October 2000

I Forgot

Well, I did not write an article last month because I actually forgot! Well, I was out of town for like two and half weeks, so that was part of the reason I forgot. So I thought I better write something this month. Since I last wrote an article, I have done a few things. One of them is that I went to my first gay bar/club. It was in Gainesville while I was up there visiting a friend. It was not a big place and there was not an overwhelming number of people, but I had a lot of fun. Now I just need to go to some here. I hear there are some good ones.

Another thing I did was start talking to a guy on the phone that I met online. He is like the perfect guy. Very good looking, smart, level headed, plays piano, and is just plain awesome. Here's the catch, though, he lives in WV and I'm here in S. FL. Why is it that the good ones always live like at least 500 miles away!! We are planning on meeting the end of Sept. I'm going to be near him on a little trip I'm going on. I will let you know how things go next month.

Sex and Age

Recently I have been reading some emails that some of the fellow Oasis writers have been writing. They had to do with casual sex. Personally, I am not against it as long as it is safe. I know some of you who might read this are going to think I am crazy, and some will agree. I am not against it, but I don't personally think I would do it unless it was someone I knew and we both agreed to it. But something that was not discussed was the age of the people involved. My view on age is that if I am attracted to someone, and they are not immature or older then dirt, and we hit it off, then age is irrelevant. I think that the current age of consent is too old. I know that some people are not ready for sex younger then 18, but from everything I have seen and experienced, gay kids seem to be way more knowledgable and sexually mature (mentally) at a younger age then most other kids. Now I want to know what you guys think. Do you think that casual sex is okay or wrong? Do you think that the age of consent is too old or too young? Email me at: tyler4us@hotmail.com

P.S. Don't forget to go fill out the Out Proud online survey for gay youth. You can find it at: http://www.outproud.org/survey/oasis.html

See ya'


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