C. Brian Smith, Men's Health Mag

C. Brian Smith

Men's Health Mag

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by C.:

Men Are Turning to a Throwback Penis Surgery to Help Battle ED

Here's when it's time to go 'bionic' with an inflatable penile prosthesis. IPP surgery has become a growing alternative for men battling erectile dysfunction. → Read More

How Much Did Gob Bluth’s $6,300 Suit Actually Cost?

‘Arrested Development’ producers and costume designers give us the inside story. Come on! → Read More

My Adventure in Penis Shockwave Therapy

The technology that once sank German U-boats during World War II is now giving middle-aged men erections. I’m scared — but, I hope, scared stiff. → Read More

My Afternoon With Dr. Don, the Male-Spanking Therapist

I’m naked and bent over the lap of a 72-year-old bald man named “Dr. Don” who is spanking me with a bare hand in his second floor apartment in East L.A. → Read More

The Prehistoric Tales of a 50 Million-Year-Old Bug Penis

Meet the assassin bug. Then meet his astoundingly rare, beautifully preserved genitals. It’s a dick that can teach us a lot about nature (and ourselves) → Read More

The People Walker Is Still Just Putting One Foot in Front of the Other

In Los Angeles, a man named Chuck has become a folk hero for one humble service: taking strangers on walks. He’s proving the buddy system can change lives — one step at a time → Read More

The 2 Very Gay Painters Just Got a Brush With Destiny

‘Imagine a handsome gay couple,’ suggest Nicholas and Jenson, co-owners of 2 Very Gay Painters. ‘Imagine yourself hiring them to paint that mural in your home. Congratulations. You are gay.’ → Read More

The Shopping Addicts of Quarantine

Brian has 13 packages arriving Friday that his wife doesn’t know about, including toys for his cats, a new Wi-Fi modem and three pounds of... → Read More

As America Reopens, Janitorial Services Are Cleaning Up

Traditionally relegated to the shadows, janitors are now among the super-squad of essential workers keeping daily life from killing us — no matter the personal risk → Read More

Why Do People Loot? The Long History of Looting

Looting has a bad reputation, but from the Battle of Corinth to the L.A. riots, it’s been a mainstay of civilization — and its ‘morality’ depends on who’s in power → Read More

‘These Ain’t Your Daddy’s Cubicles’: Say Hello to the Post-COVID Office

Designers, medical professionals and HR experts geek out over the return of privacy to the workplace — and how the way we work will never be the same → Read More

Why Are Liquor Stores Essential Businesses? They Keep Alcoholics Out of ERs

The St. Anthony Residence provides housing for chronically alcoholic and homeless men in St. Paul, Minnesota, with little expectation that they will get sober, tacitly... → Read More

Your Bartender Needs Your Help. Here’s How to Send Them a Tip.

“We’re the modern community center,” says Jason Freiman, president of Footman Hospitality, which owns six bars throughout Chicago including Bangers & Lace, Sparrow, Kite String... → Read More

How Professor Frink, Smithers and Bob Loblaw Got Their Names

Screenwriters on 'The Simpsons,' 'Arrested Development' and many other comedies share the stories behind their classic character names → Read More

Parenting Children With Autism: Resources and Support for Dads

What's it like to be the father of a child with autism? The dearth of support, resources and networking for dads is just the tip of the iceberg → Read More

The Alien True Believers Long Before It Was Cool to Storm Area 51

In a low-lit condo in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley, flanked by a stack of UFO books and a Jerry Garcia bobblehead, I’m seated on a... → Read More

My Weekend at ‘Nice Guy’ Bootcamp

All over the world, self-proclaimed ‘nice guys’ are attending meetings and workshops in hopes of becoming far less nice → Read More

Inside One of the Last Wet T-Shirt Contests in America

I’ve been named runner-up in a hula hoop competition at Willie’s Tavern, a roadside biker bar in Southern Oregon, which combined with above-average finishes in... → Read More

Can Anything Save Us From Fentanyl?

"The opiate epidemic is really a fentanyl crisis." This synthetic opioid is so powerful, not even the doctor who invented Narcan thinks it's enough to stop it. → Read More

The Horticulturalist Whose Life’s Work Is to End ‘Botanical Sexism’

“I’d say you’re the first reporter who’s ever been offered a ride in my truck,” says Tom Ogren, a 72-year-old Dude-like horticulturist driving a 1999... → Read More