What do you say to critics who would claim that this app caters towards men with internalized homophobia and "masc4masc" culture? Originally published 29 January James Michael Nichols. Let's get
I'll never really know why Benjamin swiped right on me on Tinder. Some of our users may be the same people on Grindr, but people behave differently in different spaces. That fetishization isn't always positive, as some relationships between gay men and the straight Where can closeted gays find guys to hook up with who dabble with them are underpinned with resentment.
With many apps focused on sexual binaries and anonymous hookups, I want BRO to stand out as being a high quality app that helps men -- no matter how they may identify sexually -- make meaningful connections that last more than just one night.
On further investigation, I think it might be a bit more nuanced than that. One experience means he's gay, in the closet," Ward said. In actuality, I believe it's the opposite. He said he'd consider it. Newsletters Coupons. BRO is a safe space for men to express and embrace their sexuality.
Did you set out to cater for straight men, then?
A bro can be a friend, a brother, or in some cases, a life partner. Our goal is to move beyond the "hookup culture" and be inclusive of more than just "gay" men. Inside the toxic world of wedding shaming. After all, isn't that, in itself, just conforming to another socially-constructed idea of gender and sexuality?
But allowing personal hangups on masculinity and heterosexuality to shape our views of the straight men in our lives may only rob men of their sexual agency and refresh the cycle of homophobia. It gives men the opportunity to explore without feeling burdened by the need to identify in one way or another.