Public Sex

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Public Sex Confidential

Denizet-Lewis asks: So what is it that still drives some in the gay community out of the bedroom and into the Bathroom?

And the article is a well-researched response to some of the reasons. One is how compelling it is for gay men to find straight men in public bathrooms:

One powerful motivating factor for many gay men seeking sex in public places is the belief that they will find the ultimate sexual prize there: “straight” men. You won’t bump into many married or self-identified straight guys in gay bars, but you will find them in public sex places, where they believe their anonymity is best protected, and where they can get no-strings-attached gay sex without the hassle of having to actually talk to gay people (many public sex encounters are done without exchanging a word).

“The reality is that gay men are tripping over each other in public places to service the guys that carry themselves in the most masculine way possible, the guys that they believe will then go home to their wives or their straight lives,” says Joe Kort, a psychotherapist and the author of 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives.

“Straight guys are the ultimate unavailable man, but for a few minutes in the darkness gay men can have them. And for many gay men it’s the first time, and the only real place, where they will feel seen, accepted, and validated as sexual people by straight men. But in the context of public sex, it’s a twisted form of validation.”

Undercover cops looking to arrest men engaged in public sex understand that appearing straight carries currency in parks and bathrooms. Richard Tewksbury’s study “Conversation at the Oasis” -- published in the March 22, 2007, issue of The Journal of Men’s Studies -- details the following conversation between a cruiser and an undercover police officer on a park nature trail:

Suspect: You come down here much?

Suspect: You come down here much?

Officer: This is my first time. I just heard about it on the Internet.

Suspect: You’re a good-looking man.

Officer: Thanks. My wife thinks so too.

The study surveyed police records of 127 cases of public gay sex in a California city between 1995 and 2005. Tewksbury found that awareness of the potential for arrest “does not appear to deter cruising activity,” which might explain why Couture and others don’t believe that Larry Craig’s arrest will keep men from seeking out public sex. On the contrary, Couture says. “Thanks to good old Larry Craig,” he tells me, “every man in the United States now knows exactly how to go about getting sex in a bathroom.”

To read the entire story go to The Advocate




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