There is an article in Men’s Health and MSNBC from last year which mentions that straight men tend to rate women as more attractive after drinking, but also tend to on average rate other men as more attractive after drinking. Similarly for women. One might infer some sort of temporary loosening of sexual orientation due to drinking affecting brain function. While it could be just generosity or honesty coming from reduced inhibitions, the article seems to say it’s not because of a generalized euphoria or change in mood. The folklore is that a gay guy might be able to do it with a girl if he was pretty drunk. And similarly, a straight guy could do it with another guy, if he’s gotten pretty drunk as well. I think the latter is possible, depending on how drunk you’re talking about and the, uh, activity. But for the former, the gay guy might have to get too drunk to really be able to do it effectively.
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On a related topic, I could believe most guys have the aesthetic sense to see a certain amount attractiveness in other guys. They might not be right on as far as agreeing with the specialists in this field, gay guys, but who knows whether maybe they wouldn’t be too way off. (I thought I had acquired a slight ability as far as distinguishing attractive women — mostly a symmetry and non-male facial feature test — , but comparing notes with straight guys, I think I might be more than just slightly off in a test of finer distinctions.)