Join us and be the first to know about new articles, our latest collection drops, special promotions, and offers. Understanding a few guidelines will have you ready for that first piercing in no time. The most important factor to remember is that an earring or two must complement your look and not steal the focus. Or does it?
We accepted it as gospel and never questioned its validity. But as I grew up, it seemed like everyone I met, no matter their place of origin, knew and understood the earring code, as arbitrary as it seems. Historically speaking, the truth is more complex. In his book The Naked Man: A Study of the Male Body , Desmond Morris explains that earrings have indicated wisdom and compassion in the stretched earlobes of the Buddha, while pirates wore them in the belief it would protect them from drowning. In the Elizabethan era, earrings were quite fashionable for men, he writes.
Why Did We Grow Up Thinking a Piercing in the Right Ear Was Gay?
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For one thing, the earlobe in which a man wears his earring did not ever indicate if he was or was not gay. What it indicates is whether he is the active or passive partner in anal sex i. Which ear was used by preferrers of oral sex sucker or suckee? Men who preferred to fuck were considered essentially straight , though they might have variable preferences, such as criminals in prison and merchant seamen during long voyages; but who would still return home to their wives and girlfriends when the long trick was over. They were even guiltier of bisexual erasure in those days than now; plus they had incredibly stupid ideas about who and what a gay man is.