The word gay has evolved over the years. Back in the day it was a word for happy and jovial. Then it became a word to describe a man who is sexually attracted to other men. But recently, it’s also taken on new meaning. The term gay now refers to something that is lame, stupid or effeminate.
For example, a guy may say something like “Dude, I just overheard Steve singing Rachel Black in the shower! Can you believe how gay he is?… or “Rich just bought a pair of skinny jeans. He’s so gay!
In the original Living with Balls series, I will take a close look at something that may be perceived as “gay” (in the most recent definition) among fellow men and determine if it truly is gay or if it’s a perfectly manly thing to do.
As a man, the following situation comes up often in our lives:
You are out at a bar or restaurant and you want to get yourself an alcoholic beverage but you’re not quite sure what you want. You’re tired of the same options and want to try something a little different. You take a look at the menu and you see drinks such as frozen strawberry margaritas, berry sangria, and sex on the beach.
For a brief moment, you think about ordering one of these beverages but then you picture your friends mocking you for holding a pink drink and you think better of it and order a beer instead. Did you make the right move?
It’s a question that many men struggle with: Is it gay to order a fruity drink?
Since the beginning of alcohol, there have been drinks designated as effeminate, while others are labeled as manly drinks. History has proven this to be true… (more…)