Nearly 75% of Gay Men Are Not Into Feminine Guys, New Survey Says

Nearly 75% of Gay Men Are Not Into Feminine Guys, New Survey Says

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A survey of more than 5,000 Attitude magazine readers revealed that approximately seven in 10 gay men do not find themselves attracted to feminine guys.

“71% of gay men have found themselves actively turned off by a prospective partner because they have shown signs of femininity,” the survey says.

“Worryingly, only 29% of those asked said they saw more effeminate characteristics in men as a positive,” the report also reveals.

“Responding to the question ‘Have you ever thought that effeminate gay men give the gay community a bad image or reputation?’ again, a rather sizeable 41% responded with ‘Yes.’”

The survey also concludes that “41% of bisexual, queer and gay men have considered themselves ‘less of a man’ because of their sexuality.”

The survey is part of Attitude’s ‘Masculinity’ issue with Scissor Sisters lead singer Jake Shears on the cover. The issue, out now, also features exclusive interviews with non-binary musician Shamir, camp comedian Stephen Bailey, queer performance artist David Hoyle, who all share their views on maleness in the 21st century.

Matt Cain, the Editor-in-chief of Attitude commented on these results, calling them “troubling.” He wrote:

[The survey] backs up the experience so many of us have had on hook-up apps or the dating scene. And it reflects the difficult relationship so many of us have with our masculinity.

But why should we let expectations about how we should look or act as men make us feel bad about ourselves?

On Attitude‘s post about the survey, one commenter wrote, “We are the letter G [in LGBT] if we must have a label. If I wanted a female I would … choose so. Don’t get me started on Bisexual and Transgender, they are a world of their own, I want a true man. Not surprised at this poll at all.”

Another wrote:

For far too long the overlords of the gay community have forced Drag Queens and Drag Shows and Gender Bending down our throats, causing most gay men to simply stay quiet and away – and we’re not doing that anymore. We’re men, we’re happy being men, and we are attracted to men. What this survey proves, more than anything, is that the elite in the gay rights movement are completely out of touch with the majority of us, and have been for a long time.


What do you think of feminine guys? Sound off in the comments yourself.


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