Scandalous…but hot, nonetheless. A senior at the University of Hawaii is the subject of some controversy and perhaps disciplinary action after taking nude videos and photos of himself stripping down and, well, jerking off in various places throughout campus. These videos he then uploaded to X-Tube, and the photos onto his blog, Hawaii Speedo Student.
I have nothing wrong with exhibitionism as it certainly can be thrilling. But, for this guy to think he’s not going to get in trouble for jerking off all over campus and promoting it online, he’s a bit naive. And, even moreso, to say that it’s discrimination for him to be in trouble for this, I think he’s got a bit more growing up to do. I mean, good for you for taking risks and such, but seriously, the desk you released yourself onto is someone’s desk. They didn’t say you could do that. It’s pretty disrespectful, no? So, it urks me that he’s claiming that this is an equality issue and that his site helps promote equality. Sorry dude, you’re hot and everything, but there’s no connection there. You’re allowed to be gay. You’re allowed to be into exhibitionism, but if you are doing in a place where you can get in trouble, you have to face the consequences when you do, and not make it a human rights issue.
Here’s what Speedo Student posted on his blog in that regard…
As much as I love showing off on here, this blog has in fact developed an equally important second purpose. That isn’t exactly to campaign against homophobia or to support gay rights. One blog can’t do much in that direction anyway. No, more precisely, the blog and its visual contents are my way of speaking out about the place of pornography within the gay community and society as a whole, by making it more personally relevant. It was a shock to me the first time I ran into visible opposition to it from other gay guys. I had assumed that since they themselves were likely to be the targets of discrimination or intolerance because of their sexual identity, they would be more accepting of different behaviors even if they didn’t choose to participate themselves. I’ve since found out that I was very wrong. In spite of the fact that just about all of them do look or have looked at porn, and that the gay community lacks much in the way of its own celebrities or identifying figures other than pornstars, they don’t seem to be willing to have those connected with porn anywhere near them. I’m far from being the first gay guy I’ve heard about who has suffered from this form of discrimination. From all appearances, instead of being genuinely willing to think outside the box, gays simply encase themselves in a different box. The walls are still up, the biases are still in place. Only the minor details have changed.
Personally, I find this attitude hurtful and disappointing. On a larger, impersonal scale, it’s actually very damaging to the cause of gay rights. Here in Hawaii there is particular reason to be concerned with this aspect of the question, since the legislature recently shelved the bill that would have allowed civil unions here. If disliking A’s behavior is sufficient reason for B to condemn him, then the gay rights movement has no footing at all, since such an attitude accepts that personal prejudice is a valid ground for legal discrimination. That is not the tolerance and acceptance that the LGBT community is so fond of referring to.
A student newspaper wrote had the following written in it about the incident(s):
A UH student has been endangering students by leaving his body fluids on desks in many classrooms. His blog, Hawai‘i Speedo Student, shows pictures and videos of himself masturbating in buildings such as Kuykendall, Moore, Webster, Physical Science, Watanabe and possibly more. He is currently being investigated for violating student conduct codes. Please take appropriate precautions like disinfecting desks and washing hands frequently. He is self-described as 5 foot 7 inches with frizzy blond hair, blue eyes and a slim build. Do not attempt to approach the student. If you notice him or anyone else exhibiting sexually deviant and psychotic behavior, call Campus Security at (808) 956-6911.