Through many, many years, women have been seen as the oversexualized ones in media. Many protests have been going on, speeches about sexually liberating women, etc. They have actually brought effects. Women are not oversexualized anymore. Now, it is actually men who are the oversexualized ones. I will tell you why I think like I think.
Women are more emotionally drawn to men than vice versa
If you look up any survey on this site, you'll notice that women would be more sad if all men suddenly disappeared than vice versa. The women always say how hard it would be for them without a man (emotionally), and that they just wouldn't survive it. Men, on the other hand, reply with comments like ''Yeah! Finally the end of nagging women!'' or ''Hooray! I'd finally be free!''. A huge topic that is often discussed is the appearance of sex robots on the market. More men than women would willingly buy a sex bot, and more men than women could spend their entire lives only with a robot. In short, women see men as partners they need because of the emotional connection. Men do not often see women as those they can emotionally connect to. Whether it's socialized or biological, I do not know. This has actually been studied, and while some studies found that women are more emotional when it comes to relationships, others have found that there is no difference between how men and women love other people.
Who is more attractive?
Through all the years when women were ''oversexualized'', they have been seen as the more attractive gender. But how is it now? Now, the number of people thinking men are more attractive seems to equal the number of people thinking women are more attractive. In a lot of cases, this is just caused by their sexuality. But in many cases it's not. Where do you think the sayings ''women need makeup to look pretty'' and ''men age better than women'' came from? Well, most likely from people who find men naturally more attractive than women. While women do in fact get wrinkles earlier than men (because of thinner skin), men get beer bellies and bald heads faster than women. But noboy quite cares about a man's few imperfetions. It's women who get the biggest critique because of aging. Ask a few random people why they think women wear makeup while men don't. Some will answer ''because they want'', some will answer ''because of societal standards'' while at least one will answer ''because men don't need it''. The best source would be a random place on the net, like GAG, because there people are more open about their opinions.
Also not to mention that penises are seen as more attractive than vaginas by nearly everyone. Even bisexual women and lesbians admit that they just cannot stand looking at them. Many lesbians even like watching gay male porn and yaoi anime (some even like yaoi couples more than anime lesbian couples), while gay men say they'd ''gag'' if they ever saw a vagina. Bicurious women almost never base their curiosity on other women's vaginas, while bicurious men nearly always experiment just to see what playing with someone else's penis would feel like.
Do you know who the guy in the picture is? A lot of you surely do. But for those who don't, it's Ricardo Milos. He is a gay adult model who recorded himself dancing in his underwear. The video has later been published with Halogen's ''U got that'' and Basshunter's ''DoTa'' playing in the background (the picture is actually from the video). After the video being published, a big number of straight men started posting comments like ''he turned me gay'' or ''I broke up with my girlfriend for him'' or ''he moves better than most women'' or ''this guy can really make you forget girls once and forever''. Under Charli xcx's song ''Boys'', there is also a bunch of straight men and even lesbians admitting to be attracted to the attractive boys shown in the music video. But there is no female equivalent of any of these guys. One may say it's Ruby Rose, but if you ask women what they think of her, they often will say they do not find her attractive, and they'd especially not turn lesbian for her, because ''they like penis too much''.
According to this study:
More men than women report having a same sex experience. The same result has been shown in Kinsey's findings where the number of straight men who ever experimented with men almost reached 50%, while the number of straight women who experimented sexually was almost only 16%. Also, most bisexuals will admit to sexually liking men more than women. It will either be because ''penis gives you more intense orgasms'' or ''sex with men is more animalistic'' or ''men are better at oral'' (yes, in the case of both bi men and bi women). You hear about bisexuals needing to scratch an itch in relationships with women more, i.e. they miss men more when being in a relationship with a woman and vice versa. When they miss women, they can just use a fleshlight, that can feel physically better than a vagina since you can control it by yourself and it is tighter (according to them of course, I had no experience with either a fleshlight or a dildo). But not many bisexuals seem to be fans of a female pegging them with a strapon. Not to mention that even some straight men and lesbians admitted to enjoying receiving oral from men more or just having sex with them more than with women. After that, straight men publish posts like ''If sexuality was a choice, I'd be gay because gay sex seems more fun''. So far, I've only seen a few gay guys admit to vaginas feeling physically better than male anuses, or straight girls admit to enjoying kissing women more than men.
The statistics of sexual identity among men and women
You are probably already mad at me for writing so many things where I compare men to women and always come to the conclusion that men are better. Nope, the point of this Take is not to prove that men are superior to women (I am a woman myself, actually...). The point of this Take is just to show people the ways in which men are more oversexualized than women and that women aren't the only ones being oversexualized. I know there are still ways in which women are more oversexualized, but we really cannot ignore the ways men are oversexualized. If you aren't mad at me and still want to read this, keep going.
It does actually make more sense for men to be more sexualized than women, since statistics show that not only are there more men identifying as gay than women, but there are also more women identifying as Kinsey 0. Here is a study showing that there are more gay men than women in society:
And here is a more detailed survey that also supports the statement that more straight men experiment sexually than straight women:
I know perfectly well that there are also many studies showing that ''women are never 100% straight'' and it is okay for you to believe them. But there are actually way more 100% straight women than you'd think. The only reason why men never admit to being bicurious is because society sees it as not masculine. If there weren't as many standards, we'd se 10 times more men experimenting with other men. This is supported by the fact that in Ancient Greece, such thing as ''sexual orientation'' did not exist. Almost all men had male lovers in addition to their wives and this was basically the norm. Nowadays, most men'd say they'd never even touch a penis, but meanwhile a lot of gay guys and bi men say that 80% of the men they hook up with are straight and sometimes even married with children.
So yeah, that was it. Some women may find this info amazing, as we are finally getting sexually liberated. I do not know how the future will be like for men, whether sexualizing them will be a norm or not. I certainly do not wish for men to end up in the same way us girls did. But times are changing, and you'll never know what happens next. I also repeat once again that the point of this text was not to prove how much better men are. If you have something against my opinions, feel free to comment it and discuss it. I am open to hearing other's points of view about this subject.