Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Guardian: And A Very Informative Article About Rimming...

As many groups across the globe have worked to stop the [metaphorical anti-gay] violence, both systemically and socially, we have seen the urge to desexualise gay men in the mainstream representations of them and make them into fathers, your neighbor, your best friend or your mailman.

This push to make gay people “just like you!” is commonly referred to as heteronormativity – or the act of making subjects fit into the gendered nuclear family and ideals associated with it. And through this process, sex becomes a distant memory. It’s put on the back-burner, and for a group whose identity is founded in sexual differences, maybe it shouldn’t be.

Maybe we should be talking about the sex gay people are having because, when we do, we figure out that they are actually not all that different – without having all of us move to the suburbs.

From the data we know that men, straight and gay and everything in between, can derive pleasure from butts – their own and other people’s. We know that women can, too, with over 43% of women having participated in analingus according to that same 2010 academic study. And according to the most recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, straight people don’t just like analingus – they like going all the way: 44% of men, and 36% of women, reported having had penetrative anal sex...


Always illuminating to see what Guardian Unlimited readers are actually reading...

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