Posted: Jun 20, 2015 12:44 pm
by tolman
SpeedOfSound wrote:I don't know what the hell homophobic is supposed to mean. We should be clear before we try to cure it.

I react viscerally to seeing two men kiss. Not a pleasant feeling but certainly not intolerable. I do turn away from some sex scenes in GOT and I did close my eyes at Brokeback Mountain during part of the tent scene.

If that is what you are talking about then judging me for it, trying to cure me or change me, is the same as some christian ass trying to cure gays.

I suggest if homophobia bothers you then you are overall biophobic and perhaps becoming the bigot you hate.

Personally, I do have an active aversion to imagining (let alone watching) two men having sex, but I could say something similar about imagining or watching all manner of straight couples having sex, including couples who were much older than me, underage, related to me, friends of mine, or particularly unattractive*.

And my reaction to that aversion is to avoid imagining such things, rather than chronically imagining them and then wallowing in feelings of disgust**.
It does seem to me that the latter of those two options is the one often chosen by 'homophobic' people.

(*and while I don't have the any real aversion to brief glimpses of 'acceptable' straight people having sex, I'm not hugely drawn to it, and my imagining sex really doesn't involve any males who aren't me)

(**though I did used to find a quick imagining of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher making the beast with two backs an excellent cure for any unwanted arousal)