Scientific fact: Women aren’t the only ones cursed with evil cycles. As a male, I must admit I’m thankful that I don’t have to stick a tampon in my cootch once a month. I also feel empathetic to my sistas who must withstand awful hot flashes and sweats in their forties. But as a gay male, I find myself prone to another cycle, one that has cursed me since the late 1990s. For me it’s a six-month cycle that seems unfaltering. I call it Manstruation.
Manstruation is the cycle where gay men create dating profiles, delete them, create them, delete them, and create them again. I’ve had more Internet chat profiles than I’ve had cars, birthdays, apartments, and boyfriends...combined...times 10.