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Discussion in 'Relationships, Discrimination, and Jealousy' started by hooch06, Jan 30, 2007.
What's the difference between having penis envy, and being gay
Penis envy--you wish you had a penis that looked like the one you're staring at.
Gay--you want to fondle and suck the penis you're looking at.
Sounds like a trick question since they are totally unrelated.
How about this one? What's the difference between blue and five?
Penis envy is from a lack of satisfaction/confidence in what you have. Being gay is a sexual orientation. People with penis envy may or may not be gay. Gay people may or may not have penis envy.
No, there isn't a thin line, they're on different continents:
Penis envy is looking at a big one and thinking "Jesus christ! I wish mine was that size"
Being gay is looking at a big one and thinking "Jesus christ! I wish I was playing with that thing!"
Homosexuality is about sexual preference, about who you want to do it with in the bedroom, penis envy doesn't require any lust at all, but jelousy.
Saying they're related is like saying if one person says "damn, I wish I was as wealthy as Bill Gates!" somebody else acuses him of being gay because Bill Gates is a man!
Then again, if someone is thinking that they're similar, they may be trying to rationalize an orientation that they're not ready to embrace -- like the fire engine who describe himself as "red-curious".
You can be gay and not even have a penis.................
True. I don't have penis envy, but I am a little bit gay...
Oops. I think the OP is talking to people who already have penises, but like looking at, or wish they had larger penises. He probably isn't talking to people who have no penis at all.
My bad. :tongue:
I thought penis envy was Freud's way of understanding what women want?
It was, making the answer to the OPs question one means you're female the other male.
I knew I wasn't missing everything here... thanks girl.
That is where the phrase originated. S. Freud believed that in one developmental stage in childhood, girls realize that boys have something they don't, and are jealous. Even when I first heard about this in High School Psychology class, I thought it was pretty arrogant of a man to assume this about women or girls, even if that man was Freud. I also thought it was stupid, because although I like penises, I really have never wanted one. Really. Honest.
If anyone cares, here's a (really annoying, IMO) blurb about Freud's theory of penis envy:
(Reference: penis envy: Definition and Much More from Answers.com)
Little girl to her mother "Bobby has a penis, why don't I have a penis"
Mother's reply, "Honey, what you have is better. When you grow up you can have as many penes as you want."
Being gay is much more than the penis....however if I must.........being gay, you certainly do have a finer appreciation of the penis.
I learned about Freud in my Developmental Psych...
I have seen some that only took two or three beers. lol
just change one letter and Freud = fraud
The color of your drapes.
Freud was a major cocaine user. Why would you believe him?
I think the diff is in the eye of the penis holder.