Should a Gay Fitness community such as RealJock have a place for guys to post COCK SHOTS?

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    Jun 07, 2007 2:38 PM GMT
    In my opinion I dont understand why RealJock (a website dedicated to gay fitness) has an option to post private pics that include full frontal nudity. Why would you wanna see a pic of a cock if you are looking to get fitness advice and support from others. Is this a hookup site or site dedicated to fitness. It doesnt make sense to me because I have never seen a fitness site that allows people to post full frontal nude pics on it. Is there even an exercise for your cock? Is the site manager just assuming that we would all like to see cock shots just because we are gay? Or is he just getting his own rocks off by having this site and being able to check out all the private pics posted by other members that have to be approved by him anyway. It doesnt make sense to me. If this website ever became as popular as MySpace who has had alot of media exposure lately, would you want this website to represent the fitness aspect of the gay community? Are we just playing into the role of what society has already labeled us? Are we going to find a way to introduce sex into every aspect of our lives?
  • mcwclewis

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    Jun 07, 2007 7:00 PM GMT
    There is a cock excercise, called Kegels....


    but I do get your point. It does seem kind of weird for a fitness community to allow for crotch-viewing.

    Sex is the driving factor behind too much of our culture... but I don't think there's any stopping it. Its especially dissapointing that gay communities tend to overuse sex, it affirms the stereotypes.

    Maybe its just the fact that there isn't a place where people can go just to show each other cock shots and the like... I dont know. You make a good point.
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    Jun 07, 2007 7:33 PM GMT
    Thanks. Dont get me wrong either, I definantly dont mind being able to click on an icon to see a cock shot if I should ever take the notion, but doesn't that just draw the wrong group of guys to a site that is devoted to Gay Fitness. I just dont want the site to end up like another Gay.com. There are plenty of sites for guys to post cock shots and hookup on, do we really need to bring it into a fitness community. This is a fitness community right?
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    Jun 07, 2007 10:10 PM GMT
    "Maybe its just the fact that there isn't a place where people can go just to show each other cock shots and the like..."

    Not true! You can post almost anything on http://gaywatch.com/
  • mcwclewis

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    Jun 07, 2007 10:31 PM GMT
    OK I lied....

    There weren't any that I was previously aware of :oÞ
  • GQjock

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    Jun 07, 2007 10:36 PM GMT
    yeah...I agree
    but the word "gay" in there is gonna be the sticking point
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    Jun 08, 2007 6:21 AM GMT
    Guys use this site differently. Some use it for fitness ideas, some use it to hook up, for chatting, for help coming out, for discussion purposes on the forums and of course, some (including myself) use it purely for voyeuristic purposes.

    I think it's great to have such a 'versatile' website.
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    Jun 08, 2007 7:37 AM GMT
    I think the site is great as is. The focus is on fitness. If guys want to post cock shots they can post them in their private photo section or sign up for manhunt. We're adults, most of the time, we can have one site for "gay" men that's cock shot free.

    Thanks for the topic.
  • ndbilly

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    Jun 08, 2007 8:03 AM GMT
    I hear what all of you are saying and I can see why some feel the need to put cock shots on here depending on what they want to get out of the site.

    Personally, I have met some amazing people on here that are now good friends without the cock shots. But hey, whatever floats your boat.

    I think what is most important is that you respect what people are saying and what they are after. For instance, my profile has no private pics, has not invites for sex, has none of that, yet often when I am online you get a guy that shows up on IM with cock in hand stroking himself. Not that it is a bad thing, but come on... there is a time and place... I am not going to claim to be the sweet and innocent boy, but usually I would go elsewhere to find my "get off" than here...
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    Jun 08, 2007 1:10 PM GMT
    Huh? It's just another inflection of the exhibtionism that has us revealing every other part of the body. You don't need a shirtless picture to get fitness advice, either.

    I don't know any gay sites that don't permit this. Even gay.com allows it in its adult pictures and they have a less conservative policy about it than RJ, as far as I can tell.

    And, no, there aren't any cockshots in my private pics.
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    Jun 08, 2007 1:15 PM GMT
    "I think it's great to have such a 'versatile' website."

    If the site is going to be so versatile then I dont think that it needs to claim itself as a gay fitness community. I think it needs to be called RealJock (gay everything community). I know that it focuses on fitness and everything but come on, where do cock shots belong on a fitness site. Where do they belong on a straight or gay fitness site? If anyone knows of any straight fitness site or any other fitness site for that matter that allows the same thing, please send me a link to it. Im just curious, why are we putting sex and fitness into the same category. No one else does. It's just my opinion but the site needs to have its name changed if it is going to consider itself a fitness site. It just doesnt make sense to call it that and then incorporate sex into it.
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    Jun 08, 2007 1:20 PM GMT
    obscenewish i get what you are saying about other sites allowing this. and the example you made with gay.com doesnt make alot of sense to me. I mean, gay.com is for the most part a place where guys go to chat and hook up. As are all the other sites that you are refering to im sure, so it goes without saying that private pics with cock shots would be expected. But a site that calls itself a fitness community? can anyone give me an example of another fitness community that does this sort of thing? does anyone besides me think that the name should be changed from the gay fitness community if fitness isnt all we discuss on it?
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    Jun 08, 2007 1:25 PM GMT
    I don't think this site would be nearly successful as it is without the private pictures facility. You don't have to store cock shots in them.
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    Jun 08, 2007 2:00 PM GMT
    I think RealJock has a very sensible private pic policy. If you think of "gay fitness community" as "gay men creating sexy bodies community", it makes sense that the site would also have a personals/hookup element to it. Additionally, because gay men are such a dilute fraction of the population, any social construct that concentrates gay men in one place is going to be where gay men meet each other. In the case of RealJock, it concentrates what I consider to be a particularly desirable element within the gay community, and if I were looking for hookups or a relationship, I'd much prefer to meet someone from here than either gay.com or manhunt.
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    Jun 08, 2007 2:07 PM GMT
    Yes but people do put cock shots in them. WHY??? And if the site isnt as successful doesnt that just fit into the cliche of gay men being mostly sex driven. I think the site would do just fine without them...to say that it wouldnt is just saying that all gay men are about is sex, and i definantly have to disagree with that. There are a ton of gay men that are interested in their health and fitness without including sex into it. Is the site successful right now as a fitness community or as a general gay community? If you take away the private pics and cock shots and the site fails as a result then the site was never successful as a gay fitness site to begin with. I think it may even be more successful without them. There are a million gay sites for showing off your cock on, where do gay men like me turn when they are just interested in one subject like fitness in the gay community. I want the best out of this website I can get without all the extra bullshit that you can find on every single other gay website. Bottom line, if this is a gay fitness community get rid of the cock shots, if it is an "everything gay" site like all the other ones out there, then call it that and dont mislead people.
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    Jun 08, 2007 2:44 PM GMT
    Cock shots as in close-up pictures of cocks???

    I've never requested to see private pics, and no one has ever approached me with an invitation to see his private pics, so I have no idea what actually gets posted as private pics. I just assumed that private pics had to be approved like public ones do and that private pics would therefore be held to the R-rated nudity rule that specifically excludes cock shots.
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    Jun 08, 2007 2:51 PM GMT
    people can show close up pics of there cocks or anything else that they want. i dont think they allow you to be engaged in sexual activity though. but can someone just tell me please, where do cock shots belong in a fitness community.
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    Jun 08, 2007 2:57 PM GMT
    I think you are stressing over something that's really not that important. Cock shots are just a bonus on this site.
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    Jun 08, 2007 3:44 PM GMT
    a bonus for you maybe. im not stressing, just trying to get an idea of others opinions on the matter. to be honest i find the idea of having cock shots posted on a fitness community for gay men a little offensive. just because im gay and interested in fitness doesnt mean that i need to see a little bonus cock shot every now and then. why is it considered that im stressing when im concerned about being labled as totally sex driven. having cock shots posted on a website for gay fitness is playing into a major stereotype of what gay men are. quite frankly im a little alarmed that not as many other people feel as strongly about this subject as i do. and its far to easy to write this subject off as something being over stressed about. no one seems to be able to answer my question. Where do cock shots belong on a website that claims to be devoted to fitness? (whether it be gay or straight)
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    Jun 08, 2007 4:55 PM GMT
    WHY??

    reason 1: The cock is a muscle, same as a bicep.

    reason 2: the practice of flexing the cock muscle (aka sex) promotes erect posture, strength and flexibility.

    reason 3: add physical intensity to the aforementioned and there is a rigorous cardiovascular benefit - presuming you are doing it correctly. (watch your form.)

    Remember: sex is great exercise! PM8





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    Jun 08, 2007 5:27 PM GMT
    I'm not the least bit offended by cock shots, but I'm also not the least bit interested in them, either. I prefer to see a man's cock in the context of his entire body.
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    Jun 08, 2007 5:55 PM GMT
    Would it be acceptable for an all women's fitness community online to have pics posted of her tits or her vagina?

    Can anyone at least agree that RealJock shouldnt claim itself as a fitness community if there are going to be cock shots posted on it?

    Is anyone else the least bit worried of the message that it would send to people if this site ever got to be as popular as Myspace with all their media exposure?
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    Jun 08, 2007 6:57 PM GMT
    Actually, no, I don't see the difference in gay.com, which presents itself primarily as a social site, not a hookup site, allowing private cockshots. Gay.com, as you may know, polices public photos constantly. It's not as if RJ's communal interest, fitness, means people can't also hook up.

    Another crypto-fitness site that allows cockshots is bigmuscle.com. And most of the straight lifting sites, like elitefitness, also have forums for sex chat. Does this reduce straight lifters to sex-driven stereotypes?

    I do not see why it's one or the other for you.
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    Jun 08, 2007 7:16 PM GMT
    I think the obvious answer is that RealJock is a fitness community but not solely a fitness community. Even you, despite all your objections to cock shots, indicated on your own profile that you're dating, you're HIV-, you always practice safe sex, and your position for anal sex is versatile. If the non-fitness sexual content on RealJock is so offensive to you, why did you bother to fill out those parts on your profile?

    As for what people might think of this site, personally, I don't care what they think. I also don't care what they think of manhunt or gaywatch.com, which are both far raunchier than RealJock.
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    Jun 09, 2007 3:45 AM GMT
    I agree with those who don't think there is a necessity for mutual exclusivity between being a fitness site and also allowing for people to meet for other reasons.

    Steakhouses also serve desert.
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