By A.J. Llewellyn
I’m taking part in the Rainbow Book Reviews blog hop today! Here are the details – read all about it and make sure you leave a comment here to qualify to win some cool prizes: http://rainbowbookreviews.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/the-rainbow-book-reviews-blog-hop-is-here/
I am also offering up a free ebook to a reader – your choice – from my catalogue!
I’ve been pondering my contribution for a few days and have to say that I wanted to make this fun. I recently watched an interview where two matchmakers discussed the worst things somebody can do before a first date. Their number one thing was: don’t go to an event before the date then arrive with alcohol on your breath. That would be important, yes, but what else?
My friend Nick Capra, a retired gay porn star recently blogged about the pitfalls of gay romance. His detailed, insightful blog, Fear of the Fall http://pornstudblog.com/2012/08/21/the-fear-of-the-fall.aspx illustrates how love is love, fear is fear, starting over again, giving a new person a chance is the same whether we are gay, straight, bi, queer, questioning, transgendered…whatever.
One of my favorite scenes in a movie illustrating first-date-panic was There’s Something About Mary. Ben Stiller jerks off so he won’t be too overwrought before the date…with calamitous, hilarious results.
A dear friend of mine also recently did something catastrophic before a date, his first in several years after stepping back into the murky dating pond after a nasty break-up.
He emailed me suggesting it would make great fodder for a book and of course it’s already made its way into my latest WiP!
Seems he follows a gay porn star on Twitter who extolled the virtues of a product called Silver Sword. Said porn star is even selling it on his website. Guess this popular guy can’t keep his pecker up without popping these magic capsules that keep him hard all day. That’s swell if you are a porn performer, not so much if you are going on a first date with someone and you are stuck, yes, stuck with a raging and painful hard-on throughout a three-hour symphony!
I asked him what possessed him to do such a thing and he said, “I’ve been so bashed and trashed by my ex, I wasn’t even sure my dick worked anymore!” His date was a disaster but he said the massive event program hid most of his embarrassment…
So popping a sex aid capsule would be my big no-no. Don’t take dating advice from a porn star trying to get you laid – not trying to get you a second romantic date!
What about you? What’s your advice??? Best comment wins a free ebook from me!