When we look at the world as a whole, when look back through history, when we look at our modern times and even when we look outward into the animal kingdom, I find that it’s extremely narrow minded and illogical to view homosexually as wrong.
Often the biggest anti-homosexual movement is among the religious right. I’m not going to get into that debate right now.
I find beauty in a lot of people. As I am more attracted to females. I view females with greater regard sexually. But I can also see the beauty and the sexual attraction in the male form. When you look through history you find that many cultures felt the same way. One only needs to look at artwork from throughout time to see this. Not all male nudes were done by women and not all female nudes were done by men.
While being gay is certainly the opposite extreme of being heterosexual, there is also a vast middle ground. Sometimes unspoken. An example of this is professional sports. Where men become obsessed with other men, their statistics and their bodies. “Does he take steriods”, “I wonder how long her works out” “look at the calves on that guy”. It’s not at all considered unnormal for a “heterosexual” male to view other men like this. Even professional american football see’s grown men smacking each other on the ass as perfectly acceptable heterosexual behavior.
In ancient Greece men would wrestle naked with each other. As in Greece the ancient Romans would take under their wing a teenage male for sexual pleasure and in return promote that younger males growth and social status.
Lesbian and bi-sexual females have also been a staple throughout history. Whether they were married to the same man or good friends turned lovers on the side.
We as human beings love putting things into boxes. It helps us identifiy and wrap our minds around concepts. Hetero, homo and bi are examples of boxes we’ve created. I would argue that like all things in nature, the lines between these boxes are not always apparent.
I think that to grow as a society we need to embrace these fluid tendancies of our nature. The progress of this is more apaprent in females. They are more likely to openly comment about the sexual attractiveness of another female. Modern society has deemed this more acceptable then a male doing the same thing. The end result has been that women are sexualized far more then men.
I was walking through the porn section of the video store the other day with my girlfriend and 99.9% of the boxes contained nude females on their covers. Why is this? Is it because females are physically more attractive then males by nature? I know there are a lot of people who would say “yes” to this question. But ask yourself, is that really true, or are you simply conditioned by our society to believe this?
Times are changing. Males are taking better care of themselves. They are spending more time making sure their hair looks right, they smell good and their clothing matches. I believe this is a result of the womens rights movement and the equality of the genders equaling out. Could it be that within the next hundred years both males and females are viewed with the same level of sexuality? If this happens, I believe it will be for the betterment of all society.