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2003: The Brief Reign of the Metrosexual

The man who coined the term on the once-trendy Straight-dude polish-up.

The Ben-Hur Remake Ignores Its History of Gay Subtext--Why?

Ben-Hur, a story about two boyhood buddies who dramatically fall out as adults, has one of the most famous—and bitterly contested—gay subtexts in Hollywood history.

Gymnastics Returns to Its Naked Roots

After all, the word 'gymnastics' did derive from the Ancient Greek for 'exercise naked.'

Meet the Harrison Twins—Nearly Identical 'Spornosexuals'

Mark Simpson on the splendidly shameless pumped progeny of Beckham and Take That.

Watch: The Penis Is Mightier Than the Paintbrush

Though less easy to soak overnight...

Scoring Mr. Bond: Who Was the Sexiest (and Gayest) of Them All?

From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, we rate the iconic 007 on gayness and sex appeal.

Mark Simpson On the 'Habitual Voyeur'

Is it just me?

Mark Simpson On the Dazzling Bi-Brilliance of Tom Hardy

Mark Simpson analyzes the actor's spe­cial pro­cliv­ity for play­ing 'hard men' who are soft and recept­ive inside.

Mark Simpson On a UK Sports Drink Ad That Warns How Beards Make Everyone Look the Same

Pegged to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in Twickenham and star­ring big, buff, bearded England cap­tain Chris Robshaw and chums, I’ve watched the Lucozade ad sev­eral times — and it still makes no sense.

Undies Create 'Oeufs Masculin a La Francaise'

Apparently, French briefs brand Le Slip Français will turn your ‘oeufs’ into a tasty and nicely-presented h’omelette. 

Mark Simpson: The Rise & Fall of Monosexuality

‘There is no middle ground – you are either het­ero­sexual or homosexual.’

Was ’80s New Wave a Casualty of AIDS?

Mark Simpson on the way AIDS changed the music we listened to

Hollywood Gayze

Mark Simpson on Hollywood heartthrobs going ‘gayish’

Holy Ancient Tight Foreskins!

Poor Priapus had it bad.

Mark Simpson On the Insatiable Size-Queenery of Men

Why does it (always) matter?

Mark Simpson on Military Male Maneuvers — in Thongs

Why guys love 'acting slutty' in homemade vids