Defending the Raven

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HNT: Ring

So I was at a loss to really get a good pic for this week in line with the Olympic theme. It wasn’t that I couldn’t think of something, but rather that I knew I wouldn’t have the proper time to excute something more involved. The only thing I could come up with was something playing on the Olympic Rings. Then I started thinking about my wedding ring and how it is such an interesting symbol. I don’t put much into my wedding ring. I like wearing it because it has me tagged. I don’t wear it all the time (it tends to come off with my watch and work clothes at the end of the day). But then I also thought more about how in the past it has been something of a taboo. To catch eye contact with people and then see them look at my ring. Or I’ve also had some guys who find out that I’m married and bi get off on the idea of the ring. And there have been times in the past when I’ve had requests that I wear it during…. um… oh hell we all know my past. When I’ve fucked with guys alone there have been a couple times where it was requested that I wear my ring (we won’t delve into the fucked psychology of that; the past is past). I do find it interesting how a little piece of metal can have such a big and small impact. So I thought I’d let my ring be the featured player for this week. Of course, I couldn’t let it be completely about the ring.


August 21, 2008 Posted by | HNT | 5 Comments

HNT: After the Workout

The one thing that I don’t like about my job is that it is nowhere near the gym I used to go to. The gym I go to only has two locations in Manhattan. Now the only reason I started going to this gym is that a friend of mine got me a free year’s pass. With gym memberships approaching $100 a month in Manhattan how could I pass up the offer. Plus it was two blocks from my old job. But best of all I could workout with my friend on a regular basis. In December the membership expired. So I reupped, but paid for 18 months in advance because it was such a great deal and I could pay for it over three months. Of course, now that I’m in a new place and have a new commute neither location is ideally suited. As I’m finally settling into a routine I’m realizing that going tot he gym is not part of the routine because it’s a hassel and that bothers me. I sucked it up and went to the gym today at lunch. Given that it takes 20 minutes to get there I did a quick 30 minutes on a treadmill (well, not quick because it was still 30 minutes). Hopped in the shower, trying to avoid checking people out because that woudl just slow me down. Of course, that didn’t work and this gym is down on Wall St. so lots of overpaid investment bankers who are so self-absorbed that they are too busy checking themsleves out to see that I’m checking them out too. I also had lingering thoughts of Ms Lily and he Knight’s HNT pics from today (check out the last pic – sweet Jesus!). I couldn’t help but jerk off in the shower. It is by far one of my favorite places to jerk off. I think it is for a lot of guys because growing up it was the safest place to do it when all you could think about was wanking your dick. I got back to my locker and was inspired to take a pic with my phone. Hope it inspires you to get your workout in… or at least a good wanking.

Post Workout and Wank

Post Workout and Wank

August 14, 2008 Posted by | HNT | 7 Comments

HNT: Back in It



Ok folks. I know it’s been a while, but joining the fray some more now that things have settled down from the major life changes of the last month (if you haven’t been following started a new job and moved into a house all within four days). In the mix of it all my favorite blogger to try and one up, Marcello, posted this HNT. I’ve been meaning to throw it back at him. I must add that while my team allegiance is not with that team from the Bronx, some of the best hook-ups SR and I have had are with hardcore Yankee fans. Hey Marcello, I’ll wear my jersey if you wear yours. Bet that got you all thinking. Enjoy!

August 7, 2008 Posted by | HNT | 2 Comments

HNT: Comfy

Because of previously admitted underwear thing (fetish is just the wrong word), I tend to go on underwear buying binges every 2 months or so. Sometimes it’s for me (ok, most of the time) and sometimes it’s for SR. The other day I found some fun new stuff on sale. Well one pair is thee most comfiest pair of boxers ever and they are pretty damn sexy too. I’m actually wearing them right now (and nothing else) as I type. I’m going back to the store and buying another pair or two, even if they have to be in the same color, because I love them so much. Enjoy.

June 19, 2008 Posted by | HNT | 1 Comment

HNT: Ode to Marcello

So my newest online friend Marcello put up a great set of pics for HNT last night. I particularly liked the stripped boxer pics, but that might be because of my underwear “fetish.” If I haven’t mentioned it before I love people stripped to their underwear. There is a delicious almost, but not quite naked level of excitement to it that totally turns me on. Someone in their underwear can be completely innocent or can be enticing you to the higher levels of intimacy. In Marcello’s pics he is clearly enticing because unless he had an itch he is drawing our attention quite specifically. So in the spirit of that I decided to mirror the pics as best I could.

Now in my comments on his posting I make a joke (a lame one, but one that cracked me up) saying “Now that you showed us your Peter can I show you my Paul?” Apparently he enjoyed the comment so I guess I need to make good on that. However in doing so I think I took some of my favorite photos of myself. Enjoy!

June 12, 2008 Posted by | HNT | 1 Comment

HNT: Grin and Bear It

If you have been following me on Twitter you know that the last 24 hours have been a roller-coaster. I quit my job yesterday. The level of bullshit and dysfunction took an incredible and shocking turn for me and I couldn’t stand it any longer. You always want to go out on a high, but sometimes going out is just what is more important. It’s been a gratifying day of speaking with my work colleagues who were as shocked as me. It’s also great to have the confirmation that I have their respect more than my bosses do.

So what does this have to do with Half Nekkid Thursday? Well, yesterday was just another example of sometimes you just need to grin and bear it no matter what the situation. To honor that I decided to wear my new American Apparel boxers and strike a similarly appropriate “grin and bear it” pose. Enjoy!

April 24, 2008 Posted by | HNT | Leave a comment

hApPy hAlF-nEkKiD tHuRSdAy

I was totally ready to do my own HNT today. I had at least one idea ready, but the timing of it just didn’t work out. So I thought guess I’ll just have to go without doing it. Then I was at the gym this morning chatting with a gay guy I’ve become friends with. The sexual tension between us is kinda funny. We totally own up to it, and it’s a running joke. He is the sweetest nicest guy, but who has this edge to him that if you cross him look the fuck out. He has a penchant for kilts and Broadway theatre. It kills me that someone hasn’t snatched him up because he would be the best boyfriend/husband in the world. He was there before me and on an elliptical. So I sidled up next to him. But in getting on my machine I got a in my face glimpse of his ass. Now he’s a bigger guy, but he can carry his weight really well and pull it off. But he’s gotten a trainer and balanced his work like more to focus on his health and he is looking really great. And well, his ass was looking particularly great. Maybe it’s just because I’m in the mood to be a very dominant top to a guy right now (not that I’m thinking of anyone specific AT ALL). I let the moment pass and we settle into an intense workout with some chatting. At some point I end up brining up the fact that I had checked his ass out. He kinda giggled. In context of the conversation I said that it was a very fine ass, but not as nice as SR’s. He was offended and a little hurt. This is the nature of our friendship: sexual tension mixed with cruel brutality sometimes. Honestly it’s like we’re the Marquise and Valmont in Dangerous Liasions. He doubted my truth in the matter and so I said I could send him evidence that SR’s ass was probably nicer than his. He declined.

SO longer story later I decided that if he didn’t want it, I’d share it with you perverted people for today’s HNT. So there it is. My HNT for this week. And my gorgeous wife’s gorgeous ass. Oh and yes, those tan lines are pretty much a year round enticement. It’s the far western european blood in her. Enjoy!

April 17, 2008 Posted by | HNT | Leave a comment


What?! Is it really me? Why, yes, yes it is. I’m basking in my post-birthday glow and was feeling inspired this morning. I cannot say that this marks a return for me to blogging more regularly, but I have to say that reading Marcello’s newish blog has me inspired. In fact he inspired me to take this picture because I know that he will certainly appreciate it. So this is me dipping my toes back in the blogging pool (appropriate, eh?). Enjoy!

Oh and thanks to Mina & Sylvanus for their birthday HNT pic just for me.

April 10, 2008 Posted by | HNT | Leave a comment

HNT: Just for You

Just for someone special… they know who they are.

November 9, 2007 Posted by | HNT | Leave a comment

HNT: O Christmas Tree

I promised to join in on HNT this week. Moreover I challenged Ben to participate as well. UPDATE: Ben accepted the challenge!!! His stocking is hung.

I hope this puts you in the spirit of the season if you aren’t already. Now just imagine a nice snowy winter night in New York City. The wind is howling outside and the snow is building up on the window ledge. But it’s nice and warm inside with only the illumination of the tree providing a soft glow to the room. You can take things as far as you’d like using the photo as inspiration. Oh, and if you do, please share by leaving a comment.

See my past HNT contributions here.

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December 14, 2006 Posted by | HNT | 8 Comments

HNT: I’m Back

Its been a while for this so I’m going all out. Well, not ALL out. I’m not THAT brave, at least not in this public forum.

Past HNT: 6/26; 5/25; 4/6; 3/30; 2/23; 2/16; 11/10; 10/27; 10/20; 9/29; 9/22; 9/8; 9/1; 8/25; 8/18; 8/11

October 26, 2006 Posted by | HNT | 6 Comments

HNT: The Video

Ok, so trying something new here. I’ve been away from HNT for a month or so. Got a new digital camera and thought I’d take it out for a spin and share with you. Got a new pair of briefs today. As you know I’m more of a boxer briefs kinda guy, but for the gym I like briefs to keep me all secure. Couldn’t resist buying a pair of these.

For the more traditionally minded HNT followers here is a phot for you. ENJOY! Be kind 😉

Past HNT:
5/25; 4/6; 3/30; 2/23; 2/16; 11/10; 10/27; 10/20; 9/29; 9/22; 9/8; 9/1; 8/25; 8/18; 8/11

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June 27, 2006 Posted by | HNT | 11 Comments

HNT For My Girlfriend

Originally uploaded by mark77nyc.

My glorious return to HNT after a couple weeks hiatus — just under the wire.

This week’s is dedicated to my girlfriend. The reason? Well see those boxers? She (ok fine and her husband) bought them for me for my birthday. Hope you all enjoy!

Past HNT:
4/6; 3/30; 2/23; 2/16; 11/10; 10/27; 10/20; 9/29; 9/22; 9/8; 9/1; 8/25; 8/18; 8/11

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May 26, 2006 Posted by | HNT | 11 Comments

HNT 4.6.06

Well since last weeks’s was the bottom I thought I’d give you the top, but this time a little more for your money.

Past HNT:
3/30; 2/23; 2/16; 11/10; 10/27; 10/20; 9/29; 9/22; 9/8; 9/1; 8/25; 8/18; 8/11

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April 7, 2006 Posted by | HNT | 8 Comments

HNT 3.30.06


So I totally ripped this idea off of someone else, but I can’t remember who. But it’s such a great idea that I’m not apologizing for it!

Past HNT:
2/23; 2/16; 11/10; 10/27; 10/20; 9/29; 9/22; 9/8; 9/1; 8/25; 8/18; 8/11

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March 30, 2006 Posted by | HNT | 14 Comments



Ok, so things are a little busy at work this week. I have so much to catch you all up on… valentine’s after dinner, my slutty weekend.. However, in the meantime, I offer my boldest HNT yet.

February 23, 2006 Posted by | HNT | 14 Comments

HNT – Ode To Ben


I am making a return to HNT.

I was particularly inspired by Ben’s first strong entry into HNT back in January. Since then Ben and his wife K and I have become pretty friendly. So this is for them.

I can’t promise that this will be a weekly participation, but I’m in the blogging mood this week (if you couldn’t tell already).

February 16, 2006 Posted by | HNT | 12 Comments

HNT: Cribbed from Ben

Ben over at Sexually Me posted one like this last week, but I’ve always wanted to take one just like this. Something about my wedding ring that makes me very happy.

Past HNT:
10/27; 10/20; 9/29; 9/22; 9/8; 9/1; 8/25; 8/18; 8/11

November 18, 2005 Posted by | HNT | 6 Comments

HNT: Rub a dub dub…

… Emerald’s in the tub.

So I didn’t get to taking a picture last night, but might have some time this evening. However, I had a request from Emerald to feature her in a Half Naked Thursday guest spot. Your wish, my friend, is my command.

October 27, 2005 Posted by | HNT | 3 Comments

HNT: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Out on a Limb

Ok, so I’ve been admonished by Emerald Eyes and Dee’s Husband for not being better about keeping up regular postings of Half Naked Thursday so I decided to up the ante a ton today. This posting may not stay up very long because I feel horribly exposed, but what the hell. I guess I’m a voyeur by nature so why not. Plus I figure I’d give the whole package (minus “the package”) and then scale it back to more teasing shots. Then you’ll all have the larger context to fit it all back to.

This pic is interesting because it’s about 6 months old and in that time I’ve been hitting the gym a lot more. Arms, shoulders, and pecs are much more defined. And the mid-section probably photographs better, but don’t think I’m ever gonna be able to escape having a beer gut. It’s the constant reminder that I used to be 100 lbs. heavier.

Please be kind.

October 20, 2005 Posted by | HNT | 3 Comments

HNT: Baby Got Back

Ok, ok, ok… the title is lame and the picture is not so hot, but I’m running out of body parts to show outside of my face and more private areas. Face might be ok, but soooooooooo not ready for the family jewels.

September 29, 2005 Posted by | HNT | 7 Comments