As a guy whose butt pics are very close to his heart, running the minefield of what is acceptable content on sites like Facebook and Instagram has been a full-time occupation. My restraint has on occasions taken super human effort.
My original blog was on Google Blogger and although I had a strict no Porn rule and there were no explicit pics on the site I was very nearly shut down. The problem was that what I saw as a cheeky butt pic others saw as inappropriate and even pornographic. With the torrent of Female images flooding social media it’s clear to me that what is really the problem is that mens butt pics are too “Gay” but also that some male cultures are feeling the same loss of power over their body image that woman have been feeling for centuries and they don’t like it.
Now I’m not going to use this post cry poor little gay boy, but when legitimate photographers of the male physique are having their accounts deleted or images censored it begs the question why?
Obviously the line between art and porn can be blurred but there is clear double standard when a womans thong is okay but a mans jockstrap is not. The amount of visible real estate is the same so it must be the culture that’s the issue.
There’s a culture of seeing a mans body as something that is still taboo. Womans bodies are objectifed in mainstream culture because guys like to see tits and arse. Men are visual creatures, the Gay community has built an entire culture around objectifying mens bodies and I am under no illusions about the part I have played in this.
I once heard homophobia described as the fear that “A gay man will treat you the same way you treat Woman”. On the surface this kind of makes sense.
I’m probably one voice ranting against the storm here but,
the simple fact is I like to look and I like to be looked at. When I see a hot Instagram boy I put my hand down my pants and pull my cock same as any straight boy with a Victoria Secrets catalogue, don’t I deserve to be happy too?