As a gay man living in 2020, I find myself asking at LEAST three times a day, "Are straight men OK?"
And apparently I'm not the only one worried about hetero boys, because yesterday, Reddit user u/ma_damn_blueberry posed an important question to the internet: "Straight men, what's the strangest thing you've been told not to do because 'that's gay'?"
The thread quickly went viral, as thousands of straight men started sharing the things they were told to avoid for fear of seeming ~gay~.
Their answers were eye-opening — sometimes hilarious, and occasionally depressing. Here are the top responses:
1."I was reading a book and a couple dudes called me gay. Not for reading a book, but because I was using a bookmark."
2."Flossing my teeth. Apparently, gingivitis is something only hetero people have."
7."My girlfriend was confused by how much I enjoyed cunnilingus — I wanted to do it every time we had sex — and asked if it was because I was gay. I told her I was pretty sure this behavior was not an indicator of male homosexuality. She couldn't explain why she thought it was."
8."I sew Renaissance-type costumes as a hobby. I've been told I should stop doing it because sewing is either gay or women's work."
13."I once was told that baking and cooking were 'gay' or 'too feminine.' Fuck that shit! My dad was a professional chef, and I'd be damned proud to follow in his footsteps in the culinary world. Also, who doesn't love the guy who can whip up birthday cakes, brownies, and snacks?"
14."I remember as a kid my dad would tell me not to sit with my legs crossed in a chair. I replied, 'Don't care.' Still don't."
19."Taking a bath. Apparently, straight men only take showers."
20."Not me, but a friend of mine got dumped because his GF thought he was a closeted gay. He liked having his apartment clean, so he cleans it every evening and somehow, doing household chores was gay to her. His new GF is thrilled, though."
22."Going to brunch. If steak, eggs, and alcohol at noon are gay, well then fuck it."
23."Using a straw. Because apparently it’s like having a tiny penis in your mouth."
Well, speaking from personal experience, the BEST part of being gay is our ability to floss, use umbrellas, cross our legs, sip from straws, and eat brunch without fear! Straight men, we're keeping you in our thoughts.
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