Cucumber, etc…


I understand from the British TV websites that this evening sees the launch of three related gay TV series by that excellent writer Russell T. Davies, who brought us ‘Queer as Folk’ – even here in TN, although probably a bit ‘watered down’ compared with the British one! ‘Cucumber’, ‘banana’ and (on the internet, apparently) ‘tofu’. Perhaps embarrassingly, as gay guys of (ahem) many years “experience”, we have had to admit that those terms, describing the (shall we say) ‘status’ of the male erection, were new to us. OK, so we’re naïve! Apparently they have been explained, at length, in the British press and TV listing magazines, to a largely unsuspecting (and straight) public! So now we know.

I shall rely on British readers here to bring us news of the two TV programmes – I guess we can find the internet one for ourselves, if the bible-belt censors let it through! Apparently the three series are inter-related and share characters – sounds almost as complicated as my books… haha!  And perhaps, in due time, as with ‘Queer as Folk’, there will be a US re-make, with possibly slightly ‘limper’ effects…


Actually, to be slightly more open about ourselves than usual perhaps, I was impaled myself this morning by a ‘member’ that might have rated as an overgrown bamboo stake. Pete and Ivo, housemates of course, awoke unusually horny this morning and invaded our room in search of a morning foursome. And Ivo, who usually serves only as a ‘bottom’ for his lover (Dave’s brother) and is entirely satisfied with that, was himself in search of a willing accomplice… since we can (and regularly do) share ourselves with these guys who are in our closed circle of ten, I was happy to oblige him. My chest against Pete’s powerful back muscles, Ivo’s chest sliding against mine (so ‘Meat in the Sandwich’ again), Dave on top and, then, Pete needing to satisfied and Dave ready to assist…

gay kissing 471


Amazing really. Not only that some more graphic gay stuff is about to appear on British TV, but just how far things have moved on since the dreadful days of Mrs Whitehouse trying to impose her chapel-like censorship on the viewing public (Brits will know who I mean – an attempted public prosecution of a theatre director who dared to put homosexual rape on the stage of the British national Theatre, and, long before that, the single word ‘fuck’ in Lady Chatterley’s Lover caused mayhem for Penguin books. Happily, in the 21st century, Melrose Books were kewl about leaving in the graphic things I wrote 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

x_Pictuzxczxcre_1To be honest, call me old fashioned, but I still marvel slightly that I can write this stuff here without fearing a knock on the door…


Oh, and did I mention the feet? I usually do – a minor fetish, but I do like feet…


OK, enough of this. I should take a cold shower or something…


That’s better – enough to reduce any ‘cucumber’ to a limp gherkin… and, if that doesn’t, this will:


…and, anyway, this blog is supposed to promote fitness, not sex…


…erm, maybe that’s not the style of weight training I should be promoting…


…Ooops – well, we do like to train naked, I admit, but, for the rest of this post, maybe we need to be a little more restrained!


Concrete weights from the Basque country. That’s fun! Getting sweaty with a great workout – that’s the way to do it…

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Probably can’t resist a sweaty wrestle in the locker room after, though…


.16122250637_46ee396f8d_o..oh, it’s no use. Just going to have to give in to those feelings tonight. Enjoy ‘Cucumber’ and ‘Banana’, UK guys, and let us know what you think!





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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