My position on authenticity hasn't changed. I'm rather outspoken on this, probably because it took me a hell of a long time to like myself for what I am and what I represent. Citing the recent squabble I've gotten myself into over DMW's pics, I thought I would take an aside here. See, that's why I'm all for genuity on this board. Members, may I take this space to say... truly... clearly... that it's damn okay to be yourself. Big dick, small dick. Fat, skinny. Ugly as sin, the sweetest thing on earth. I say screw the fuckers who only look at you as a dick size. Or a rack -- not that there aren't nice ones out there, but you know what I mean. You are in all your real and true authenticity a nice person who deserves to be valued in your own right, so who the fuck says that you've got to be anything you're not? It's painful to know the lengths people will go through to maintain a false sense of self when, really, we're talking about an Internet, folks. Preferences for individuals aside, don't let those people dictate who you are and who you must be. I don't get it. I mean, in some way I can understand the rationale of people who seek the admiration and the support of others. That's called "other-generated validation." This silly therapist boy named Schnarch invented that concept to describe how, in relationships, we twist our nuts all about just to please our partners and to follow their whims, in the meantime sacrificing our own wants and needs to gain affection. To compensate for the ultimate low-blow in self-esteem, we have to look to others to give us the confidence we can't give ourselves. So, for the love of God, stop it. If you get a kick out of lying, know that you're getting real people, genuine people who just need a friendship or a connection -- that you're hurting them in the process, you soulless wit. And if you seek that adoration from whichever way it comes, I'm glad that you want friends and that you're willing to put yourself out there, but don't waste it on people who don't deserve it. And if you're sitting there quiet on the sidelines, maybe you're one of the lucky ones. You can tolerate a hell of a lot more than I can, and some part of me wishes I had that patience to handle it. But... since it's my prerogative, I'm just going to take that stand, even if it's on my own. I hate seeing people get hurt or mislead on this site. As frustrated as I get with this place, I'm still loyal to it and I want to see that it becomes the best place it possibly can, whether people inquire about underwear or want to see some schlongs.