Savage Love

I don’t really have much to say about this other than that I’ve always been a fan of Dan Savage and his amazing sex advice column that used to appear in Monday Magazine, the “alternative” newspaper in Victoria, until it was dropped mysteriously a number of years ago.

It was funny to learn that he quite literally writes from the desk of Ann Landers.

So, just out of curiosity, I Googled “Santorum” (as in the idiotic “man on dog” former Republican senator and potential presidential aspirant) and discovered, much to my amusement, that his name is now synonymous with “a frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.” Heh. Good luck in Iowa, Rick!


5 Replies to “Savage Love”

  1. Dan Savage is sort of a paradox. In the context of the American Zeitgeist, he is an icon for gay rights and such, but gay rights is sort as far as he goes. When looking at some of this college videos, he lets slip his perspective on bisexuality in that it is just a rest stop to homosexuality. That may occur for homosexuals seeking to self-identify in their early stages, but it is hard to get a sense of whether or not he holds bisexuality as something even more marginal than homosexuality when it comes to the whole distribution of sexual orientations.

  2. I listen to the podcast most weeks, and he argues that bisexuality among women is a lot more fluid (women go back and forth between primary preferences more often), and in men bisexuality is much less common, with most men identifying as either straight or gay.

    So I think he argues that there are more bisexual women than lesbians, but more gay men than bisexual men.

    There is also a seemingly greater stigma against being bisexual than homosexual, in my experience.

  3. Bisexuality seems to engender a lot of mistrust and hostility from all sides. One of the pitfalls of not being a “team player” I guess. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way it is, I’m afraid. If I was younger I might perhaps be more outspoken about the matter, but at my age, it’s about as completely academic as the ultrasonic velocity in cheddar cheese as affected by temperature (and yes, that is a real study).

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