Gay men are born with an inherent otherness, as queer people we feel as though we are on the margin of society. Our lives aren’t embodied in mainstream media, we don’t get to chase other little boys around the playground to peck them on the cheek or have a mock-courtship like straight kids do as they learn and grow. We feel aliena...
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...nd uncontrollable sex, indicates something disturbing that even a tiny subculture of gay men need drugs to sustain their ability to be intimate. (Wortham)
It is such a deep-rooted problem that there is no immediate solution to. Maybe considering that there might be a problem within our culture as gay men would be a step towards a solution in itself. We should be kinder to ourselves and how we relate to our body, and kinder in how we perceive and react to the bodies and souls around us, and consider what it is about other gay men around us that incites our attraction, or repulsion, and what that shows us about ourselves. These are all infinitesimally small but progressive steps that would begin to improve the mental health and quality of life in our community. If you still feel as though you despise “the scene” around you, modify it, and introduce it with your morals.
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