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In the ever-splintering world of niche dating apps, BRO is trying to give the curious straight man a chance to exploring his sexuality.
The app is marketed towards straight men seeking other straight men for dates, hook-ups, friendship, or simply to bro out together. BRO founder Scott Kutler devised the app to make space for and encourage increasingly fluid sexuality in men. While fleeting, exploratory, or label-free same-sex attraction amongst women goes largely unstigmatized, the same is not true for sexual fluidity in men, in spite of its prevalence throughout history. Guys who straight guys curious curiosity about same-sex encounters are perceived as on-their-way-to-gay, and if can be difficult for them to explore their sexuality with as little consequence as women, even though there's plenty of precedent for homo-erotic romps amongst straight dudes.
Said Kuter about BRO :. But perhaps it's useful to question why bros aren't "welcomed" into the gay community. One of the critiques from the queer community an essential voice to hear out when exploring nuance in sexual orientation of both Not Gay This is obviously going to anger, sadden, disgust, hurt, or otherwise negatively impact some members of the queer community.
Basically, the patrons of BRO are cashing in on all the best parts of queer sexuality — like sex-positivity, a safe space to discuss their non-heteronormative interests, and the general support of a nonjudgemental, like-minded community — while avoiding the painful struggles of queer life. It's not fair. Furthermore, the language and messaging of BRO seems awfully fem-antagonistic. There's nothing wrong with being masculine-identified, or masculine-oriented in your attraction.
But there is something wrong when you demonize or police "effeminate" behavior or feminine presentations within the queer male community. BRO seems to take Grindr's " no fats, no fems, no Asians " profile problem and create an exclusively straight guys curious, masc and let's be honest, probably predominantly white-privileged space to service those folks.
The solution to the "no fats, no fems, no Asians" Grindr bro is not to make a separate, misogynistic, homophobic echo chamber for them to find hookups in; it's to call out, challenge, and eradicate the hateful, internalized misogyny and homophobia many bro-seeking bros suffer from. But that idea gets complicated when we move to block non-heteronormative, non-cisnormative queer folks from a space purporting to promote sexually fluidity.
The former promotes inclusivity. The latter is just discriminatory.
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This New App Helps Straight Dudes Hook Up