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Brothers In Arms

Another photo available for sale from bondman2. This one’s sold with the phrases “Handsome Boys” and “Gay Interest” — I won’t argue the first one (especially as I could eat that one in the middle, he’s so sweet), but I have very mixed emotions about the latter…

Why is it whenever people see vintage photos of same-sex hugging, hand-holding, etc. that we eschew the possibility of friendship, platonic or family affections, or even people just pushed close together to fit in the frame of the camera’s lens? Why don’t we even imagine recall that people have always hammed for the camera? Why do we see sex everywhere — especially when it’s members of the same sex?

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  1. Bishop says

    Well, you know, men mutilate our affectivity to other men, as it is suspicious of something beyond… my god, it’s so stupid… thank for your page, it’s superb!!!

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    […] Consider How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch. (See also Brothers In Arms.) […]

  2. Dancing Through Sex History: A Link Round-Up – Silent Porn Star linked to this post on February 4, 2014

    […] And, because I do believe in properly crediting images in source and context (as do Deanna and John; who both posted the link the that great piece), the fabulous vintage photo shown here is from a photo collection on Flickr called Hidden In The Open curated by playwright Trent Kelley. It was found via NPR, where a brief discussion regarding “are they or aren’t they gay” is held. (See also.) […]

  3. Mad Men Dressing In A Rush | Sex~Kitten.net linked to this post on August 12, 2014

    […] to put on their pants may make you think “Gay!” But, as Silent Porn Star reminds us, not all intimate photos of couples or groups of men are of gay men. Not even when you add in the old “post coital” cigs of the past dealio; everyone was […]

  4. March’s What I’ve Been Reading (& Writing) Report | Kitsch-Slapped linked to this post on March 24, 2015

    […] rant about that, I will simply direct you to where others have done a good job covering the issue: Brothers In Arms (NWS), naked Vintage Soldiers (NWS), and Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of […]



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