Everyone’s A Little Bit Dirty

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 25 2012 @ 7:32pm

Jesse Bering has a new piece up at Slate that Dan Savage calls a must-read. It's a primer on how to deal with anti-gay bigotry. On the pernicious myth that gay sex is filthy:

[A]nal sex is not limited to gay men, that not all gay men have anal sex, that straight people can acquire HIV through intravaginal sex, that condoms exist, that vaginas don’t always smell of roses either, and that gay men are no less repulsed by feces than are any other human beings. In fact, the only documented cases that I could locate in the scientific literature of coprophilia—a rare paraphilia involving an erotic attraction to feces—were of heterosexual males.