Marty Di Bergi: Do you feel that playing rock 'n' roll music keeps you a child? And there's, you know, they preserve the moose.
I feel my role in the band is to be somewhere in the middle of that, kind of like lukewarm water. I feel it's like, it's more like going, going to a, a national park or something.
Regina Lynn poses in front of the main plaza in Red Light Center.
Females aren't as scantily clad as they used to be, but males still get the better t-shirts.
Yet as I looked at the man more closely, I saw that it was definitely him. During the previous few days, I had heard a lot about this man.
When we were alone, I spoke his name, telling him mine. I had heard that he is a gossip, a social operator whose calendar is a blur of drinks and dinners with cardinals and archbishops, principessas and personal trainers. We left the sauna and, after further conversation, civil but stilted, went our separate ways. But in Rome these days the topic of gay priests in the upper reaches of the Holy See is hard to avoid.
Despite headlines about a powerful “gay lobby” within the Vatican, and a new Pope promising reform, the Catholic Church’s gay cardinals, monks, and other clergy inhabit a hidden netherworld.
Initial reviews were mixed, with the men more patient with the product's flaws than the women were.
Supposedly, he loves to dish male colleagues with campy female nicknames. The priest was embarrassed: to have been chanced upon at this place; to have had his small evasions revealed. No, he did not wish to discuss the subject I was interested in. In February of this year, not long before the College of Cardinals gathered in the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to choose the 266th Pope, the largest Italian daily newspaper, reported that a “gay lobby”—a more or less unified cabal of homosexual power brokers—might be operating inside the Vatican.
According to the newspaper, the possible existence of this gay lobby was among the many secrets described in a two-volume, 300-page report bound in red and presented to Pope Benedict XVI by three cardinals he had appointed to investigate the affair known as “Vati Leaks.” That scandal, which raised fresh suspicions of endemic corruption within the Curia, had broken the previous year after Paolo Gabriele, the papal butler, made off with some of Benedict’s private papers and leaked them to the press.
*\—One thing you notice in my line of work is that everyone likes to talk about future enhancements rather than current functionality, even if it took years to get a product to its current state.
I suspect this is a universal enthusiasm among creative people, but it seems particularly strong among sex-tech pioneers.