Emotionally, are gay men more like men or women?
In their emotional lives, do you think gay men are more like the stereotypical man or are they closer to women? Men, of course, are not supposed to be that fluent with emotions. They don’t know what they are feeling and aren’t good at talking about their feelings. Of course women are supposedly much more fluent in emotions, and can certainly talk about them very well.
There are different components to emotions. I don’t think that intellectually understanding of emotions necessarily equips one to speak emotions well. That is, you might be a therapist of some sort, or you might just be educated about emotions, yet still be reluctant to engage in conversation about emotions.
Do you think gay men do better than straight men as far as communicating about emotions? If so, how much better? Enough to be more like women, or only slightly better than straight men, or just the same as other men?
Examples of conversations you’ve had, as a woman with a man, or a man with a woman or a man with a man, and how you think this conversation compares to the stereotypical heterosexual relationship would be greatly appreciated.