I think we've all heard the comment that "men are more visual." I think this is demonstrated by the fact that about 80% of the consumers of pornography are male. Somewhere, on some earlier thread, I mentioned that some women don't even like to look at penises. They like to just "experience" them. But I've heard that some women do not like to see men naked at all. I'm reminded of Elaine's statement on Seinfeld: "Naked? That's not a good look for a man...." Some very odd observations are sort of coming together for me now. If about 80% of consumers of pornography are male, and the vast majority of that pornography depicts a male (i.e., the penis) in action, if many women don't even like to see the penis (many models and readers for Playgirl magazine are gay), then what this means is that -- regardless of sexual orientation -- males like to see the penis; many women do not. I think this may explain why, at least on this forum, self-proclaimed straight males will accept compliments from gay men. Gay men, being male, of course, are more visual than women. Therefore, gay males are likely to respond positively to a picture of a penis. Sometimes, threads directed toward females are met with at least some negative responses, allegations of chauvinism, male egoism, etc. Gay men don't say such things to straight men when they offer up their organs for evaluation. Gay men usually heap praise among straight men here. See, for example, the initial responses this guy received: http://www.lpsg.org/81153-ladies-like-my-new-photo.html I don't have it quite worked out yet, but I think this new ponderous thought of mine is related to these two threads I started earlier: * http://www.lpsg.org/111767-brotherhood-of-the-male-gender.html * http://www.lpsg.org/113312-lpsg-worlds-largest-locker-room.html Anyway, thanks for reading yet another of my ponderous treads.