Comic Michael Henry has once again waded into the realm of gay sex education, and, once again, we’re in stitches.
Henry’s latest video “I’m a Side” profiles the population of gay men who are averse to any kind of anal sex. Dubbed a “side,” they’ll do anything but…butt.
The scene finds Henry alongside a pair of friends discussing their sexual positions. One of them, Kenny (played by Michael Fariss), explains that he isn’t into anal sex, instead preferring just about any other form of physical affection. He finds topping and bottoming too strenuous.
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“I feel you,” Michael adds. “Every time I bottom I’m white-knuckling that headboard going heeeaacchhh…grrrr…”
“So you don’t like it?” Kenny asks.
“I love it,” Michael contends.
“Thinking that you have to have penetration in order for it to be considered sex is based on heteronormative culture,” Kenny explains. “There’s a lot more guys out there that are sides than you think.”
Hey, we get it. We’ve had a very good time with sides in the past.
Have a look at the video, and prepare to try something new.
OMG I’m a side!!!!
Between you and me, objective case, not between you and I.
I would guess there is a very large percentage of gay men that are “sides”. Even most of the dating or hookup website profiles, etc. dont give “sides” as an option…so I would say most just click “Top”.
LOL! I actually did this once!
I know plenty of sides. Nothing wrong with it. To each their own
I am a side
I’m… kind of a side? Theoretically I think I can enjoy bottoming, and I wouldn’t mind topping for someone (though when I tried it a couple of times it felt like a vice was crushing my dick), but I don’t want to have to worry about the cleanliness or the pain. I feel like sex should be able to be fun and spontaneous, not something you have to prepare for hours in advance and then fret over whether you did it properly.
Of course, this can be a big problem in terms of dating. It’s entirely possible that there are more sides out there than we think, but the norm still seems to be to inquire “are you a top or a bottom?” fairly early, and for a lot of guys it’s a deal-breaker if you aren’t compatible in that way. Even if they’re looking for something serious (or at least claiming to).
More of my straight friends are into butt-stuff than my gay friends. Yet another part of the gay stereotype which is completely inaccurate.