Suffice to say I never felt like I had much control over my body as a child. When a gay person comes out to his or her straight spouse, the couple is likely to embark on a roller-coaster ride of emotional stages that often encompasses humiliation, revenge, renewed hope, rage, and finally, resolution. Both spouses want to stay in the marriage for good reasons and really love each other. It was summer and I had my shirt off, proudly displaying my body. Everyone has an opinion on this. Subtly, pornography changed all that. This isn't fair to them.
The hairy man, the butch man, the moustached and rugged man was celebrated in the late 70s and early 80s, especially in places like New York and San Francisco.
What I Learned About Loving My Body As A Gay Man
Different because I knew since I was five years old that the way I looked at other boys was not normal. Coming out kickstarted my wrestling career. The gay spouse becomes angry because they feel pressured to do something they know they can no longer do. Towards the late 80s, pornography and the representation of gay men changed dramatically. David compared himself to boys he thought were more attractive than him.
Another surprise was that I grew out of most of my allergies starting after puberty and during my teenage years. Heterosexually married gay men and women do love their spouses. What a relief to not be sick all the time. David also thinks the LGBT community is judgmental about appearance. Suffice to say I never felt like I had much control over my body as a child.