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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:51 PM

26. Three boxes are no more helpful than two, IMHO


Like I tell my wife, "Maybe I'm gay but just haven't met the right guy yet."

I hope I'm not inadvertently offensive here, but I think any person of any gender or orientation can look at another person of any gender and orientation and say, "Hey, now there's an attractive person." I mean, I can surely differentiate between actor Ernest Borgnine and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and, in my opinion, Michael Phelps is more sexually desirable in a physical sense. Someone else might think that Ernest Borgnine has a more "masculine" presence and find that to be more attractive. I wouldn't be interested in sex with either one of them personally, but that doesn't make me blind to whatever may strike me as "attractive" or "unattractive".

A lot of tension seems to come from tangential worrying about "what am I?" according to some classification in "Audubon's Field Guide to the Humans" than finding what they enjoy, perhaps finding someone to enjoy it with, and simply accept being themselves.

Totally IMHO, the "gay/straight" thing strikes me as a broad classification which breaks down when applied in microscopic detail the same way that conceptions of "race" do. There are humans. There are constellations of preferences among humans, the same way there are constellations of "racial characteristics". But obsessing over these things - as applied to some particular individual - is unproductive.

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