Feel Good about Yourself


Recent comments here about enjoying male shirtlessness and getting irritated by people’s public phobias about it have provoked a few remarks by e-mail, both from guys locally (US) and abroad. Guys running shirtless and getting abusive things shouted at them, for example. Our attitude is – don’t flaunt it deliberately where it is obvious it is not appreciated (don’t go to stores with NS3 signs!) – otherwise, be yourself. Enjoy the body you built, like the guy in the top picture today.

Actually we always run shirtless – in the rain too, and it’s been known in snow. That gives you a ‘feel-good’ factor, too. But we wouldn’t run shirtless through the mall, or anything like that. Basically, the shirtlessness is for us to enjoy, not to piss off other people.

Which said, let’s enjoy some more guys enjoying their shirtlessness!

In the gymnastics hall:


In the weight room:


Outdoor with the other fit guys:


A fantastic display of balance and strength there for you!

At the pool:


In the snowy mountain tops:


And, erm, in the garage showing off to a friend?

garage pose

(and why not – he deserves to show off those traps…)

Posing for a photographer (no, it doesn’t have to be porn!):


In a hotel corridor (erm, maybe that place isn’t always such a good idea):

likely lads

In a cave:


…well, you get the idea! Our own shirtless lives (or at least, the years between aged about 16 – 20) are documented here:

Loving the Boy: ISBN 978-1-907732-30-0

The Power of Love: ISBN 978-1-907732-41-6

Against All Odds: ISBN 978-1-908645-35-7

A good read, if I say so myself, and you don’t mind the gay bits. Lots about acrobatics and circus in there too (and e-books available).

Of course, if you go right back to the early posts in this blog you’ll realise that I was shirtless with my best friends from a very early age, and nothing changes!

OK, just a few more examples of well-constructed guys:






So, raise your glasses to shirtless guys. Stay fit, and enjoy!


About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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1 Response to Feel Good about Yourself

  1. FREDERIC says:

    I am a French Gay Boy, near to 60 Y.O. (October, 22). I have lost my Boy Friend 2 years ago… And I read you about 3 or 4 years ! I enjoy your texts and pics ! And I enjoy shirtless youngs boys !!! I pratice training in a gym, about September 2008, no shirtless ! Damned !!! Continue to post Wonderfull pics, because I have some difficulties to understand english. But, I am AGREE with you : shirtless males are BEAUTIFUL !!! If It was possible, for me, to train like this… And, also… NAKED !!! Raahhh, LOVELY !!!

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