The Thug up the Block

The Thug up the Block

thugI knew “Ray” a few years before I moved to Baltimore.

It was a coincidence I ended up moving on the same block. Ray is a top who is originally from the Bronx so he has that New York City swagger. All tatted up and shit.

He sometimes likes to play with other tops or tag team a bottom. He is short and a little thick and has a smallish dick that curves up.

But he makes up for that in other departments. Ray can suck dick like Deep Throat, can flick his tongue across nipples as delicately as a cat sipping milk, and is a first class ass eater.

But he is down-low as hell. The streets of Baltimore are rough and he has lived in the neighborhood for awhile, long before it started gentrifying, and knows all the dudes on the block.

He doesn’t want them to know how he gets down — that might deflect from his street cred.

Want to learn more about the Ray? Click here to read the story about the first man he kicked it with.

Mind you, I don’t act overtly gay. But if I see Ray on the streets and other folks are around he will nod but not strike up a conversation. Or if we are standing on the platform waiting for the next light railcar he will walk right past me and stand as far away as possible.

His actions don’t upset me at all — I know the DL game well.Still I think it’s a shame a 40-something man who lives with a pitbull that would tear you apart without a second thought is so worried about what some teenager selling weed on the corner thinks.

And late at night, when the streets are dark and the old ladies, teenagers, old heads and yuppies are off the street Ray will text. “Hey, what’s going over there — you got a bottom? You feel like playing?”

“Nah man, I’m going to sleep. Catch you later.” And I roll over and snore.



  1. worst_1_yet

    Small dick and sucks dick? He wants yours, man. For sure. I got confused when “Ray” became “Tony,” though. Huh?
    Just be glad you aren’t where he is. 16 all over again. Ugh.

  2. Jay

    LMAO at “smallish” dick. I don’t think I’ve heard that term before. As for DL men, I still find something rather alluring about them. There’s just something about a genuinely masculine and unclockable brotha that’s sexy as hell to me. Now, I have no desire to fall in love or date one (exclusively) although I came close once or twice. I don’t condone the DL lifestyle but growing up in the bible belt I do understand it. I feel that there needs to be a support group for DL men to help coach them into loving and accepting their authentic selves. Trying to keep your attraction to the same-sex on the low requires alot of damn work and don’t forget the paranoia. I deal with it regularly in the work place because women are nosey as hell.

  3. Calvin Marron

    @Jay- “I feel that there needs to be a support group for DL men to help coach them into loving and accepting their authentic selves.”—>It’s called therapy with a DAMN good therapist. I hear and concur with what you and the other readers have said tho ;0) #trayvon

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