Friday, March 09, 2007

Unintended consequences

So I was talking to Ilyka about the Jeff Goldstein post that discusses the outing of Matt Sanchez (here, with some hot pictures of naked gay (sigh) men), which I found via Instapundit, and I mentioned to her that when I first read both posts, neither of them had a NSFW warning. Which didn't really bother me, as I wasn't at work when I found those pictures. But later, both of them added the warning, and all I could think of was all the really pissed-off emails from men who encountered the horror that is the full-on, full-up male member nudity that is not their own. (Men really do seem to get very uncomfortable when they see someone else's dick staring them in the face.) I don't think too many women complained. I sure didn't.

I would comment on the issue at hand, but I'm sorry, once I saw all the pictures of those hot naked guys on the page, I sorta lost track of what anyone else was talking about.

There was a topic?

Oooh, that's a cute one. Big, too. Too bad he's gay.

It went clean out of my head for some reason.

The other thing? I couldn't shake the feeling while on that site that the gay guys would be slightly annoyed that a straight woman was enjoying looking at them. I especially got that feeling from the author, who seems a right angry fellah. (Left angry, not right, really.) Paranoid? Me? Um. Sometimes.

Oh. I won't be talking about naked gay men as a habit. But this is the post I told Ilyka I wanted to write, and she's a generous person, that one. I will be posting sporadically about, hm, let's think, on this blog? Duh.


Heraclitus said...

Hi, dlg, did I miss your introductory post? I'm a little confused?

ilyka said...

That's just how we roll here, Heraclitus. People ask for a login, they get one, they post. You just never know what you're gonna get.

Hiya, DLG!

Bitey said...

Ahem. See, right now, I'm in the middle of a giant emotional casserole with my husband over the subject of porn. I've been telling him about how awful it is, and one of my points is that people don't have any right to look at naked pictures of people they don't know. (See my blog for details.) And then these impressive gents appear. Damn. I took me a long look before I caught myself. I guess I should confess myself to Sweetie.

Sigh. "Unintended consequences," indeed.

Bitey said...

That's twice in one day I've hyped my blog here. Sorry about that. I won't make a habit of it.

E.L. Walsh said...

I couldn't shake the feeling while on that site that the gay guys would be slightly annoyed that a straight woman was enjoying looking at them.

Nah! Most gay men I know care more how women perceive them than how straight men do.

I used to be friends with a couple who wanted me to find a straight woman (they were very clear she had to be straight) to watch them fuck.

Call me a bad friend, but I didn't even ask around.

daddyslittlegirl said...

Why, thank you all for the welcome, and I was going to introduce myself, but I had to click through to make sure that the links worked, and there were all those beautiful naked guys again....

Bitey, yeah, you wouldn't want to be one of them high-po-critters.

But you made me laugh, so thank you.