A few years ago, I wondered about the lack of masculine gay men. I did not get too many leads in that thread so I decided to look further.
I delved into the ancient Greco-Roman world and found some interesting facts. In some Greek cities, having sex with another guy was expected in order to become a fully masculine man. And of the first twenty Roman emperors, eighteen (90%!) were recorded to have had sex with other men. Yet today, same-sex sex is seen as effeminate and only for a small part of the population. But if homosexuality is something one is born with (as the science says) how come men were so much more sexually flexible?
The conclusion I've reached is that gay men are indeed born that way. On the other hand, it seems straight men are made that way by culture, or rather that without our homophobic culture straight men would essentially be bisexual... or grero. If true, this would be a huge rethinking of how we look at sexual orientation. (This would explain the "straight guy having sex with men" phenomenon so often encountered on here and elsewhere.)
I'm certainly not the first person to claim this. We've all heard that line that men are all bisexuals. But no one has ever made an attempt to explain how this could be even remotely possible given the obvious counter-evidence. Until now...
Grero is for men who don't feel different from most men but may have wondered why other men don't like other men. If that's the case, this book is a must read. If you are interested in more details, read the book or listen to the audiobook. Both are available for four easy payments of $0: I want to get it out there and get a conversation started.
If you have any questions about the specifics in the book, I'm more than happy to answer.