Do UK Straight Men Spoon w/ Other Males? Study Reveals Surprising Results
A UK survey reveals that straight men in Britain are extremely secure in their sexuality, so secure, in fact, that 9 out of 10 reveal they've spooned with another man.
According to British sociologists Eric Anderson of the University of Winchester and Mark McCormack of Durham University these men are embracing "homosociality" which translates to straight men being less homophobic and more open to intimacy with their male friends.
‘We’re always cuddling, my lot,’ Jarrett, one of the young men who was interviewed, said.
‘We’re all comfortable with each other.’
Max, another survey participant, described how he and his friends would nurse their hangovers together at university.
Following a night out, he said he’s happy to watch TV, play video games, and frequently cuddle with friends.
‘If your mate has a headache you can like massage his head, or you just lie there together holding each other and laughing about how awful you feel,’ he said.
39 out of the 40 students surveyed also said they’d slept in a bed with another guy at least once since starting college.
Some cited practical reasons like accommodating a friend who’d come to visit a cramped dorm or crashing at a friend’s house after a night out, but others said they just wanted to feel close to their ‘mates.’
Think American straight men are learning from their mates across the pond??