Oh yes. No criticism of casual sex meant here. I’ve had my share. I quite approve of it.

Just trying to stir a little awareness of the idea of objectification of men.

I didn’t disapprove of the man who stroked my cheek because he wanted me sexually.

He was good looking and outwardly charming. Under different circumstances, a roll in the hay wouldn’t have been at all out of the question.

His focus is what out me off, I think. His gaze was too carnivorous, too objectifying.

I’m at a loss as to how to explain what smelled wrong to me. What felt off.

Something did, though.

Just putting it out there.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store