I Kissed a Girl (and I Liked It)

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July 16, 2008

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard Katy Perry’s hit single “I Kissed a Girl,” a song about girls kissing girls and sexual experimentation. If you haven’t heard it yet, pay attention to the lyrics and check out the video below:

Sexual experimentation is a normal part of being a teen, and, like Katy says, it’s “just human nature.” It’s a way to explore your sexuality and find out what you like or don’t like sexually. But we have to wonder: Would we ever hear a song about boys kissing boys on the radio?

There’s a belief in our culture that two girls together are hot, but two guys are not. Girls are given much more freedom than guys to express themselves sexually, and, as Katy puts it, most people think girl-on-girl kissing “ain’t no big deal, it’s innocent.” The same isn’t true for guys, though, and lots of people believe that guy-on-guy kissing is just plain wrong.

It’s awesome to hear a song on the radio that celebrates girls kissing girls. Isn’t it time we break down the double standard and accept guys kissing guys, too?

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