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Memories of youth hostelling, and the joys of naked boys on road or rail trips


For those who are interested, here are our members' memories of youth hostelling, and the joys of naked boys on road or rail trips.

[ Note from Kelly (sunbuns), blog editor: The stories below are from email group exchanges on the YMNA, Young Men's Nudist Association, a Google group. The longest ones are written by David or atitlan, moderator of the group. I also have written many times about this topic, and find the situations one encounters in hostels to be wonderful ways to get to know people and find out things about oneself in the process. ]

If you wanted to travel when I was a teenager, it was either unaffordable - and lonely - hotel rooms or it was youth hostels, which were cheap and always had people to talk to. I stayed in numerous youth hostels in Britain, Germany, Austria, Italy and Israel. No two were alike. They might be a 16-bedded farmhouse in the middle of nowhere or a huge city building with dorms each holding 100. A hot shower was a luxury only some offered; at other hostels it might be a cold-water morning wash from a basin. There were chores to be done. At one mountain hostel I had to go out and gather wood so in the evening we could huddle around a welcome fire with only gas lanterns to take us to bed.

A real feeling of cameraderie could build up. Strangers became fast friends, particularly if they met up again at another hostel later on. When I was 17, I hitch-hiked up to Scotland and found myself constantly bumping into a handsome dark-haired French lad of the same age. His name was Thierry and he wanted to be a brain surgeon. One evening I persuaded him and a girl to go for a walk in the forest outside our Scottish castle hostel. I still remember the intense look he gave me and the feeling of his hand on my shoulder but we were not alone, nothing happened and we never met again.

I am not sure why you were told all Americans slept nude because that was not my experience of Americans in youth hostels. I slept nude and so did some of the others in the male dorms but most seemed to wear what we in Britain call y-fronts. These did not hide much when it was time to get up, with morning erections producing tent poles. Lying on a bottom bunk, I would find it difficult not to laugh when the top bunk occupant clambered down, his tented underwear only inches from my face. I always preferred the top bunk to sleep naked.......

The oddest thing about the dorms was the casual nudity. Because we as strangers got to know each other so quickly, we would carry on conversations in the dorm. I remember in Italy a young cyclist with a pleasant but not handsome face getting undressed while talking to me, only for this ugly duckling to turn into a swan. He was hiding a spectacular swimmer's muscled physique. He then stood there naked and full-frontal until he had finished what he wanted to tell me.

My most eye-popping experience of youth hostel nudity came when I was backpacking around Israel. I was staying next to the Dead Sea, alone in a long line of
inter-connected communal showers after a sticky day on a bus through the West Bank. Suddenly the shower room was invaded by a dozen American 16 year-olds looking very fit in their white towels. These were quickly discarded and it became clear they were far more dirty than me, covered in mud from a caving expedition. They were full of excited chatter about the events of the day. I was unsure where to look. With difficulty, I averted my gaze and got back to washing myself. Until that is I was aware of three of them crowding around and almost touching me. Please could I tell them how to turn the showers on, they had never seen a faucet like these. So I had to give them a demonstration. A testing time!

The attached pictures try to convey some of this. A few of the hostels could be old and basic, like the first photo, others might be more comfortable like the second. The third image illustrates the cameraderie. The fourth an impression of what it was like huddled together in those open showers.

atitlan


On Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:03 +0200, Fred wrote:

{These] bring back happy memories. I was very young in the early 70´s - before the interrail - lifting around Europe - living in Youth Hostels! In a way when the world still was innocent for a young man. Think of some stories but probably a bit off-topic - f.i. how I was taught that all Americans sleep nude (at the Youth Hostel in Hannover) .... I would love to hear stories from your days meeting guys a bit more simple as today...

Sorry for my English - not my native language ....


Same experience here, Atitlan. I traveled much of Europe via International Youth Hostel Association. In more cases than not, the hostels were reasonably modern with large dorm areas -- a dozen or more sleeping areas in a room. Even those which were older, and re-structured from former usages (large homes, etc.) had shared accommodation with "total strangers". Nudity -- and by that, I mean, non-sexual and comfortable nudity -- was common: changing clothing, sleeping, showering and traveling to-from the showers. Conversations like, "I have 60 Swedish kroner. They're worth just a little more than a French franc. I'm leaving early in the morning on the ferry and won't be able to get to a bank. Do you have enough francs to exchange for me?" were conducted nude, and the exchange made.
Admittedly, this was in the 1960's and 70's. It was definitely a "different time" from today's common "shame in nudity".
Alic

---------- Another Forwarded response to the above messages ----------

Well, thank you Fred! For those who are interested, here is my memory of youth hostelling.

If you wanted to travel when I was a teenager, it was either unaffordable - and lonely - hotel rooms or it was youth hostels, which were cheap and always had people to talk to. I stayed in numerous youth hostels in Britain, Germany, Austria, Italy and Israel. No two were alike. They might be a 16-bedded farmhouse in the middle of nowhere or a huge city building with dorms each holding 100. A hot shower was a luxury only some offered; at other hostels it might be a cold-water morning wash from a basin. There were chores to be done. At one mountain hostel I had to go out and gather wood so in the evening we could huddle around a welcome fire with only gas lanterns to take us to bed.

A real feeling of cameraderie could build up. Strangers became fast friends, particularly if they met up again at another hostel later on. When I was 17, I hitch-hiked up to Scotland and found myself constantly bumping into a handsome dark-haired French lad of the same age. His name was Thierry and he wanted to be a brain surgeon. One evening I persuaded him and a girl to go for a walk in the forest outside our Scottish castle hostel. I still remember the intense look he gave me and the feeling of his hand on my shoulder but we were not alone, nothing happened and we never met again.

I am not sure why you were told all Americans slept nude because that was not my experience of Americans in youth hostels. I slept nude and so did some of the others in the male dorms but most seemed to wear what we in Britain call y-fronts. These did not hide much when it was time to get up, with morning erections producing tent poles. Lying on a bottom bunk, I would find it difficult not to laugh when the top bunk occupant clambered down, his tented underwear only inches from my face. I always preferred the top bunk to sleep naked.......

The oddest thing about the dorms was the casual nudity. Because we as strangers got to know each other so quickly, we would carry on conversations in the dorm. I remember in Italy a young cyclist with a pleasant but not handsome face getting undressed while talking to me, only for this ugly duckling to turn into a swan. He was hiding a spectacular swimmer's muscled physique. He then stood there naked and full-frontal until he had finished what he wanted to tell me.

My most eye-popping experience of youth hostel nudity came when I was backpacking around Israel. I was staying next to the Dead Sea, alone in a long line of
inter-connected communal showers after a sticky day on a bus through the West Bank. Suddenly the shower room was invaded by a dozen American 16 year-olds looking very fit in their white towels. These were quickly discarded and it became clear they were far more dirty than me, covered in mud from a caving expedition. They were full of excited chatter about the events of the day. I was unsure where to look. With difficulty, I averted my gaze and got back to washing myself. Until that is I was aware of three of them crowding around and almost touching me. Please could I tell them how to turn the showers on, they had never seen a faucet like these. So I had to give them a demonstration. A testing time!

The attached pictures try to convey some of this. A few of the hostels could be old and basic, like the first photo, others might be more comfortable like the second. The third image illustrates the cameraderie. The fourth an impression of what it was like huddled together in those open showers.

atitlan

stay bare
atitlan
Sat, May 26, 2012 - 5:15 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Staying in London: gay vacations


If the hostels are booked up - depending on the season they can actually be full; remember, they may have a last-minute opening when you arrive. There are actually dozens of hostels.. so keep looking.

Why not stay out all night. You probably would enjoy doing that. If you store your bag, then you can just go out or a show and then check out the bars, clubs and maybe baths. Speaking of gay baths/saunas...

I suggest you try Pleasuredrome. It's very near Waterloo Station (under the tracks actually). www.pleasuredrome.com/ If you have a bigger bag, then you can probably check it at the train station or put in in a locker or short-term storage .

Pleasuredrome (often mistakenly referred to as Pleasuredome) is a gay sauna (and sex club. You get a locker for 15 pounds for 12 hours (no exiting so take-in food), and it's possible to pay extra to rent a deluxe room (3 pounds for 3 hours). These rooms are supposedly for some private sex, but you could use it to sleep in (if you're tired).
If you go to their website, you can get a 5 pounds discount on the entry fee by joining their mailing list.

So it's nearly as cheap as a hostel and you'll be in a place where you can fuck your brains out.

What else did you book a trip to London for, after all? (Just kidding.. but still it's worth a visit - even if you DO find a place for the 19th)

I was there in March while visiting London). I stayed at the London Generator Hostel -- which was booked full for my visit. However, I checked out Hotels.com -- yes, Hotels.com NOT hostels.com. I was able to find a bed in London Generator Hostel at an even lower nightly rate.

Cheers,
Kelly
Thu, May 17, 2012 - 3:05 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Nudist Travel in Spain Part II: Advice for the Adventurous LBGT Traveler

Nudism on beaches in Spain is very much alive and well, and hardly confined to the recreational pursuits of gay men. There is a wide audience across the nation for naturism (FKK) beaches.

Of course, where you find a nude beach, you may also find men who are out and about cruising for anonymous sex. It's simply what comes with the territory -- so to speak.

Like has been mentioned above, there are clothing optional beaches all over Spain. Sometimes, they are just outside (a kilometer or 2 beyond) the famous textile (bathing suits required) beaches.


For example, near Gandia, south of Valencia, is a pristine white sand beach. But just up coast about 800 m is the clothing optional section (a bit further and behind that is the so-called 'gay beach'). I suspect that a similar layout falls many of the seaside beaches throughout Spain and it is also more or less similar in many other European nations, particularly where the beautiful sea is bathed in warm sunshine, such as Portugal, Italy, Southern France, Croatia, etc (and in some cooler climates as well, The Netherlands and Northern Germany, Norway and Sweden, too.) Even Austria and Czech Republic have their 'baden' where men and women bath and lie out naked to sun themselves at communal baths (although very far from any ocean).


My personal favorite one is Spain is Maspolamas and Playa del Ingles on the southern end of Gran Canaria (one of the Canary Islands). It's also a popular gay resort destination too (in the cooler months of the year Nov- April). In the summer, Gran Canaria is a (fairly) cheap beach vacation for many middle-class families from Europe so there are few gay vacations at that time. I say 'fairly cheap' because I spent far less to travel there and stay than many of the UK/Northern Europe visitors seemed to do. After leaving GC, I visited London. I couldn't believe the prices in British pounds that were being asked for a full travel package to GC (or other Canary Island resorts).

You can make out much cheaper by buying each piece separately: flights (on a discounted carrier), hotel or apartment accommodation with a kitchen, then cook yourselves and eat out cheaply). There is ample bus transportation around the island and back and forth to the airport (LPA) - without getting one of the very pricey tour packages that includes so-called 4-5 star accommodations and a full board meal plan.
Such price restrictions also put a limit on what you can do while you are on the island since meal service is planned for certain limited times. The Yumbo Centre only gets really going for gay night life until after 10pm at night. Thus making breakfast from 7:30-9am a bummer for most gay singles and couples who visit the island.

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I just posted a long piece about Nudism in Spain (see another topic here under Travel forum).
You can also see my former post about gay travel and gay resorts at:


www.justusboys.com/forum/bl...unbuns99/


Just to be brief, my list of favorites gay destinations is:


Gran Canaria (in Spain's Canary Islands)
London (you can do a lot of gay stuff indoors and also have the world's best travel destination as your playground too).
Provincetown (in the summer)
San Francisco, including Russian River Valley (and / or Napa Valley) for wineries
Amsterdam (and gay beaches on the coast)
Palm Springs
Fort Lauderdale (or Key West), Florida
Paris
Southern France (from Nice to Montpellier to Carasonne - offers quite a lot in the way both gay travel, nudism, and natural, cultural and historical sights).
Spain: Madrid, Barcelona/ Sitges Southern Spain
Basque Country (Bilbao - less gay but amazing scenery and sightseeing)
Czech Republic
Munich or Berlin (both are great)

This post was created following a post by person on a different discussion board from Atlanta, who wanted to get some travel advice about taking an 'exciting gay vacation." But I had to remind him that Atlanta itself has some very nice gay places: Swinging Richard's, and Flex Atlanta to name two of them. Sometimes, we miss the best of what we should find in our own back yard. (smile).

and the list goes on.....
If you have some travel advice, then you can contribute it on the appropriate tribe or include it in a comment to this Tribe blog post.
Also from time to time, I will repost with these new added content and also include more than just one photo at:

www.justusboys.com/forum/bl...unbuns99/

May the sun mostly shine at your next destination,

Kelly
Tue, April 24, 2012 - 2:19 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

A night of splendid sexual and erotic stimulation: Atlanta Flex and Swinging Richard's

I just got back home from an extended vacation/business/family visit. I was able to visit several cool places and some gay saunas & bath houses, too.

Most recently was Flex Atlanta. Abe (above) reports that the one is Phoenix was too dark for his tastes; however, Flex Atlanta was quite different. Actually, it was one of the more exciting ones I've been to in a while - although it was just a Tuesday night in Atlanta.

I was impressed most by the size and layout of the place. For me, being able to sunbathe nude and erect, or to have sex outdoors is a big turn on.

Flex Atlanta is a little known enclave that can boast an outdoors lawn with chaise lounges just next to a busy expressway (I-75) and almost in the shadow for the Olympic Torch Monument and several skyscrapers. I did wonder a bit if the people in the high rises could (or would) actually be looking down on Flex's sexual garden. The staff was helpful and friendly; there was free Internet access (although I don't think free wifi), and both a gym and pool (although the water condition was excellent it was nice to swim in later March, and sunbathe naked in the afternoon. The place didn't get hopping but it had free parking and also in-out privileges, twice in the 8-hour that your entrance fee pays for. There's an Arby's at the corner so you can get food before entering or take a break to go for take out.

The cost was quite good too compared to other baths. ($15 or $20 rooms, $10 lockers but 50% off on Tuesdays) although there is an additional day membership (or longer more economical ones, too). There is a large glory hole section, a lounge and exercise gym, but not much secluded open space to watch the 3-4 porn videos constantly playing except in the hallways. The showers, steam and dry saunas are adequate but a bit old and most people wore sandals because I suspect that athlete's foot fungus abounds. There are many places to sit either except inside the saunas or outside, although there is a small semi-secluded smoking area near the entrance.
It's really worth a try if you are in the Atlanta area. I am wondering now if they will rent out the facility or at least parts of it for a private gatherings, like an club orgy or maybe a CMNM sexual role-play event - just a thought.

However, what makes it a must-return sexual rendezvous for me was the fact that I could stay the night and also use one of my two out privileges (leaving the place without giving up the room) and visit Swinging Richard's all-male strip bar about 15 minutes away by car. Tuesdays is also reduced entry to Swinging Richard's and you'll more then enjoy the hot beefy hunks, chocolate skinned thugs, manly dudes and cute twinks who dance until very late (3 am?) and eager offer to give you public lap dances at your table, semi-private and also very private lap dances.

I have to say that I really appreciate the dance naked Tucker. He wasn't all that young but he seemed so totally geniune and liked what he was doing unlike several of the male dancers. Tucker has an unbelievable smile and charm about him that have kept up his popularity even while his body is showing the signs of advancing gradually to his middle years. More importantly, he has a good personality and seems to know how to please men without being condescending or pretentious. I wasn't drunk at all so I'm NOT raving about Tucker from the effects of a drunk stupor. There were also quite a few men of color: Black, Hispanic and maybe even Middle Eastern (or Greek). Tucker is blond, VGL, and white, but I don't hold that against him (smile). The two young 18+ twinks were really hot, but once I had tasted Tucker's manly desires (no I didn't go for the private lap dance ($140 minimum for 15 minutes), I simply could not even look at the other boys, except, of course, when they were on stage in various stages of undress until full nudity (some of the dancers did not go for the Full Monty). I hope Tucker hears about this and reads my review. Contact me if you do. I'd love to take a raincheck on a separate date with you, Tucker.

Read more reviews elsewhere about Swinging Richard's. I thoroughly enjoyed being rubbed and fondled by a naked hunky man in the VIP lounge. Yes, it's all about cash.. but I admit that it was incredibly fun spending it in this way. I was certainly heated up by the time I returned for a late-night fuck-a-thon back again at Flex. Not surprisingly, there was plenty of sexually unsatisfied men who had hung around until 8am so that I had plenty of reason to get up and get more action from 6am-8am the day I left Atlanta fully satisfied with many blowjobs (given and gotten) and plenty of ass too (yes, both ways). The guy who brought me off early Wed morning wanted to get fucked through a glory hole. I'm glad he did because I had done the same thing with a stocky Mexican dude in the outdoor garden 8 hours earlier.


I can't wait to plan another sex trip to Atlanta again. Want join me this summer, August 2012?
Sun, April 1, 2012 - 12:33 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Long international trip March 8 - 31

It's almost St. Patrick's Day and I'm spending my days on sunny Gran Canaria. I'll write about it later. On Saturday I'm going to London to spend the weekend. I'll be in the united states on Tuesday the 20th.

I might be in a city near you.

Cheers,
Kelly
Thu, March 15, 2012 - 7:21 AM — permalink - 3 comments - add a comment

My first trip to Bali: Indonesia at its best and its worst, and finally most realistic

[Updated on Dec 1, 2012]

On January 2nd - 8th, 2012, I spent my first vacation in Bali, one of the Indonesia islands that gets millions of foreign tourists. It was a very interesting and enlightening trip. I went scuba diving on two different days at two different locations - once among the soft corals of Mendanjan Island in the far northwest, and also dived about the ruins of the USS Liberty, an American cargo ship torpedoed in Indonesia waters by a Japanese submarine on January 11, 1942 (70 years ago today as I write this). Because it did not sink, it was docked at Tulamben,
where the 1963 eruption of Mt. Agung caused it to be rolled into the sea just off shore.

I visited several gorgeous Hindu temples, including Tanah Lot Temple, a picturesque Hindu temple built in the 16th century on a huge rock 100 meters off Bali's west coast, and surrounded by water during the high tides. I took two days of a private tour, one arranged by a the driver from my hotel, Villa Layang Bulan, and the other conducted by my scuba instructor. We took very scenic drives over small roads overlooking beautiful rice terraces. One of these brought me to the mountain village of Kintamani, which offers spectacular views of Lake Batur and the volcano. We stopped by the Elephant Cave or "Goa Gajah", a hermitage from the 11th century, used by both Buddhists and HIndus, where a huge collapsed statute of Buddha lies in ruins among the fresh water spring that opened when it fell (presumably due to an earthquake).

I took in a traditional Monkey Forest visit, where these socially astute creatures can be quite agressive in search of food. I visited the town of Ubud, where I stayed in a beautiful villa boutique hotel that seemed more like a temple itself. Ubud is the largest aritsan town in central Bali, where I shopped for silver and gold jewelry, ornate wood carvings and all kinds of souvenirs. I visited its temples and also attended a kechak dance and fire dance performance that evening, after running to it soaking wet in one of the daily rainstorms. There wasn't constant rain - except for my very last day. Generally, it was sunny with scattered clouds. If it rained, it usually came on quickly and didn't last long (15 minutes to an hour). Temperatures ranged from a cool 18 at night and even cooler in the higher altitudes to a high of 30 or more in the daytime.
I ate chicken noodle (mee ayam) and sate (kebabs with peanut soy sauce) at a roadside warung (portable eater). I enjoyed my visit to hhe Mother Temple at Besakih, Bali's most holy and the largest Hindu temple, built in the 11th century. It's built on the slopes of Mount Agung at an altittude of 1000 meters.

The people I met were perhaps one of the most interesting of Bali's features. I'll hold off telling about them until I get else confessed.

I needed to make it clear from the start that I did enjoy my first visit to Bali. From what I tell after, you may get the impression that there wasn't so much that I didn't like about Bali. That's far from the truth. It's different from many places I have been - but probably not so different from most. There's much about the island that is beautiful, exciting, and attractive, but I would be totally honest if I omitted telling that I was also disappointed by some aspects of Bali: its crowded roads, the heavy commercialization, the level of street smarts needed to get things done, the deceptive friendliness of the people, and the heavy religiosity practiced everywhere.

While none of these problems was unique to Bali -- perhaps they are not so much 'problems' as different approaches to live and interpersonal communication to which I was not accustomed -- and can be found in many places. However, you hope to be able to relax on a vacation without having to be constantly hassled by these societal contraints. While I was able to relax to a large degree, there was an undercurrent of tension with all of the complaints mentioned above that it sometimes was difficult to overcome negative feelings.

First, let me explain. I went to Bali - mainly as an escape from cold winter weather. Secondly, it was also intended to be a sex vacation. I had heard stories about how wild Bali could be - at least, those stories of wild gay abandon with some muscled brown bodies of hunky Indonesian men loomed large in my consciousness before arriving on the island.

The person who make a big impression was a beautiful Balinese man with whom I fell in love. Surya was my diving instructor. Although he knew I was gay (I had signed up with a gay travel site and was staying at a gay hotel), he himself was straight, married and expecting his first child at the end of this month. I don't think I'm being deluded to say that he actually teased me quite a lot. His boss, the owner of the dive shop is gay (also non-Indonesian). Surya, no doubt, knew the effect his body, voice, eyes and hands were having on my psyche, but he played that out to his advantage as he kept hinting that he could make himself available if the price were right. I'm not quite sure he had anything more in mind than a regular back rub (oil massage), but it certainly sounded like he could be persuaded to do more or even let me do more. However, he insisted that he had never done such a thing before and had not, in fact, ever had an intimate conversation with any of his clients before. I don't actually know if he was telling me the truth or not - although I have no reason to doubt him and plenty of reasons to believe that he told the truth.

It started innocently enough. He came over from the second boat when we were having lunch and sat down next to me to eat his meal. He asked if I might be interested in going out for another's day diving later in the week, but - at the point - I was already tired and just wanted to explore the beaches and the area around Kuta / Seminyak (the gay area of Bali) more so I said I wouldn't be interested. After we returned to shore after our second dive, we were all getting packed up and ready to go. I needed to change out of my small bikini swimsuit (actually it was see-thru if you looked carefully). I knew Surya was going to be the person who drove the van back to Kuta Beach so I mentioned to him that I was going to go get changed. He dropped what he was doing and offered to show me where I could get a shower at the small shop about 100 meters up the dirt road. When we got there, I pull off my swimsuit and showered naked next to him. I was hoping he would take off his own boardshorts, but he didn't. It was the kind of spontaneous CMNM experience that I had been craving, and which I suspect that Surya knew full well was making me more and more attracted to him. He casually showered himself next to me, glancing down from time to time to look at my cock and balls. I feigned innocence because, in reality, it was nothing more than just a shower with a fellow diver. After showering, he moved into the toilet, where I supposed he changed into this street clothes, as I did in an adjoining changing room.


Playing around with a gay guy would be a dilemma for Surya since he was very cognizant of needing the money because of his wife's having a baby (and stopping her work), but also he told me of his good friend from his hometown whom he had grown up with. He told how that friend had allowed himself to be used as a 'kept boy' for a older rich Frenchmen, who even now visits the island every six months, lavishing gifts that included a house and car on his friend who is also married, but still engages in sex with the older 'daddy'. The moral and economic dilemma seemed to weigh heavily on my Surya's mind. He joked with me about his being available for a nude massage for 2.5 million rupiah, but in the end, he could not find the guts or perhaps I should say -- he finally held out with the strength of good character -- to simply say he was joking, and not really interested. But I suspect he had been sorely tempted - not by my looks, but because I felt that he sensed he could trust me more than he had been able to do with any of client.
Moreover, he really did seem to get pleasure from my words of praise about his looks, his character, and his expertise at diving instruction. When I told him something nice about his looks or character, he would smile broadly and repeat, "I like that very much."

Surya often asked, "Will you be dreaming of me when you return home?" I could only heartily agree that I will dream about Surya for a long time to come. I really loved watching him - his dark coffee-colored skin was a joy to behold. He had wavy jet black hair, a broad smile of white teeth, and wide shoulders and brawny arms, yet not overly muscled or brutish. His voice was godly and he is surely the great grandson of some powerful Hindu god.


[Post in progress - to be completed later ] January 12, 2012

December 1, 2012 It's been a good while. I've digested more of my Bali trip experiences, and forgotten much, but recently, an insight came to me, when I saw an explicit photo I had posted about that time related to my trip.

people.tribe.net/sunbuns/p...0cea6d3a0c (You must be logged in and my Tribe 'friend' to see).

The explicit sexual scene in the photo (linked above) is what I imagined happening with my Balinese scuba divemaster would have me do that for him (suck his beautiful brown rod). He's the one I described in a blog entry (see above). I am pretty sure he had cock like the one being worshipped in the photo, or at least, that's what he wanted me to believe (smile).

Unfortunately, I never got to actually see it, much less do this to it. Nevertheless, I do have very fond memories of a brief few days together. He's actually a great guy - even if he's caught between wanting what he knows he can't have and being a good son, father, and provider for his family. The specter of sexual 'favors' in exchange for cash is probably one that haunts good-looking men in developing (and developed) nations around the globe, particularly where the economic spheres collide - as is the case in much of the tourism industry. By comparison, we tourists appear to be decadently rich to those who live from day-to-day with only the bare necessities -- which can be quite enough for a 'good' life. However, when their lives and amenities are held up against the background of Western-style luxury hotels, and jet-setting jaunts around the globe, there is more than mere penis envy at play between the Western elderly 'gentleman' and the dark-skinned native son, who 'serves' himself up for the guest's pleasure -- at times, literally.

While I say that I would have done this (fellatio or even more) to S.G., I am also proud of him for resisting the temptation and tarnishing his own image of himself. Yet, it may simply be that I didn't offer him enough for selling out his honor.

A few weeks ago, I wrote to him on Facebook. Simply to say hello and to ask about his family, as he and his wife had been expecting their first child back in early February after my visit to Bali. There is still no answer. I'll not press the matter. Things may have changed completely for Gusti. Hopefully, for the better.... but perhaps he's ensconced in a new apartment with a new car and source of 'side' income, being the on-call night-stand boy for some droopy-eyed gentleman faggot. But probably not.. he's had likely returned to his family's land in the north of the island to cultivate crops, and to assume the position of future patriarch a noble and old religious family, descendants of the Hindu gods.

Adieu, Gusti, and bonne chance.
Wed, January 11, 2012 - 4:08 PM — permalink - 2 comments - add a comment

Hooking Up with Gay Apps


There are a dozen or so gay apps for finding guys in your own or other geographic areas. It depends on where you are in the world as to which apps are used by the locals.

One strong distinction should be made between iTunes apps and web apps (actually a web site optimized for a mobile phone). In this later category, the three main ones are Dudesnude, Adam4adam, and Manhunt. Being able to put nude and sexually explicit photos as your main profile pic means that you can get a lot said at the very beginning. I realize that some guys don't want to show or don't need to use that form of attraction to get guys, but we all play on our strengths and usually attempt to hide our weak points.
With its single non-explicit photo and limited space for profile content, Grindr is not my first choice by far, despite the hype about it being so popular. A good deal of its seeming popular is because it is so generic, almost non-sexual and therefore can be reviewed by even mainstream media.

In addition to the 3 web apps mentioned above, I also use these iPhone apps: FindFred, Qrushr, Aka-aki, Maleforce, Bender, Purpll, Recon, 9Monsters, Pinkmap, Gaydar, Scruff, and Jack'd

In the end, do I hook up a lot using apps? No, not very often, but I do get a barrage of winks, nods, and smiles, but the reasons have been all alluded to previously -- location, looks, attraction, and timing. Often it turns out we simply exchange useful information about sights, bars, restaurants, etc.

Grindr and Jack'd are handy to see who is near, then you can often find out more about a guy by using one of the others or going to one or all or the web apps. Some of the iPhone apps also have corresponding web sites. The web apps takes it to the next level as far as content and usability go.

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Villa Layang Bulan, where I will stay in Bali

I hope I will glad for choosing Villa Layang Bulan for my vacation in Bali. It was recommended by a couple of Net acquaintances from Fridae and also Dudesnude. I'll be staying in the loft dormitory and so the rates are very cheap, but the general area on a bit upscale and also not too from the 'gay area of Legian / Seminyak on the east and north part of Kuta Beach.

There is a lot of I want to do -- NO.. I'm not talking about doing THAT (well.. maybe a bit). I'll go diving for a day or two, and get to do some sightseeing around the island as well. I hope to see a kejak dance concert, and also will enjoy some great massage and/or spa treatments.
I'd like to learn something about batik, and Indonesia cuisine as well.

See map of Bali here: www.baliguide.com/bali_map1.html

More about the hotel below:

villalayangbulan.com/

Villa Layang Bulan - the all-male spa resort clothing optional @ Seminyak, North Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

*Car parking area, massage room, hot water supply and road from Jalan Batu Belig to Gang Daksina and Canggu have been upgraded.

Layang Bulan (meaning Moon Kite) is located in a tranquil seaside village about 30 minutes from the airport. It caters to men above 21 years of age. Women and children are not allowed.

Our family-style resort has private rooms and dorm beds. It is only 5 to 10 minute walk to many good and inexpensive restaurants along the main road and gay beach. The gay bars of Seminyak are about 10 minutes drive or 20 to 30 minutes walk by the beach from us.

The villa has a lovely Balinese garden, a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor lounges, and reading area. Inexpensive Western and Asian meals, and beer and soft drinks are served here. Our venue is very private.

We offer airport transfers. Spa treatments and traditional Balinese massage lessons by certified masseurs from a renowned spa nearby are available upon request. Private and cost-sharing guided sightseeing tours can be arranged through us at reasonable prices by licensed operators.

There are strong wi-fi in all rooms and public areas, internet access in the lounge, laundry service, cable TV in every private room, safe boxes or lockers for valuables, DVD / VCD player and discs in the indoor lounge and communal kitchen for guests use.

Our private room and dorm rates are inclusive of American or Asian breakfast, drop-off at nearby places in Seminyak (subject to transport availability), coffee, tea and drinking water.

Motor-bike and 6-passenger car rental are available at 50,000 rp and 250,000 rp (with insurance) respectively nett per day (24 hours).

Our rates include tax, staff service charge , credit card charge, good American or Asian breakfast, drinking water, coffee and tea. You can follow free drop off at nearby places within Seminyak eg the gay bars (subject to transport availability), which we provide to the private room guests.


Airport transfer is 85,000rp (about Us$10.50) for one way. We charge the same as taxi. By taxi, you would need to bargain to bring the price down to our fare.




Our resort is only 5 minutes walk to gay beaches of Batu Belig and Callego (aka Ganesha), 5 to 10 minutes walk to many inexpensive eateries frequented by tourists along the beach and Jalan Batu Belig, and 10 minutes walk to the famed Callego Cafe and Potato Head - where gay men from all over the world gather in the
afternoon. From Callego Cafe, it will take you another 5 to 10 minutes to Seminyak Square. The gay bars of Seminyak are about 10 mins drive or 20 mins walk by the beach from our place.


We look forward to having you with us. Attached are images of our facilities, team and activities. You will enjoy it because we treat everyone like family member. Many have extended their stay or returned.


Regards

Owner

Location and directions:

Villa Layang Bulan
Jalan Batu Belig, Gang Daksina 10b, Kerobokan, Petitenget, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Bali 80266.
Sat, December 31, 2011 - 7:00 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Looking for ways to hook-up with guys interested in your fetish?



by sunbuns99
November 24th, 2011, 08:20 PM
iPhone or Android Apps and the increased appearance of X-rated Web apps for gay men

(Originally posted elsewhere on Jan 31, 2011, and updated Nov 24, 2011)

Ever feel like a hostage to your technology tools?


Does anyone else use the IPhone app- Free Foto Messenger? (FFM) A fellow Dudesnude members says "I'm into it in a big way at the moment. It's great way to trade live pics and chat. His name username is: jboy82 You can find more gay guys wanting to chat or find sex friends, gay connection or romance (LTR) on several iPhone apps. I have also become intrigued to find out what iPhone apps for gay connections will work, and how well they do so.
FFM (Free Foto Messenger) might become popular. Reviews, however, are ranting badly on the March update version; but so far so good for those who had downloaded a previous version. I often test iphone apps for several different markets and also different regions/areas of the globe. BREAKING NEWS: A new update of FFM was released April 21, 2010 - it seems to have fixed the problems mentioned earlier. Try it out for yourself.



So you find some more info below (and to be updated continuously in the weeks to come) as I try out gay iPhone apps

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About FFM, Since you have to 'know' people already to actually chat - it's not so great for 'cruising' or casual hookups. There are other ones where that works well listed below. Normally in a good Iphone app, you can see the person's profile (m/f, age, location (general or specific), time online (or last time), Some allow choice of sexual preferences: Select a gay apps or a mixed one and then filter for gay men) to find local (or global) guys, and then start a chat - if things match up). Sooshi could have great potential because you can also search in a specific area by 'putting' yourself at a remote location.



So if you are going to be traveling soon, you can hunt for guys ahead (as you can do here on Dudesnude), but they can be online and ready to chat. Unfortunately, almost all but Grindr don't have many locals members - who are active and online. I've also used Grindr (probably the best iPhone app for hookup / making local gay friends) as many people have, but there are several others (see below). Wouldn't it be great if GWIP (Guys With Iphones, the site) and Grindr could be combined? Wow!

Take a look at these other apps when you have time: Purpll (prone to problems with finding locations outside US, allows private pics, also has a website for PC access), PinkMap (mainly for Europe but some global users too, no nudity allowed, has a website too), Gd Beta (nice format, allows 3 public and 2 private pics, local guys online), SpeedDate (requires subscription for any real info - irritating), Skout (recently greatly improved to compete with Grindr), Whoshere, Sooshi, Brightkite, Twitxr, ( both are location-based Twitter spinoffs, updates can broadcast in local area - but u risk getting 'outed' or harassed if public messages are too sexy or pornog. )

Knocking Video (already popular here on DN), Gaydar Light (doesn't work on my iPhone - other?), Aka-aki (gay & straight, based in Europe - slowly growing, but has some problems, cool 'sticker' system to form like-minded groups), Facetime2 (crashes often), I'm still trying out Dokami, and Foursquare for gay connections and usability. NOTE* Some of the above social networking apps are NOT for gay men only. You have to add your gender pref or search/filter for gay men/age etc to locate guys. Some do or don't have push notifications, although they all have free versions.


Anybody else into testing iPhone apps? I'm going to add some guys here posted your FFM ids here. It's for testing purposes - I'm not trying to hookup (at least at the moment). Besides, I live too far away now.

I seem rarely to find anybody online when I try to use the iPhone apps FFM (Free Foto Messenger) and Knocking Video app (username: sunbuns) Maybe that's not the real reason..... but... anyway.

Web Apps

A useful alternative to iPhone apps (or also Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile apps) that have to be downloaded and have restrictions on the content that is allowed (especially use of nude self-pics) is a web app. Web apps work right inside a browser. Safari on the iPhone can access your location, so you can still find out who is 'near' you, and also upload a more appealing profile pic or pics (nudity is allowed).

I have been enjoying the new Dudesnude Web app (optimized for the iPhone) for a long time. Also, in 2010, the new Adam4adam.com Web app called Radar A4A was introduced.
In both of them, unlike regular iPhone apps, there is nothing to download since it's a browser site alone. If you are member (free) of Dudesnude.com ( www.dudesnude.com ) or Adam4adam.com ( radar.adam4adam.com ), you can just visit their web app sites and log-in.

They show locations of guys near you, messages, etc, and also web apps allow R-rated and X-rated photos (which Apple bans on any iTunes apps it provides through the iTunes Store). Of course, they are both connected to real websites, too, so you can get double the value.

LATEST NEWS: Manhunt has just released (Nov 21, 2011) its own web app: m.manhunt.net
Manhunt also has both iPhone and Android apps, but there's a bit of improvement when it comes to using web app.
It's a lot like the Adam4Adam Radar web app, (radar.adam4adam.com), but better - in some ways. It's got the same features: see guys near you (both those who are mobile only and those who are members of Manhunt on PC), you can see R and X-rated pics, too.

I do make use of the following iPhone apps for finding, or at least, checking out guys in the vicinity:

(* If it also has a connected social website, then I have added the link)

Qrushr - includes multi-user chat rooms and radio, limited website www.qrushr.com/
Recon www.recon.com/
Manhunt www.manhunt.net
Bender - newest, and soon to be on Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry
Grindr - most used, but actually has pretty limited features (without upgrading)
FindFred www.findfred.com/
PinkMap www.pinkmap.com/
aka-aki www.aka-aki.com/
Dlist www.dlist.com/

Jack'd
Skout www.skout.com/
Purpll www.purpll.com/
WhosHere
Annex www.annexapp.com/
Hardline
CraigsPro a paid app to view Craig's List sites www.craigslist.org/

They're somewhat different but similar too. Try one or all of them and comment about your opinion.

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There have been a couple of threads about various iPhone apps for meeting guys and possibly hooking up - at least for chatting, sharing pics or even webcam vids (taken with the iphone).
I think the jury is still out on Knocking Live Video (KLV). The main problem is that someone you might want to Knock (KLV) or be Knocked by isn't online. The KLV iphone app has to be running (or so it appears) before you can receive a 'knock'.
Free Foto Messenger (FFM) works somewhat better, but then you have to know someone's ffm ID first in order to 'chat' and exchange pics. Grindr and a few others allow you to see who's around your location and then you can chat or message them (depending on whether they are online or not).

There are also other sites for iphone web-camming apps. Have you tried Ustream Broadcaster? www.ustream.tv/mobile/broadcaster You can broadcast live video from an iPhone. It will send out a Twitter tweet to alert your followers when it starts. The video can be saved on your iPhone or on the website. Each user receives free webspace (and shortened URL) for storing his mobile videos which can be viewed directly from that site (on a PC/Mac). If live, people can also comment and Twitter to you (the broadcaster).
My Knocking Live Video Username: sunbuns
FFM: sunbuns

Follow up: sunbuns99* 21 May 2010, 10:30
Using TWITTER as a 'message' board.

If you write a #TAG in your tweet (a key word preceded by a number sign/sharp sign)-- such as #dudesnude or #ustream (or #gustream = 'gay ustream', etc).

Then people (your Twitter followers or friends or even strangers) can search for those #key words (tags) in Twitter or in Twubs.com so see who is broadcasting.
In fact, you use alert anonymous gay guys (and everybody else too) if you are currently logged on to: #dudesnude, #grindr, #KLV, #cam4, #ffm by using these TAGS in your tweets. Twitter tags are searchable and you can also use some other iPhone apps or websites to see WHO is using those tags in your own geographic area -- leading to possible hookups or making new friends locally. Be sure to update your Twitter to add photo, profile info (username or your web profile, cam4 profile, username for ffm or KLV (Knocking Live Video) or DN profile, etc).

If more people start using the TAGs in Twitter, then it will become clear who's online and ready to Knock, FFM or Skype, or other video webchat / iphone apps.
Follow up: sunbuns99 21 May 2010, 10:34
Other topics about phone apps, websites, security and safety issues or specific advise on sites or apps that work (or those that don't) would be appreciated by the Dudesnude readers. Thanks

Further ideas to be discussed later:
Craig's List apps on iPhone and other mobile.
Qik (webcam vids from iphone) www.qik.com
Cam4 www.cam4.com/male - Very hot guys show off on webcam; free membership and you get a profile page for photos and make friends
Other chat/messaging apps on iPhone or Android: Grindr, Manhunt, Bender, PinkMap, Aka-aki (not only gay), WhosHere, Purpll, Jack'd, Dlist, Gaydar, Recon, FindFred, Qrushr, 9monsters
More about Twitter and tagging, lists, etc.
Location-based sites / apps
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By the way, the iPhone app does NOT have to be one specifically for gay men's social networking. There are several micro-blog (update status) sites with corresponding iPhone apps which would allow like-minded guys to find each other and possibly hook-up. Among these are: Brightkite, Twixtr, twitxr.com/ or one of the location-based social networking apps, such as FourSquare, among others.

Here's just one idea. There are a lot a social networking apps (and usually a corresponding website) that's based around making friends via your own location. One popular one is called BrightKite.com It might be a good way to actually to to hook up with other CMNM members (and similar minded guys on other groups) for casual (spontaneous) or planned hook-ups or encounter, or just a cup of coffee.

Here's how Brightkite works: Using a PC or your cellphone, you 'check in' to a location - be as specific or as general as you want. You can allow 'friends' or even the public to see your short tweets (160 characters messages (similar to Twitter) posted from that location. Other members can also see who is nearby (within 20 feet (6m) to a 4 kilometer radius(6.4 mile). Your posts can include photos too (from your mobile phone) and it integrates posts with Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook. You can check for updates, set you check-in location also by cellphone. You can also put a Twitter 'widget' module in your profile (here on webcam or other profiles) to let other know where you are and what you're doing.

Give it a try. My BrightKite 'friendstream' is at brightkite.com/people/sunbuns although you won't be able to see much with first becoming my 'friend' on Brightkite.com I have also put a Twitter widget on my Webjam profile page - so you can see the results. You'd have to be a 'friend' to see the exact locations.

There are some other cool tools on Brightkite that integrate with Brightkite and Twitter data - such as Brightkite Google Earth (download KML object), and Brightkite Wall.
Thu, November 24, 2011 - 10:48 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Getting a physical exam by a male doctor or nurse... A homoerotic turn-on?

There was a recent discussion on Dudesnude.com on the topic of gay men's attraction for medical doctors and physical exams.

The original poster was a guy from Denver who said:

03 Nov 2011, 00:03
Ok here goes... I have this fantasy of getting a physical exam by a hot doctor or male nurse. I'm told to undress and then am examined / touched all over. I'll probably pop a boner and be a little embarrassed about it, and it would be so hot to see the outlines of a boner in the doctor's or nurse's pants.

However, the obvious problem is finding said medical professionals to play out this fantasy with, since it's likely a liability issues. So... I'm kind of at a dead-end and not quite sure how to proceed. Maybe there's a site somewhere that caters to this? I don't know... just throwing it out there to see if anyone could at least point me in a direction.

Follow up by another member:
03 Nov 2011, 00:08
I love that idea too. I've always had a thing for being examined by a doctor...

Follow up by a different member:
03 Nov 2011, 01:41
It is all mostly the realm of fantasy...

However, before I met my partner he had an experience worthy of a short story. He had prostatitis. The doctor's remedy was to stick his finger up my guy's butt and give him prostate massage with hand job. So these fantasies do have some basis in reality. (By the way, this doctor ultimately lost his practice and now sells real estate.)

Another friend of mine went to one of those "no appointment needed" medical centers to get some quicky exam and documentation for work. He also got a hand job.

I guess I need to get a new doctor!

Follow up by sunbuns99 See the original posting on his Typepad blog: profile.typepad.com/sunbuns

03 Nov 2011, 09:33
Medical exam sex or a doctor's physical that goes beyond purely examination is a frequent fetish / fantasy among guys into CMNM (clothed male / naked male) scenes. So you can find guys and also stories/photos etc related to this medical attraction on such sites and social networks. (BTW, I'm the admin for several of them and also publish the Guys Into CMNM blog (guysn2cmnm (dot) blogspot (dot) com) guysn2cmnm.blogspot.com

This theme is popular among a few gay porn studios, namely www.collegeboyphysicals.com/, but you can see some of the their photos and video clips at JustUsBoys.com www.justusboys.com

You might also be able to find specific guy into this by using either RECON (a gay fetishist site and iPhone app) www.recon.com
or at GearFetish www.gearfetish.com/ In addition, there are some tribes (public or private groups) on the alternative social networking site, Tribe.net. people.tribe.net/sunbuns
I can invite you to some of the Tribe.net groups, if you contact me (and give an email address for the invitation).

I work at a medical and health sciences university which has two hospitals on its campus - so it's a theme/attraction (not exactly a fetish for me) that is near and dear. Also, when I stayed in a hospital once, I found it very stimulating to be kind of bed-bound (not I wasn't strapped in but just couldn't move about freely), and to be examined by a young handsome doctor every day. I made sure to never wear underwear or anything but a loose fitting gown so he could have easy access, so that I could be 'accidently' nude. It was fun when there was a male nurse during the night shift, but I would sleep as nude as possible and allow the covers to fall off. Evidently, nurses are not embarrassed by much - because he'd just cover my erection with a blanket without hesitating to 'observe'.
Also, I have a friend/sex buddy who is a doctor (a cardiologist) and it's fun 'playing doctor' with him, but oddly enough, he's not really into that aspect of it.
I've wanted and even attempted to organize locally and internationally some CMNM events in which doctor-patient examinations would be one of the role-play sensual / sexual activities. So if you're up for the idea, we could start working now on holding such an event (somewhere reasonably convenient). I can travel (up to a point) almost anywhere.
I suspect that there are hundreds of gay men (and plenty of straight men who get off having a female nurse or doctor examine them).

Fight prostate cancer, ask a doctor (or horny friend) to examine your prostate inside your hole! The best way to become quick and 'deep' friends is penetrating someone body cavities with a finger. The stomach is not the only way to a man's heart (LOL).

Kelly
Wed, November 2, 2011 - 6:12 PM — permalink - 1 comments - add a comment
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