Straight guys crowding around two girls making out in a bar surprises no one these days, at least in America. Supposedly, the straighties get off on this sort of thing. But a new study out of the UK shows that British straight men frequently lock lips themselves — which is surprising.
Eric Anderson, a sociology lecturer at Bath University, explained to the Guardian why he began the study: “I started going through my students’ Facebook profiles, with their permission, and was inundated with hundreds of photos of men kissing on their nights out.”
Anderson found that 89% of the polled men were happy to kiss another man on the lips and almost 40% had engaged in “sustained kissing, initially for shock value, but now just for ‘a laugh’.” Anderson, who is 43, gay and grew up in America, said the results reflect the changing attitude toward homophobia on college campuses. Looks like we need to send our straight dudes across the pond for a little training.