Perhaps you aren't familiar with the Katy Perry song "I Kissed a Girl and I Liked It"? My son was obsessed with it for a while last year. I wrote about it here and here.
I kissed a girl and I liked it
The taste of her cherry Chapstick
I kissed a girl just to try it
I hope my boyfriend don't mind it
It felt so wrong
It felt so right
Don't mean I'm in love tonight...
Why am I bringing this up again, you ask? Well... I'll tell you.
I was home last week with a "sick" child (long story...) and I flipped on some afternoon TV. (Note to self: don't watch any more afternoon TV. It's terrible.) I happened across the Tyra Banks Show, which is generally amusing, but she was featuring two young women who decided that it was fun to a) go to bars and drink b) offer to kiss each other in exchange for more drinks. They call themselves "bar-sexuals". They claim that they are definitely not gay, or bi-sexual, and they just do it for fun and attention.
This is possibly one of the strangest things I've ever seen on TV.
It's hard to know where to begin. I think what's so weird about this is that they are "enjoying," if you will, the perks of being gay and straight at the same time. They claim to be straight, but they are engaging in "gay" behavior. Furthermore, they are doing it for the pleasure of straight men, who get off on women kissing. And they are doing it when they are drunk. So it's insulting to gay people; it's insulting to straight people; it's insulting to women; it's just pretty much insulting to everyone.
Where do they come up with these things?