DEAL ME IN.......
We all know straight women kissing straight women is something that can be "sold" as sexy and enticing for a variety of viewers. What are we to make of the increasing popularity of straight guys kissing?
Apparently such guy-on-guy action is increasingly popular with young men in a game known as "gay chicken." According to Eric Anderson, a sociologist at the University of Bath, straight men are no longer adverse to kissing each other. In fact, they play a game of kissing with the first one to pull away the "loser." Gay chicken. According to the Guardian article about Anderson's research:
The results of his survey showed 89% of the polled men saying they were happy to kiss another man on the lips through friendship. And almost 40% added that they had engaged in "sustained kissing, initially for shock value, but now just for 'a laugh'."
According to the Urban Dictionary, gay chicken is:
A game played with straight people to see who has more balls,.. One 'player' moves in for a sensual kiss until one of the 'players' backs off.
So it's kinda like football, I guess? A way of proving (presumably straight) masculinity by acting in homoerotic ways.
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