Are gay men more masculine than heterosexual men?

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Derek de Koff

One trait commonly associated with masculinity is the behavior of seeking other male attention for approval.

Think team sports, which as described in the below video, is “all about dude-on-dude approval.”

But gay guys often strive to achieve a similar end, also regularly seeking validation from other men. The tactics may differ, however.

Does that make gay men, by definition, hyper-masculine?

In the latest release from ASAPThought, this question is broken down to reveal that the answer isn’t so black-and-white.

Perhaps a more fitting question is: Why does society place a value system on gendered traits, historically rewarding the masculine and downgrading the feminine?

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