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  1. Comment on What are your thoughts on cigars? Or the other little rituals of life? in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    Yeah, I'd love to, but we'll probably have to wait longer than COVID since neither of us are 21 yet (God bless America). Probably a good thing though, I don't want to go off the deep end too quickly.

    Yeah, I'd love to, but we'll probably have to wait longer than COVID since neither of us are 21 yet (God bless America). Probably a good thing though, I don't want to go off the deep end too quickly.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What are your thoughts on cigars? Or the other little rituals of life? in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    Ooh, that reminds me of some things I do too. Vinyl is definitely a nice way to listen to music. I think it really makes the music the focus rather than the background. I love going to a record...

    Ooh, that reminds me of some things I do too. Vinyl is definitely a nice way to listen to music. I think it really makes the music the focus rather than the background. I love going to a record store and dropping $10 on whatever's in the one-dollar box. Sometimes, I'm surprised by how good some of it is, even some things I can't find on spotify, so I have to use the vinyl.

    And yeah, it's totally an excuse to talk. Nobody says "Hey man, wanna be really deep and introspective for a little bit and open up to each other?" Nah, ya just say "Wanna cigar/drink/coffee?" and the rest flows from there. I think last night definitely had some good guy talk; I hope we can do it again sometime, it was a great way to get to know my roommate a bit.

    3 votes
  3. What are your thoughts on cigars? Or the other little rituals of life?

    I had my first cigar yesterday. I've been overthinking too much. Too much time alone in the dorm. My roommate came in after I got back from dinner, and saw I was kinda stressed. He said "take a...

    I had my first cigar yesterday. I've been overthinking too much. Too much time alone in the dorm. My roommate came in after I got back from dinner, and saw I was kinda stressed. He said "take a look at this" and pulled out a box from under his bed. He cracked it open, and I saw some cigars, a lighter, some other equipment I don't recognize. He asked if I wanted to have one. I said sure, though I've never smoked anything before.

    We left the dorm during the twilight hours and hit up some hiking trails. He busted out the lighter and lit us both up. I was pretty intimidated at first, but it actually tasted quite nice. Sweet, a little bitter. We walked a slow mile as twilight turned to dusk, just talking guy stuff. Workouts, growing up, music, whatever. I thought it was an excellent way to wind down the day and keep my mind where it belongs, here and now. It seemed to be something of a ritual, a little pleasure to be had on occasion with a friend or two.

    Do you guys take a similar approach to tobacco? Maybe some other little rituals like coffee, or beer, or tea, or a walk on the beach?

    17 votes
  4. Comment on Hi, I just lost my virginity. Here are my thoughts in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    I have nothing to compare it to, but 5 stars. I felt reassured and cared for, yet also able to explore. Excellent sexual partner.

    I have nothing to compare it to, but 5 stars. I felt reassured and cared for, yet also able to explore. Excellent sexual partner.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Hi, I just lost my virginity. Here are my thoughts in ~talk

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    Yes, sorry. I just made it clear in the post.

    Yes, sorry. I just made it clear in the post.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Hi, I just lost my virginity. Here are my thoughts in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    Thank you! And thanks for the good information.

    Thank you! And thanks for the good information.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Hi, I just lost my virginity. Here are my thoughts in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    Thank you. Originally, I planned to write it as a review, and a little less seriously. Like, some things that surprised me: Kissing is way wetter than I thought, and sounds funny. There are a lot...

    Thank you. Originally, I planned to write it as a review, and a little less seriously. Like, some things that surprised me:

    • Kissing is way wetter than I thought, and sounds funny.
    • There are a lot of funny noises in general
    • There's a lot more talking than I thought, even, like, small talk in between kisses, that was fun.
    11 votes
  8. Hi, I just lost my virginity. Here are my thoughts

    (By the way, I'm a dude.) So I just moved into my college dorm yesterday, and my roommate moves in later. I figured that since I had a night and a morning to myself, I might as well make it worth...

    (By the way, I'm a dude.) So I just moved into my college dorm yesterday, and my roommate moves in later. I figured that since I had a night and a morning to myself, I might as well make it worth it. This morning, I was texting a fella on grindr, and eventually he ubered over. I made us some coffee, and we just talked for ten or twenty minutes. No pressure whatsoever. I really appreciated that. After a while, I said, in the most awkward way possible, "uhhhhh, you wanna sit in the bed?" He said sure, we did, and he said "You wanna cuddle?" We did, and eventually it moved on from there. But every step of the way, he asked permission, and asked if I was comfortable. He also taught me how to do some... things, patiently.

    When we started, I was incredibly nervous, but by the time he left, I felt very comfortable. Overall, excellent experience.

    37 votes
  9. Comment on Who are your favorite LGBT musicians/bands? in ~lgbt

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    Jason Mraz is bisexual, his music doesn't really reflect it, but he's got some good vibes.

    Jason Mraz is bisexual, his music doesn't really reflect it, but he's got some good vibes.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What, if anything, did you do for Pride Month this year? in ~lgbt

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    Personally, I didn't do anything. I'm not exactly sure why, I just never thought of anything specific to do.

    Personally, I didn't do anything. I'm not exactly sure why, I just never thought of anything specific to do.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What do you guys think about socialism or other utopias? in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    Especially when Kurds participated in the Armenian Genocide.

    Especially when Kurds participated in the Armenian Genocide.

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  13. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    1: I started thinking about one of my friends sexually, but I just assumed it was because he's pretty feminine rather than me being not straight. About a year ago, I started liking other,...

    1: I started thinking about one of my friends sexually, but I just assumed it was because he's pretty feminine rather than me being not straight. About a year ago, I started liking other, less-feminine guys, and that's when I fully accepted being bi.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    A little bit, yeah. For a few years, I thought I was straight, but I only liked this one guy because he's pretty feminine. Eventually, about a year ago, I feel like my gayness has increased, and I...

    A little bit, yeah. For a few years, I thought I was straight, but I only liked this one guy because he's pretty feminine. Eventually, about a year ago, I feel like my gayness has increased, and I knew it wasn't a phase. I don't know how or why that happened, but I'm firmly in the bi camp now, leaning mostly towards guys.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    I've never met any other non-straight guys, but this theory seems correct. No one thinks I act stereotypically gay and don't know until I tell them.

    I've never met any other non-straight guys, but this theory seems correct. No one thinks I act stereotypically gay and don't know until I tell them.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    I personally prefer LGBT, with other possible acronyms implicit. It seems like anything else in unnecessarily long or unrecognizable.

    I personally prefer LGBT, with other possible acronyms implicit. It seems like anything else in unnecessarily long or unrecognizable.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    It might make me a little uncomfortable, but it would be the same with a non-straight couple. Nope Not particularly, but it helps if I'm having a conversation with someone about relationships and...

    What do you feel when you see a straight couple being overtly sexual in public?

    It might make me a little uncomfortable, but it would be the same with a non-straight couple.

    Do you feel offended when someone assumes you are straight?

    Nope

    Is it important for you that everyone knows you're LGBT right away?

    Not particularly, but it helps if I'm having a conversation with someone about relationships and stuff.

    Would you like to play more videogames with LGBT main characters? (and the equivalent for other media)

    As long as the character happens to be LGBT, and has an actual personality apart from it.

    7 votes
  18. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

    ShilohMizook
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    I grew up Catholic, but my family barely ever went to church. I pray pretty often and consider myself a fairly religious person, but the Church's worldly corruption and anti-LGBT stance keep me away.

    I grew up Catholic, but my family barely ever went to church. I pray pretty often and consider myself a fairly religious person, but the Church's worldly corruption and anti-LGBT stance keep me away.

    10 votes
  19. Comment on Recruiting for a panel for an LGBT-focused Q&A session on Tildes in ~lgbt

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    Alright, I'll do it. Name: Shiloh Identity: Bisexual, lean mostly towards guys. Cis male. Pronouns: He, Him. Bio: 17, I go to a Catholic school in Florida, but the people there are pretty...

    Alright, I'll do it.

    Name: Shiloh

    Identity: Bisexual, lean mostly towards guys. Cis male.

    Pronouns: He, Him.

    Bio: 17, I go to a Catholic school in Florida, but the people there are pretty accepting, so I'm out to everyone. My parents try to avoid the subject. I've never actually met another non-straight guy in real life, which has kind of frustrated me, but it's okay.

    5 votes