Author Archives: Boy Shaddix

How Being a boy Has Made Me a Better Man

My journey into leather land has been a gradual exploration of new ideas, relationships, and identities.  The L.C. is a place that encourages experimentation and pushing your boundaries with the goal of experiencing new pleasures and unlocking deeper parts of … Continue reading

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THIS Saturday night at the NYC Eagle, the awesome kinky fundraiser JAIL&BAIL is taking place.  The fifth installment of this event involves getting your friends, lovers, secret crushes, and even yourself “arrested” by Leathermen police officers and then tied up, … Continue reading

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San Fran, I love you!

The 65 degrees and shining sun were enough to make my weekend in San Fransisco a lovely time (considering today in NYC it’s freezing, gray, and swirling with snow) but more than the weather the warmth and vibrance of the … Continue reading

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MAL Cherry Pop

I’m wading through a sea of leather, rubber, and fur in the high-ceiling lobby of the Hyatt with my eyes skipping from one handsome face to the next looking for my friends among the crowd.  I see cops, soldiers, and … Continue reading

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Leather Dads vs. Kinky Boys

We are a diverse community of folks.  From the oldest, most traditional leather daddy to the youngest, most nouveau-kink puppy, we collectively possess a storehouse of knowledge, insight, and passion about queerdom, sexuality, and brotherhood.  The Leather Community of 2011 … Continue reading

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New Year’s!

Time for us to hug 2010 goodbye and warmly mouth-kiss 2011 in.  New Year’s is here and it’s a great time to evaluate where we’ve been and where we’d like to go.  This yearly “reset” provides a fresh start on … Continue reading

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Holiday Treat

WOOF all you handsome leather folks out there!  This week is a simple post with a funny video taken of me back in my Japan days.  I volunteered to be Santa for a visit to a local orphanage and ended … Continue reading

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The Different Gays

I’m standing against the wall of the Eagle scanning the red-lit bodies and thinking, “Who are these men?  Who are we as a group?”  A shirtless muscle daddy with a dirty jock hanging out of his back left pocket fondles … Continue reading

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I’ve had 3 “coming outs” over the past 10 years.  The first was my general, “I like boys” announcement in college; the second was my “I like older men” decision when I moved to NYC; and the third has been … Continue reading

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Gear 6

Six young men, six pairs of boots, six points of view on the kink/gear/fetish community.  This was my running crew the other night when a group of us went out together wearing our gear. We are a diverse pack ranging … Continue reading

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