Where did your muscle passion start?

  • gaydocalex

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    Feb 23, 2012 12:40 PM GMT
    I remember as a kid getting a thrill out of Popeye because he was so strong. Then I started fantasizing that I was strong, but I would have been embarrassed if any muscles were to show. Any feat of strength would turn me on. Even the Star Trek episode where the alien develops the power to control the world with his mind, or Carrie with her telekinesis. All these things turned me on (whatever that means for a 10 year old).

    It was when I was around 12 that I realized that I wanted to LOOK strong, not just BE strong. That was when my obsession began. I started to masturbate to Dave Draper and other comic book ad guys. ,

    I think my gayness in part stemmed from feeling envious of ANY sort of power, and then I sexualized it by masturbating. This generated mental associations which persist til today (age 45).

    Unfortunately, with all my obssession, I never could get obsessed about going to the gym - though I tried many times. So now as an adult I continue my envy of those with muscles.

    Anybody interested in treating me to a show some time? Does it hurt to ask?

    -Alex
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    Feb 23, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    I never viewed the male body as sexually attractive until my mid-20s when I started going to the gym, got some muscle of my own, and started to look at myself as sexually attractive. Prior to then, I just never thought of guys as sexy, or even beautiful. Prior to then, it was just, if I look a certain way, and emulate "better" looking guys, I'm more likely to attract women.
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    Feb 23, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    In high school I used to workout with a buddy after school my junior/senior year. I hated every minute of it, despite feeling sore I felt so much less stress. I think my biggest inspiration has been athletes like Greg Louganis, Lance Armstrong, and Kyle Maynard. Overcoming whatever limitations they had to make it to the top. I don't plan on being a world class champion or pro anytime soon, but I certainly don't expect to stop cause of small obstacles.
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    Feb 23, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    An over exposure to waaaay too many 80's action films as a child I assume.

    Ahhh Jean Claude, you used to be so sexy icon_cry.gif

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    Feb 23, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidAn over exposure to waaaay too many 80's action films as a child I assume.

    Ahhh Jean Claude, you used to be so sexy icon_cry.gif

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    I would have to agree. whew
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    Feb 23, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    I grew up in the 60's being a tall, thin kid with long legs. I ran track in h.s. and then one day stopped by to see a buddy working out with the H20-polo team. I talked to the coach and tried out for - and made the team. Right away I started on an intense program to gain muscle and bulk up. That is when I began to look and feel great. In college I continued on playing H20-polo - and began fine tuning my work outs. I still pretty much do the same work out routine. So it was in h.s. that I began a muscle passion (although I never thought of it as such).
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    Feb 23, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    when i was born
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    Feb 23, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    I'm maybe 9 or 10 yrs old - Watching Gilligan's Island when that surfer hunk gets stranded on the island (Dennis Miller). Remember him flexing and saying "Just skin and bones" - MaryAnn and Ginger slobbering all over him.
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    Feb 23, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    4 years old - He-man, Arnold Schwarzenegger, bowflex commercials, all gave me raging 4 year old wood...I don't know why but ever since my first memories I have always been strongly attracted to men.
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    Feb 23, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    Hmmm. I can't say I'm very attracted to men with a bunch of muscles, honestly. I like the definition and a slimmer build. Perhaps I'm weird.
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    Feb 23, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    The usual media influences for the "pre-'He-Man'" crowd:

    - "Popeye" (and Bluto)
    - "Sinbad the Sailor Jr." cartoon (still looking for one of those belts)
    - "Mighty Mouse" (waay hotter than Mickey)
    - Denny Miller (the surfer and "Jungle Man" episodes) on "Gilligan's Island"
    - Dave Draper and Max Baer Jr. (Jethro) on "The Beverly Hillbillies"
    - Peter Lupus on "Mission Impossible"
    - comic book musclebuilding ads (that "Saul New York" was such a sexy composite)
    - "The Three Stooges Meet Hercules!" and other sixties gladiator films
    - Victor Mature in "Samson & Delilah"
    - Chris Dickerson on "What's My Line?"
    - a particular segment on a Mitzi Gaynor TV special
    - Kurt Russell in "The Strongest Man In The World" (sooo cute)
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    Feb 23, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
    Definitely all those trashy Sword & Sorcery movies from the '80s.

    I mean, c'mon, how many of us were really gonna pass this up for the girls from The Facts of Life?:

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  • gaydocalex

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    Feb 24, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    Ah yes...

    That Gilligans Island episode!!!!!!
    "his muscles have muscles" "a very high IQ" icon_smile.gif
    I also remember the Mitzy Gaynor and 1000 men special. OY VEYZ MEER!!!

  • DCguy2001

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    Feb 24, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    Old school pro wrestling from the 80s - Rick Rude, the Von Erichs, etc.

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    And, of course, the Incredible Hulk...
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  • OMGitsRoy

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    Feb 24, 2012 5:59 AM GMT
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  • koolnessbox

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    Feb 24, 2012 6:02 AM GMT
    Marvel and DC
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    Feb 24, 2012 8:46 AM GMT
    This is a really interesting question, I love muscles, I remember I had a magazine with Brad Pitt circa Troy on the cover and it was so sticky icon_redface.gif LOL. I've always been mesmerized especially with huge biceps but the ones that look natural, not the roided up ones.

    But I've never wanted to have muscles myself, it's not something I want at all, LOL, it would disgust me. icon_lol.gif I do like guys with muscles though and they like me. I thought it was weird at first because I thought all gay men would be into muscular men like I am but the men I've been with said that men like them (with muscles) were a complete turn-off for them and that I had the perfect body. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 24, 2012 9:22 AM GMT
    I don't care about muscles, I stay in shape because it makes a lot of my hobbies easier and because I want to be able to tie my shoes without a belly getting in the way.
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    Feb 24, 2012 10:18 AM GMT
    Watching wrestling at 4pm on a Saturday afternoon in UK as a 10 year old was such a turn on. I used to switch the channel when I heard my parents coming, lol. Still get aroued from watching two muscle guys wrestling and in my 40's nowicon_smile.gif
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    Feb 24, 2012 10:26 AM GMT
    I was continually made fun of at school both primary and secondary by my peers. I was a skinny kid and i hated it. Loathed the way I looked. I was a club swimmer, mid long distance runner, played all sports but never put any weight on. I think I was 42 kg at 14 which is stuff all.

    I decided one day to start doing something about it. Do I borrowed some dumbbells, started doing push ups and sit ups. By the time Id left school I could notice a difference in my appearance, I think surfing helped. I've been doing weights ever since because of the skinny tag

    I'm still lean but happy and confident with my physical appearance.
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    Feb 24, 2012 10:34 AM GMT
    I would say that I began my obsession with muscles once I started climbing last year. there was this dude in the boulder cave that would climb V8 V9 routes and I thought his lean muscles were so fucking sexy, I remember being so envious of him. So I guess, muscle obsession began mostly out of envy, and only slightly out of wanting to be healthy and looking healthy as well.
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    Feb 24, 2012 11:12 AM GMT
    whateveryo saidAn over exposure to waaaay too many 80's action films as a child I assume.

    Ahhh Jean Claude, you used to be so sexy icon_cry.gif

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    Couldn't agree more. I love growing up watching his action movies. I don't know why but his best movies always showed his ass. Just an observation icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 24, 2012 11:15 AM GMT
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    whateveryo saidAn over exposure to waaaay too many 80's action films as a child I assume.

    Ahhh Jean Claude, you used to be so sexy icon_cry.gif

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    Couldn't agree more. I love growing up watching his action movies. I don't know why but his best movies always showed his ass. Just an observation icon_lol.gif


    Oh I know, his ass was amazing, I remember seeing Timecop and getting an odd feeling when he did this icon_biggrin.gif

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    Feb 24, 2012 11:21 AM GMT
    7th grade...

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    Feb 24, 2012 11:28 AM GMT
    probably in the early 90's, mainly thanks to this guys Van Damme and Dolph lundgren on their action movies and characters they played..like Universal soldiers, Time cop...etc

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    definitely not Arnold or Sylvester stallone, they were like too goofy or robotic..icon_confused.gificon_biggrin.gif