If you have an older Salon account, please enter your username and password below: sign in. As Block explains, sexual orientation goes a lot further than the sexual activities we engage in. And while arousal makes up just one piece of the very complex puzzle that is sexual orientation, it is a major player. The fact that society is starting to have more open discussions about sex is good. There are other reasons self-identified straight men might have sex with each other. However those participating in them want to self-identify is up to them.
Breanna. Age: 24.
Of course, identity politics is a messy game.
Kinley. Age: 31.
The "Bro Job": Why "straight" men have sex with each other
Block suggests we take a look at our closest "kissing cousins," the Bonobo. Please sign in with Facebook or Google below:. In her book, Ward insists that sex acts between men are not symptoms of a suppressed gay identity, but rather an example of the fluid nature of human sexuality. Block explained that some men are looking for the BDSM element, which can involve humiliation by means of another penis, a larger penis.