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Why Do Open Relationships Irk Some Gay Men?

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Written by Ian Howley


There are only two subjects that get gay men angry. One is sexual racism and the other is open relationships. Now I can understand why sexual racism gets a discussion going. The other I don’t really understand. Why does someone else’s personal relationship get you so angry? Why does the idea of two grown men developing a relationship that suits their needs make you feel the need to tell them their relationship is not ‘a real relationship’? Now many would argue that someone’s anger towards gay men in open relationships is probably a reflection on themselves, their insecurities, age or experience. READ MORE

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