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Von Gloeden - Boy Displaying a Fish
Portrait (detail) by Wilhelm Von Gloeden (1856 - 1931)

Descriptions of man/boy love in the popular media rely on stereotypes and sensationalism.  Writers grinding out stories search for easy devices to advance plots and create attention-grabbing promotional ads.  They borrow from traditional witches and demons, then update and embellish as needed.  

Sadly, the journalists we rely on for "unbiased" information -- and the professionals and political figures they report on -- also frequently have a vested interest in heightening and manipulating the public's natural  fears of the unknown.  In their work, these "professionals" often follow a very similar process of borrowing from and embellishing upon mythology.

The result is a set of distorted images being constantly fed to viewers, readers and listeners -- with the most grotesquely distorted and attention-grabbing images being the most heavily promoted.

The antidote to this poisoning of our consciousness is to seek out first-hand accounts of man/boy love as it is experienced by those who know it personally, as a boy, a man or both.  First-hand accounts can provide information about social realities that the mainstream media cannot and will not provide.


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