Your attitude itself doesn't bother me, but I hear a fair bit related to the concept that's problematic. One theory I have about this is how women are so overly sexualized in media compared to men; reversal of this trend is played for laughs, but male sexuality is far more tame when it is utilized. The Hawkeye Initiative (sort of nsfw) shows off this discrimination in comic books in a rather blatant way. Portrayal of heterosexual couples engaging in romantic and/or sexual shenanigans is far more likely to focus on the woman's body too of course.
Jarby wrote:Is there any reason in particular you find it gross? Aside from religious arguments, that's the second thing I hear (mind you, it's never said about lesbians). The only answers I've heard are basically "dunno" or "it's not right/natural".i can't really say, to be perfectly honest. same way some people don't really like looking at spiders, i guess. i don't really find men aesthetically pleasing (including myself). psychologically speaking, the disgust/dislike reaction is something people don't really have much control over - seeing two dudes making out in public may elicit "ew gross" internally, but i'd probably do the same thing if i saw a really bogan heterosexual couple making out in public as well. honestly, it may be a better representation of my dislike of observing other people's physical intimacy than anything overtly related to anything else.
my point is, apprehensions or otherwise, i don't let my base instincts dictate how i moderate complex social issues internally. a normally functioning human being would do the same thing.
Anyway my point is that this common trend of disgust is almost certainly a cultural one and it makes me sad.