Thursday, June 30, 2011

What Happened Last Night? (WHLN?)

I am thinking of having a T-shirt line called "What Happened Last Night?" (WHLN?). Here are some possible designs. They would be in strong and strange color combinations and the line would be multi-sexual. May I have some comments? I would sell them through cafe press, please click here to see.

Other possible T-shirts would be fun/witty sayings like:

"Oh darn, I forgot to have children."

"My rolemodel is Coco Chanel."

"Is this my house?"

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Handsomest Man in the World Day ~ Carlos Daniel Fernandez

This is HANDSOMEST MAN IN THE WORLD day. Today it's Carlos Daniel Fernandez, a friend from Montevideo, Uruguay.

Above is his recent portrait painted by my very talented nephew, Ethan Winslow.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bum Sex...Life

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I just got a great message on facebook from someone with what looks like an indecipherable Russian name. A woman who says she was surprised that women just accepted sex. She herself found that sex was often the only reason for keeping a heterosexual man around.

I thought this was great news and is motivating me more to do a book. How about a title like "What Happened Last Night? Forty Women Talk About Their Sex Lives."

I'm beginning to wonder why I want to think that many women have bum sex lives. Is this a gay thing? Do most people have bum sex lives? Is this because our culture has an underlying idea that sex is bad? Or does this underlying idea make sex more exciting? I have to think about this.

Added note for today, I have discovered that most of my friends don't read my blog, though I have thousands of hits from all over the world. Hmmmmmmm. More about this next week.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weiner Scandal

(UPI Photo/Dominic Bracco II)

Dear David,
There is so much in the press and on the news about the Weiner scandal and men sending photographs of their penis to people. What do you think of this?
~Penis Puzzled

Dear Penis Puzzled,
You have to remember that only in our Puritanical age has it been so taboo to look at private parts.

The Greeks, the Romans and many earlier cultures had no problems seeing the entire body. I've always thought it a bit curious. Say for instance, your ears were taboo and we all wore ear muffs all the time. "He showed his ears! Actually, only one of them." Imagine that kind of shocked conversation.

I think it's kind of healthy to let the world see all of you, but if you've ever been on a nude beach you know it's not much of a treat. From my own experience most men would do well to just let us imagine it.

In my latest novel, "Love in the Loire," one character explains that it's very exciting for him just imagining every man walking around with his hidden treasure.

As though every woman was wearing a fabulous diamond and emerald necklace, covered up with a turtleneck sweater. We know it's there but we never see it. Only a privileged few.

Anticipation is often more exciting than the real thing. Women know this. Men don't.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Books About Women & Sexuality

You poor darlings,
Today you get my thoughts on literature and women's sexuality. I read two novels when I was in South America. One was "The Widow's Children" by Paula Fox. The other, "The Country Girls" by Edna O' Brien, who is quite famous. I heard a radio interview with Edna O' Brien and realized as with so many other things, that I know all about her but have never read her. "The Country Girls" caused quite a sensation when it was published in England some fifty years ago with its frankness both about the Irish and sexuality.

After reading both I feel Paula Fox, who is almost unknown, is really the better writer. Her book is about the underlying lethal relationship in families, and touches upon a subject I feel is very universal but almost never discussed from a woman's point of view in U.S. literature. Paula Fox should be far better known. I plan to read more of her books.

Edna O'Brien, however, touches upon something I also think we know almost nothing about. That is how women feel about having sex. In her book the central woman loves being in love but accepts the sex part as a kind of duty. Not bad, but she really doesn't dig it. I wonder how many women feel this way? I kind of want to do a book "Forty Women Talk About Sex." I think even Dr. Kinsey didn't really get much real information in this area. I'd love to hear from my women blog readers, my "blogettes" on this subject.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Handsomest Man in the World & Fashion Advice

Here it is Wednesday, Handsomest Man in the World Day. This week my choice is Mick Fanning, a blond surfer evidently who does not look like most blond surfers. I found him in a year old Uomo Vogue magazine and thought he looked quite stalwart and individual. Most good-looking blond men have that "I'm just going to lay there" look you want to avoid. But he doesn't. Kind of latin-looking guy with blond hair. Unusual.

Fashion Notes:
1. I liked the look of this small check cotton jacket. I don't remember seeing this before. Looks good, particularly with white pants:

2. I thought this classic look with the tight blazer from Hackett of London was perfect. You have to be careful with the small jacket but this works:

3. Please do NOT look like this this summer:

4. Interesting to wear a light leather jacket and carry a leather bag with boat wear. I wouldn't have thought of it. Great legs. He must play soccer. I like legs with calves:

5. Here's a sexy picture for you. As a kind of Lucky Strike extra:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Dear David G.D.,
I read your blog on bisexuality with some interest. I think I am fully homosexual but I have encountered men who presented themselves as bisexual. I wonder if they have a different set of emotions for the two different sexes when they have intercourse?
~I'm a Curious Fellow

Dear Ima,
There was a Texas society woman actually named Ima Hogg. Did you know that? Her pa, Mr. Hogg, had a strange sense of humor. They were enormously rich and Ima had a major career as a hostess in Texas and Washington, DC.

As to your question, I myself have a different set of emotions for every person I sleep with, but I do understand your question. I think some men sleep with women from a sense of duty, and as you probably know already, most men will have sex with mud. If you asked them they would probably say they are more excited by one sex than the other. I need to know more about this and I always wonder if love is involved. Do you think each of us feels love differently? Gee, I hope not.

Monday, June 20, 2011

How I Blog on Vacation...

Dear David,
I live here in Miami Beach and one of your friends said you were in South America. Where were you and how do you keep your blog going everyday while you're traveling?
~Muy Curioso

Dear Muy,
Actually I am back as of last Friday from Montevideo, Uruguay where I have a home. I make one of my friends buy a house every year in Montevideo and we are up to eight. The most recent was an unusual gentleman from Taiwan, originally from the U.S., who arrived, bought a house in five days and then sank from sight. We are all hoping he will resurface soon...

This trip a friend from Paris was coming to work on the house he bought last year and I came down to help him out. The volcano in Chile was no help. I made it to Buenos Aires and then had to come over to Montevideo across the river Platte by boat. My friend was stranded in Sao Paulo, Brazil for almost three days. Light ashes are falling everywhere.

As for my blog, with the assistance of my intrepid "blog mistress" Jennifer Page, I write and film several weeks in advance so as not to spare anyone of my thoughts. Arrivederci until tomorrow!

Friday, June 17, 2011

How to Keep Each Other Interested In Long-Term Relationships

My advice on long-term sexual relationships (gay and straight) and how to keep each other interested.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Handsomest Man in the World

It's Handsomest Man in the World time again. I have a kind of secret crush on this model, Arthur. He's appearing her and there a bit, like in GQ Magazine and the Clarks shoes ad shown above. Have you noticed him? Is it the hat? Is it the 1940s appeal?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The world of men's jewelry...

Dear David,
What's your take on what is okay and not okay in the world of men's jewelry at the moment?
~B. Jeweled

Dear B. Jeweled,
Men's jewelry is such a dangerous area. As Chanel said, "Less is More." Elegance is abstaining I do believe, but then every once in a awhile i want to just violate Chanel's dictum "Look in the mirror and take off one thing" and look in the mirror and add one thing.

At this moment, bracelets are ok for men. With a watch. I am not nuts about all those little stringy things, but laden down wrists look kind of manly to me. I will never like neck chains. Somehow when a man is on top of you you don't like all those chains flopping around. At least I don't.

Rings? I kind of don't like and especially if you don't have big hands. If you have big hands one great big ring can be ok. And your wedding band is always ok.

Earrings for men? I don't get it. I never thought pirates were sexy. If you like Johnny Depp's gayish pirate thing he's doing go for it. But as I said, I don't get it. And particularly when they match. It's very "everything I own I am either wearing or driving."

As for women, big earrings and bracelets. Necklaces seem wrong right now and particularly all this lacy, itsy-bitsy stuff. All part of the "I am fragile and feminine and need taking care of" trend is fashion which I think is all wrong.

Please note the David Yurman jewelry ad at the top of this post. For me he is the new Tiffany.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Dear David,
Have I just been around too long or is pornography getting to look all the same?

Dear Pornofatigued,
Don't blame yourself. I blame Chichi LaRue who just grinds out the same shots of down under and back there and it could be anybody.

Are there people who really like that stuff that just looks like a piston factory? I think the porn industry has got their technique down so cold they're killing themselves.

I myself liked the older period when the people involved were really people and the story lines involved window washers and renting apartments. Anyhow, I ran across these pictures in Smagazine of men verging on senior citizens making or pretending to make bamboola and they are certainly different:

Monday, June 13, 2011

"The Arrival" by Artist Shaun Tan

There is a remarkable new graphic novel called "The Arrival" by an artist Shaun Tan. It is about an immigrant arriving on the shores of a new country, a sort of wild dream of somewhere like the United States. I particularly loved his pet, who goes with him everywhere, which you can see on the cover above. Here are some pages for you to see:

You can buy it here. It is the newest thing I have seen in many years.

(All photos/drawings copyright of Artist Shaun Tan)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Help! Decor Dilemma!

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Dear David,
I hear you have some judgement on decorating so I would like your advice. I love my partner a lot but our taste is completely different. Now that we live together our apartment looks like it has schizophrenia, with his things mixed with my things. He has taste, but it is so different that we just find it almost impossible to buy furniture or art or even lampshades together. What to do?
~Decor Dilemma

Dear D. D.,
My advice is this. You decorate the living room. He decorates the bedroom. You do the kitchen. He does the bathroom. If you have more rooms, keep it up. Or choose which rooms you'd rather decorate. Since you like him fine maybe you should decorate the bedroom, where you'll be spending lots of time.


Thank-you To Queer New York's David Frank Ray (aka QNY's Darling!) and guest writer/photographer Miguel Dominguez for covering my very fun and successful book event! Read all about it and check out their photos on their blog here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Handsomest Man in the World ~ Claude Simonon

It is Handsomest Man in the World day again. This is from a men's fashion magazine in London and this is Claude Simonon from Storm Models. Very French. When French men are good looking they are really good looking. Does anyone remember Louis Jourdan? Probably all time winner for Handsomest Man in the World:

Also included today are two pictures from the same magazine of a naked man working on the pole. I have never seen this before and thought it was really sexy:

Also, my darling blog-readers, remember I have a new book and several other newish ones. My new book is "Love in the Loire" about sexcapades in France. An also my previous novel is "I Don't Kiss", which is pretty autobiographical should you care. And my advice/picture book "How To Be Gay in the 21st Century." If you're feeling a bit adrift this might be excellent reading. Not bad for women either! We are all in this thing together.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Secret Lives of Married Men...

Dear David G. and D.,
I read in the New York Times that Christopher Plummer is starring in a new movie about a man who comes out at age 75 and his interaction with his son. Have you heard of this before?
~Bewildered but not Bothered

Dear B. and B.,
I read the same review. And I certainly know a lot as I wrote the book "The Secret Lives of Married Men" about gay men who married women. This is not at all uncommon but you have to realize that you are not really going to be sought after as a sex object at 75. One, these guys put off making their big decision until nobody cares anymore. And two, I find it hard not to wonder what kind of relationship you have with a wife who doesn't really know who you are. Nor do your children.

Again, it's the guys who just want to make it in the world so desperately they are willing to do this. I had a fraternity brother who married because as a doctor he said, "I had to." This gives you a good idea how far the world has come in the last fifty years. We have made big strides in gay acceptance except these older guys are still living in terms of the world they grew up in. Sad for them. Sad for their wives. And family.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Gay Dad?

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Dear David,
I was at a party recently and met and attractive Latin-American man who was gay. He told me he had been married and has 2 children. He said, "I was gay originally but got tired of the lifestyle, got married and had two children, but now I'm back to being gay again." What do you make of this?
~One of the women who reads your blog

Dear Woman Blog Reader,
How nice to hear from you. My blog-mistress reports to me that many of the four thousand hits I've had in past two months are from women. That's why am giving fashion advice for the girls once a week. Please ladies, continue to contact me.

As for your Latin-American friend. To me the Latin-American world is pretty much a matriarchy, stemming as it does from the Mediterranean culture of Spain, Portugal, and Italy. Mom is the most important thing in that culture and getting married and having kids to please her seems extremely important. You are not gay in that world if you do not "bottom." Men can pretty much insert their penises anywhere and it's ok. It is very different from the gay world as we know it in North America where prominent men in sports are beginning to come out.

My only thoughts about this, and this is true for everywhere, is I think the poor wives get a bad deal. They really deserve to have husbands that think they're number one and are not either leaving them or cheating on them with other men. I don't think this situation is going to change very soon.

Friday, June 3, 2011

"Love in the Loire" Book Reading & Nude Arnold Schwarzenegger photos

Here I am reading from my latest novel "Love in the Loire" at Books & Books in Miami Beach on Lincoln Road:



And here is the photo I promised...Arnold in his hey-day, we covered up his "winkie" for you. David's Gay Dish is a G-rated blog afterall:

The text in the article says: "At the beginning of Total Recall, we briefly see a bit of ass-top and a butt cleft," a prurient reviewer noted. "More satisfying is the scene in Red Heat...Schwarzie flounces around a sauna and then bounce around in the snow, giving us some shots of his tremendous ass" (upper left, facing). Called "and unstoppable womanizer" (bottom left, facing) despite his marriage to Maria Shriver, Arnie is said by a male pal to favor a sex act he calls "polishing the helmet" (bottom left), explaining, "It's not being unfaithful. It's only some plo-jobs." I was always fascinated by size and bigness," says the modern day Hercules (middle left). He shows off massive thighs, great glutes (bottom & top right, facing) and a muscle that remains to be seen pumped up to its full potential (below).

Thursday, June 2, 2011

How to Keep Sex Interesting in a Long-Term Relationship

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Dear David,
What would you do to keep sex interesting when a relationship goes on for some time? I do not want to head towards threesomes.
~Double or Nothing

Dear D.O.N.,
You are so right. There is no reason for sex to get boring. I slept with the same person for 30 years and I never didn't feel like it. He said to me once, "You are so inventive. You really should have worked as a whore." Was that a compliment or not? I was never sure. Anyway. I like to sort of edge them towards things they want to do and don't want to do at the same time. Put a finger here. Put a finger there. Try things you have not tried before. Places: the kitchen? Positions: on the bathroom floor kneeling, in the bathtub? Be aware. If they seem to really like something, follow it up. This is your job. I particularly like to hear, "You made me do that" in an accusing tone. That means they did something they were thinking about but didn't have the nerve. Now they can blame you.



You're invited to a book party for my new novel "Love in the Loire" at the Rizzoli bookstore in New York at 31 W. 57th St. between 5th and 6th Avenues. Book Party starts at 5:30 pm, Thursday June 2, 2011. TONIGHT! If you are in or about New York, please come.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Handsomest Man in the World & Men & Women's Fashion Advice

Dear Friends,
This week's Handsomest Man in the World is Stefan Pinto, who is on the cover of my book "Escort." Stefan is not nor ever has been an escort but is an actor and health guru, currently residing in Hollywood. He went from an overweight teenager to glorious guy and has a website telling all about it here. What I like best about Stefan is that he makes me laugh, which is very rare for a handsome man.


Fashion directions today:
I am crazy about the current J. Crew catalog:

Jenna Lyons, the Creative Director of J. Crew is on top of it. Check out this video of a typical day for J. Crew's executive creative director Jenna Lyons.

They have a page on new watches and bracelets for men that they are doing with Timex:

And the children's clothes, particularly for the little boys are terrific. Those little men in their little jackets looks great:

And the big men, too:

I think my direction for everybody right now is the jacket. I think it makes your body look good and there is something quite grown-up about it. I think American men are finally ready to dress as though they are no longer in high school, and the jacket does it.

I love women in the long tight pants, and a slim-fitting jacket. Like this ad:

One in a sober tone, the other in something very bright. And I think if you are going to wear high heels, this where to do it. Dressed like this in the evening in heels, when you don't have to do a lot of walking, you can look very authoritative, girls. You can tell men what to do, if you know what I mean and I think you do.


You're invited to a book party for my new novel "Love in the Loire" at the Rizzoli bookstore in New York at 31 W. 57th St. between 5th and 6th Avenues. Book Party starts at 5:30 pm, Thursday June 2, 2011. If you are in or about New York, please come.