Virtual Teen Forums
 

Go Back   Virtual Teen Forums > >
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read Chat Room

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old October 15th, 2017, 01:21 AM   #1
Sevro au Barca
Junior Member+
 
Sevro au Barca's Forum Picture
 
Join Date: September 23, 2017
Location: Southeastern US
Age: 17
Gender: Cisgender Male
Default Perceptions of Sexuality

A lot of (straight) guys I know seem to be concerned about things that might make them seem "gay," like sleeping in the same bed. This is the case even with people I know are in full support of LGBT+ rights, while girls don't seem to have the same problem. I'm curious to know if everyone has experienced this, or if it's just because I live in the South.

Talk to me about anything.
Hit me up if you need a friend.
Straight but open.
Sevro au Barca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 02:03 AM   #2
Mars
Global Moderator
 
Mars's Forum Picture
 
Join Date: August 26, 2015
Location: NYC
Gender: Undisclosed
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Puberty for All Teen Sexuality & Gender

This is better suited here

"The head may err, but never the blood.Ē
Nice salt pouch, asshole
Quote:
Originally Posted by StoppingTom View Post
so if he pulls these shenanigans again, I'm whipping out the long dick of the law on him

~Endeavour was here~
~Mike Was Here~
Mars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 06:29 AM   #3
Endeavour
Global Moderator
 
Endeavour's Forum Picture
 
Join Date: November 27, 2015
Gender: Undisclosed
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

It's just stereotypes and I absolutely hate them. People should just be themselves and not listen to people who use stereotypes that don't even mean anything to classify people's sexualities.



Global Moderator
live a life you will remember

Feel free to contact me: PM ē [email protected]
Visit: Path to the Horizon ē Ask Me Anything
Likes: (4)
Endeavour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 08:52 AM   #4
pjones
VT Lover
 
pjones's Forum Picture
 
Name: paul
Join Date: March 3, 2013
Location: florida
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Yeah def where I live in Florida boys are like that. Most of them are just immature

bi nudist
pjones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 10:18 AM   #5
Nnoki
Member
 
Join Date: August 10, 2017
Location: Mťxico
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

It depends in many factors, for example i have a friend and i have asked him (and only him) to a sleepover, even tough we are (were) best friends he doesn't want to come because he feels uncomfortable if it is just him and me.
As far as i know, education is a great factor here (school and parents), and also what other guys may think, reputation is also a big factor (Even when you don't do anything).

16/Bi (most into guys)/Nudist/Open for everything/Looking for friends, message me
Finally 100 posts!!!
Always looking to make new friends, talk to me about whatever, i'll hear whatever you have to say
Nnoki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 10:29 AM   #6
mick01
Great Poster
 
mick01's Forum Picture
 
Name: Mick
Join Date: December 20, 2016
Location: Maryland
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

I'm bi and can be affectionate towards other guys. Some cringe if I try to hug them or even just put my arm around them. So ya, I agree. They might feel like what I'm doing is being gay with them. But its not at all sexual.
Likes: (2)
mick01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 12:12 PM   #7
ska8er
VT Lover
 
ska8er's Forum Picture
 
Name: Andy
Join Date: August 23, 2013
Location: Pennsylvania USA
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Too much emphasis today on this that or
the other being "gay". Straight guys have
this thing that if they hug-touch or even cry
is going to make them feel less manly to their
peers. Yet in a lot of contact sports case in point
wrestling where guys have no regrets to rolling
around on the mat as long as it is in front of other
people but if they did it alone it would be rather
questionable. I know I have a best friend who is
a wrestler and he forever is telling me it is no homo.
It is as if they have to get it into their minds that there
is nothing wrong. I play soccer. We slap each other on
the butt as well as football players do. Guys share a
tent when they go camping. Do we all have to declare
to everyone that it is "no homo"? Then there is the
jacking with friends watching porn-a whole new story.
If u r comfortable with it then u don't have to question it.
ska8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 12:36 PM   #8
SeansLittleBro
Member++
 
SeansLittleBro's Forum Picture
 
Name: Matt
Join Date: September 24, 2016
Location: Midwest USA
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Quote:
Originally Posted by mick01 View Post
I'm bi and can be affectionate towards other guys. Some cringe if I try to hug them or even just put my arm around them. So ya, I agree. They might feel like what I'm doing is being gay with them. But its not at all sexual.
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjones View Post
Yeah def where I live in Florida boys are like that. Most of them are just immature
Quote:
Originally Posted by ska8er View Post
Too much emphasis today on this that or
the other being "gay". Straight guys have
this thing that if they hug-touch or even cry
is going to make them feel less manly to their
peers. Yet in a lot of contact sports case in point
wrestling where guys have no regrets to rolling
around on the mat as long as it is in front of other
people but if they did it alone it would be rather
questionable. I know I have a best friend who is
a wrestler and he forever is telling me it is no homo.
It is as if they have to get it into their minds that there
is nothing wrong. I play soccer. We slap each other on
the butt as well as football players do. Guys share a
tent when they go camping. Do we all have to declare
to everyone that it is "no homo"? Then there is the
jacking with friends watching porn-a whole new story.
If u r comfortable with it then u don't have to question it.

A lot of good comments here. As Mick says not everything is sexual between guys. Just because you hug doesn't mean you are in LUST. Also, as pjones said it really matters WHERE you live as to the reactions to many things. I am a swimmer and like Sk8er says different sports have physical contact which is "not homo" just a way of showeing that a good play or something has happened. As a swimmer we are always exposed in a meet but if you think that is showing sexuality then you probably need to reassess your opinion of what is sexual between males. Yes I'm gay but I don't go around wanting someone and yes I will hug friends when I want and they don't think anyting of it.

I am a twin, 17 -- gay and proud. Would love to talk to all you guys in here. Very open to discuss things and like to talk to new friends.
Likes: (2)
SeansLittleBro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 12:45 PM   #9
Just JT
sure, ask, dare you
 
Just JT's Forum Picture
 
Name: JT
Join Date: June 27, 2015
Location: Kingdom of God
Gender: Male
Blog Entries: 4
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Iíve experienced this also, but mostly from guys who havenít known me like all my life. I think they just donít know how to handle it, thinking Iíll be whatever if we get nude changing or sleep in the same bed. Think thatís cause they just donít understand enough about same sex or sexuality, or me.

But the 2 Friends Iíve had forever, 1 is bi, 1 is straight, not an issue at all. Weíve always slept in the same bed and seen each other nude at sleepovers, changing, swimming whtever. But thatís also more like a brotherly relationship.

People just need to stop being so but hurt and self centered about being nude, or sleeping with someone whoís the same sex. They think just cause Iím into guys Iím automatically into them? Not a chance
Likes: (1)
Just JT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 01:45 PM   #10
jamie_n5
VT Lover
 
jamie_n5's Forum Picture
 
Name: Jamie
Join Date: June 27, 2016
Location: Minnesota
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Blog Entries: 2
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Boys especially seem to have gayphobia and worry about silly things like this. Think about guys go camping together and other activities where you sleep in close proximity to each other. You change together at the pool or gym. I have always wondered too. Stereotypes are silly and can be really hurtful to others. Guys hug each other when making a good play or touchdown. So whoopee we are human beings and show love and compassion for one an other. Grow up and don't worry about it.

I am gay and happy with that.
I love talking to people very open & willing to listen.
I am also glad to try help with questions or problems.
Hit me up for anything. I promise I don't bite.
Likes: (4)
jamie_n5 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 06:08 PM   #11
Sevro au Barca
Junior Member+
 
Sevro au Barca's Forum Picture
 
Join Date: September 23, 2017
Location: Southeastern US
Age: 17
Gender: Cisgender Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Quote:
Originally Posted by mick01 View Post
I'm bi and can be affectionate towards other guys. Some cringe if I try to hug them or even just put my arm around them. So ya, I agree. They might feel like what I'm doing is being gay with them. But its not at all sexual.
I feel pretty similarly; my best friend and I don't care; we're cool with hugging and such (in fact at one point we decided to see how many people we could trick into thinking we were dating each other, just for fun)

Talk to me about anything.
Hit me up if you need a friend.
Straight but open.
Sevro au Barca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 06:45 PM   #12
SethfromMI
Legendary Member
 
SethfromMI's Forum Picture
 
Name: Seth
Join Date: October 10, 2014
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Some people are just immature. I have thankfully not had too many problems with it, but I am from a much more liberal city. still, every now and then people can be idiots about it, though haven't had to deal with it at all in college

19 | M | BI

Always Up For A Chat!


~ Seth
SethfromMI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 15th, 2017, 10:00 PM   #13
nicktheman2003
Member
 
nicktheman2003's Forum Picture
 
Name: Nicholas
Join Date: April 20, 2017
Location: california
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

I had to go to a weekend retreat last year. Our room had two beds,and there were 3 guys. Well we had to do rock paper or scissors to see who got the bed. Yeah i lost. No sleeping bag so I had to sleep on the floor with a blanket and a towel as a makeshift pillow. It was cold and I was freezing my balls off untill this one boy got up during the night and told me to get in bed with him because he knows its cold and there is enough room. I got in bed with him and in the morning the other boy saw us in the same bed. The teasing started with him calling us gay. They went off arguing in the bathroom. I don't know what they said but the other kid stopped with the name calling.
Likes: (1)
nicktheman2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 16th, 2017, 02:23 PM   #14
Jamiec1130
Member
 
Jamiec1130's Forum Picture
 
Name: Jamie
Join Date: May 26, 2017
Location: North Carolina
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Most of the people I know are the exact same way. They think that something they do will make people call them gay. I've been called gay plenty just because of how I can act sometimes towards others. It doesn't bother me, and most people don't do it anymore because they know I'm bi.

Quote:
I'm sorry that I let you down.
Quote:
I wish that I could say I'm proud.
Jamiec1130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2017, 05:08 AM   #15
azurzg
Member+
 
azurzg's Forum Picture
 
Name: Azur
Join Date: April 5, 2017
Location: Europe
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sevro au Barca View Post
A lot of (straight) guys I know seem to be concerned about things that might make them seem "gay," like sleeping in the same bed. This is the case even with people I know are in full support of LGBT+ rights, while girls don't seem to have the same problem. I'm curious to know if everyone has experienced this, or if it's just because I live in the South.
My younger cousin is 14. In his class a bully recently said something nasty to one of the boys (calling him gay, among other things).

The most amazing thing followed ... Many of the guys (probably most of them straight) subtly changed their phone background to rainbow. This seem to have freaked out the bully as he kept noticing their phones. For a number of days now he didn't know where to look or what to say.

So, no. Not all guys are like you described.
azurzg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2017, 04:22 PM   #16
Sevro au Barca
Junior Member+
 
Sevro au Barca's Forum Picture
 
Join Date: September 23, 2017
Location: Southeastern US
Age: 17
Gender: Cisgender Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Quote:
Originally Posted by azurzg View Post
My younger cousin is 14. In his class a bully recently said something nasty to one of the boys (calling him gay, among other things).

The most amazing thing followed ... Many of the guys (probably most of them straight) subtly changed their phone background to rainbow. This seem to have freaked out the bully as he kept noticing their phones. For a number of days now he didn't know where to look or what to say.

So, no. Not all guys are like you described.
There's nothing I know to say to that other than "Awesome!"

Talk to me about anything.
Hit me up if you need a friend.
Straight but open.
Likes: (1)
Sevro au Barca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 18th, 2017, 09:41 AM   #17
azurzg
Member+
 
azurzg's Forum Picture
 
Name: Azur
Join Date: April 5, 2017
Location: Europe
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sevro au Barca View Post
There's nothing I know to say to that other than "Awesome!"
Oh, I agree. I was so proud of my cousin and all of his friends!
azurzg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 18th, 2017, 03:15 PM   #18
Jamiec1130
Member
 
Jamiec1130's Forum Picture
 
Name: Jamie
Join Date: May 26, 2017
Location: North Carolina
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

Quote:
Originally Posted by azurzg View Post
My younger cousin is 14. In his class a bully recently said something nasty to one of the boys (calling him gay, among other things).

The most amazing thing followed ... Many of the guys (probably most of them straight) subtly changed their phone background to rainbow. This seem to have freaked out the bully as he kept noticing their phones. For a number of days now he didn't know where to look or what to say.

So, no. Not all guys are like you described.
Wow, I wish that happened at my school.

Quote:
I'm sorry that I let you down.
Quote:
I wish that I could say I'm proud.
Jamiec1130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2017, 09:20 PM   #19
Snowrider
Member
 
Join Date: January 21, 2017
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

I know a few guys who are really concerned that something they might do could seem "gay" to them and others. But, most of my friends are not worried about it. I've slept in bed with straight boys and they weren't worried about it because it was better than sleeping on the floor.
Snowrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2017, 01:40 AM   #20
NewLeafsFan
Great Poster
 
Name: Cedrick
Join Date: December 14, 2016
Location: Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Default Re: Perceptions of Sexuality

The fact that you live in the south has something to do with it. Here in Ontario, tht is a common fear when you are 12 or 13. But by the time we're your age, we don't care anymore.

A wise person once said, "When I was 20 I was worried about what others thought. When I was 40 I stopped caring about what people thought of me. Now at 60, I realize that no one was ever thinking about me."


Canada / Sport Management (Hockey) Major / Straight / Left-Wing Progressive / 18 yrs old

Cedrick Desjardins
Likes: (1)
NewLeafsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright©2000 - 2017
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2004 - 2017, VirtualTeen.org