As a loss for what to give this holiday season? These gifts will keep the yultide especially gay.
Condoms as gifts?
Why not? What better way to show you care? Especially when they're the attractively packaged, socially conscious, vegan-friendly (casein-free) Sir Richard's Condoms Company brand. For every condom sold, Sir Richard's donates one condom to a developing nation in need. Made from 100 percent natural Latex, the condoms are free of glycerin, spermicide and parabens. They have minimal Latex odor and premium lubricant for optimal gliding. Four varieties include pleasure dots, classic ribbed, ultra thin and extra large. Visit sirrichards.com.
For dirty boyz
Every guy wants to look and smell his best, and Dirty Boyz products help you clean up well. The "Play Clean" line of personal care products, aimed at gay men, features five lustrous bars of soap, including the oatmeal-based Bear Bar (Havana Nights), the glycerin Gay Bar (Commando), the olive and oats Bitch Bar, the natural and old-fashioned Anti-Homophobia Soap ("wash away stupidity, feel clean again") and, perfect for Christmas, Gingerbread Man Soap. There's a clever black raspberry cream body massage candle (use the melted oils for a sexy rubdown), a tin of balm and ball balm ("if you shave them, you need this to run free") and the Forever Boy Wrinkle Warfare Anti-Aging Serum. Other products in the line include Hand Job silicone personal lube, a tin of dulce de leche lip butter, top-and-bottom, all-in-one hair and body wash and Lover Boy Skin Silk moisturizer and massage oil. Visit dirtyboyzplayclean.com.
Taking the puzzle search craze in an entirely new direction, the "Where's Waldo?"-inspired "Where's Dildo?" invites players to find the "hard partying" dildo among the sexual revelers in a series of 24-by-36-inch posters. Search for "dildo on a bar crawl, on Spring Break or on campus at Blowzenfux University. Visit finddildo.com.
The male stripper phenomenon known as Chippendales is still going strong after more than 30 years. Taking a page from the gay body handbook, these buff dudes in their trademark black bow ties and white cuffs take it all off for writhing and squealing suburbanites around the world. The 16-month Chippendales 2011/2012 calendar features an array of ripped and pumped models flexing (and trying not to look gay) for the camera.
The problem of "so many movies, so little time" is solved with the collectors' sets Big Gay Love and Big Lesbian Love (both from Wolfe). Both packages include four recent queer films, popular on the festival circuit. Big Gay Love features the brilliant Shakespearean musical "Were The World Mine" and the Chad Allen vehicle "Hollywood, je t'aime." Big Lesbian Love titles include "Itty Bitty Titty Committee," directed by Jamie Babbit ("But, I'm A Cheerleader") and featuring Melonie Diaz, Daniela Sea and Melanie Mayron.