Homoeroticism is sexual attraction between members of the same sex, either male—male or female—female. It is a much older concept than the 19th century idea of homosexuality, and is depicted or manifested throughout the history of the visual arts and literature. It can also be found in performative forms; from theatre to the theatricality of uniformed movements e. According to Oxford English Dictionary , it's "pertaining to or characterized by a tendency for erotic emotions to be centered on a person of the same sex; or pertaining to a homo-erotic person. This is a relatively recent dichotomy  that has been studied in the earliest times of ancient poetry to modern drama by modern scholars.
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Lucy Neville does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Men tend to tilt their heads quizzically to one side. Women tend to respond a little differently. Media producers are starting to catch on: Game of Thrones author George R. But we still live in a society where we are very much conditioned to see the naked male — and particularly the naked penis — as either gross, funny or scary.
Muscular male figures in tight or partially removed clothing, leather, boots, whips… These are the trademarks of the late artist, Tom of Finland , whose work will be featured on a new series of condoms. His stylized homoerotic fetish art has been the most influential of its kind on the gay culture, and he has been dubbed by the cultural historians as the most influential creator of gay pornographic images. In the s, when the AIDS epidemic was reaching its peak, the lauded artist struggled to include condoms and pro-condom slogans in his drawings in order to encourage safe sex among gay men. Have a read of our article on the inexhaustible fight for equality with LGBT and photography. This month, through an exclusive partnership between One Condoms and Tom of Finland Foundation, sketches by the famous artist are going to be featured on the cover of condom wrappers.
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