Hosts Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed offer "radical empathy" and advice on everything from relationships and parenthood to dealing with drug problems or anxiety. Today the Sugars hear from a man who is married to a woman and thinks he's gay. He says his marriage to his wife is fulfilling in every way except for their sex life. Now he doesn't know what to do. What should his next step be? To help sort things out, the hosts are joined again by Maria Bello , author of Whatever
Why some bisexual men stay in the closet
Ashamed, Confused And In The Closet : NPR
Research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Public Health Solutions examined the reasons why men who have had sex with both men and women choose not to disclose their sexual orientation -- particularly to their wives and girlfriends. Results show that men wanted to avoid the stigma and homophobia they felt certain would lead to strong negative emotional reactions and profound changes in their relationships. Findings are published online in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. Using a large, ethnically diverse sample, the researchers examined the reasons these behaviorally bisexual men offered for why they had not told --a nd frequently never planned to tell -- their friends, family, and female partners about their sexual orientation. In-depth interviews were conducted with behaviorally bisexual men in New York City who had never disclosed their same-sex behavior to their female sexual partners.
Coming Out on Top: The Down-Low on Bending the Straight Line and Pegging the Sexually Confused
If I have reasons to believe that my teenager might be homosexual, how should I approach him about it? He's made references to the subject on several occasions, so I'm beginning to have concerns. Should I just come straight out and ask him?
In light of the fact that "alternative lifestyles" are becoming more socially acceptable, we'd like to shine some light on the many men mask their true sexual preference. They either hide the fact that they are gay or they just don't know it yet! The myth of the down-low man has many women, whether jokingly or seriously, looking at their mates and asking themselves, "is he gay?