Being pegged taught me a lot about my manhood. He asked early in the relationship if I would bottom, and when I told him I didn’t want to, he never asked again. #10 They like that it makes you happy. Yeah I know old school. Typical, straight folks TRYING their hardest to figure us out and place us in neat, little labels! * Like me, Jenny is bisexual. Now I see that is mysteriously caused by gay face. That was until I started dating this guy who mostly topped. Stupid study. I get what I want in the bedroom and then he gets what he wants. And since they care about you and are with you romantically, that’s their goal at the end of the day. Weigh it up guys – top or bottom… @hyhybt: Exactly. As with many other things, a generalization is fine until you take it too seriously and insist everybody fit it. I know it might sound absurd — given that I’d seen firsthand the immense pleasure my partners experienced from anal penetration. This way I can move easier and give a better bj. @hf2hvit: I dated a bafoon years ago that always called it a prostrate. Give it up Straight-ees! @Eric Auerbach: Is that why certain people like to go on about “practicing homosexuals?”. A lot of bottoms fail to realize that they have all the power in the relationship. So, I cut my nails the shortest I’ve ever cut them, lubed up my index finger with conditioner, and slowly worked my way up in there while I took a shower — it was, OK-ish. 1. I’m on year 3 and I cant imagine being with my man for another day and also can imagine life without him. The top is the pleasure giver and the one on bottom is receiving. When I managed to stop clenching, I finally understood what all the fuss was about. In this asinine way, it fed my ego. Is it because his nose is directly in my vag and the smell aroused him even more? Regardless, I loved Jenny and I would do anything for her, including taking it up my ass. But I guess most guys tend to lean significantly one way or the other, but facial recognition of that is lame. Sorry to burst your bubble. A shirt or a tee that ends just right around where your jeans start, or a perfectly fitting top with a wider neck that shows a bit but yet needs a bit of craning to get a peep is just perfect for men. @hf2hvit: That’s an easy mistake, since stimulating your prostate tends to be more fun when you’re prostrate! Get ready for endless requests like this if you choose the bottom. While the term can reference females, the labels have commonly come to identify positions preferred by gay men while engaging in sexual activity. One day, he asks me out, we begin dating and taking things slow. Yeah some guys look like tops, some look like bottoms, but you never know until you get them in bed. (I’m ve-ry ver-sa-tile…). Just my opinion, mind you. Play subtle. *Not her real name. Guys love independence. Side by side is good, but if I must choose between top or bottom I'd go with being on top. Being on top was the “manly” position. Practice makes perfect. Although my relationship with Jenny didn’t last, my love of bottoming did. The (bottom) bottom line: The right curve made it easier for women to not only carry babies, but to get off their bottoms and hunt down grub to feed the offspring their men … SHARE I was like, “Really? But I just want to thank you for the very beautiful photo that starts this off. Love the comments so far. Bottoming has now become something that is not only important to my sex life, but to my sense of well-being. Wow, brilliant study, basically confirms that str8ts project masculine/feminine stereotypes. You can totally tell who’s a bottom and who’s a top. Not all big butts are created equal. These women are typically on the more masculine side of the spectrum, but this is definitely not a rule. But bottoming with a woman, I’ve discovered, is not at all like bottoming with a man. But unlike me, she was a dominatrix who liked being verbally abusive to straight guys while she pegged them. Huh. So I went through with it, making all the classic first-time bottoming mistakes: I didn’t “clean” prior because I had no idea how, and the whole time he was inside me, I clenched for dear life. I for one know that my sexuality hasn’t changed and I do not see it ever changing. It’s made me a better lover and a better boyfriend to men, women, and genderqueer individuals. I felt empowered being the one thrusting. A similar attribution has sometimes been made within the confines of prison culture. In this asinine way, it fed my ego. Or maybe you're a bottom, because you like being dominated in the bedroom? An excerpt from Without Condoms: Unprotected Sex, Gay Men & BarebackingRoutledge, 2006, List $31.95 > "The terrible thing in this world is that … Of course, that’s assuming it’s not derision. If you’re only sampling self-professed total tops and bottoms then obviously you’re not taking a representative sample of the gay population, since they’re a minority. When in doubt, grope! I would definitely have to say that is is over generalization. A top is a male who prefers penetrating and a versatile is typically a man who is open to either being a top or a … I wonder how this study aligns with other studies showing that most gay men are actually vers and 1 in 5 of them don’t have anal sex? @southsam7: Well when you meet someone the first time, you’re probably going to be one or the other, at least that one time? He may even have been borderline autistic (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Let’s go back to the hanky code of the old days that let you know what was expected, wanted, and appreciated. As you might have guessed, the participants were using cues related to masculinity (e.g., thick eyebrows, large noses) to make their choices. @the other Greg: I don’t have anal sex but I identify as gay so what about that? Not only am I more aware of physical mechanics, but I feel more connected with the people I am intimate with. And while men love a full pout on a women, the Mick Jaggers of this world are not necessarily on to a guaranteed winner with the opposite sex. Peace and quiet is all and good but no-one likes to be Billy no-mates now do they. Most guys could somehow “tell” what the others were into, just by visual cues. It didn’t take long before I became a big ol’ bottom. Being dominant comes very naturally to the alpha male or female. Hmm. So does this mean that versatile guys are two-faced? can correctly identify the top or bottom in a gay male relationship based on facial features and “perceived masculinity”: In intercourse between men, one of the partners typically assumes the role of an insertive partner (top) while the other assumes a receptive role (bottom). I didn’t want to deal with any of that awkwardness, so I didn’t bottom for years, even though there were guys begging me to try. My man is trained. Maybe I need plastic surgery so my face reads more accurately. Yes..sure he can be a stubborn Taurus..but you just have to break that bull in..wink..wink! That being said, this doesn’t mean you have to go and shave your head! My spouse is one of the most masculine men you will meet- no one even know he is gay- but lets face it – even he loves when i pound him a good one. And, then there are the rest of us. Clearly they nailed it. I consider myself vers but I sure love to bottom. 26. It’s sick. on gay males, who knew??? I remember her saying something like, “Honestly, I thought one of the best things about you being bi would be that you liked to bottom.”. I had also  begun to embrace my identity as a “top.” Inherent to how I perceived this identity — though I didn’t realize it at the time — was the notion that top equates masculine. We feel the same way about yours, buddy! I agreed to give it another try, and she told me I needed to practice on myself with fingers and toys. We are men, and make love to who we want,….and many times that just depends on the MOMENT, chemistry, alcohol,etc. [Read: Why do men like breasts?] I think I tend to gravitate toward their lower lip when I move in for a kiss, so they end up focusing on my top. But the most basic of gays listen to them exclusively— and have been known to accost DJs demanding “something we know.” @TinoTurner: We clearly have radically different notions of the concept of “turn-off.” jaja. A top in a relationship is typically the more dominant one, and a stone top would be someone who does not like to receive sexual pleasure – only give it. Some people are also versatile, which means they both top and bottom, not to be confused with switch. Even then things may turn out different depending on vibe. Being his cheerleader is great and wanting to be around him as much as possible is a part of liking someone, but he'll lose interest if you let your identity become a mirror copy of his. Oh, boy, did we use toys. If you are tired of being submissive and taken advantage of, here are great tips for how to be dominant. Rather, we all try to emulate straight people because it is our dream to live heteronormative lives based on the stereotypes created for us by straight people. Some people like to play around a bit between thing but that isn’t everyone’s style. I know the … I’m a versatile gay man and this study isn’t real…. Together, these results suggest that people rely on perceptions of characteristics relevant to stereotypical male–female gender roles and heterosexual relationships to accurately infer sexual roles in same-sex relationships. THere’s a huge difference between “PROSTRATE” and “PROSTATE”…, If you’re going to stroke it, at least know what it is…. @Chris-MI: “PROSTRATE”?!?! Not all guys like the physical aspects of cuddling since it can be uncomfortable at times. Yeah some guys look like tops, some look like bottoms, but you never know until you get them in bed. I could not relax or loosen. You can’t immediately expect to take a whole penis inside you without a warmup or knowhow. REALLY?!?! Discover unique things to do, places to eat, and sights to see in the best destinations around the world with Bring Me! Not to mention one of the fastest growing demos in the grooming and cosmetics industries are men. I like switching it up, but initially, that's subconsciously what I almost always go for. We eventually get in bed and he lays there like a total corpse just begging to be banged like a little woman…it was totally a turn off. @TinoTurner: how could that be a turn off- i would have nailed him hard. I also respected him for never being pushy. It’s naughty. Many woman prefer being on top not only for penetration purposes but also to control the speed. And yet it’s almost always bottoms who come on to me, and I dutifully bang them. Though I’m sure no gay man would EVER lie about his preference; oh no, us gay men know that that NEVER happens. They are not the same as dom and sub because even though many bottoms are subs and tops are doms, there are variations such as service tops and power bottoms. This might apply to their sample, but there is no way this can be generalized to the entire population. I get lunch delivered to me at work, when I complain I usually get my way in most disagreements. He was so stupid but his IQ was the same as his cock length. Regardless of how wide-ranging these studies are, they tend to have one thing in common: they treat gay men as a monolithic group. Straight men treat gay men not like equals, but like the more rarefied sex? 28 YEARS?!!?! According to cultural stereotypes, being a man is a lot like being James Bond. They can also take advantage of this position to rub their clitoris on the pubic bone of the man; which is how many woman reach orgasm is by clitoral stimulation many woman do not get off just with penetration of the penis. You can tell from the comment section just how much us gay people can relate to that sentiment in our personal lives. I’m surprised you’re all so dubious about this. I guess that’s true, because it happens to me every once in a while. After a few months, I decided I wanted to bottom for him. There are Asian and black men out there who parrot the same stereotypes about Asians all looking the same, or being effeminate, or black men all being thugs, on the DL, or overly effeminate, which they clearly learn from "mainstream media." But here, I list seven of the real (and immense) psychological and behavioral costs of being a man. A fake dom may say things like, “You’re not really a sub,” or, “A good sub would do XYZ.” If you’re a sub, don’t fall for it. And if you’re a Dom, don’t say things like that unless the sub consents to being talked to that way. @TinoTurner: He was breaking the social convention. Basically, the bigger the better - but, in a warning to those who are thinking about opting for surgical enhancement, it is possible for somebody to have lips that are too big. I was terrified of bottoming before I tried it. I'm not sure if this true, but when I'm on top, the guy usually get more excited. It’s a whole different thing when women play with my anus: It’s kinky. It’s not rocket science. In Study 1, we found that naïve observers were able to discern men’s sexual roles from photos of their faces with accuracy that was significantly greater than chance guessing. I’m going to be honest—being hit on by a guy makes me extremely uncomfortable. Everyone managed to hook up without much verbal interrogation, never mind a lengthy typed questionnaire. Naturally occurring relationships just have way to many variables to be this simplistic. How about Tops nails are shorter but bottoms look better? You can often find yourself cut off from the social side of the dorm, especially if the bed’s location is bad. Later, at Jenny’s place, she started fingering me while jerking me off: “Relax,” she whispered. Guys do like putting their fingers through your hair, but just be sure that it is out of your face when you want to use your lips! Although some research suggests that the perceptions of potential partners’ sexual roles in gay men’s relationships can affect whether a man will adopt the role of top or bottom during sexual intercourse, it remains unclear whether sexual roles could be perceived accurately by naïve observers. I was on my stomach the entire time because for whatever reason, I thought it would be the easiest way to start out — FYI, it’s not! I felt empowered being the one thrusting. Even though I often act more feminine in my everyday life, I liked knowing that I was the “man” in bed. Study is bogus, SOMEONE has NOT heard of *bears & cubs. I feel all big butts are not created equal. Seriously this has no bearing on anything. "I feel that some guys feel obligated to like big butts because that's the cool thing to do. And you &/or the other guy can often “tell” somehow, without either of you tediously explaining it. Fun. “Seinfeld said that when you’re thin, neat and single, people think you might be gay. Use a dictionary…or GOOGLE. Congrats to you two!! If you are HIV-positive, being on the top without a … Clearly, I was the latter. Guys like it if you surprise him here and there by introducing him to new styles or being open to adjusting to his style. Besides, lying on my stomach didn’t feed into the powerful, dominant, or masculine persona I had cultivated in the boudoir. ... Men do … Even though I had topped a number of guys, I was convinced that bottoming was going to be pure torture. Being on top was the “manly” position. in my 28 yr relationship there is no such thing as a top or bottom- its called whoever is in the mood for what. 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