Who’s gay isn’t as easy a question anymore with youth

Something a lot of us have already noticed. Namely, that younger guys are far more comfortable with their sexuality, and ours, than guys of, say, my generation. It’s getting harder to tell who’s gay and who’s straight, and it’s getting harder for kids themselves to define themselves as straight or gay. I think that’s because everyone is on a spectrum of sexuality (my theory), a la Kinsey, from straight to gay. Some are gay gay, others are straight straight, others are a mixed bag. Women have recognized, and admitted this, for years. Guys, less so. But now that younger guys are getting over the macho thing, they’re far more comfortable to admit that they’re not entirely straight, even if they’re not even close to being gay. Again, my theory. Yours?

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