Is There Such A Thing As Gay (or Straight) Porn?

At the Salon we have heard several heterosexual women read their homoerotic pieces and have had discussions regarding this new sub-genre for straight women. It is all about fantasy. Dr. Marty Klein has written an article addressing peoples concerns relating to their fantasies not matching their real-life desires.

Excerpts:

…Adults find all sorts of fantasies and images sexy—and they don’t necessarily have anything to do with their real-life desires. That is, enjoying scenes of two men having oral sex doesn’t make a man gay. Similarly, enjoying looking at fictional scenes of sexual coercion (or fantasizing being raped) doesn’t mean a person wants that in real life.

To put it another way, what arouses us is only a small part of our sexual orientation. If you want to know if someone’s gay, straight, or bi, ask them who they have sex with (and who they want to have sex with in real life), not what videos they like to watch….

…It turns out that sexuality is more complicated than gay-or-straight. In 1948 Alfred Kinsey presented data showing that “the world is not simply divided “into sheep and goats,” and presented his 7-point Kinsey Scale of sexual orientation. These days, expressions like GLBTQQI remind us that a person’s sexual orientation is a movie, not a photograph—behavior can change over time. Curiosity and experimentation can take us in unexpected (even, sometimes, boring!) directions. In that sense, we’re all “queer,” and potentially or actually “questioning.”…

Read Entire Article: http://sexualintelligence.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/is-there-such-a-thing-as-gay-or-straight-porn/

Talk and Q&A on ‘Queer’ lead by self identified queer erotica author Sam Rosenthal at the next Erotic Literary Salon, April 16th, 7:15-7:45.

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