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Jason Mraz Says Wading Through the 'Shame' and 'Guilt' of Divorce Helped Him Accept His Sexuality

Jason Mraz is opening up about his sometimes difficult path to self-acceptance since coming out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

The “Have It All” singer, 46, spoke to GLAAD about the ways in which he’s learned to embrace his identity since publicly coming out in 2018, and also revealed the ways in which competing on Dancing with the Stars has helped him in his journey.

“I had to play out a lot of other scenarios before I arrived here. It’s both hard to do those and hard to unravel those, and what I’m basically describing is a divorce, you know?” he said. “And that’s very hard. You carry a lot of shame, guilt.”

Mraz married Christina Carano in 2015, and in 2018, revealed in an interview with Billboard that he’d had sexual experiences with men, even while dating Carano. He said at the time that while he’d questioned whether he was gay, Carano explained it as “two spirit,” a Native American term for someone who can love both men and women.

The Grammy-winning singer said he “really liked that” wording, though he announced in June that he and Carano have since divorced.

In his interview with GLAAD, Mraz — who was recently named to Out100, Out magazine’s annual compilation of the year’s most influential LGBTQ+ people — said that in learning to come to terms with himself, he felt a need to heal his past while still moving forward.

“You want to heal as many relationships of the past as possible and at the same time, step into this new acceptance and new identity or whatever I’m claiming, and that’s also hard,” he said. “So being on the Out100 is… It’s nice to be acknowledged.”

Mraz is currently competing on season 32 of Dancing With the Stars alongside partner Daniella Karagach, and said it was his dance-filled music video for “I Feel Like Dancing” that first caught the eye of the show’s producers.

The singer said he didn’t expect the experience to be as emotional as it has been, but that he’s been enjoying the ride.

“All day you’re looking at yourself in the mirror, and that can be hard for anybody, any human, to accept themselves looking in the mirror,” he explained. “On top of it, then my partner is asking me to move in ways that I’ve never moved before, and my reaction is, ‘I look silly.’ And then you break through that and it’s like, ‘OK, I feel kinda cool.’ And then it eventually becomes confidence, and so it is a journey.”

Mraz said he feels as though learning his dance routines each week is a metaphor for life, as sometimes you just wake up feeling “uncomfortable for no reason at all.”

“It happens to me all the time. And I have to figure out, like, accept myself, get back in my body, move through life in ways that I’m happy about, and so by the end of the day I feel accomplished and I feel happy to be me,” he said. “Dance is an amazing medium for that transformation and for that accepting of ones’ self.”

Mraz released his most recent album, Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride, in June. He told PEOPLE at the time that the record had come amid a difficult period in his life that saw the death of his stepfather and his mother’s cancer diagnosis.

"The album title is about life,” he said at the time. “Life's mystical, magical, rhythmical, radical ride. That's what life is. And I prefer to look at it that way because I wanna enjoy the ride."

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by Anonymousreply 111November 20, 2023 11:15 AM

[quote] I wanna enjoy the ride

I'll bet.

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by Anonymousreply 1November 14, 2023 5:20 PM

[quote]I wanna enjoy the ride

Enjoy the ride. Get ridden.

To-may-to / To-mah-to

by Anonymousreply 2November 14, 2023 5:44 PM

One thing I will say is you bitches have been saying he was a Mo since 2011.

by Anonymousreply 3November 14, 2023 5:48 PM

“ . . . On top of it, then my partner is asking me to move in ways that I’ve never moved before . . .” 😁

by Anonymousreply 4November 14, 2023 5:54 PM

Good for him.

by Anonymousreply 5November 14, 2023 6:03 PM

Oh hunny, the only two spirits between straight and gay is Absolute and Jack Daniels.

by Anonymousreply 6November 14, 2023 6:39 PM

Good for him. Better late than never, I suppose, even if his hippie-slacker-unimpressed-by-wealth-and-fame thing seems it might have accommodated an earlier declaration without fuss.

I don't care much for his songs, they strike me as a bit too Jimmy Buffett, but I like his voice.

by Anonymousreply 7November 14, 2023 6:40 PM

BISEXUAL, TEACUNT.. Don't be mixing bi sociopathic scum with REAL gay men. Homosexuality and bisexuality are not the same or interchangeable, you uneducated black bi DL moronic cunt!

by Anonymousreply 8November 14, 2023 6:43 PM

R3 BISEXUAL, TEACUNT. Don't be mixing bi sociopathic scum with REAL gay men. Homosexuality and bisexuality are not the same or interchangeable, you uneducated black bi DL moronic cunt!

by Anonymousreply 9November 14, 2023 6:44 PM

I like this song and video. He doesn't take himself too seriously.

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by Anonymousreply 10November 14, 2023 6:44 PM

All that money and he can't afford to get those two mealworms burned off his face?

Honey, the women may excuse that shit, but the gays will not stand for it. Have your chihuahua chew them off at least.

by Anonymousreply 11November 14, 2023 6:45 PM

R11 bi men on average are dirty and ugly looking cunts.

by Anonymousreply 12November 14, 2023 6:46 PM

Of course Out Magazine is fawning all over him instead of real gay men who have actually done something more than say they were two-spirit after their careers have hit rock bottom.

by Anonymousreply 13November 14, 2023 6:52 PM


by Anonymousreply 14November 14, 2023 6:53 PM

I hope he wins Dancing With the Stars!

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by Anonymousreply 15November 14, 2023 6:57 PM

[quote]you uneducated black bi DL moronic cunt!

Don't be racist, Minge.

by Anonymousreply 16November 14, 2023 6:58 PM

R15, that is the GAYEST thing I've seen in a long time. Anyone who ever thought he was straight must have been blind and deaf!

by Anonymousreply 17November 14, 2023 6:59 PM

Which part of the LGBTQIA+ community is he part of?

by Anonymousreply 18November 14, 2023 7:00 PM

Lol.. how about this, R17?

[quote] Which part of the LGBTQIA+ community is he part of?

He's the B.


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by Anonymousreply 19November 14, 2023 7:03 PM

He’s 46 and dresses like Blossom. Not what I’d call a role model.

by Anonymousreply 20November 14, 2023 7:03 PM

R20 the vaginosis infection and thrush infection he gets from eating out vagina while being fucked with a strap-on like all bi men do, makes him let himself go like all bi men do.

by Anonymousreply 21November 14, 2023 7:06 PM

R20 😂 Not Blossom tho. ROFL

by Anonymousreply 22November 14, 2023 7:19 PM

Too old.

Has he a son?

by Anonymousreply 23November 14, 2023 7:22 PM

No kids, R23.

I wonder if he and his ex-wife even had sex?

i also wonder if he cheated on her with men, while they were married?

I mean, he cheated on her with men while they were dating, so it only stands to reason...

by Anonymousreply 24November 14, 2023 7:27 PM

R11 DL never change. You are correct, of course.

by Anonymousreply 25November 14, 2023 7:29 PM

I thought they got divorced after he did that interview saying he's a fag?

by Anonymousreply 26November 14, 2023 7:31 PM

I always knew he took it up the ass.

by Anonymousreply 27November 14, 2023 7:56 PM

R27 With a strap-on from a female as fugly as him.

by Anonymousreply 28November 14, 2023 8:22 PM

R26 nothing racist about calling him black, you moron, because he is black.

by Anonymousreply 29November 14, 2023 8:23 PM

No r28 from another dude.

by Anonymousreply 30November 14, 2023 8:23 PM

Sorry R26. That was meant for R16, not you.

R16 nothing racist about calling him black, you moron, because he is black.

by Anonymousreply 31November 14, 2023 8:24 PM

Tl;dr - he got busted having mansex by his wife.

by Anonymousreply 32November 14, 2023 8:27 PM

R32 but 99% of the time he is having sex with frau, like all bi male cunts.

by Anonymousreply 33November 14, 2023 8:27 PM

[quote]you uneducated black

r8 What in the backwoods bogan fuck was the point of including his race, sir? I'm low-key starting to hope you get bitten by a chlamydia-infected koala. You're doing entirely too much on here.

by Anonymousreply 34November 14, 2023 8:54 PM

R34 statement of fact, stupid cunt! He is black and unedited! That's a fact! If he white and uneducated, I'd have said, "uneducated white cunt".

Stop injecting racist accusations for the sake of it where there is no racism, you dumb cunt!

by Anonymousreply 35November 14, 2023 8:59 PM


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by Anonymousreply 37November 14, 2023 9:00 PM

Well this escalated quickly.

by Anonymousreply 38November 14, 2023 9:04 PM

[quote]If he white and uneducated, I'd have said, "uneducated white cunt".

r35 Cap! You capping capper from Cappin' Town.

by Anonymousreply 39November 14, 2023 9:12 PM

r35 And learn how to proofread the shit you type before hitting post. FFS, it's not difficult.

by Anonymousreply 40November 14, 2023 9:13 PM

R34 R39 R40 =

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by Anonymousreply 41November 14, 2023 9:15 PM

[quote] If he white and uneducated, I'd have said, "uneducated white cunt".

You absolutely would NOT have. There’s something seriously wrong with you.

by Anonymousreply 42November 14, 2023 9:16 PM

r41 There was no need to post of photo of your mother. We already know the genetic source of your mental instability. If only she had swallowed.

by Anonymousreply 43November 14, 2023 9:19 PM

R42 I absolutely would have, CUNT, and have done so MANY times before on this website. So fuck you, you fake white knight mofo!

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by Anonymousreply 44November 14, 2023 9:19 PM

R43 it's actually of your mother and that's why I posted it.

by Anonymousreply 45November 14, 2023 9:20 PM

r45 Not possible. My mother's Black. Try that retort again. And don't forget to incorporate race into your comeback to prove you're totally not a racist.

by Anonymousreply 46November 14, 2023 9:23 PM

R46 I'm also black, you PATHETIC cunt, and again, calling TEACUNT an uneducated black moronic cunt is about statement of fact you RETARDED idiot.

I have stated and would have stated the same EXACT thing if he was white.

So take your racist accusations and shove them inside your cunt face.

Also, TEACUNT deserves NO FUCKING DEFENDING, when he routinely uses homophobic gay slurs like fag routinely on this website, and thinks nothing of it!

So why don't you actually do something useful you RETARDED cunt, and go white knight for something that ACTUALLY of offensive like homophobia gay slurs freely used on here by TEACUNT.

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by Anonymousreply 47November 14, 2023 9:29 PM


by Anonymousreply 48November 14, 2023 9:30 PM

When your sexuality is a buffet…

by Anonymousreply 49November 14, 2023 9:30 PM

I hate to tell you, but Jason Mraz isn't black.

by Anonymousreply 50November 14, 2023 9:31 PM

Has anyone had him?

by Anonymousreply 51November 14, 2023 9:31 PM

I’ll take him.

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by Anonymousreply 52November 14, 2023 9:54 PM

He's no Glen Powell.

by Anonymousreply 53November 14, 2023 9:56 PM

Is he Czech or Slovak?

Are they typically hung?

by Anonymousreply 54November 14, 2023 9:56 PM

He seems very swishy in R10's link.

by Anonymousreply 55November 14, 2023 10:17 PM

^ Why do you think I divorced him?

by Anonymousreply 56November 14, 2023 10:28 PM

Wonder how much money she got, knowingly marrying a gay man.

There were rumors of him in San Diego gay bars for years. He has a nice tight little body.

by Anonymousreply 57November 14, 2023 10:34 PM

[quote][R46] I'm also black,

r47 You are a goddamn lie. And the truth ain't in you. No Black person anywhere on this planet would even fix their mouths to so casually follow the word "uneducated" with Black for obvious reasons. It's just not something that would naturally occur in a conversation between us.

You're on some bullshit and are officially starting to get on my nerves.

by Anonymousreply 58November 14, 2023 10:50 PM

Ladies, can you please go back to talking about my homosexualist ex-husband?

by Anonymousreply 59November 14, 2023 10:53 PM

R58 CUNT, he was called an uneducated black because, wait for it........HE IS BLACK AND UNEDUCATED! AGAIN, STATEMENT OF FACT CUNT. I would have said the same if he was white.

Now fuck off you dumb ass cunt!!!!

by Anonymousreply 60November 14, 2023 10:53 PM

I like Jason Mraz. I have his early albums. He always pinged and I’m glad he came out. Talented guy, good in concert.

by Anonymousreply 61November 14, 2023 11:06 PM

That crap jive would get him past week one on Strictly. DWTS is hot garbage.

by Anonymousreply 62November 14, 2023 11:23 PM

He's of Czech heritage. "Mraz" is the Czech word for snow.

by Anonymousreply 63November 14, 2023 11:44 PM

I haven't kept up with him, but I like his early stuff.

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by Anonymousreply 64November 14, 2023 11:45 PM

R60 Bisexuality is HOT as fuck

by Anonymousreply 65November 14, 2023 11:52 PM

[quote] He's of Czech heritage. "Mraz" is the Czech word for snow.

I love that, R63.

Thanks for the info.

by Anonymousreply 66November 15, 2023 12:07 AM

Is Jason a top or a bottom?

If I had to guess, I'd say he's a weepy bottom who cries when he gets penetrated.

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by Anonymousreply 67November 15, 2023 12:34 AM

With Judd Apatow.

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by Anonymousreply 69November 15, 2023 12:37 AM

Naked on the steps.

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by Anonymousreply 70November 15, 2023 12:37 AM

I've had a crush on him since The Remedy came out when I was in college. I knew he was family...

by Anonymousreply 71November 15, 2023 12:43 AM

[quote]Is Jason a top or a bottom?

I would say he's versatile, but of course many DLers think versatile men are just a myth.

by Anonymousreply 72November 15, 2023 1:11 AM

He probably only tops to deal with the "shame" and "guilt."

by Anonymousreply 73November 15, 2023 1:13 AM

Same r71. I just knew he was family when he first came on the scene all those years ago.

by Anonymousreply 74November 15, 2023 1:13 AM

There was a creepy guy on an old gymnastics fans board who was obsessed with him. Would call Jason "his husband". Right in front of his partner. But they were both meth heads, so...

by Anonymousreply 75November 15, 2023 1:31 AM

Yeah, yeah, yeah, he is just trying to be relevant. He has been playing with men along. He was just about ready to be outted. Idiot. Fool.

by Anonymousreply 76November 15, 2023 1:47 AM

I always thought he was traveling down the highway to homo.

by Anonymousreply 77November 15, 2023 1:51 AM

he's not even cute

by Anonymousreply 78November 15, 2023 1:52 AM


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by Anonymousreply 80November 15, 2023 1:53 AM

Very handsome

by Anonymousreply 81November 15, 2023 1:55 AM

I've always liked him.

by Anonymousreply 82November 15, 2023 1:56 AM

His sexy pics are a lot cuter than I imagined. I o my remember him from changing the channel as soon as his video came on, 20, 25... years ago.

by Anonymousreply 83November 15, 2023 2:06 AM

R83 *only remember him from

by Anonymousreply 84November 15, 2023 2:07 AM

Shut up, R78 you BEAST!

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by Anonymousreply 85November 15, 2023 1:31 PM

Jason was so cute dancing the Samba to "Higher Love" on Whitney Houston night!

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by Anonymousreply 86November 15, 2023 1:36 PM

So does this mean Jason is open to dating a man?

by Anonymousreply 87November 15, 2023 2:48 PM

r87 You are one sharp tack

by Anonymousreply 88November 15, 2023 2:55 PM

Well he's all talk, because he hasn't done it yet.

Cunt @ R88.

by Anonymousreply 89November 15, 2023 2:57 PM

I remember when he first hit it big with "The Melody" and I saw him in an interview. I assumed he was Special Needs.

by Anonymousreply 90November 15, 2023 2:58 PM

I love all these difficult navigation statements. I LIKE COCK! the end.

by Anonymousreply 91November 15, 2023 3:01 PM

Jason is an interesting person.

Not your typical bisexual fraud.

He actually seems genuine.

And check out his bubble butt in those pink pants!

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by Anonymousreply 92November 15, 2023 3:03 PM

Jason on AI singing with a nerdy twink. I pictured them having sex while I was watching it.

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by Anonymousreply 93November 15, 2023 3:07 PM

What a little fruit pie.

by Anonymousreply 94November 15, 2023 3:19 PM

This is all INCREDIBLY disturbing. I’m having a panic attack.

by Anonymousreply 95November 15, 2023 3:24 PM

Jason is so posting on this thread. It’s very obvious. We get it, you think you are cute, talented and worthy to be discussing. Next…

by Anonymousreply 96November 15, 2023 3:43 PM

He seems to have respectable gonads.

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by Anonymousreply 97November 15, 2023 7:20 PM

He’s 46. Hope his prime gay years are still ahead of him.

by Anonymousreply 98November 15, 2023 7:47 PM

Jason Mraz is posting here? For real???

by Anonymousreply 99November 16, 2023 1:04 AM

^ I doubt he has time between getting railed and competing on DWTS.

by Anonymousreply 100November 16, 2023 1:16 AM

r96 "is so posting"

So posting. Learn English.

by Anonymousreply 101November 16, 2023 1:49 AM

[quote] Jason Mraz Describes How He Suffered When He Came Out as Bisexual: ‘You Carry a Lot of Shame’

Five years after coming out as bisexual in 2018, Jason Mraz is reflecting on the mental anguish he suffered from publicly declaring his identity.

In an interview with GLAAD published on Monday, November 13, the Dancing With the Stars participant said that he "had to play out a lot of other scenarios before I arrived” at a point of acceptance.

For many years, Mraz, 46, publicly identified as heterosexual. He married Sheridan Edley in 2001, and they divorced the following year. Mraz later got engaged to Tristan Prettyman on Christmas Eve 2010; they broke off the engagement six months later.

On October 25, 2015, he married Christina Carano. The duo announced their split in June.

Mraz previously admitted that he was living a double life, having sex with men while he was in relationships with women.

"It’s both hard to do those and hard to unravel those, and what I’m basically describing is a divorce, you know?" Mraz continued. "And that’s very hard. You carry a lot of shame, guilt."

Mraz revealed in a 2018 interview with Billboard that he was intimate with men while dating Carano. In speaking with GLAAD, he said he was concerned about how publicly revealing his bisexuality would affect the women he dated.

"You want to heal as many relationships of the past as possible and at the same time, step into this new acceptance and new identity or whatever I’m claiming, and that’s also hard,” he added.

Mraz says appearing on season 32 of DWTS has helped him become comfortable with how his personal life has changed.

"All day you’re looking at yourself in the mirror, and that can be hard for anybody, any human, to accept themselves looking in the mirror," he said. He described the movements on the show as “silly” at times, however, "it eventually becomes confidence, and so it is a journey."

"Dance is an amazing medium for that transformation and accepting of one’s self,” Mraz added.

Mraz has released eight studio albums, and he said his latest, Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride, which dropped in June, was inspired by his bisexual identity.

"I will admit that I probably spent the first close to 20 years of my career just broadcasting as hetero. Saying 'girl' in my songs, and a lot of that is growing up on a conservative street,” he told The Advocate in a separate interview in August. “And growing up around homophobia and feeling like I needed to protect some secret.”

Mraz added that now his music more genuinely expresses his true self.

"I was having these curiosities and experiences on the side that were starting to influence who I am and the kind of fun I wanted to have in the world and the kind of person I wanted to be in the world,” he continued, “which is more honest and more loving and more inclusive."

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by Anonymousreply 102November 16, 2023 2:05 AM

[quote] Mraz revealed in a 2018 interview with Billboard that he was intimate with men while dating Carano. In speaking with GLAAD, he said he was concerned about how publicly revealing his bisexuality would affect the women he dated.

[quote] "You want to heal as many relationships of the past as possible

Can he really be this dumb?

Dating a woman while having sex with a man, is the OPPOSITE of healing.

It's HURTING not one, but TWO people! Idiot.

by Anonymousreply 103November 16, 2023 2:06 AM

I never thought he was all that hot nor much of an artist but we've had a few threads on him in just the last year. Who knew?

by Anonymousreply 104November 16, 2023 2:11 AM

I was wrong for calling him a hipster douche.

He’s a narcissistic, self-involved hipster douche.

My apologies…

by Anonymousreply 105November 16, 2023 2:25 AM

Better late than never! He's cute, and seems nice enough.

by Anonymousreply 106November 16, 2023 3:01 AM

R101 I agree. I should have reread my damn post before posting. Sometimes I type too fast and forget to post. This is my second grammar hiccup this week. Damn it!

I hear you!

by Anonymousreply 107November 16, 2023 5:38 AM

[quote] DWTS’ Harry Jowsey Calls Out ‘Losers’ After Jason Mraz’s Apparent Voting Shade

Harry Jowsey and Jason Mraz have been going head-to-head in the Dancing With the Stars ballroom — and the competition is still heating up.

Mraz, 46, seemingly threw shade at Jowsey, 26, via his Instagram Story on Thursday, November 16, sharing a photo of himself and his dance partner, Daniella Karagach. Mraz crossed his eyes while giving the camera a wave. “Vote for Harry,” he wrote, adding “#delirious” over his forehead.

Jowsey shared a selfie via his own Instagram Story soon after, which some fans interpreted as a response to Mraz. In his Thursday upload, Jowsey gave the camera a soft smile while driving his Lamborghini. “Winners focus on winning and losers focus on winners,” he captioned the post.

Mraz and Jowsey have been competing against one another on season 32 of DWTS, which premiered in September. Despite being at the bottom of the leaderboard for the fourth week in a row after their Whitney Houston-inspired performance on Tuesday, November 14, Jowsey and pro partner Rylee Arnold are still in the competition due to fans’ votes, which account for half their total score.

Mraz, meanwhile, scored a 33 out of 40 on Tuesday night, landing in fourth place. Barry Williams and pro Peta Murgatroyd — who received a standing ovation after their routine — placed higher than Jowsey and Arnold, 18, but were sent home.

One week prior, Lele Pons and Brandon Armstrong were shockingly eliminated on Music Video Night, leading fans to protest their departure.

“Don't know who is out here voting for Harry every week but yall gotta stop! Lele had no business getting eliminated,” one user shared via X, while another added, “This season is beyond rigged.” A third fan wrote, “How the hell was Lele eliminated but Harry is still in the competition?”

Pons, 27, reacted to the public outcry via social media on Tuesday. “I can’t believe there’s people protesting 😳😳 whatttttt????,” she wrote. “Love you seee you when I go back for the finals ❤️ #dwts.”

While he faces tough competition from Mraz, Jowsey has no beef with Pons after her elimination.

“I just wanna say that Harry is one of my favorites,” Pons said in footage shared via his TikTok on November 9. “He texted me last night, he was like, ‘Lele is there any way that i can leave and you can stay and that i can replace you?’ I was like, ‘Harry, please win this for me.’”

Harry added, “I don't understand it. You guys just gotta vote. That’s it.”

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by Anonymousreply 108November 18, 2023 11:30 AM

It was my love of cock that helped me accept my sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 109November 18, 2023 12:07 PM

Sounds like Jason is flirting with Harry at R108.

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