Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Gay Porn: Sex Educator, Indicator, or Both


In November, I pitched a discussion idea to the group Men of All Colors Together/NY (MACT/NY). The topic was if gay porn was our sex educator, indicator, or combination of both. And I'm happy to announce that I got the green light.

The thought came to me because in mainstream media, there is now more of a gay presence. However, while there are still certain expectations made of straight sex by way of mainstream media, there are still slim to none of gay sex. And if there are, the number of positive ones are slim to none. This leaves straight sex to continue to have a choice of teachers (be they parents, mainstream media, and pornography), while gay sex is still left with pornography as its main (if not only) teacher. This brought to my mind questions like:

Based on certain actions we see in gay porn now, is it a good teacher for a mentally healthy attitude towards our homosexuality?
And based on some actions we see, is gay porn not teaching us, but instead showing us the point we've come to? And if that thing is for the worst, possibly giving us a wake-up call by being it in porn?

Now, based on the behavior, I have my own idea as to whether gay porn is our educator, indicator, or a combination of the 2. But I want to know what YOU think. Am I the only one seeing these things? 

The main porn actions to be addressed will be:
Barebacking
Gay-for-Pay/on the down low
Expectations based on race/ethnicity
Domination/Humiliation
Drug Use

Time permitting, we might be able to add to this list of topics. And why be shy about showing up and telling us your thoughts? You know you want to know, and at least you'll be among friends in possibly getting answers.


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