Nov 25, 2014
Do Gay Men Play Strip Poker?
Reading any non-religious books or magazines, including the newspaper, on Sunday.
Dancing, "even in the guise of physical education class."
Eating any food that contained alcohol or sounded like it contained alcohol, like beer nuts.
Games with dice, including Monopoly.
Entering a Catholic church, even an architectural masterpiece like the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
Saying bad words, even "gee," "gosh," and "golly."
I started breaking away during my senior year in high school. It took a couple of years to severe all ties, and a few more years to stop feeling guilty over the Nazarene "sins."
But there are two "sins" that I've never overcome:
1. Alcohol. I don't mind being in a bar or restaurant that serves it, but I won't have it in my house. I've had two glasses of wine and 1 1/2 cans of beer in my life.
2. Cards. Seeing playing cards fills me with revulsion. Especially the face cards -- Jacks, Kings, Queens. I won't touch them.
Fortunately, card games -- Bridge, Poker, Gin Rummy, Pinocle -- seem to be primarily a heterosexual pastime. No one in West Hollywood, New York, or Florida ever invited me to "play cards."
Unless it's an all male group.
Gay men don't really need a game to trick other men into taking off their clothes. You can just ask.
So they don't usually play strip poker.
Strip Twister, maybe.
See also: Twister; and The Night I Drank 1 1/2 Cans of Beer.