Bud scars and bodies in queer middle age 


In a world where many in queer communities know that “no fats, no fems” is ostensibly problematic, I see only an increased obsession with big arms and a cinched waist. At dance clubs, I see people who talk openly online about being on steroids, I see how their bodies have swollen with muscles since before 2020.

I know gay men who speak openly, too, of their love of Ozempic. There are modern ways to hack our bodies. I believe our body is the one thing that belongs only to ourselves, and that we should and must have the agency to use it as we see fit. Ozempic, or steroids, or G, or K or Molly are not wrong choices when people are making them with the full knowledge of their health, pleasures and desires….read more.

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