(Some) History of Gay Sex

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British YouTuber Calum McSwiggan thinks that the lack of education about queer aspects of life, including sex, in many schools is something we shouldn’t just accept. So he started a video series called Gay Sex 101 in which he wants to tackle several aspects of non-heterosexual intercourse to fill the gaps of knowledge teenagers are often left with when it comes to this topic.

His first video, which you can check out above,  gives a (very short) overview of examples of romantic and sexual same-sex relationships throughout history. It’s obviously impossible to cover more than some basics during the span of an average YouTube videos and and if you know a thing or two about history you’ll be left with a strong desire to throw in some “But..”s and “Too be precise”s but his intent is obviously a good one and spreading some much needed information, no matter how basic, can never hurt.

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  1. I really really do love the british accent so much :-) Always a warm cover of words melody that hugs your soul :-)))

    Ehm, yeah… a nice young man, really cute and awesome videos!!! :-)

  2. “… spreading some much needed information, no matter how basic, can never hurt.”

    Sot true. Thanks to the Internet, kids today can learn about something like this well beyond any school classroom discussion. And these school administrators and teachers should realize this when they [in the bible belt] try to propagandize their students by using a preferred mythical religion.

    And I agree with above — he has a lovable accent and speaks very well.

  3. Well, well, well. I just tried the REPLY ….. and it works now! Hallelujah!

    Hmmmmm. Coincidence it now works?

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  4. He does have that accent which really is a turn on.

    His sex videos aren’t too bad either.

  5. He is almost completely wrong on historical cultures and other animals. His main mistake is to consider historical “homosexuality” equivalent with “two men”.

    In the cultures he references it was not considered normal at all for men to have sex with other men. In fact in Ancient Greece is was looked down upon. In the cultures he cites, men would typically have sexual relationships with adolescent boys, either simultaneously with, or in succession with, an obligatory relationship with a wife. Men having sex with other men was considered to be against gender norms. He refers to Chinese emperors who were alleged to have had boys as lovers, not men.

    Also among the animals, when it comes to males, most of the homosexuality that has been recorded is either between two immature males, or between one adult male and one immature male. The cases of animal homosexuality between two adults are mostly between adult females.

    1. “His main mistake is to consider historical ‘homosexuality’ equivalent with ‘two men’.”

      No, he was considering historical ‘homosexuality’ equivalent with two males — which it is — so many of you were so adamantly pointing out to me a couple of weeks ago.

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      “In the cultures he cites, men would typically have sexual relationships with adolescent boys,”

      How is that any less than homosexuality? Even though they didn’t “consider sexual orientation” [as such], they still engaged in homosexuality.

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      “Men having sex with other men was considered to be against gender norms.”

      Uh, no it wasn’t: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_in_ancient_Greece
      [skip down to “In the Military” — they were men, not boys]
      >>> And even if you don’t like Wiki, there are more sites that state very similar or even with more detail.

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      “The cases of animal homosexuality between two adults are mostly between adult females.”

      Actually, no it isn’t. But you will always attempt to bring feminism into the conversation, won’t you?

      1. The video is clearly intended to make for acceptance of sex between two men within today’s culture – not to increase acceptance of sex between men and boys. He cites cases of the latter to support the former. It’s wrong.

        There is almost no historical precedent for widespread cultural acceptance of sex between men in any culture until the 18th century. There were always men who had sex with other men, it seems, but there are virtually no known cultures in which it was not problematized, unless one was third-gendered (and even then, there were only a few such cultures we know of). The Celts might be the only exception, but the evidence is thin, and most of it seems to suggest that Celtic men had sex predominantly with boys, like everyone else around the world.

        In the ancient Greek case the evidence is that boys involved with men were 12 to 18. If you think sex between men was accepted in ancient Greece, then you clearly didn’t read the wiki that you linked (!).

        The Japanese samurai and kabuki examples involved boys roughly the same ages as in ancient Greece. Have a look at Saikaku and you’ll see. As for China (or really any of these cultures), don’t rely solely on a wikipedia entry. These are sometimes written by LGBT persons with an agenda. Chinese male homosexuality was largely pederastic.

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