Interesting comment, Jim, but you’re shooting the messenger. As it was described in The Rise and Fall of Rome, it wasn’t true homosexuality, but simply men “trying it out.” In that context, it is a distraction, just as women during The Jazz Age, as Hemingway described in some of his short stories, had sex with other women to show they were liberated (sort of like smoking to show you can, which they did also). In these cases, we’re not talking about homosexuality, we’re talking about experimentation.

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