Cole Saladino DESIGN
“NYU Madrid Ally Week” 2012 Cover: “Cole Saladino Logo” 2012
“Cooked TeetH” 2012
Come draw, De-Stress, Eat free food, Meet some friends, and challenge some ideas!
Date: Novemeber 18th Time: 8pm-10pm Where: Palladium MPR
Drawing materials and S’Mac Provided!!
“Doodles and Noodles” 2011
HIGHLINE PARK Date: Saturday 9/8 Time: 2:00pm Where: Meet in Lobby What: Highline and Chelsea Market exploration adventure with FREE gelato Be on time and BRING YOUR CAMERAS =)
FREE GELATO “HighLine and Gelato” 2012
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“CS Photo Logo” 2012 Previous: Exerpt from “Wanderings” 2011
No, we’re not talking about your shirt and slacks....
Okay kids, sometimes in the world of relationships and gay sex, few things matter more than who is doing what under the covers. So, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty – the good stuff – and talk about the ins and outs of tops and bottoms. Now, if you are asking yourself, “The tops of what? The tops of people?” don’t sweat it, you’re not alone and we are here to help. We are talking about the active “top” role and the passive “bottom” role in gay sex. If you’re still confused, imagine a man and a woman having regular ole anal sex… Okay, now replace that woman with a gay man – he is the bottom in the sexual encounter. (That’s right, ladies, unless your man is cool with you using a strap-on on him, you are the passive one during sex, the one being penetrated, the bottom.) So, what’s the big deal is you ask? All of this seems pretty straightforward, right? Not always. There’s a fairly common dilemma gay men must deal with when starting a new sexual relationship: How do you tell who’s going to be pitching and who’s going to be catching when things start getting down and dirty? If you’re drunk and feeling flirtatious, you may just flat out ask someone at the nightclub (it happens more times than you think). If you’re using one of many gay hook-up sites (and we’re not talking just Craigslist here), most men will identify their preferred role in their user profiles. But for everyone else, this territory can be tricky at times – and unless you want to spend the whole night dueling “swords” with your one-night stand, you’re going to need to figure out what the hell is going on before you take your clothes off.
So, how does this help you if
among gay men” can tell you
fuck it, and take a risk with the
you’re hitting up the gay bars,
what height and hairiness have
situation. If you’re into a guy
keen hooking, and trying to find
to do with whether a guy wants
and he’s into you, knowing who
out what the deal is with some
to poke or be poked.
would be top and who would
guy? It doesn’t. This wasn’t writ-
Our goal here was to educate.
be bottom is a conversation that
ten for you. If you really want
Have we made your life more
can be saved right before the
some help with this, go hand out
difficult? Not being able to ste-
main event. After all, the roles
with Nick Yee, a research scien-
reotype? Not being able to ap-
of top and bottom are really
tist in Palo Alto, California. His
ply the “male” and “female”
only applicable in anal penetra-
study on the “correlations be-
roles of heterosexual sex to
tion – it’s safe to say there are
tween sex-role preference and
every gay man you encounter?
plenty of other ways to enjoy a
physical preference for partners
Good, point for us.
In the end, while gay sex is not as simple as the basic male and female pairing, sexual compatibility is a universal thriller or
What t he FUC K?
killer. And, though it might do a gay man well to develop an intuition for these things, a way
“Sexual compatibility is a universal thriller or killer.”
of speaking without saying a word, so many men will say,
Exerpt from “SafeWord Magazine” 2011 Previous: Exerpt from “SafeWord Magazine” 2011
Caption BLAH BLAH BLAH
“SafeWord Magazine Logos” 2011
Exerpts from “SafeWord Magazine” 2011
Exerpts from “Wanderings” 2012
Distance. Maybe it wonâ€™t be so
terrible afterall. This magical energy of being alone. In the strangest of ways, it compliments the deep warmth of
love. A vision of them, right by my side. Them, imagining the same. Weâ€™re
together in a better space, one not
tainted by a harsh reality. Its soft focus and clear.
You are wrong if you think joy eminates only or principally from human relationsips.
“Inside Worlds 1 and 7” 2010 Previous: Exerpt from “wanderings”
“Inside Worlds 3 and 5” 2011