‘I was mildly annoyed the other day when I encountered two men having oral sex in the locker room of my Fort Lauderdale gym’

SOUNDBITES — “I silently chastised myself for feeling judgmental, and chalked it up to some residual and prudish lack of socio-sexual liberation that, with luck and effort, I might shed in the years to come. I haven’t yet shed it. Perhaps that is why I was mildly annoyed the other day when I encountered two men having oral sex in the locker room of my Fort Lauderdale gym. I think group sex among men is delightful—whenever there is some semblance of privacy afforded by the seclusions of darkness, or at least a clump of bushes. But these guys had absolutely no regard for the rest of us, both straight and gay. (I was actually more irritated by the fact that one of them gabbed into his cell phone throughout the event.) As I drove home from the gym, I wondered if the guys having sex were actually pushing our race to a new level of maturity in which permissiveness would put to rest our fetishizing of things now forbidden. Was I holding down our race by maintaining a meaningless double standard in which I advocate for gay sex but want to keep it hidden?” —Tony Adams, who’s previously managed to mix gay porn and the Supreme Court, on whether the gays are taking their freedom a little too far