Thanks, everyone. I've don'e blood tests already. Don't know what they could be looking for but, okay.... I've been placed on an aspirin regimen (the low doses don't seem to be kicking in the allergy symptoms). The retina dude will be doing some kind of test/procedure to find out if the current level of eye damage is permanent (most likely, it is). I don't recommend being out on the road when I'm driving. 😉
Here's one from the Mail Bag for you all to ponder this weekend.
"My partner and I have a bit of a conundrum. We fostered (then eventually adopted) our son when his parents threw him out of the house because he is gay. We've always said he has no reason to be ashamed of his sexuality, or his body. Nudity was accepted, boners and semi-hard on's were normal. Masturbation is a natural thing. Okay, so far so good, right?
Here's the tough part. We all belong to the same gym and the manager asked us to have a talk with our son - who is now in his early 20's, single, and living in his own apartment. It seems he's been taking naked selfies in the locker room and showers, most with full erections and sometimes openly masturbating. Sometimes other guys get captured in these pictures in various states of undress. We did indeed talk to him. He has promised to stop getting unsuspecting men in the pictures. He says lots of guys post photos and jack-off videos online and doesn't see anything wrong with it.
We know he reads your blog because he's the one who introduced us to it. Maybe you and your readers could help us explain that this could backfire on him some day."
Um, he shouldn't feel ashamed of his sexuality, so that's good. He has no reason to be ashamed of his body or the way it functions, and that's good. Masturbation is indeed natural and healthy for him, and that's good. Everyone should be able to handle seeing the boners - the cock will do what it wants to do when it wants to do it.
Selfies in the locker room are fine as long as others are not in the frame - yes, lots of guys do this.
Jack-off photos or videos - well, I think men have been doing that since the introduction of the Polaroid. Posting them online could cause trouble someday. He could lose the job he has or have trouble finding a new job. Because HR departments do more online research and background checks than ever before.
Unless he's hoping to land a job as a nude model and porn actor he should cease posting those anywhere on the internet.
Readers: What say you?