to those posts that sit unpublished because the blogger can't quite perfect it I humbly suggest we surrender
I’ve been spending some time trying to perfect a post about the necessity of gay relationships for gay men. The basic premise was the gayer the man the more necessary the gay relationship. The inverse was also true. The straighter the man the more necessary the straight relationship.
It was getting too long for one post but not quite long enough for two posts. I tried to trim it but every paragraph seemed necessary.
Then it struck me. I didn’t need any fancy arguments at all. Just a premise that played off the basic, ingrained human experience we all know so well.
Love and Companionship are critically necessary experiences for all men.*
Love and Companionship are two things that can't be replaced by anything. Or rather, nothing is a true substitute.
Neither casual acquaintances, nor home teaching, nor Straight Boot Camp, nor Legos™ will ever truly substitute that basic human requirement.
For men only Love and Companionship will do.
*Lesbians should swap each occurrence of "men" with "women." At least, that's what they usually do.