With all the discussion about sexual fluidity hinein 2015, EDV’s only natural that dating and hookup apps would jump on the Tendenz. The latest company to make an entry into the homophil hookup app marketAlpha An app calledР’ BroР’ (because of course Informationstechnologie’s called BroschlieГџende runde Klammer, a dating app for men who want to have Pimpern with other men, even if they don’t necessarily self-identify as homophil.Р’
Because of the app’s avoidance of explicit sexual labels, there is some confusion as to Weltgesundheitsorganisation exactly elektronische Datenverarbeitung’s designed for.
Bro founder Scott Kutler told Schallaufnehmer that the app is catering to dudes who want to have Pimpern with other men, without explicitly self-identifying as homosexuell or bisexual. UrsacheOne of the reasons we don’t state bi or queer within our app is that we believe elektronische Datenverarbeitung shouldn’t matter when Kongress other men,Grund Kutler toldР’ MicР’ in A schmelzglas. AntezedenzWe’ve found labels are becoming less and less wichtig and rightfully so, since they can be damaging.Antezedenz
But schwul websiteР’ QueertyР’ wrote that the app caters specifically to „heteroflexibleGrund guys Looking „bro jobs” Bei other words, straight men who dabble inside homophil Coitus while ostensibly maintaining their straight identities. This interpretationР’ would certainly Beryllium Bei line with the recent flurry of Netz Tendenz pieces highlighting the prevalence of male sexual fluidity, many of which have been pegged to Joch year’s buzzyР’ book Notlage schwul: Sex Between Straight White Men by Jane Ward. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supported the idea that „bro jobsGrund might actually be a thing, reporting that 2.8% of straight-identified men have engaged within den After betreffend or Mund… Liebesakt with other men.
Kutler is quick to point out, though, that Bro isn’t just trying to Beryllium aР’ Grindr for straight (or assertivstraight,Voraussetzung whatever) dudes.
UrsacheThe app is geared towards men that typically identify as bi/gay, and sexually fluid men are welcome to try Informationstechnologie,assertiv he told Schallaufnehmer. So despite its assertivno labelsassertiv branding, there seems to Beryllium an understanding that the majority of men Weltgesundheitsorganisation would be interested in a networking app for men-seeking-men are likely to be queer or bi.
Psychotherapist and author of the bookР’ Is My Husband homosexuell, Straight, or Bi?Р’ Joe Kort toldР’ MicР’ that given the Kennzeichen against men having Coitus with other men, an app catering to sexually FlГјssigkeit men could be useful.
assertivThey have no Gemeinschaft and nowhere to go to meet,assertiv he said. Antezedenzauf diese Weise I actually think this app is going to Beryllium perfect for them for now.assertiv
That said, there’s something more than a little problematic about Bro’s packaging, which features such hallmarks of bro culture as frat-y red SoloР’ cupsР’ and the stereotypically manlyР’ mascotsР’ Г¶ffnende runde Klammernot to mention the usage of the word „broVoraussetzung over and over [and overschlieГџende eckige Klammer againschlieГџende runde Klammer. One might say that for an app that seeks to transcend labels, Informationstechnik sure is clutching tightly onto one Aufdruck hinein particular:Р’ masc.
There seems to Beryllium nary an inch of Zwischenraumtaste for men World Health Organization don’t vibe with traditional expressions of masculinity, something that is a little reminiscent of the „masc for mascassertiv (and/or Antezedenzstraight-actingassertivschlieГџende runde Klammer phenomenon, in which some homosexuell or closeted men are instilled with feelings of self-loathingР’ and live As part of crippling fear of being perceived as anything other than a v. Prolet man.
Kort believes that this will likely Beryllium an unavoidable aspect of Bro’s existence, but he doesn’t necessarily Meer it as A thema so sehr long as Informationstechnologie helps such men become more comfortable with themselves.
VoraussetzungThere’s einsilbig A senkblei of internalized homophobia within the schwul male Netzwerk centered on ‚straight-acting’ men,Antezedenz he told Mikrophon. GrundBut as a therapist, I think Informationstechnologie’s OK if the app gets filled with these menР’ because each of these men are working something out anyways.Grund
Kutler is similarly hopeful that the Match.com Bewertungen app will do more good than harm within this regard.
AntezedenzI agree that ‚masc for masc’ ideals can Beryllium very damaging to the Gemeinschaft, and I also think that being comfortable with your sexuality is a process,Voraussetzung he said. „If someone is in the closet, there shouldn’t Beryllium judgment. They should have A tresor Leertaste to find similar friends or men that have experienced Informationstechnik and are willing to help; Leid judge them for being ‚closet cases.'”
Such noble intentions aside, the question remains: Where does this leave all theР’ fem gays?