'Tis I, ManofThunder. Hope you're all well. I didn't really want to make a thread along these lines, but I've been accused of certain things and want to explain myself. I don't like to talk about myself (believe it or not) as I feel it comes across as arrogant. Although it isn't a widespread issue - I want to make a public statement. I'll try not to bore you all too much. :redface: To begin with, I'll respond to the criticism. "Why do you always defend the women of LPSG, MoT?" I don't see this as a criticism but it's intended to be, so, I'll respond. I don't. The women of the site sometimes encounter men who refuse to believe what they're being told. They don't like the answers they receive and blindly ignore everything the ladies say. These individuals seem to believe in a 'female conspiracy', one where all the women make a pact to deceive men - just for the fun of it. When I see a situation like this, I think it logical for a man to step in and confirm what the women are saying. This, in my opinion, gives some hope of helping the question asker and resolving the situation. Then of course, there are the sexist men who simply seek validation and grow angry when a 'mere woman' disagrees. I will respond to this sort of unfairness. These may however be, I dare say - 'trolls'. To put it simply: unless the women are receiving abuse or need assistance in one capacity or another, they are perfectly capable of defending themselves, and they do. "Why don't you talk to men as well as women?" I do. I don't believe you know who I chat to, but I'll respond. The main reason I don't speak to men more often is because of the sexual nature of the site. I sometimes PM a gay man with nothing but "Hello, I like your posts." I receive a reply like, "I thought you were 100% straight?" Or, I PM a straight man in the same manner and the reply is "I'm straight, dude. I thought you were too." Some people expect non-stop penis talk and sexual stories. I am also aware of the great gents and ladies who I haven't spoken to - it's just coincidence. "Why are you a white knight?" I'm not. That is too flattering a term for me, but I appreciate your 'insult' disguised as a compliment. :smile: "Why don't you respond to me?" I always reply, even if it is to say that I'm not interested in what you're offering. Sorry, but that's the way it is. :smile: "Why are you on the site if you don't like penis?" There is more to LPSG than just penis. I enjoy the open, candid discussions and the kind, genuinely sweet people here. For those of you who wondered, I hope this explains all. If any of you have something to ask me or anything at all to add, please do. I welcome discussion.