll want to watch over and over again. I had the pleasure of seeing Big Dipper live during Urban Bear Week in NYC and he's a crowd pleaser. From his incredible lyrics to his booty poppin' beats, this is a guy who owns the stage, the mic, and pretty much everyone who's watching. If you're able help a bear brother out and throw him some coin so we can all enjoy the magic that is a big gay bear rapper.

You can see more of Big Dipper on Tumblr.

And you can see nearly all of him in this hilarious, goofy sexy video. I love it when the juice gets in his eye!

Official MISTER
July 17, 2013
Category: Entertainment
Sexy Summer Movie Daddies

The dog days of summer are upon us, and for us, there’s no place better to cool off than at the local multiplex. But it’s not just an extra-large tub of popcorn and a box of Junior Mints we’ll be enjoying with the lights down low and the AC pumping. From furry funnymen, bearded bad boys, rough-and-tumble renegades, and a comic book character whose claws we’d gladly sink our flesh into, there’s plenty of daddy eye candy to savor as well! Here’s our list of the top five Hollywood hunks we can’t wait to spend some quality time in the dark with over the next few weeks. Let’s start the show:

1. Hugh Jackman in “The Wolverine”

MR. Jackman if you’re nasty! Everyone’s favorite X-Man once again bares his adamantium claws (but more importantly, his chiseled, hairy chest) in this action-packed sequel to his blockbuster 2009 spinoff. This time around, Wolverine says konichiwa to the island of Japan, where he encounters an enemy from his past that will impact his future. No matter how you slice it, this one’s a must-see. Opens July 27.

2. Bruce Willis in "Red 2"

OK, so the last "Die Hard" installment didn't exactly have us screaming "Yippee-ki-ya!" but we're ready let MR. Willis make it up to us with this high-octane action-comedy sequel to the sleeper...

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July 16, 2013
Category: Gay Culture
Bear Week Provincetown

With Provincetown Bear Week that began last Saturday, we couldn't help but get nostalgic for last year's trip in which we investigated all things bear. We even tried to get to the bottom of why bears woof. If you've never been and you're into the fun, friendly, lovable bears, make it a point to get up their over the week (July 13th - 20th) or start planning for next year. It's a great place to make friends and cuddle up with some really incredible guys from all over the world.

Take a look at our adventures from last year's trip:

July 8, 2013
Category: Relationships
Gay Men Relationship Status

Has this ever happened to you: meet a guy, flirt a bunch, exchange numbers, make plans to meet...and then find out he has a boyfriend. Sadly, it happens more than it should. With couples in different arrangements and singles with different objectives navigating the pick up water can be difficult. I'm of the belief that if there's clear interest from one party, the other is obligated to bring up the boyfriend (in some way) within the first interaction. I'll even give a little leeway here and say the first two interactions given how hard it can be to weave that point in naturally. In chatting with some coupled friends though, they believe that they're not obligated to reveal a boyfriend. Claiming that they've often been met with attitude or anger in the assumption that they were even hitting on them and that often times conversations are struck up for the sake of conversation and/or friendship. We decided that there's no hard and fast rule when it comes to this, but that it really should be a case be case basis. That being said, I still believe that it should be worked in fairly early on to set the stage of the forthcoming interactions.

But what say you, how soon in should a person reveal their relationship status?

July 2, 2013
Category: Sexuality
Gay Men Sexual Walkabout List

We all have our bucket lists. That ever growing lists of things we need to complete before we die. Whether it be bungee jumping or visiting Fiji, there are plenty of action items we need to "check the box" on before we can consider our lives fully lived. But what about our sexual lives? There are so many things to explore when it comes to our own sexual fulfillment and often times we let the years (or relationships) pass by before ever completing them. As Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock* exemplified, we all need a sexual walk about before we settle down with someone. A sexual walkabout is similar to a bucket list, in that it's an opportunity to do all the things you've ever wanted and/or discover what you're truly into. For some, it really is a checklist. A friend of mine wanted to make sure he tried every "flavor" of man and explored every ethnicity before he settled down with the man he'll soon be marrying. It's about getting things out of your system so you're never left wondering one day what you've missed. For others, it really is a sexual exploration to figure out our very complex desires and learn what turns us on. With so many fetishes and situations in which to have sex, truly understanding what makes us light up the most in bed can be long journey. In some ways, it's more about being open to what's out there and not limiting the possibilities of what makes our dicks tick.

A sexual walkabout (or even awakening) can happen at any age and I encourage each and every one of you to take one yourself. As long as you're safe (and have your partner's blessing...

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June 24, 2013
Category: Gay Culture
Gay Men PDA Holding Hands

When you're at an event that's 95% straight men and women, the last thing you'd expect to see is two men being affectionate towards one another so openly. Or at least that's what I had come to believe. But there I was, in Dover, Delaware no less, where not one but several gay couples were holding hands, each other, and dancing affectionately with one another in a sea of heterosexuality. It was at the Firefly Music Festival where the atmosphere was decidedly young and fratty that my mind was blown at how these young gays were so open and nonchalant about their public displays of affection. It was actually pretty amazing and gave me a lot of hope for the future. Because no one batted an eye as the couple waiting for food held each other and placed a few loving kisses on one another neck till their nachos were served. Or while in midst of another group of guys two young lovers started making out shirtless with one another. Now it's one thing to be in a predominantly straight venue, but when it's fueled by alcohol you really do never know what kind of reactions could be triggered which is why I'm generally in the camp of being cautious with PDA. My friends and I were a little in awe of these young gays in their early 20s and their unabashed confidence in being gay. Just another reminder at far we've really come in ways we don't think about often.

Do you find that, as this next generation comes of age, younger gays are more open and affectionate in public?