‘I Was Flexible, Once…’


Sometimes, it seems like only yesterday since I started taking acrobatics seriously – actually it is over 17 years now – and, along with my colleagues,  we are definitely not maintaining the flexibility we once had. ‘Too much weight training’, some might say, but then we need strength for the so-called ‘power moves’ which feature in our balances and so forth – and, of course, we all want to look good in public since our ‘trade’ (haha) means we almost always work shirtless and barefoot, and usually just with briefs.

Today’s post is therefore a celebration of flexibility, featuring ballet boys and young gymnasts, in no particular order. Some are quite skinny to look at, but their bodies can thrill us in other ways. Enjoy!


mind my ball













Something for us all to aspire to in that collection, I think! More about us and what we do can be found 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



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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