Sense and Sensibility


OK, we’re back with how I enjoy my boy(s) with all five senses. I wrote about TOUCH already, but there is an important aspect of that still to cover… the confident grip of an acrobatic partner as he suspends me by my ankles 20 feet above the ground whilst hanging by his feet from a trapeze… and the hard solid base of his abs under my hand as I balance on his stomach…

…the sturdy grip of hand in hand as we support each other in partner ‘hand-to-hand’ balancing, or against my shoulders…



AnkleToAnkleEnhance.jpg.w300h225Or, indeed, feet against feet…

But let’s move on to the sense of


Professionally, I listen to Dave patiently explaining the importance of body shape and tension to our countless gymnasts…



Aside from that, in his own training, I hear the grunts as he presses the weights for one last repetition…


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…or one last pull-up on the bar…


…followed by his shouts of encouragement for me to do the same!

Quiet words of assent and timekeeping as we perform together – yes, I’m in position – take the balance… except that he doesn’t really need the words any more – we just can tell from the slight sounds as we put in the effort


When all that’s over for the day, and it’s just the two of us in our own private time, the sounds are different..

I hear the beat of his heart as I rest my head on his chest…


…maybe as we shower together…


…and certainly in bed after..


I hear his breathing as he drifts off to sleep, but not before I hear the magic words… “I love you”


More of this slush can be found in the books!

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

Still to come in this pointless series of the senses… taste, smell and sight…

But for now, conscious of the sensibilities of my blog readers, I refrain from more of that for now, and just add a few inspirational fitness pictures to feed the mind.

white slacks




lucky brand




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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