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Gay porn, gay Nazis and small penises

By Steve Korver Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 16:52
Gay porn is massive in Pakistan. Will gay Russian Nazi skinheads team up with comedian Stephen Fry? Is the world ready to recognise small penises as an Olympic event? These news flashes and more in this week's ‘Sex in the Press.’

It’s small: one man’s empowered penis A salute to Nick Gilronan, winner of the ‘Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Contest’. Unlike many of his competitors, Gilronan saw no reason to go in disguise. “I'm very confident in my body, so no need to wear a mask,” he said the day after the big event.

He blames the media for giving tiny tinkers a bad reputation. “The size of a man's penis does not matter for who he is as a person or in a relationship. Same thing with breast size. We're all made in different shapes and sizes, but the media puts pressure on people to look a certain way. […] Even worse, some people use those false standards and judge other people,” Gilronan said. “I don't think anything negative has happened to me regarding my penis size. Probably the most fun I have with my penis is that I'm a grower, not a show-er, and when I'm with women I love seeing their reactions as it grows to double its flaccid size. They seem amazed by it.” He has big plans for his 200 dollar cash prize. “Hopefully it gets used as date money on one of the girls I met last night.” It’s huge: gay porn in Pakistan Pakistan has been hailed as the global champion of Google searches for "shemale sex," "teen anal sex," and "man fucking man”, according to ‘Why is gay porn so popular in Pakistan?’. Pakistan also placed second for the search term “gay sex pics”. Kenya came first. Both countries rate among the least gay-tolerant nations on Earth. What’s going on? “Countries exhibiting the highest levels of gay tolerance are largely secular, whereas nations where religion is central to public life – such as Egypt, Nigeria, and Pakistan – tend to reject homosexuality. But in Pakistan, what's even more peculiar is that the highest number of hits for some of these terms, including “shemale sex”, come not from Pakistan's cosmopolitan centres, but from Peshawar, a bastion of conservative Islam.” “Part of the popularity of gay porn could stem from the fact that even highly observant Muslim males often have physical relationships with men without considering themselves gay,” one expert suggests. Another reason may be that gays turn to online pornography because they cannot live their lives openly without risking physical violence. (Then there’s the findings of a study from last year that suggests that many rabid homophobes may actually be gay themselves – which makes one wonder: can a whole country be gay?) The situation in Pakistan is similar to that of the Middle East, according to the author of Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World. “Very often, any attempt to open a dialogue in the Arab region is branded as some 'Western conspiracy' to undermine traditional Arab and Muslim values. The reality is that long before the West was talking openly about homosexuality, Arabs in particular were writing about this very frankly. Our history has come to be rewritten by Islamic conservatives." It’s odd: gay Nazi skinheads in Russia In ‘An interview with a gay, Russian neo-Nazi’, journalist Nick Chester talks to Balu who belongs to GASH (Gay Aryan Skinheads). The racist group has an alleged 1,500 members in the Moscow area. “As you might recall from being within spitting distance of any history textbook ever, the Führer and his Third Reich buddies weren't too keen on either Russians or homosexuals,” observes Chester. “Minor historical details like rampant persecution and horrific genocide have apparently been forgotten by the Russians.” Balu blames stereotyping – and presumably, the media – for why people don’t generally equate Nazism with homosexuality. “I don't think Hitler even personally wanted to gas gays, but the ideology demanded it,” he claims. It’s viral: ban the Olympics Facebook and Twitter is currently awash with comedian Stephen Fry’s open letter urging the Olympic committee to strip Russia of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. It’s a response to new Russian laws banning the “promotion” of homosexuality. “Vladimir Putin is making scapegoats of gay people, just as Hitler did Jews […] Putin is eerily repeating this insane crime, only this time against LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] Russians. Beatings, murders and humiliations are ignored by the police. Any defence or sane discussion of homosexuality is against the law," writes Fry. Balu was not available to comment on this new initiative.

This article was first published on 08-08-2013.

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