This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Xmas Legs Small Present Present
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines


New technology means you can turn back the hands of time or, at least, stop the hands of time beating you across the face! DNA’s Grooming Guru brings complexion fresheners, beard advice and reviews the best new men’s fragrances.

Lately, I’ve been feeling very old in this youthobsessed gay-world in which we live. This had me in a bit of a funk, actually. Until recently. I was at the gym on the cable machines minding my own business when a very handsome (young) man asked if he could work in with me. He was gorgeous in that Abercrombie cap on backwards, casual-coolwithout- trying sort of way (that I never mastered). Taken back by his youthful splendour, I mumbled a timorous, “Yes”, and let him work in. After his set of just the right mix of lifting weights and fluffing his feathers, he introduced himself.

We then exchanged the usual gay-gym babble – like what music we were listening to. On Kylie’s new album he actually had no opinion – gasp, horror – but he was way too cute for me to even care. I finished my sets, doing an extra three but who’s counting, and as I was about to move on he took me by complete surprise and asked for my number. (Insert shy giggle!)

To put what followed next into context, this boy could have been my son. And, if I still lived in the trailer park I grew up in, possibly my grandson. From the messages that followed that day and the next, he was obviously very keen and, with me being recently single, I thought why not? Blanche from The Golden Girls once said that flirting with someone keeps your buttocks firm. My gluteus definitely needed some inspiration and, after the messages between us, my buttocks could crack walnuts!

As gay banter usually goes, the conversation quickly turned saucy. I tried hard to keep up with his abbreviated texts, with all his words shortened to the point of being incomprehensible, but I thought for a Gen Xer sexting a Gen Zer, I was doing okay, Bro.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of DNA Magazine - DNA #223 | The Grooming Issue
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - DNA #223 | The Grooming Issue
Or 499 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.42 per issue
Or 2899 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.99 per issue
Or 399 points

View Issues

About DNA Magazine

Bulges, beards and blokes – that’s what we like to call the Grooming issue, and cover star Mitchell is all of the above. See our sexed-up six-page photoshoot with Mitch inside. Our Grooming guru previews five clinical ways to freshen your face, offers great beard maintenance advice, and reviews five new men’s fragrances we love. We also have 10 Style trends happening right now we thought you’d like to know about. It’s a celebrity packed issue, too! Eric McCormack of Will And Grace talks about the success of the hit sit-com’s reboot. We have a serious chat with Steve Grand about overcoming addictions and his amazing new album. Aussie actor Tim Draxl stars in our James Bond-inspired photoshoot (Bond was never this sexy)! And death metal / wrestler / cross-dresser Ladybeard talks about all things weird and wonderful about fame as a hairy schoolgirl! Plus, television’s Keegan Joyce is Our Straight Mate this month. Yes, the d**k pic is the modern gay man’s calling card, so this month we show you how to take the best pic of yours in our Best Sex Move monthly column. We have photography of very sexy men by Russell Fleming, Joseph Vumbaco and Henry Wu to satisfy your beefcake appetite. There’s all this plus our regular columns and more on our super-hot Grooming issue.