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Why Gay Sports Are Better Than Gay Bars For Meeting Guys!

If you haven’t discovered the world of gay sports leagues you are missing out. Not only are these groups typically fun, but there are generally lots of opportunities to meet guys, really cute ones. No matter what sport you may prefer there is probably a gay sports team or association somewhere local if you live in an somewhat major city. In Atlanta there are lots of options from Gay Rugby to Kickball and everything in between.

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Years ago I was on a gay softball team and it was 0ne of the most fun experiences I have ever had. We traveled together and really became great friends.  I still keep in touch with many people that I met during that time. I got “busy” with life and stopped playing but recently I started playing kickball and have really enjoyed being part of a sport league again. Kickball is actually ever better because it isn’t as competitive and everyone is just having a great time.

This is my second season playing for the Pride Kickball League which is part of Go Kickball Atlanta, last season being the first of the league. I had a great time and bonded with my team, most of whom returned for this season. We play on Mondays in Piedmont Park and it has become one of the highlights of my week. Each Monday after the game the league meets at Blake’s On The Park where the organizers have drink specials and raffles. Always packed, always friendly and always fun. Monday has become THE night to go out. Actually, I only go out on Mondays now. LOL.

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So, back to the title of this post, Why Gay Sports Are Better Than Gay Bars For Meeting Guys. I think it comes down to three things Attitude, Connection, and Soberness.

Think about the attitude of the typical guy at a bar. They are there trying to pick someone up, trying to look their hottest and be their coolest, trying to impress, etc.  Yes, I am overgeneralizing, but you get the point and you know the type. Well, in the gay sports leagues I haven’t experienced any of that attitude and have been able to actually get to know the guys I play with and not just their bar persona. It is actually really refreshing.

Without the attitude but with a seasonal commitment you get to really know and connect with the guys on your team and with those on others. My experience with sports leagues has been that they are very friendly and inclusive whereas at bars I often feel excluded. Perhaps that is just me though. I will say that even after a short period of time playing with my team I love them all. Yes I knew many of them before and yes we are all a little crazy but I really look forward to seeing all of them each week and that is a great thing to look forward to.

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That the guys I met playing on sports leagues are typically sober(ish) during all the games really makes a big difference, I can actually talk to them.  At a bar there is always that point where a conversation can get really sloppy and that really never ends well.  At least on the field you can have conversations that everyone remembers. The great thing about most sports leagues is that they are generally sponsored by a bar or restaurant so you really get the best of both worlds, you can meet them when they are sober and then go have a drink with them after the game. It works out for everyone.

If you have never played for a gay sports league I suggest looking into it as a great way to meet great new people, socialize, and stay active. No matter what sport you play or your skill level the leagues I have played in have a spot for everyone. It really is like a little family. I mean if nothing else at least you have the sport in common with the people you meet, that is much more in common than I have with those I typically meet at a bar.  Just saying.

And no, I am not against bars, I actually love to go to bars to dance and people watch, I just don’t really go there to meet boys. I have had a better experience making real connections through sports and also through volunteering (Which I will save for another post). To each his own, I guess, but I do think I have made some valid points?

Go Team Spotted Dog!

JWB

Original article posted on Outbuzz

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10 Reasons We Love the World Cup

Jock & Balls

10 Reasons We Love the World Cup

Everyone knows by now that soccer is synonymous with sexy; soccer players are hotties and hotties are soccer players. And nowhere is there a greater concentration of sexy soccer players than at the World Cup, when chiseled, stubbled, floppily coiffed players from 32 different countries converge on Brazil for a month. (As if they needed more hunks.) We love the World Cup because we believe that what unites us is stronger than what makes us different and watching these fit guys go head-to-head, ball-to-ball, perfectly-sculpted cheekbone-to-perfectly sculpted cheekbone should rally us all to the same team. So countdown the 10 Reasons We Love the World Cup and enjoy the spectacle of watching 22 hunks run around until only one mega-babe team remains.

1) Players like to get friendly on the fieldTouchy Feely gif

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2) Soccer ShortsWorking Up a Sweat

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3) Fans say there’s all kinds of “Wankers, Pricks, Fuckers, Assholes and Kakas”

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4) Hot guys swap shirts after the game

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5) The Abs are on full display

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6) More balls, More fun

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7) Everyone loves a good underdog

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8) Soccer has always been a little gay

9) And it turns out there’s already a website that streams fit gay guys

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10) Finally, our favorite thing about the World Cup: a cheeky finish Max Carter

Bonus Reading: Helix’s Top 10 Sexy Sports Scenes

He’s good at putting it between the posts.

Sports are Gay

Issues surrounding the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia have highlighted a year of intersection between sports and gay life including:

  • Ongoing protests at the Olympics for recently enacted anti-gay laws in Russia 1
  • Olympic diver Tom Daley revealing he’s in a relationship with a man 2
  • Backlash for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups being awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively, despite acknowledgment that openly gay fans will be arrested 3
  • College Football star Michael Sam on the verge of becoming the first openly gay NFL player 4
  • Fellow NFL player Chris Kluwe being pushed out of his job for vocally supporting same-sex marriage laws 5
  • 12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins being passed over by every team after coming out 6
  • Soccer players Robbie Rogers, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Casey Stoney (England Women’s Captain) receiving a mixed bag of support and condemnation for their pioneering decision to reveal their sexuality 7,8,9

Update: Jason Collins is now set to become the first openly gay NBA player by signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets 10

Even Helix Studios’ own Liam Riley drew considerable attention and criticism online from the likes of Nerve, The Wire and Yahoo News for his decision to retire from competitive cheerleading after a decorated career to become a porn model. Personally, when I see young men and women like Liam who can “live in their truth from this young age”—and in a very public way—I believe they are helping others find how to live open and honest lives as well. Liam has said that the month he has spent with the Helix boys has been the best time of his life. We should celebrate Liam for choosing happiness and love, he is one of the athletes and young people helping show us the way.

And I wonder, at the next Olympics will the gay citizens of Russia, gay fans from around the world, LGBTQ allies like Chris Kluwe and other gay athletes, will they be able to celebrate their love and sexuality? I think and hope Yes! The willingness of Tom Daley, Michael Sam, Jason Collins, Robbie Rogers, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Casey Stoney and Liam Riley to live openly in the brightest and most scrutinizing of spotlights that is professional sports will indeed contribute to changing our homophobic culture.

Sign the Change.org petition to stop LGBTQ abuses at world sporting events

Ultimately, we should be playing sports to build an understanding of camaraderie, sportsmanship, trust, fair play and teamwork between diverse people. Sports should be uplifting and fun, not divisive. So, as we often do here at Helix Studios, let’s remind ourselves of the silly and lighter side of things in life. We hope you enjoy our Top 10 Super Sexy Sports Scenes (with some can’t miss bonus footage!) because in the end we all win when we’re on the same team.

1) Behind the Dugout! starring Max Carter & Ian Levine Max Carter and Ian Levine 2) Player Fucks Coach starring Casey Tanner & Connor Kline Casey Tanner and Connor Kline 3) Ezra Takes One For The Team starring Hayden Clark & Ezra Taylor Hayden Clarke and Ezra Taylor 4) Coach Jones Fucks Kyle starring Kyle Ross & Dominic Jones Kyle Ross and Dominic Jones 5) Evan Parker Bottoms starring Evan Parker & Andy Taylor Evan Parker and Andy Taylor 6) Austin Dribbles Jessie’s Balls starring Austin Ried & Jessie Montgomery Austin Ried and Jessie Montgomery 7) Run with Me starring Evan Parker & Matthew Keading Evan Parker and Matthew Keading 8) Working Up a Sweat starring Andy Taylor & Corey Haynes Andy Taylor and Corey Haynes 9) Between Soccer and Tennis starring Max Carter & Gabriel West Max Carter and Gabriel West 10) Helix Plays BaseBALL(s) starring Ian Levine & Kellan Parker Ian Levine and Kellan Parker Bonus: Jock and Balls Baseball Scene Outtakes

The baseball season is just starting and the Helix boys have high hopes. These twinks are hungry to prove they have what it takes to be the best. Watch all the hot outtakes of the boys getting dirty and working up a sweat playing America’s favorite past time. If you like twinks playing sports you will not want to miss these hilarious outtakes!

Additional Reading:

Team Jock pounds Team Twink in Jock & Balls

Porn Star Pro Tips: Stretching and Exercise

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Sporty Balls 2 now available on DVD