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Author Archives: Cirrus Wood

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

I don’t give a damn about not being a “gold star” gay

I don’t give a damn about not being a “gold star” gay

, by Cirrus Wood

“Maybe it’s because I lack a gold star that I couldn’t care less about them,” writes Cirrus Wood. Read More

Coming out

Coming out

, by Cirrus Wood

Cirrus Wood tells us what changed—and what didn’t—when he came out as gay to people in his life. Read More