I’d grown up in a middle-class Massachusetts town, which was largely Irish and Italian, and, frankly, prior to that summer, I’d not known much in the way of tenderness or warmth from straight men.
Consequently, I’d built up a thick, defensive wall of big words around me.
Cheating and affairs are more common among the rich and less common in conservative cultures.
But over the last few weeks, a California-based computer engineer — we’ll call him Patrick — has pitted heterosexual male against heterosexual male.Patrick’s program identifies two men who "like" one of his bait profiles (the first used prominent vlogger Boxxy's image; the second used an acquaintance who had given Patrick consent) and matched them to each other.The suitors’ messages — some aggressive, others mundane, but all of them unabashedly flirtatious — are then relayed, back and forth, to one another through the dummy profile.Applying this kind of analysis to male behavior has yielded penetrating insights about everything from the girth-and-mirth-oriented “bear” subculture to the unique challenges faced by transsexual men.All those professions of “straightness” made by men sexually attracted to other men have drawn scrutiny too. Riley Snorton are among the experts who have researched the conjunction between heterosexual identification and same-sex intimacy.