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Sex Tape!

Admit it, you’ve thought about it, and you’ve got a hidden camera setup, so if your hot wife or girlfriend is game, then start taping and get busy! Sex tapes are tricky business, though, so we have some pointer and some suggestions to help you with all the details outside of the actual performance.

First of all, sex tapes have the explosiveness to ruin lives and change relationships, so the matter has to be handled in an adult manner. That means that both (or all) parties must be aware of the tape, agree not to store extra copies, and NEVER to release them out of anger or revenge. As the man in charge, you must maintain control of the situation, so it doesn’t get out of hand.

Now that we have that out of the way, decide how and where you’re going to make your recording. If you want a high quality video, you may want to record in full light, using a high resolution camera like a GoPro. The GoPro can be mounted anywhere, and you can even mount it to a headband for some close-up video. If your partner isn’t comfortable recording in broad daylight or closeup, try using a night vision camera. You can use a hidden camera that is motion activated, so you’ll have video whenever the mood strikes you both.

Once you’ve produced your video, you and your co-star must decide whether to keep the video for watching and re-watching, or if you will watch once and delete. Whatever you decide, be honest. Don’t make a secret copy to show your buddies. Even if your mate performs like a professional, don’t upload the file to the Internet. Most importantly, do not release the tapes after you’ve separated or broken up. That’s classless and harmful, and a true gentleman would never do that, no matter the situation.

Many couples find that making a sex tape reinvigorates their sex live. As long as all involved parties are complicit, responsible, and level-headed, making a sex tape can be a relation and life altering experience, so practice your moans, groans and cheesy look of satisfaction… and ACTION!

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The Running of the Bulls, Pamplona Spain

We know it sounds cliché , but what man doesn’t want to say he’s been running with the bulls? And so it is one of our My Playlist items. The tradition has roots back to the 14th century, and is famous for its wave of white-shirt-red-scarf wearing men sprinting down the streets of Pamplona. Pack your attire, your running shoes and a Spanish-to-English dictionary and make way to Pamplona, Spain. The event is part of the San Fermin Festival, which takes place from July 6 to July 14. The running of the bulls begins on July 7 at 8:00am each morning throughout the rest of the festival. There are plenty of photographers on hand that will take your picture as you make your escape from the bulls. You must bring home a picture for proof, or no one will believe you!

There are a few rules to keep in mind. First, you must be 18. The other common sense rules are: 1) you must run in the same direction as the bulls, 2) you may not incite the bulls, and 3) you must not be drunk (some would argue you would have to be to do something so insane).

As for any well-established tradition, particularly if it involves the death of an animal, there are protests. PETA actively protests the event yearly, and if Spain ever succumbs to the political pressure, you may find that the event has disappeared forever, so better get in while the getting’s good.

La Tomatina Festival in Buñol, Spain

valencia 2But not everyone is willing or able to participate in an event such as the Running of the Bulls, so we’ve come up with an alternative (or additional) event also held in Spain. It’s the La Tomatina held in the Valencian town of Buñol. The event is a monstrous food fight, but only with tomatoes. It’s held on the last Wednesday in August.

Besides the fact that this event is a food fight, we love this event because it’s a bit easier on the heart for you older gents, and it’s an event that your girlfriend/wife will not just approve of, she’ll want to participate in. It’s a wonderful relationship-building vacation. Coincidentally, this week marks the 70th anniversary of the event. Because the festival has become so popular, tickets are now required, and they are limited in number.

Have fun and bon appétit.

 

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What Only a Man Can Do – Grow a Beard

It’s a great time to be a man. Beards are currently in fashion, so put down the razor or shaver and revel in the glory of being a facial-haired male. Beards are acceptable whether you are a biker, a professional athlete or a CEO, provided they match your profession. As a corporate executive, you probably can’t get away with a Grizzly Adams beard, but maybe something more refined like an extended goatee or a Balbo. On the other hand, if you’re a professional baseball player, you can wear just about any beard you like, but bigger the better (we’re mesmerized by the Dallas Keuchel beard).

If you’re old enough to grow facial hair, then go for it, and take some pictures for posterity’s sake. There are many styles of beards, and each says something about its wearer. We’ve provided a quick list of popular beards and what they might say about you if you grow one.

 

The Soul Patch

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This ‘baby beard’ hardly a beard at all. It looks like you missed a spot while shaving and decided to just let it go for a few days. It is a beard, nonetheless, so we feature it here. It says that you are very much about appearances, you want to grow a beard, but didn’t want to cover your pretty face with a bunch of scraggly hair. You want to say you have a beard, so have taken the easy route. We don’t recommend them as a My Playlist item.

 

The Goatee

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The goatee is the beginners beard. You can start one by letting your chin whiskers grow. No need to fuss with a mustache or sideburns, just work on the chin, and shape it as you like it. Despite being the beginner’s beard, wearing one won’t make you look like a beard newbie. The goatee has been around for centuries, and as such carries with it an inherent respectability, but it’s trendy enough to be worn by young folks too. This ageless beard says that you are fun and happy, but responsible and deep at the same time.

 

The Balbo and Anchor Beard

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The Balbo and the anchor beard are somewhat similar. The Balbo’s whiskers are nearer the corners of the mouth, where as the anchor tends to stay around the bottom of the chin. Both beards are like a goatee with a mustache. The mustache aspect of this facial hair arrangement give the aura of age and wisdom, and as such is a great option for middle-age men, particularly managers, supervisors and salesmen.

 

The Chinstrap

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What can we say about the chinstrap. To us, it’s the daintiest of beards. Because it doesn’t cover the face, and doesn’t really cover any of the neck, it can be quite thin, hence the dainty nature of this beard. Along with the soul patch, it’s the least manly beard, its manliness waning with its thinness. This type of beard is for the man who doesn’t really want to fuss with a beard and doesn’t want to cover his beautiful face, but wants to assert that he is a man. This beard is common among high school and college men who have the ability to grow some facial hair. If you are dead-set on growing a chinstrap, for God’s sake give it some thickness and width, and enhance it with a goatee or something.

 

The Fu Man Chu

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The famous Chinese beard – the Fu Man Chu. Asians are notorious for not being able to grow a beard since they lack facial hair in general. Some Asians are able to grow some hair right on their chin and above the corners of the mouth. This type of beard was a sign of chastity and wisdom among folks in the West, because the beard conjured up visions of the wise old Chinese man meditating on top of a mountain with a long wispy white beard and thin mustache. Oddly enough though,  the Western implementation of the Fu Man Chu has become associated with bikers and burly mechanics. It’s not a wise choice for men in professional occupations.

 

The Duck Dynasty Beard (formerly the Grizzly Adams)

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The Duck Dynasty family almost single-handedly brought back the popularity of the beard. Some of their beards are unkempt, uneven and full. By giving credence to the wild wacky full-on beard, they’ve made less loony beards respectable again. If you run your own business, or are unemployed or are a farmer, go for it if you like, grow a Grizzly Adams. They are manly, but not very fashionable.

 

The Verdi

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The Verdi is the trendy version of a full beard. The beard is nice and thick, but the mustache is long, waxed and curled. This type of beard is a throwback to the late 19th century and early 20th century. The wearer of this beard is a real man who loves being a man and has an eye for fashion and individualism. He doesn’t care what you think of him, nor should he. The only drawback to this beard is that in more serious occupations, you may initially appear to lack the killer instinct. If you wear this beard, you’ve got it though!

 

The Full Beard

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This is the man’s man’s beard. The beard is thick and long, but not crazy and unkempt like the Grizzly Adams. It combines masculinity and confidence with fashion and sensitivity – a perfect combination. These beards are worn by men who are calm, collected and in control – think ‘the most interesting man alive’. This beard is the creme of the crop if you can pull it off, pardon the pun.

Most executives and politicians lean toward the clean cut look, but we think the beard would give an added air of honesty and confidence.