By now, we must have all heard of the types of sex that are to be had. There’s vaginal, oral, and though many Jamaicans would rather it not be said, there’s anal. Increasingly, the Jamaican population seems content with exploring all three aspects of sex. In fact, I’m surprised at how many of my friends are considering the taboos. That is, oral and anal sex. I don’t listen to the Raga show, but based on comments I’ve read and heard, it would appear that his callers, and someone told me these callers reflect the general society, are dishing out “batty washes” (the phenomenon of using one’s tongue to stimulate the anus), actively digesting semen, passionately sucking on penises and salivating at the thought of a wet vagina.
The Jamaica Observer recently published a series of articles which sought to bring attention to the plight of homosexual teens. These young men and women expressed that the pressure of living in a homophobic society has caused them to hide their sexuality from those around them. After reading the articles I began reflecting on the “downlow”culture which by all accounts, is becoming quite prevalent. I wish to discuss a few points related to this issue :
(1) Is this culture inspired by society’s rejection of homosexuals?
(2) Are gay men, and women, selfish by misleading their heterosexual partners?
(3) If the stigma attached to being gay is removed, would this solve the “downlow” problem?
Last night while commuting home on my hottaz JUTC A/C yellow bus (you know how I roll), I overheard a conversation that piqued my interest. Two young men and a young lady where discussing what the young lady termed “di invasion of battyman at Mas Camp cuz of Bacchanal”. The guys, one feminine in behaviour (I can’t remember how to spell ‘effiminate’ or ‘effeminate’ and I’m too lazy to check) and the other quite masculine, were adamant that the girl was closed minded and shouldn’t be painting all men who attend Mas Camp for Bacchanal as “battyman”.
As we cruised along in A/C comfort, the girl made an allegation that rang true to me, at least in part. She claimed the only reason gays, (wait, is that word offensive? Should I use the politically correct ‘homosexuals’?), go to Mas Camp is because the cover of soca music gives them the chance to behave “outrageously and disgusting”, I had said I agreed with her in part because I’m not sure the behaviour is ‘disgusting’; as I’ve never personally been to Mas Camp.
I’m not sure when it became popular, but lately almost every supposedly heterosexual male I know has taken to saying “no homo.” Usually, it is said subsequent to some extensively gay comment. I was thinking about it and I wondered, if one is truly comfortable and secure in his sexuality; why would you need to say “no homo”?
I find it incredibly annoying when a male is talking to me and he says “no homo”. In fact, I wonder if he’s just using that to cover up a latent intention. Why are we so preoccupied with sexuality? And why are we so insecure about it that we can’t have a conversation without asserting our heterosexuality? I’m sorry, but I don’t think a truly straight man would have need to constantly assert his sexual orientation. He ought to know himself and know what he is and isn’t capable of and what he would and wouldn’t do.
While we’re at it, let’s address the ’2′ & ‘Mandeville’. What the hell is up with these idiots? 1, few, 3? No. Absolutely not. What really is the issue? When did the number 2 become taboo? And why are we using our stupid cultural perception to persecute that poor, innocent, law abiding number? What did two (2) ever do to you? (Kool! I think I just rhymed! LOL!) Seriously though, can someone tell me why and how it makes sense? And when you say 1, few, 3, don’t you feel like a total dunce? No? You don’t? Well, you ought to! You appear really small in my eyes when you bring that nonsense to me.
Going through the major towns and cities in Jamaica, I didn’t come across a single town called “Gyaldeville”! Not one! The place is called MANdeville! Grow the hell up man! There has to come a time when intelligent people stand up and refuse to be swept away in the tidal wave of ignorance. I’m taking a stand! The other day Brandon tweeted that a preoccupation with asserting sexual orientation is so 2005! I agree Brandon, these closet case homos, who hide behind “no homo” need to stop the bullshit. Stop hiding behind “few” & persecuting two! Stop inventing “Gyaldeville”, accept that your eating, sleeping and perhaps even showering in “Mandeville”! Get your head out of your ass! (No homo!) LOL! See what I just did? I know, I rock. Autographs later.
Seriously guys, let’s elevate our thinking. Let’s show the ladies that we’re not mindless drones. I’m willing to bet the girls are more attracted to a man who shows her he’s straight by performing in the bedroom than having every sentence punctuated by “no homo”.. Ladies? Can I have some support on this? (waits for support)… I’ve thought about it, and my position is, No Homo is VERY Homo. What says you?