Why do guys love girl-on-girl action?
By Dan Perry
When it comes to porn, there’s one thing many straight
guys go nuts for: lesbians. The Gazette asked some Western
experts why the same can’t be said of female appetite
for gay male porn.
“People have been discussing this for some time and
I don’t have any convincing ideas,” said psychology
professor Bill Fisher, who refused to speculate on the question,
but conceded that many have observed this sexed double-standard
The commercialization of lesbian sexuality has become rampant
of late: the Britney-Madonna-Xtina threesome performance at
the MTV Video Awards, Steve Stiffler’s “lesbians” in
American Pie 2 and the infamous Labatt Blue Light Super Bowl
commercial of two weeks ago are but a few examples.
Referring to the Labatt commercial, Brescia University College
social psychologist Leslie Janes questioned the appearance
of homosexuality that is selling so well.
“[The] observation that female homosexual behaviour
is more commercially exploitable than male homosexual behaviour
is right on the money,” she said. “After the Super
Bowl, [a friend and I] noted that a similar ad with men would
never, never be aired.
“A second point related to this ad is that few people
who watched the ad of the women kissing actually believed that
they were lesbians. On the contrary, it appeared that they
were engaging in the liplock to titillate the men around them,” she
King’s College psychology professor Chris Roney attributed
women’s lack of interest in gay male porn to a larger
phenomenon, citing research on homophobia which indicates that
in both men and women, a more negative attitude exists toward
homosexual males than females.
“Men, on average, are more likely to seek out sexual
materials; women just aren’t all that intrigued by man-on-woman
erotica,” he added, noting this would lead, logically,
to a reduced demand by women for man-on-man pornography.