But all my classes are fantastic! I have two senior, university-stream classes made up of over 80% young men and class of lovely little grade ten students.
Just a few years ago, I would have had little awareness or curiosity as to any student's sexuality. Now it's obvious when I have gay students in class; my gaydar is just at work all the time!
I'm sure that I treat the gay boys in my classes with extra sympathy and understanding.... and I know that they easily sniff out my gayness. Of course, there must be numerous other students whose gayness is harder to detect. I also know there are lesbians among my students, but frankly, they remain a mystery to me.
I still haven't logged onto squirt.org in a week and am rather enjoying the break from some of the more annoying squirt dudes. But I've been texting or Grindr-chatting with five or more young guys who I'd met previously and have kept in touch. They're all aged 22 to 30 including Big Red, Whimpering Hottie, both lovely ginger men, and the college student from Trinidad who's back in town.
When I'm not as tired and when both of my kids are at my wife's house, I'll be having a sweet sleepover or two.
On my last day in her university town (one week ago), we had to buy my daughter a mattress. A few things to note:
- This picture shows what a "fun" time I was having. I don't really like most shopping.
- Coincidentally, my friend Jeffrey, The Gay Groom, had just posted a sweet story about mattress shopping with his husband. Check it out!
- We saw lots of hottie frat boys and their fathers also mattress-shopping, but they all wore more clothing that the Naked Men in Bed. pictured here.
After some hesitation, I said: "When I have a man spending the night, we'll sleep a lot better if we each have our own duvet. When I used to sleep with Mom, there always was a tug-of-war with the one king-sized cover. She'd roll over and take all covers with her and I'd wake up, freezing."
She smiled, slightly embarrassed and pink-cheeked: "When Ashish* spends the night, he complains that I move around too much in my sleep. One time, I thrashed around so much that I pushed him right off the bed ..... he hit the floor!" *her boyfriend
I didn't know that he had been spending full nights with her! I said: "Even when you were little, you always moved around a lot in your sleep. One time when you were two, you were sleeping between me and Mom in our bed. You rolled over and WHACK!! ... nearly broke my nose when you hit me with your elbow!"
My daughter said: "It's funny ..... we both made some disclosures about our sleeping arrangements!"
It was a most unexpected bonding moment to be sure.