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Author Archives: Cirrus Wood

I’m trying to figure out if the election of Donald Trump is anything less than a tragedy

I’m trying to figure out if the election of Donald Trump is anything less than a tragedy

, by Cirrus Wood

Cirrus Wood contemplates the recent election results, and what it will mean for LGTBQ Americans and others. Read More

Why gay men are better at negotiating sex than straight guys

Why gay men are better at negotiating sex than straight guys

, by Cirrus Wood

“It had just never occurred to me that straight men might actually have it harder than gay ones in any way at anything,” writes Cirrus Wood. Read More

For gay men, sex is just another way of getting to know someone

For gay men, sex is just another way of getting to know someone

, by Cirrus Wood

And “what’s your name” is optional, explains Cirrus Wood. Read More

Dating in the days before internet p*rn and dating apps

Dating in the days before internet p*rn and dating apps

, by Cirrus Wood

Cirrus tells BETA about the glimpses he’s gotten of how hooking up worked in the days before Grindr—and what made him run back to the safety and convenience of online apps. Read More

Harnesses & harm reduction at Folsom Street Fair [photo essay]

Harnesses & harm reduction at Folsom Street Fair [photo essay]

, by Cirrus Wood

Folsom has become just as much a space for the curious (and camera carrying) crowd as for genuine fetishists and kinksters. Read More