“The way to make friends isn’t through your anus.” Truer words were never spoken.
The latest Michael Henry video is out and it has just as much significance, meaning, and lessons as all the others. In this video, Henry confronts gay men’s obsession with parties, drinking, and sex. But all that sex-crazed fun stops being fun eventually. That just leaves a lot of loneliness in the gayborhood.
“But it’s not my fault,” Michael’s lonely friend states. “They all want to have sex with me. … They’ll slide into my DMs like, ‘Why don’t you come to my dodgeball game,’ they’ll say. ‘Come to the gym with me,’ they’ll say. ‘Let’s eat carrots in the couch and drink vodka in the dark while my roommate’s out of town,’ they say. All roads lead to my eight-inch penis.”
This is when Michael steps in with the knowledge, and humor, that has made him a star in gay spaces.
“When’s the last time you tried to make any gay friends that didn’t involve parties, drinking, or sex?” he asked. “All you sexys only have surface friendships because you’re stuck in this loop of connecting and validating each other through some sort of sexual activity. …. Wear pants and take an improv class, nobody’s having sex there.”
This topic reminds us of the short series that Michael produced titled The Journey of Being Likable. The story behind that series was finding self-love and acceptance in the sex-crazed and fit body-obsessed worlds of Los Angeles and the gay sphere. Honestly, we would love to hear Michael talk more about this issue. In the meantime, we’ll watch the video below to get our quick fix.