Celebrity gay blogger McVie has started what I consider a very noble pursuit: bridge understanding between gay and straight men. Di ba, it’s so World Peace! I looove it! This he initiated by way of a series he calls “Dear ‘Pre” where he, almost tongue-in-cheek but actually very realistically, writes an open letter to a straight guy, explaining in gory, graphic details certain aspects of the gay world. Here’s an excerpt from his first entry, “Sex and the Sauna.” Read on, and if you like what you see, continue on to his original post, link provided below.
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As a straight guy who goes to the gym, you may have been surprised by my revelations of sex in the sauna in my recent episodes here. You wrote and I quote: “And as for the gym sex. Wow. Does this go on, really? How, when there are so many people about? Or have I just been oblivious?? But ang galing din the way the ‘human interest’ aspect is filtered in your stories. Funny/interesting.”
Your email reinforces a long-standing theory my gay friends and I have regarding most straight men: straight guys are clueless as to most gay activities, even when these happen right under your nose. I think Mother Nature in her infinite wisdom placed a “gay-bi-clueless” gene among straight people as a form of protection, and ignorance truly is bliss (that also pertains to us gay folks who get away with it).
But the cluelessness of straights may not be enough to make you feel safe the next time you step inside the sauna. Well, here’s a more powerful mantra for you to chant softly to yourself before going in: Nothing will happen to you if you don’t allow it.
Read the rest of this entry at The McVie Show.