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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tosh.0 Inadvertently Teaches Lesson On Sexuality

Earlier this week, Comedy Central's Tosh.0 had a segment titled 'Gay Porn Viagra Boner Challenge'.  The point of the "challenge" was to get all of the male staff in the office to wear revealing sweatpants, have them each take a Viagra, stand along a row for two hours and watch hardcore gay porn.  The first one to get an erection loses.  Watch what happens.(I promise you, you won't see anything gross.)

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That's right.  Even with Viagra, not one erection.  Like After Elton noted, they unwittingly proved a point:
The whole exercise was completely juvenile. But personally, I didn't think it was at all offensive. In a strange way it helped advance the notion that people aren't turned gay by gay imagery. You either have a same sex attraction — or you don't. And not even Viagra and two hours of extreme gay porn are going to change matters.
Either you're gay or you're not.  Porn can't influence that.  Not even Viagra can influence that.  When I was young, my mother wouldn't let me listen to Elton John or George Michael CDs because she thought that their "homosexual lifestyles" would rub off on me through their music.  Earlier this week, in an Arkansas grocery store, there were shields placed over the Us magazine cover of Elton John and David Furnish posing with their baby boy, because customers complained that they felt that it would influence their children to become gay.

I encourage you to check out a new blog.  It's called Born This Way.  It has reader submitted stories and photos of their earliest gay memory.  You would be surprised to find with some people it's as early as 3 or 4. Whether we're straight, gay, bi or transgendered, it's a part of us.  It would be ridiculous to think of our sexuality as something so superficial to be changed by just watching a video.