Despite his resignation five months ago, Anthony Weiner's name is still popping up in headlines; for one thing, there was the recent birth of his son. (Mazel tov, Anthony.) For another, his surname was and will always be hilarious when it pops up in a headline. Unfortunately for Weiner, this is also because Traci Nobles — one of several women the former Congressman flirted with electronically — is leaking samples of the dirty chats she had with Weiner in order to promote a tell-all memoir.

(Side note: does anyone at all want to read a memoir about a short relationship that existed almost entirely of sexting? Even if one party is a politician? That alone does not make a plot.)

And now she's given Radar what could be the most revelatory of the examples of Weiner's online dalliances we've seen. (Well, next to that picture of his dick.) Because if Nobles is telling the truth and the chat excerpts are real — which, when someone is looking to get people interested in a tell-all, is always an if — it looks like Anthony Weiner might have been looking to have a threesome with another guy. And not even in that "it's not gay because the two dudes will never, ever touch each other" kind of way:

"I'm not really talking about other chicks... How about with another guy?" Weiner asked Nobles.

"Hmmmm, haven't done it before," Nobles said.

"It can be hot," Weiner replies.

"Are you turned on by other guys?" Nobles asked.

"Well it depends on the guy, but generally yes," Weiner divulges.

Even if the chat is real, there's still no way to know if Weiner was actually attracted to guys even a little. After all, what someone says in online dirty talk and what they do in real life can be remarkably different. And it really doesn't, or shouldn't, matter to any of us now. Unless you happen to be a gay guy with a weird crush on him and now you think you might actually have a chance. In which case, congrats to you and I hope you have unlimited texting.

Commentarium (4 Comments)

Dec 28 11 - 6:33pm
Done with You

It's been a downer watching over the last few years as Nerve has gone from an edgy publication to a (and I can't believe that I'm using this phrase) bourgeois, close-minded website. Anthony Weiner is a tragic character and a public figure, so no problem with his ridiculous escapades being a topic, but the "can you believe...two guys!" point-of-view is not the Nerve of 5 years ago. Face it, you're Newsweek. I'm so done with you!

Dec 28 11 - 6:46pm
yup.

it's true! it just hit me the other day, what nerve used to be like...sex positive, open, artsy, even a bit edgy. i felt a little dirty checking it at my local coffee shop. now it's just like any other online magazine. way to blend in with the boring old mainstream.
and this article reinforces that. why not want to have a MMF threesome? they're awesome. that should be the headline!

Dec 28 11 - 8:04pm
julian

Wah! And I used to walk uphill to school in both directions in snow all summer long!

Dec 31 11 - 12:21am
Agreed...

...about the "edging-down" (if that's not a term, it should be) of Nerve. There are tons and tons of mainstream culture/media outlets. What gives/gave Nerve the edge was...well, being edgy, sex-positive, and funny. I don't think this [articular article was necessarily sex-negative, but in general, more stories that aren't PG-13 would be great. This year, Nerve has only published a few hilarious, sexy stories that pushed any boundaries (those few made it worth tuning in). More, plzkthx!