One area where it is harder for lesbians than for gay men is how seriously their bond of love is taken. Many men I know say “Lesbians are great!” By this they mean that lesbians seem harmless and even sexy. After all what could be greater than two girls at once?

Gay men have the whole history of Greek platonic love to draw upon, they may be perceived as being bound together by a special love that women cannot understand. Thus lesbians become the butt of many sexist jokes not to mention porn flicks for men that are made with the unspoken understanding that if they could just find a man all of their cute lesbian silliness would vanish. I’ve never heard anyone suggest that what a gay man needed to “straighten him out” was “some good pussy” but I do hear the opposite comment made about lesbians all the time. It’s sad really.