“Why Try?” for the Straight Guy

“In short, fags need good bone structure (because beauty is 90 percent of the game in the gay world), but you don’t. Look your best at all times, of course. But don’t cop out because you think you aren’t handsome enough–because you are (if I am, you are). And you may discover, whatever your other shortcomings, that sex is the one thing you’re really good at.”

The Sensuous Man

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Oh boy, our venerable author, “M,” wants the fellas to shoot for the stars!

“Look, I know I’m not much to look at, and I have no discernible talents, but if you turn around and bend over, you’re more than likely going to have a good time.”

I’m Sorry, Darling, but You’re Quite Fugly

“I repeat, sexual, physical attraction is the basis, the foundation of love . . . Love is blind, but Love also sees acutely and penetratingly; it sees things which we who are indifferent cannot see. [Love’s] penetrating vision helps her to see good qualities which are invisible to others. And a homely person may possess certain compensating physical qualities–such as passionate ardor or strong sexual power–which render him or her irresistible to a member of the opposite sex.

But homeliness, ugliness or deformity have their limits, and I challenge anybody to bring forth an authenticated case in which a man fell in love with a woman–or vice versa–who had an enormous tumor on one side of the face, which made her look like a monstrosity, or whose nose was sunk in as a result of lupus or syphilis, or whose cheek was eaten away by cancer. Love under such circumstances is an absolute impossibility, because there is physical aversion here, and physical aversion is fatal to the genesis of love. A man who loved a woman may continue to love her after she has become disfigured by disease, but he cannot fall in love with such a woman.”

–Woman: Her Sex and Love Life

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Oh man. Don’t get him started on fatties.