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Wise Guys: What’s the Appeal of Girl-on-Girl Action?

Tue, Nov 8, 2011

Advice, Wise Guys

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Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What’s up with straight guys’ almost universal fascination with girl-on-girl action?” To ask the guys your own question, click here.

Straight Committed Guy (Johnny): Other than the simple answer — it makes me and almost all other men pop a boner — perhaps the titillation lies in the gayness of it? Maybe it’s a way for straight guys to experience the hotness of homosexuality without all those unappealing other dudes. It’s one of those twists of logic we all use to sort out cognitive dissonance — here I am, in all my masculine straightness, turned on by two members of the same gender having sex. Bit of a paradox? Maybe so. But it’s one most guys are comfortable with.

Gay Single Guy (Angelo Nikolopoulos of The White Swallow): If variety is the spice of life, then girl-on-girl action is the straight man’s cayenne pepper. Since witnessing G-on-G exploits is, for the garden-variety Joe, a rare and exotic occurrence, its universal appeal has more to do with its departure from the expected, the mundane. Its rarity, like a four-leaf clover, also adds to the lure and myth of G-on-G unions.

But let’s face it: most straight men are intrigued by the blitzed, sorority sort that involves, in no hierarchical order, Jell-O shots, hecklers, and the male gaze. The Male Observing Girl-on-Girl Action, as a trope, is inherently exploitative. I don’t mean to get too fem-sex about it, but it’s true. The fascination is less about clam-smacking and more about power: Won’t you, sweetheart, do it for me?

I mean, who doesn’t love a private show?

chris_diclericoStraight Single Guy (Chris): To be totally honest, I’m not the biggest fan of girl-on-girl porn. I think the appeal is the pure fantasy of it. Most guys are never going to have a 3-or-more-some. They are never going to have 2 girls come over and hook up with each other in front of them, etc. So when they watch 2 girls together it’s completely unlike their real like. “Traditional” 1 girl on 1 guy porn is a completely different kind of thing, where they can kind of insert themselves into the situation so to speak. Of course most guys don’t have 11 inch penises and can’t last for 40 minutes, but I guess all we wish we can.

Our “wise guys” are a rotating group of contributors, some of whom wish to remain anonymous and some of whom like the attention. This week’s Gay Guy is Angelo Nikolopoulos, host of an NYC queer reading series The White Swallow; Straight Single Guy is blogger Chris DiClerico; and our Straight Committed Guy is regular EMandLO.com commenter, Johnny. To ask the guys your own question, click here.

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