I remember I had a large photo of him in an old fashioned swim suit.
He was in a backyard setting, running through a sprinkler.
And his "male anatomy" was outlined in the wet suit, and was very visible.
I was in a private prep school on several athletic teams, and I used to peek at other guys in the shower room.
David was special to me, because it was the first time I was able to stare at a guy's "equipment" for a long time, without fear of being caught.
I was in the closet and had a strict mother that would have freaked out if she knew the true purpose of my fantasy photo. So my crush has been a complete secret until now.
As has been the fact that I'm gay.
I'm over 50 now and still closeted. I guess the journey "out" is a personal one, and I'm now beginning to tell a few close friends.
We'll see what happens.
In any case, even if I wasn't aware it was "gay", and I denied it to myself then, David Cassidy was my first.
George - New Hampshire
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