What Should Gay Men In Risque Professions Tell Their Kids?

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 4.03.32 PM“I’m not ashamed and I feel like passing on the mentality that you should always be yourself. Obviously, some of my stuff is not meant for under eighteen, but I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. I think Americans, especially, are afraid of sexuality.

We all have bodies and pretending sex does not exist or making it seem taboo is how we get so many body-image disorders. Make fun of me all you want, but this is the real me, and it isn’t changing. Would that be so bad to teach my child?”

— Underwear model Colby Melvin to GaysWithKids on why guys in risque professions shouldn’t shy away from parenthood