A straight-identifying man on Reddit says he’s considering becoming homosexual because he thinks he’ll get more action, but he’s having some difficulty actually following through with it.
“So I’m a straight man and I heard gay men have a lot of sex I figured well might as well join ’em,” he writes. “Thing is I’ve tried: watching gay porn and solo gay guys and, sadly, I don’t get aroused.”
That certainly is disappointing.
“Well,” he continues, “I do get aroused at straight blow job porn, so halfway there I’d say. I don’t wanna hook up with a guy and then not get aroused. That’d be embarrassing.”
He wonders: “How can I get aroused by a guy?”
And now, the responses…
“You need to bathe in the sweat of fifty righteous men, that’ll turn you gay,” one person writes. “That or lick the horn of a unicorn.”
“Definitely lick the horn of a unicorn,” another person adds, “preferably at a glory hole.”
“Download the app Grindr,” a third person suggests. “See if any sexy guys are around.”
Others just can’t seem to wrap their heads the man’s motivations:
“If you don’t get aroused by gay sex, then why do you want to do it?” one person asks.
“If you’re not into it, you’re not into it,” another concurs. “There’s nothing we can do to recruit you.”
“Try hooking up with a guy,” someone else suggests. “If you like, then great. If you don’t, there’s not much you can do about it. Being gay isn’t a choice.”
Then there are the more thoughtful replies:
“I’m pretty sure men can get aroused if their genitals are consistently stimulated from any source,” one particularly academic person writes. “Thus it is called ‘sexual behavior,’ which differs from sex, gender, and orientation. Your sexual behavior doesn’t define your orientation. There are gay-for-pay straight guys wherever you go.”
“Porn might not do it for you,” another adds, “but you may find just being in a situation where some things gonna happen is enough to get you going. Give it a try but be clear up front that you’re experimenting and not sure how far you wanna go.”
What advice would you give to this sexually-frustrated young chap? Share your pearls of wisdom in the comments section below.