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Why Do We Demonize Men Who Are Honest About Their Sexual Needs?

Society pressures men to initiate sexual relationships, yet punishes them when they express their sexual needs.

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It's incumbent upon all of us to discourage that kind of thing when we see or hear about it, no matter who it comes from. It's also incumbent upon us to honor each others' boundaries. But this is not a question of limiting or repressing male sexuality, and it shouldn't be framed that way. It should be framed entirely as a question of consent, communication and respect.

Thanks so much to all the commenters who have participated in my sprawling manliness threads: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and The Followup. Particular thanks to those who have stuck with The Followup, which has over 1,200 comments and is still evolving!

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