Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What’s inside a gay man’s bag?

I’ve noticed the ever-increasing number of men parading around the streets of Nairobi carrying stylish man-bags; objects that are the envy of many women. I compiled this list, during that hypnotic hour after 3pm in the office, to show what could be found inside these bags:


Spare mobile (the model replaced last week)

Toothbrush and mini-toothpaste tube (nothing’s more of a deal-breaker than the aromatic confession of a lunchtime curry)

Deodorant roll-on (To keep fresh and cool under the Nairobi sun)

Deodorant spray (For topping up that cool and fresh)

A pack of 3 (you never know when opportunity will present himself, no unwanted ‘babies’)

Umbrella (to keep dry under Nairobi’s storms)

Baby wipes (yeah baby, accidents do happen)

Compact mirror (for the visual reassurance that no unsightly ‘greenies’ are wedged between teeth)

Water-based lube (never oil-based)

Hand-cream (not that kind of cream, the cream that comes in a tube…still iffy I know, I mean the kind to compliment the weekly manicure)

Moisturiser (er, to keep skin hydrated)

Have I left off anything? Feel free to add your own; no prizes, just for fun.


  1. my self i also add sun glasses you never know what the weather is gonna be like in the morning. X

  2. How about the all important 'little black book' for those Friday evenings one is feeling a little bit er...lonely and eager to 'reconnect' with onld friends?

  3. sunglasses - CHECK

    little black book - CHECK

  4. http://mwanamishale.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/the-man-bagan-important-accessory-for-todays-man/

  5. Hi Anon,

    I see a similar post has already been done by another blogger - and his before mine, it's amazing but I had no prior knowledge when I posted here.



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