Gay men rightly have a reputation for being sexually adventurous. And Cruising for sex epitomises this. A bang in a bedroom can be boring. Why not mix it up with a sausage-athon in a public space? Or perhaps saunter down to the woods in search of a fast, furious, anonymous encounter. Gay Cruising is as much about the thrill of the hunt as the pounding.
Gay people have always had a more relaxed attitude to pornography than heterosexuals. Perhaps it’s to do with people associating porn with secrecy and shame – and the often hidden lives that gays have had to live in the past. And, of course, without sex education in schools it’s often been how we’ve learnt about what to put where. In any case, Gay porn is everywhere now. Stream it online for free, watch it with a lover, tune into some live Cam Sex shows or – best of all in the age of the Smartphone – create your own celluloid masterpiece. The opportunities are endless.