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Strange Fruit: Why Would Straight Men Sleep With Men?


This week, Frankfort became the fifth Kentucky city to pass a fairness ordinance, protecting LGBTQ folks from discrimination! We talk about it in our Juicy Fruit segment, along with the strange case of Tyler Perry laying hands on T.D. Jakes, and what #DonLemonLooksLike with his new haircut. 

In our feature interview this week, we spoke with sex therapist Dr. Joe Kort, who got our attention with his recent article, Why Some Straight Men Are Romantically or Sexually Attracted to Other Men. In it, he shares a whole list of reasons why this phenomenon might happen. These reasons are by turns predictable (they're in prison with no access to women), poignant (they seek to replace the affection they didn't get from their fathers), hilarious (narcissism!) and taboo (we're pretty sure this is the first time the word cuckholding has been uttered on Strange Fruit).It was a fascinating conversation and Dr. Kort shed some light on a lot of things. Let us know what you think, Fruitcakes. Have you encountered straight men like this?

Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.