A therapist has come out and and said that straight men can be intimate with other men without it being gay...
The American sex therapist made these claims on TikTok, leaving a lot of people confused.
But he's now fully explained himself in a video.
Keep scrolling to see exactly what he had to say...
Now, we live in an era where gender and sexuality are pretty fluid.
For centuries, the LGBTQ+ community has been wrongfully discriminated against, meaning that people who identify in such a way haven't felt the confidence to come out and embrace their true selves.
But, as the years have trickled by...
The fight for acceptance and equality has grown to the point where people are expanding past simple category's like "gay" and "straight."
Since the birth of Gay Pride in 1969, millions have marched for gay rights...
And the movement is showing no signs of slowing down today.
We've come a long way.
Here in the States, the LGBTQ+ community is bigger and prouder than ever before.
In Congress, we now have a number of openly-gay and trans congressmen and women...
And, in 2015, the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage as a legal right across the country.
Obviously, this was a landmark moment in the community's fight for equality.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the plaintiffs asked "for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."
Fast forward 6 years, and the community is thriving...
So much so that it is bigger than ever before.
Just to break down the results of a recent Gallup poll:
54.6 percent identified as bisexual, 24.5 percent as gay, 11.7 percent as lesbians, 11.3 percent as transgender, and 3.3 percent said they used another term to describe their identity.
The total exceeds 100 percent because respondents were able to choose more than one category.
And with more and more people feeling confident enough to speak out about the idea of sexuality, we're exposed to more and more complex ideas.
However, are some taking things too far?
Recently a therapist made some pretty bold claims about how males tend to view their sexuality, saying that even if some men choose to get intimate with other men, then they're not necessarily gay.
"It's a guy thing," claims Dr. Joe Kort.
But not everyone agrees...
However, some people did come to his defense...
Dr. Kort has a degree in clinical sexology and had written a lot about the topic, yet despite his accolades, this seems to have caused a bit of a stir.
He believes that it's more about what the 2 consenting adults in the situation want out of it and with a lot of men, apparently it's just "sexual gratification" regardless of who it's with.
He said this:
"In general men have more transactional sex with one another, in general women don't. Men have objectified sex where it's just about the act, it's just about getting off."
He later added that "behavior doesn't determine sexual orientation."
In a different video, he also talked about "straight men not [being] attracted to men, they're attracted to the sex with men."
"Could some of these men be gay or bisexual? Absolutely, but that comes over time and that's a trajectory that only they can be in touch with to figure that out."
Dr. Joe Kort has managed to gain a following of over 300,000 discussing these similar topics.
Here's the video that caused the controversy:
When #straight #men sleep with men it’s a #gay thing not a guy￼ thing. #lgbtq #sexuality #sexualfluidity
What do you think?
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