Hey Tom. Thanks for this very thoughtful piece of writing.
You talk about issues I also struggle with. And I like that you make a distinction between the question of (homo-)sexual liberation — about emancipation — and the question of gay sex as profit machine.
Often when discussing this topic, I am being branded as conservative, or uptight, or as hopelessly romantic. But you show very clearly how the actual connections are.
Sex is great. Sex can be liberating. But there needs to be an understanding of one’s role within a socioeconomic context to see how truly liberating one’s sexual performance (pun intended) actually is.
Thanks again. Will share this a lot.