Hi Everyone, I have visited the site on and off for about three years and have recently started lurking the forums. I am 28 and have reached a kind of crisis point in my life where I need things to…Continue
I've wanted a beard for as long as i can remember! Mainly because my dad had one till i was 15, but it looks like it'll never happen for me... I'm 26 and decided to have my first attempt, these…Continue
"I know how you feel, I was in the same situation. Although I would have considered myself a practical person I was surprised by how much I'd learned from watching my Dad when I got started in my own home. Most of the problem was a lack of…"
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Hi Everyone, I have visited the site on and off for about three years and have recently started lurking the forums. I am 28 and have reached a kind of crisis point in my life where I need things to change (mainly my career choice and lack of social life). I am hoping to find inspiration and friendship here as I know this is a welcoming community.I am passionate about film photography, love listening to records and playing my guitar. I am currently a teacher but don't think it is my calling.…See More
"aw man if only they were stuck that far back. Progress for the people of Sunderand stopped in the '80s, the same time they all stopped working.
Things that could get you a punch/people call you gay in Sunderland:
-Not wearing a track…"
"Ah, small world! If you think it's bad in sunderland, try where i'm volunteering in Peterlee!
I'd been wondering if there were any people on here from my area, nice to know there is! Now i just need to see if…"
"I guess i'll just try again in a few years! i wish i could have the mustache all year but people used to just point and laugh (and sometimes get violent...seriously)! If you don't follow the codes and conventions of living in the…"
"I could easily go 2 or 3 days without shaving in my mid to late 20's and not look like I needed to shave. Last year when I was 32 I didn't shave for two weeks while on vacation. My plan was to shave it all off before going back to work. My…"
Photography, including early colour photographers and the new topographic movement but I mainly develop my own B&W films for my own photography. I shoot with a Voigtlander Bessa R2A and a Yashicamat 124G.
Playing Guitar (I have a Gretsch jazz guitar)
I am currently a teacher and enjoy learning how to become more effective at work and progressing my career.
I love to learn.
I enjoy some fiction and recently enjoyed listening to The Sea Wolf in the car. I most read nonfiction though.
I enjoy old classy film along with Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Mel Brooks, Jared Hess, Die Hard and any Arnie film.
Arcade Fire, Beirut, Bob Dylan, Bright Eyes, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Grizzly Bear, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen, Neutral Milk Hotel, Plants and Animals, She & Him, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young and some Jazz including Chet Baker and Dave Brubeck.
My dad once told me when we were fixing one of my cars.....'son, lubrication is the key, there's nothing you can't do as long as you've got plenty of lubrication'.
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Hi there Groucho. Welcome to AoM! Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you with us.
"Well, i think that if you want to be naked with other people but not sexual involved you need to be fine with your physicall apearence up because its not sexually!. Maybe be nude in front of others is thing that you famalliarize by actually doing…"
"all nudists are not gay
that said there is nothing wrong with our bodies or being naked or being in a thong
we may not all look good in skimpy swm attire but it happens.
feeling good about ones body no matter how many clothes are…"
This is a GSRM (Gender Sexual Romantic Minorities or LGBTQ+) group. But And straight men and cis-men are encouraged to join as well.However, unlike the already established AoM group "Gay and Bisexual Men", this group is wide open, no privacy settings enabled. The overall purpose of the group is to encourage conversations between the straight and non-straight communities. This already happens in AoM, but it is scattered. And it can't happen in the private "Gay and Bisexual Men" group.Debate…See More
"Been doing okay but thinks have been up and down the last few months. Been depressed extreaemely sad. A lot of emotions flying around. Need hugs to be held all the above.
Male friendships with caring men is so…"