My first magazine article!

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In my post Why am I so busy, I mentioned that I was writing for a magazine. As I walked pass a kiosk after my run today, I saw the title of my first magazine article "Give her a great first time" on the cover of October's issue of Men's Health Magazine (Singapore edition)!

In my interview with OMY for the Singapore Blog Awards '09, I said that I would like to write Men's Health magazine. A few months ago, I was approached by their deputy editor to write freelance for them. Over lunch I asked him whether he had read that interview but he hadn't. He said he saw my blog, showed it to his boss and they thought I might be a suitable contributor for sex-related articles.

I'm thrilled to write for my favourite magazine! You may find it strange that I read men's magazines instead of women's magazines but as I wrote in my blog [You are what you read], I find women's magazines amateurish in health and fitness matters. But, of course, not all men's magazines are good. E.g. I used to read my ex-boyfriend's FHM Singapore magazine which happens to be full of crap articles and even he pointed out that the cover pictures are obviously heavily airbrushed because the pictures on the inner pages of the same model can look terrible (fats sticking out and smaller boobs). Well, FHM isn't meant to be educational anyway.

Do read the article and let me know whether it sounds like me :P The tone and choice of words are slightly different for a magazine than a blog.

I'm happy I got my wish! More articles coming up :)
Careful what you wish for 'cos you just might get it!

[My name is printed in small font vertically. I won't be posting the article here because the magazine owns the copyright. See cover and a few pages (but not of my article) at their website http://www.menshealth.com.sg/this-issue]

6 secrets for sizzling first time sex

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Give her a great first time" - isn't this a really silly title for an article because :-

(1) How does the man know it is the girl's first time! She isn't going to tell him the truth anyway and virgins really doesn't exist in Sillypore anymore!

(2)The girl's first time might have been robbed by a masterbation machine!

(3) The writer assumes every men will meet a virgin. But unfortunately her hymen might have been broken by a masterbation dildo!

Yu-Kym said...

You're entitled to hate what I write but you've obviously not read the article. It's not about virginity. Isn't it really silly to comment that the title is silly when you've not read it?

David said...

Yu-Kym,

Congrulations on becoming a published writer!

Writing for any magazine will open doors for you. You might ask the editors if they would be interested in publishing some excerpts from you upcoming book.
Being a mens magazine, a book on sex related topics would be a great mix.

Any chance you can provide your overseas readers copy of the article?

David

If I didn't have spiritual faith, I would be a pessimist. But I'm an optimist. I've read the last page in the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right.

-- Billy Graham

red_kitty_29 said...

Anony,

ur silly to misinterpret the title, but you wl b an idiot if u dun go read it, cos u wl not know wad ur missing!

David said...

Yu-Kym,

What anon does not realize is that a womens hymen will likely detioriate when a girl is in her 20s. Even a 20 or 30 something virgin would likely not have an intact hymen, it is possible that the hymen might break during the late teen years for a variety of reasons.

Anon, YK title is not silly. The concept of sharing an encounter with a partner and wanting it to be as enjoyable as possible is one of the objectives of sexual encounters.

OTOH, people looking for a quicky or ONS likely are interested in their own pleasure and males involved with an ONS are using the female instead of having to masturbate.

The male is using the female simply as an object, or the so called boy toy.

David

If knowing answers to life's questions is absolutely necessary to you, then forget the journey. You will never make it, for this is a journey of unknowables,-- of unanswered questions, enigmas, incomprehensibles, and most of all, things unfair.

-- Madame Jeanne Guyon

Anonymous said...

Men's Health Magazine (Singapore edition) has a small circulation. Wondering who will read it!

Anonymous said...

He a quick look at menshealth.com.sg

I thought I was looking at an American or European web site! It is full of pictures of caucasians! There are very few Asians. Are Sillyporeans so weak that their photos don't deserve to be printed?! Isn't Singipore an Asian Cuntry rather than a Caucasian Cuntry. What is the percentage of Caucasians in the population?

Read thru the web site, one gets the impression that Singapore men and women are not worth looking at - they are weaklings and ugly, and you should only look at Caucasians! The Singapore eudcation system and "culture" have turned Singaporeans into "White people's dick suckers and arse lickers"! Singaporeans think Whites are Gods not until they go to UK, Europe and America to have a look, then they realise that most of the major cities centres are full of slums and provincial towns are really 3rd world, very very run down, dirty, miserable and ram-shackle!

David said...

Anon,

I agree that caucasians are not god or goddesses. However one has to notice that for reasons unknown that even at Asian fashion events, that there are often more caucasian models than Asian.

I am married to an Asian women, and love here unique beauty.

BTW the United States does not have provinces. One has to look at Canada, South America or China for such places.

Having visited many small American villages, your POV that most are run down and dirty is incorrect. Yes if one looks hard enough you can find places that fit your description. Most small American town are great places to live. Many have a vibrant downtown, small but fun.

I recently looked at hundreds of photos from a friend who visited Hainan Island off of China. The natural scenery was beautiful. The towns and villages however are all very old, streets are dirt or in poor repair. Hainan is called China's riveria, and what I say in many photos looks nothing the modern cities like Hong Kong or Shanghai.

FYI, Singapore is indeed a fortunate Asian nation, regardless of size.
SG does provide is home to more than 25,000 American's who live and work very happily in SG.

David

Love a man, even in his sin, for that love is a likeness of the divine love, and is the summit of love on earth.

-- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Anonymous said...

Just read article on Bloomberg titled:-
"U.S. Poverty Rate Climbed to 15-Year High in 2009 as Recession Took Toll"

it says:-
"The number of poor rose to 43.6 million, the most in the 51 years for which the figures have been published, underscoring the toll exacted by the deepest recession since the 1930s. The poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent from 13.2 percent."

That is practically 2xpopulation of Canada or Australia!

Just imagine everyone in SG is living below the poverty line - wow, that is really difficult to visualise!

And it is just a wonderful cuntry with nice people respecting human rights i.e. "You are entitled to shoot anyone you don't like" e.g.

One guy shot the wife and 5 others dead because his breakfast eggs were cold.

One man shot 3 others dead at John Hopkin's University Medical Hospital because he didn't like his father's medical treatment. May be it was too expensive?

David said...

Anon,

Now we know you do not like the United States.

Yes 43 million Americans are living in poverty. Most if not all those in poverty recieve support for feeding their family, subsidized or free medical care, and a host of other benifits.

That leaves only 340 million American's leading much more comfortable lives.

Gun ownership in the States is near an all time high. The murder rate from involving firearms is the lowest in many years.

BTW, during a recent period several schools in China experienced attacks on children and teachers by knife wielding attackers. Children and teachers will murdered. Should China regulate knife sales now?

The man who murdered his relatives was having severe mental problems and while his crime us indeed tragic.

The shootings at Johns Hopkin's involved a man who could not accept his ill mothers prognosis. He shot a doctor, who will recover, he murdered his own mother and then shot himself.

Human rights in the United States is taken seriously. The orgins of womens rights, and racial diversity have origins on these shores.

The U.S.A. often appears to be a messy and hared to understand nation. Unless you have spent time traveling here and getting to know the people you will not meet what makes my nation United States.

I do not live in highly populated area, however within just a few km from my home I can choose to eat at Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Lebonese, Greek, German eateries. They are often

People from more than 110 ohter nations now claim American citizenship with pride. Because very often they have escaped from poverty, oppression or merely seek a better way of life.

The United States is not perfect. No nation or state can make that claim.

Problems, scandals and infighting here become known quickly around the world.

BTW, while nearly every other nation who sent aid workers to or promised aid to Haiti the U.S.A. is one of the few still there in numbers. Rebuilding, feeding and caring for those displaced of left homeless. We run the airport, and help provide security.

The to the Haitian nation will be ZERO.

When Haiti can sustain itself and we are asked to leave our forces there will quietly leave.

David

Kindness is the oil that takes friction out of life.

-- Author Unknown

David

Anonymous said...

"BTW, while nearly every other nation who sent aid workers to or promised aid to Haiti the U.S.A. is one of the few still there in numbers. Rebuilding, feeding and caring for those displaced of left homeless. We run the airport, and help provide security."

- Oh such big hot air. Typical American, and shit comes of it!

Look at haiti now, rebuild?! That mustbe a joke!

Look at New O'leans , rebuild?! That is another joke!

You should go back to where to come from rather than competing for jobs against SG locals!

David said...

Anon,

I am where I came from.

Yes New Orleans is being rebuilt, better and safer thatn ever. The storm barrier is designed to defeat the storm surge from a CAT 5 hurrican/typhoon.

Sorry anon, if you cannot take the truth. please at least be civil.

Yes the United States is help the rebuilding of Haiti.

Anon, who have you helped when a natural disaster has struck?

David

I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man I have ever met.

-- Dwight Moody

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Anonymous said...

"Most if not all those in poverty recieve support for feeding their family, subsidized or free medical care, and a host of other benifits. "
- If they are so well looked-after by social security, there will NOT be card box "cities" in major US cities. But where ever you go in US, you see people living in card boxes! Amazing!

"That leaves only 340 million American's leading much more comfortable lives."
- Japanese call Americans stupid simpletons. Sure you are from America? You can't even get the population correct. According to Wikipeadia, it is 309 million people on last count! You are out by almost 40 million people, that is twice the population of Australia or Canada!

"Gun ownership in the States is near an all time high. The murder rate from involving firearms is the lowest in many years."
- More crap bullshit lies again! According to Wikipeadia, USA murder rate per 100K people has been holding steady between 5.0 to 5.5 between years 2000 to 2009.

" during a recent period several schools in China experienced attacks on children and teachers by knife wielding attackers. Children and teachers will murdered"
- The offender has mental problem. But in USA, perfectly NORMAL people used school students for target practice, every time killing 20 - 30 students, e.g. Columbine etc.

"Human rights in the United States is taken seriously"
- In the USA, the right for people to live in quiet safety is NOT a "human right"! Your home is NOT SAFE for you too. Police are allowed to break into your home if you are away and simply leave a calling card on site! All your phone calls, mails, emails, bank accounts etc an be monitored with impunity!

"The U.S.A. often appears to be a messy and hared to understand nation. Unless you have spent time traveling here and getting to know the people"
- Oh hear hear yeah yeah. By that time, we will be as MAD and CRAZY and DELUSIONED as any American!

"People from more than 110 other nations now claim American citizenship with pride. Because very often they have escaped from poverty, oppression or merely seek a better way of life."
- That is another silly joke. Most of these coloured are the most underprivileged poor in USA.

" U.S.A. is one of the few still there in numbers. Rebuilding, feeding and caring for those displaced of left homeless."
- How come you don't mention that there are lots of PRC (i.e. China, just in case you can't understand the abbreviation) UN peace-keepers still working in Haiti?

David said...

Anon,

Ouch, I get it! You HATE the U.S.A.!

Get in line with a lot of others.

I will not waste more of Yu-Kym's blog to answer your propaganda and twisted facts.

Your writing makes you sound like many leftist and Democrats in States. The Huffington Post or DailyKos would be happy to hire someone with your attitude, (blatantly anti-American).

I have no problem or issues with the PRC, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, or any Asian nation. The U.S.A. is engaged in trade and educational exchanges with all Asian nations. I met several students from NTU participating on work study programs during the past summer. I met two young people from the PRC doing the same.

Yes the PRC has 50 soldiers and a few other aid workers. The U.N. has a presence in Haiti including the majority of aid workers, from the United States.

You can hate the U.S.A., and I know that you likely harbor similar towards me. That's fine.

If you only knew what I ....

BTW, in 2009 60,000 people from the PRC immigrated to United States, they were part of the 1.3 million people who moved to the shores of the United States.

That many people moving into the poverty and police state you describe? Amazing!

Why there are even some immigrants from Singapore living here!

Yu-Kym, this will be the last post to Anon that I will respond to on this topic.

Thank you for use of your space for this off topic discussoion!

David

There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

-- G. K. Chesterton

Anonymous said...

David,

People don't hate the USA.

The problem is your one sided boasting of USA and everything American as such wonders beyond this earth.

If it is so wonderful, why don't you piss off back to where you come from instead of marrying to gain a Singaopore PR and stealing locals jobs!

David said...

Anon,

FYI - West: 83.000164° North: 42.504977.

Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home!

Speaking of humility, that virtue is one I must work on. Please forgive the appearance of boasting.

My lovely wife is from the Philippines, not that SG women are unatractive.

David

If ever I reach heaven I expect to find three wonders there:
first, to meet some I had not thought to see there; second, to miss some I had expected to see there; and third -- the greatest wonder of all -- to find myself there.


-- John Newton

Anonymous said...

"That many people moving into the poverty and police state you describe? Amazing!.."

-- Dummy! Don't you know that they move there to take over USA?! Already, the presidency of the USA has been taken over by a Black Kenya born Muslim!

This is just like when the Brits first landed on the shores of Australia or North America in the 1700's

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Yu-Kym said...

Anon (who commented about pictures of Caucasians), there are commercial reasons for using pictures of Caucasian instead of Asian women. Using their pictures doesn't mean we are worshipping them.

We're off topic here.