Dominant Culture of Anal Penetration ©
Dominant Culture of Anal sex ©
Analist Culture ©
Gay-identified men today live under a dominant culture of anal penetration.
That culture is defined by three behaviors:
1. Anal penetration.
Anal penetration is regarded as the necessary and culminating act of any sexual encounter and the highest sexual expression of love, lust, and intimacy between men.
Men who do not participate in anal penetration are considered psychologically and sexually immature, and are otherwise belittled while their sexual choices are denigrated.
Promiscuity, called by its academic proponents "multipartnering" and/or "polypartnering," is also a core value of the culture.
Men are encouraged to be promiscuous, and to experiment with a broad range of sexual behaviors, such as oral-anal sex, which those outside the culture generally regard as dangerous and bizarre.
As with anal penetration, participation in promiscuity is viewed as a sign of mental health and as indicative of a positive self-image.
Consequently, many men measure their self-worth by the number and attractiveness of their sexual partners.
Men who aren't promiscuous are chided for missing out on life's principal pleasure, while those who don't participate in sexual experimentation are viewed as timid and their sexual tastes characterized as "vanilla."
While on the surface the culture would appear to be at best ambivalent about this behavior, in reality effeminacy is supported and rewarded.
That's because the prevailing ideology within the culture views all human beings as being intergendered, and encourages men to "get in touch with their feminine side."
Masculinity is suspect, and homosexual men who are masculine in traditional ways are accused of being "straight-acting" and regarded as "uptight," controlled, and rigid.
Thus the dominant ideology encourages men to be penetrated anally as part of the process of shedding their masculinity. Effeminacy then is both a consequence and a cause of anal penetration, a relationship made explicit by such terms as "pussy boy," "bottom bitch," and "asscunt," while the culture of promiscuity links with the culture of effeminacy in terms such as "slut," "whore," and "pig."
Outside of anally receptive sex, the ultimate expression of effeminacy in the subculture is "drag," which has high status. Men who won't participate in drag or in effeminizing language such as the use of the words "she," "her," "miss," and "bitch" to refer to other gay men are labeled "drag-phobic" and, of course, masculinist.
These three components -- anal penetration, promiscuity, and effeminacy -- make up the dominant culture of anal sex, and are what give mainstream gay male culture its distinctive and distinctively maladaptive and dysphoric quality.
Whereas for most of the world sex is genital, masculinity is valued, and fidelity is honored, among gay men sex is anal, promiscuity is prized and heavily defended, and effeminacy considered amusing and desirable.
The Man2Man Alliance works to destroy this highly dysphoric culture of anal penetration, promiscuity, and effeminacy; and replace it with a Masculine culture of Fidelity and Frot.