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More gay men than gay women?

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Ok so It's been a while since I posted something here. I was 19 when I joined and now I'm 21 - time sure flies!

However in my course of interacting with several gay communities in the ME and internationally allot of people of whom I meet are gay men. Also, there's that general consensus that's been floating around that there are more gay men than gay women. Most of the studies done on homosexuality is done on gay men, allot of shows on tv cater mostly to gay men and showcase gay men relationships like "Modern Family" " Glee" etc . Why is there no significant efforts to cater or shed light on lesbian women? Or is it that there isn't enough gay women to start with ?

Crazy subject eh?

Anyways everyone have a great day. .

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  • 17-24_f_w_h3_f2
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    I think a reason might be because gay men are more visible or vocal about it.

    Also, since you mentioned TV shows, I've noticed that when some see two women sexually interacting with each other on TV, viewers usually don't perceive them as lesbians/gay. But if a man experiments with homosexuality, he's perceived as gay immediately. While women on the other hand, aren't.

    • 25-34_m_w_h1_f4
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      true with women the men get excited about it in the movie & it turns into a fantasy but with men its a bit more taboo though it depends on the movie if its a comedy or a drama.

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  • 12-16_f_b_h1_f2
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    It's easier for women to remain closeted than men. Women can be physically close to other women without it garnering suspicion but the same cannot be said for men, where sometimes even emotions are associated with homosexuality. What Awktopus said reminded me of a conversation I had with a homophobic friend. He was alright with lesbians because he found that so sexy but the mere thought of homosexual men made him disgusted. TV-shows probably want their shows considered more seriously than sexually, which may be why homosexual men are portrayed more. I'm just guessing here so I might be wrong.

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  • 25-34_m_w_h1_f4
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    ive been wondering about this topic too but i dont think its a result of us being more than lesbians. we wont ever know the exact numbers but also in written literature a lot of it is men on men love and affairs not women but i see it changing with more of a equal number now. i disagree with awktopus that gay men are more vocal about it i think there are many lesbians vocal about it with music / shows

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  • 51-65_m_f_h1_f4
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    u know in the university...........there r 2 student union....1 for boys and 1 for girls.......the numbers of lesbians is so big compering with the numbers of gays...inside this union.....but no one took about sex between girls.....no one can understand how lesbians have sex relations.....they can understand how gays have sex because they have dicks .......people they can not believe that girls can have sex together

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