18 September 2009

More Laughs At Evergreen's Expense

I couldn't help but smile a bit wickedly at the first bullet point of a post I saw in my little newsfeed on my blog. It very briefly (in one short paragraph) pokes fun at the idea of a bunch of gay mormons gathering and having sleepovers during this weekend's Evergreen Conference, currently in progress. I just can't help but find it comical, considering all the sexual tension one can find at an Evergreen Conference, despite my assertion that it's not the meat market some people make it out to be.

Let's be honest, there are always going to be guys who "met at Evergreen" and either do naughty things together at some point or at least explicitly flirt with the idea at length. I mean, with the ideas some have of "healthy touch" (which is not an Evergreen thing but is an idea many Evergreeners are familiar with from other therapeutic endeavors), you just never know who's going to be engaging in their own version of it (and yes, I think it's usually their own version; what I think are the authentic theory and practice are, in my experience, rarely represented) and testing the boundaries between affection and eroticism. After all, it's the "safe" guys who aren't looking for a gay relationship that often get each other in trouble. And people come from out of town, stay with friends, etc, so of course there are often sleepovers, innocent though most of them may be, during the conference weekend.

Anyway, the post is on a site which apparently links to some unsavory sites, so I recommend not clicking the link if you're not good at controlling yourself in regards to avoiding sites you want to avoid. But I didn't see anything pornalicious on the page itself (though there were some shirtless blokes along the side), so if you want to see it, here it is.

Now if only we had a local branch of the MoHotel.


Anonymous said...

At one point you told us you were considering attending the Evergreen AND Affirmation conferences this year.

I take it you did not attend either, but I am not certain.

It would be great to get your report if you did attend either. And if you didn't, any thoughts as to why.

Probably you will just tell us that you didn't want to spend the money on any of it. That's what I'm guessing.

Original Mohomie said...

I ended up going to one session of the Evergreen conference, a presentation by Dr. Nicolosi. It was interesting. He's...confident. Maybe I'll write about his comments sometime.

And you're right, I don't have much money to throw around, so I just didn't want to pay.

Anonymous said...

You are diplomatic to use the word "confident." I saw Dr. Nicolosi on a video once and was saddened to see that he came across as....arrogant. It was very off-putting to me. He does seem quite bright. I wonder if he's considered the benefits of meekness. I'd love to hear a report of his presentation when you have time.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA I thought this was funny. Before returning to The Church I found my boyfriend at an Evergreen Conf. It was a pretty nice weekend LOL!

Original Mohomie said...

Anonymous, one more reason I'm pretty sure I can never again date a guy who identifies primarily as "Mormon". :-)