Nov 25, 2015 5:40 PM GMT
nomadfornow saidI look at it this way: If I meet a guy whom I find to be sweet, funny, engaging, smart, thoughtful, and sexy, and with whom I click, then an incidental dick piercing would have no effect on whether or not I wanted to continue seeing him. There's no one out there who fulfills every single item on your shopping list.
I like Dan Savage's take on the general topic... though he's not discussing PAs specifically, it can certainly apply here:
This was taken from the topic on PA piercings.
That was a great video. I think he has good insights into why so many gay guys are single, especially at a younger age (aside from the not wanting to settle down yet.) There's this idea of the perfect boyfriend and when reality hits, they run.
I think that in another 10/20/30 years there will be a lot of gay guys who are single and looking for something. What will be the cost on society as this population grows older and doesn't have the support of a spouse for psychological support, as well as general support?
What will be the societal implications with a larger number of single people (not just gay) in general as they get older and live longer? In the past, it was couples who took care of each other as they reached the last 10-20 years of their lives. I've been wondering how it will be when I'm in my 60's, 70's, and maybe even 80's.
Yes, there are the strong social networks that many have developed, but who will they go home to at the end of the day? Who will they share a meal (or a bed) with on most days? I certainly don't want to live the rest of my life alone.