VIDEO: François Sagat’s “Magical” Condom PSA

Unlike what you often see in porn, condoms don’t just magically appear in real life. You have to know how to use them… and legendary Titan Man François Sagat shows you how in this magical PSA from the French LGBT news and lifestyle website Yagg. This video isn’t on their website anymore, but I saved a copy for you to enjoy.

On a personal note, I love François. He’s such a sweet guy, and incredibly creative. Too bad I only filmed that one scene with him. Hopefully I’ll shoot with him again one day!

“My, what a big horn Dirk has!” Live from the 2018 NYC Pride Parade

Last weekend, my hubby Dirk and I headed to New York Pride for two reasons: to host the popular Brüt party on Saturday night (photos coming soon), and so that Dirk could march with the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps, NYC’s LGBTQ marching band! Dirk — who plays sousaphone and has been marching with LGBAC since 1999 — shot some really cool video from inside the band as they marched down 8th Avenue in the West Village:

I watched from the sidelines and shot some footage of the band as they went by (you can’t really see Dirk because he was on the opposite side of the street, unfortunately), as well as a tiny bit of his warmup before the parade:

Here are a few photos from the parade. His sousaphone, by the way, is named Audrey because she’s been known to eat people. (Technically I suppose she’s “Audrey 3.”) She’s the largest production model of sousaphone ever made, weighing in at 65 pounds. Carrying her is quite a workout… no wonder Dirk gets so sweaty!

By the way, I think I was invited to march with the band in next year’s pride parade, which happens to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the birth of the modern day pride movement. Hmmm… I’ve been known to do a little blowing myself. <grin>

Classical Caber: Dirk sings Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers” in Providence, RI

Last Saturday, Dirk joined the Brown University Chorus in a performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, also known as the All-Night Vigil. Our friend Fred, the director of the chorus (which is comprised of Brown students), needed to supplement the ensemble with a basso profundo, and Dirk fit the bill perfectly. Not everybody can hit that low B♭! I only managed to capture a little bit of video (above), but you can really hear Dirk’s mellifluous bass at the very end of the clip.

Here are a few photos from the performance; I’ve highlighted Dirk with a yellow arrow.

Cleans up nicely, doesn’t he?

“Back” in the Kitchen (or, “Bake to the Future”)… Recipe Included!

Now here’s a blog post I never thought I’d write.

I’m really not very good at baking. I used to do it more often — and when I did it, even though I fucked up a lot, I was rather proud of my occasional successes — and now after an extended break I’m just starting to pick it up again. And besides, few things in life give me quite the same satisfaction as somehow managing to whip up something without accidentally blowing up my kitchen.

So last week, when I was bored and hungry, I decided to see what I could bake from the limited ingredients that Dirk and I had on hand in our kitchen. We usually eat scrambled eggs and grilled chicken, and certainly don’t bake very often, so our pantry is pretty limited… but I found a recipe for blueberry quickbread online and decided to give it a go. And — if I do say so myself — it was actually pretty good, as evidenced by the fact that Dirk and I basically devoured the entire loaf in less than 30 minutes.

Here’s the recipe if you’re interested (courtesy of AllRecipes.com, with a couple of modifications by yours truly):

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar (can substitute a few packets of Splenda for some of the sugar to trim a few calories)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cups milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (or mix of blueberries and raspberries)
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix the flour, sugar[/Splenda], baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir the milk, oil, egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice into the flour mixture until the batter is just blended. Gently fold the berries into the batter (not too much or the bread will turn blue!)- and pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

    The quickbread only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and an hour to bake — the hour gives Dirk and me a chance to proactively work off some calories, link NSFW — but try to let it cool for at least half an hour before you try to remove it from the pan… if you have the willpower.

    If you do try out the recipe, please let me know how it goes in the comments below. I must say it’s been fun getting back in the kitchen… I think I’ll start doing it some more!

    Pics and video from an amazing Pride weekend at FLEX Spas Phoenix!
    Plus… bloopers!

    Last weekend, Dirk and I flew down to Phoenix, Arizona for a Saturday night appearance at the amazing FLEX Spas Phoenix! It also happened to be Phoenix Pride weekend, which made our visit extra special because we got to be on the FLEX float in the Pride parade! Our nighttime appearance was a lot of fun, too… the spa set up both a bed and a sling for us, and we put on a 45 minute live sex show for a packed house.

    We shot a few videos while we were there, too. Here’s the official promo we filmed with Vision Video Productions to promote our appearance…

    … and, as promised, the blooper reel from that video!

    We also did a photo shoot with Vision Video… here’s a sampling of the results:

    And finally, here are a few pics we shot at FLEX and at the Pride festival, as well as a Facebook Live stream we shot from the parade float. Thank so much to everyone who came out to see us, and to FLEX and Vision Video for being such great hosts… Dirk and I can’t wait to be back!!