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Gay culture has a long history of venturing beyond traditional sexual mores, be it threesomes, open relationships, orgies, and especially anonymous sex. Not that any of that is exclusively a gay thing. But for so long the hiding and repression of homosexuality created an entire 'cruising culture'. While it's great that closet doors are being flung open and gay men are not only acknowledged but accepted by much of Western society, the mainstream acceptance and media portrayal currently sticks close to the vanilla and wholesome happily married gay couple complete with kids and a picket fence (which I'm not knocking). But to be accepted by straight mainstream society do we have to behave like straight mainstream society? Is that always the deal with the mainstream? We'll accept you if you behave like us? Will the behavior of cruising go away because it is no longer needed or because it is not mainstream appropriate? Anyway...that whole stream of thought inspired this piece.