Saturday, November 26, 2011

On Male Sexuality

This post isn't necessarily much in the way of original thought by me, but instead a juxtaposition of two highly unlikely links.

A couple years ago, this link was shared with me: Of Never Feeling Hot: The Missing Narrative of Desire in the Lives of Straight Men

This was something I had never thought about prior to reading the article, but it has been in my mind ever since. You should really go read it start to finish, but for the TL;DR crowd the gist is this: Average men are rarely made to feel as if their bodies can be objects of sexual desire and, while such feelings can be harmful in the wrong context, it is overall a great shame that this is the case.

The second link is a music video. While there is nothing technically obscene in it, I still wouldn't watch it at work.

That this exists within mainstream pop culture, and has succeeded, is fantastic. You don't need to look like Brad Pitt to be sexy.

p.s. The greatest moment of the video occurs at exactly 2:33.