Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Gay Men and Porn

Are gay men more interested in porn than straight men? Anon.

I don't know of any studies being done on this (what a waste of time and money!) but I'd be willing to bet that gay men are no more interested in pornography than straight men are. Why should they be? Some men (and women) are very stimulated by pornography and use it to enhance their sex lives -- or as a substitute. Other men have vivid imaginations and don't even need porn for stimulation. And there are men, gay and straight, who have no particular interest in pornography at all. True, you can sometimes see gay porn on the TV screen in a gay bar, while -- to my knowledge, at least -- you never see straight porn in a straight singles bar -- undoubtedly because some of the female customers (and some guys) might find it sexist and objectionable -- but straight porn is certainly shown at bachelor and stag parties and in certain For (straight) Men Only clubs.

2 comments:

getmewrong said...

Lol, this blog is great! Still, I don't understand why people are always looking for a connection between being gay and other things... We're gay 'cause we're sexually attracted by people of our same gender. That's it, nothing else. All the rest is myth, I could say by my daily experiences.

Loved the blog, keep it up! Greetings from Argentina.

PS: pardon my English

Bill Samuels said...

Well, you make a good point. I think some gay people look for a connection to other things if only because they're interested in knowing if other gay people enjoy the same things they do or have similar feelings about something. Sometimes people are interested in connections for scientific purposes.

But of course, the gay community is very diverse, and deep down, we're all individuals. There are some shared experiences, and different factions -- the leather scene, for instance, or bears -- but even those scenes are made up of individuals with unique differences.

Thanks for your comments and your kind words. By the way, you've got a very interesting blog yourself. Bill