I'm ashamed to admit that I've been bitten by the love bug. And by love bug I mean vampires. True Blood has quickly become my new obsession, and as much as I would like to say that Edward doesn't do things to my heart, I can't deny that I've had a dream or two about him.
It's not something I'm proud of. There's no explaining why I find vampires so undeniably sexy. Perhaps it's their everlasting stamina and their dark and brooding nature. Who knows?
Apparently, Esquire magazine does.
According to them
, it's not actually vampires I'm lusting after. It's gay men that I want in my bed. "Edward, the romantic hero of the Twilight series, is a sweet, screwed-up high school kid, and at the beginning of his relationship with Bella, she is attracted to him because he is strange, beautiful, and seemingly repulsed by her. This exact scenario happened several times in my high school between straight girls and gay guys who either hadn't figured out they were gay or were still in the closet.
Twilight's fantasy is that the gorgeous gay guy can be your boyfriend, and for the slightly awkward teenage girls who consume the books and movies, that's the clincher. Vampire fiction for young women is the equivalent of lesbian porn for men: Both create an atmosphere of sexual abandon that is nonthreatening. That's what everybody wants, isn't it? Sex that's dangerous and safe at the same time, risky but comfortable, gooey and violent but also traditional and loving.
In the bedroom, we want to have one foot in the twenty-first century and another in the nineteenth."
So, what you're telling me is:
Women are attracted to people they can't have. Ok, I buy that.
The people we lust after are the ones who are repulsed by us. Alright, I guess I like a challenge from time to time.
We love sex that is dangerous, yet we feel safe. An oxymoron though it may be, I've known people to dig the combo of sexuality and violence. This is nothing new.
And all this translates to women wanting to have sex with gay men? That seems like a stretch.
What are your thoughts on this? Can this vampire-craze really be traced back to a innate desire to sleep with gay men?