The following are the front and back covers of a 204 page comic book that aims to fairly deal with and educate people about homosexuality. The book is from 1986 when not much was public knowledge and the images contained within opened people’s eyes to the truth behind the seemingly normal and acceptable gay lifestyle.
I’m sure you can already tell from the endorsements on the back cover (click for a larger image) just what sort of book this is going to be but lets take a while before judging this and consider that some of these allegations must be based in fact or the book would never have been published.
Already they’re starting on a fair tack by pointing out that sodomy, like vaginal sex, is a learned habit and not something people do on their own. They even point out that the fear and judgement that goes hand in hand with being raised in devout families is likely to terrify a child into not showing his or her true sexual orientations. So at least they’re being fair there. Maybe this book wont be so bad.
They really are being fair here, and quite scientific too. Who would have thought that a first sexual encounter would colour the other ones? I have to admit that I’m surprised by the numbers. 15% of women are so bad in bed that they drive a man to homosexuality while only 4% of men are bad enough in bed to drive men to heterosexuality. Amazing.
Gays handling food??? Wont somebody think of the children!!! Seriously, did guys in the 80s not wash after sex and expect gays to be exactly the same or something? Maybe it’s just the chubby fellow in the comic?
One has to wonder exactly where this information is coming from at this point.
That’s right folks, kissing is yucky! It’s only harmful and damaging when it’s between two men though, due to the fact that men explode when they kiss. This message brought to you by Heterosexuals Living In Fear.
The fat guy spends a hell of a lot of the book bent over with his head trapped in a trash can. This only ever seems to occur when a graphic, and usually exaggerated to terrifying proportions, description of anal penetration has found its way into the book.
See? He’s obviously getting turned on by this stuff and hoping one of these passing sodomites (the ones he has been taught will leap onto any bent over ass and start penetrating) will take him. If only he’d been educated and knew that a gay relationship, much like a straight one, will only begin if he is able to make a connection with another person and have a pleasant enough personality (you fell short there fatso) to make them want to make love with you.
Was that a broom? A freaking broom? How on earth can anyone be gay when it means you have a broom shoved up your ass? Perverts, the lot of them if that’s what they all get up to. It usually isn’t, of course, but people didn’t know any better back then and would believe these outrageous portrayals of anything that was new and scary to them.
Hey, I’ve heard of those. That’s where one partner (of any gender) pees on another partner (of any gender) for some sort of sexual thrill. Obviously it’s a power game and it’s well known that women prefer to be the ones peeing on men (at least during the 80s when this book was written), which I assume has something to do with the still present inequality between the genders back then. I’ve never done it myself as it seems yucky (like fatty here finds kissing) and I don’t quite understand what it’s doing in a book about exclusively homosexual practices such as anal sex and kissing.
Wait, so you’re saying that only gay guys do this? Wow, I did not know that. I’d been mistakenly assuming that the disgusting things about sex were equally shared between homosexual and heterosexual relationships. I’d honestly never even heard of multiple partners engaging in these rain parties or whatever they’re called.
See, the problem there is that they’ve defined what is a gay practice beforehand and applied this as a label to things they don’t like. These practices were probably found in straight couples too (and the numbers seem about right for that) yet they had already been labelled as gay practices and therefore the percentages work against the gay community exclusively. It probably wont shock readers that the next chapter in the book deals with the connection between gays and AIDS and that there is an equally fictitious “fact-filled” chapter dealing with the connection between gays and child molestation (again they classify it as a gay practice and therefore find it is a 100% gay activity due to this classification).
This is what the 80s were like, full of fear and misunderstanding of new things and plenty of ignorant people willing to cash in on that fear and misunderstanding under the guise of educating people. Very few of us ever looked deeper than what we were being told. Fewer still became enlightened, able to view the world without it being coloured by filth such as this that was thrown at us all the time, and kissing is still yucky (and potentially explosive) for those who got left behind.