Sexual Chemistry for Beginners

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The British Sunday papers afford some interesting reading, and it was a piece about whether male sweat attracts women that caught my attention at the weekend. So here, being a gay guy’s blog, we’ll adapt that slightly (!) and discuss how male sweat attracts other gay males…

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It seems to be a case of ‘New sweat good, old sweat bad’ – at least as far as the ladies are concerned.

Well, we all get pretty sweaty in the gym…


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…and I quite like it when other guys get close…

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…because it always makes me horny. So many gay wrestling bouts end in (at least) a jerk-off… Well, now I know.


Fresh male sweat is rich in androstenol. This is a fatty-acid alcohol and is attractive to females and any guys who like men. After about 20 minutes in the air, it becomes oxidised to a ketone, androstenone, which is significantly less pleasing to the girls. But, you know, I rather like that as well, especially as in most cases any partner I’m training with (I nearly said ‘playing with’) is still producing the ‘good’ chemical by the bucketload alongside the oxidised form.

And they wonder why gay guys like to get up close and shirtless!


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The Sunday Times piece goes on to say that the sexual magic only works (for the ladies) at a distance of less than 18 inches. All I can say is – the writer should visit our gym… the scent hits you as you open the door…

If you are likely to be excited by the aroma of hot males, then you might be excited by these:

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

our story of finding gay love, coming out, indulging in body-contact sports and acrobatics, having fun, and having a few scares! e-books available from the usual sources…

The first book...Now, where was I? Oh yes… hot male bodies. Right then:





But this post is all about getting up close to one another…


…and, OK, comparing your muscles as well as your, erm, odours…



…and muscles are for being used, if only for some nefarious activity…


Two fine specimens!

And, of course, for Dave and I, it is definitely the scent of the armpits to ‘rouse’ us, first thing in the morning. And, by the way, we don’t share our bed with a dog…




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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