Quote of the Day: Robbie Myer's Gay Assistant Confesses to Flirting With His Lady Coworkers and Making Out With Chicks for Attention

At the most surface level, I kissed girls because, hey, it's a good time. Kissing is a sensual experience, and I fancy myself as somewhat of a hedonis
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At the most surface level, I kissed girls because, hey, it's a good time. Kissing is a sensual experience, and I fancy myself as somewhat of a hedonis

At the most surface level, I kissed girls because, hey, it's a good time. Kissing is a sensual experience, and I fancy myself as somewhat of a hedonist who'll take his pleasures where he can get them. ... [F]or me the spectacle was nothing without the audience. I'm not saying I rallied crowds to watch the gay get the girl, but being in the vicinity of others not only didn't make me hesitate, it encouraged me. ... [I]n a weird way canoodling with women kept me alive to the fact that it's foolish to shut down my sexual self in the company of the opposite sex. It can be useful, even at work. Don't get me wrong; I'm not trying to kiss my way to the top. It's more subtle than that. I work at a fashion magazine, where women are my bosses, colleagues, friends. And with all of them, I'm aware that my masculinity, my attractive guyness, is part of what I offer. Obviously, my professional skills are more important, but if a coworker or superior thinks I'm cute or captivating in some way, great! That gravitational pull is mine to leverage as I can.

--Seth Plattner, Elle EIC Robbie Myers' assistant, in a piece he wrote for the magazine about why he likes kissing girls as a gay dude. It's actually a pretty poignant and funny piece and worth reading the whole thing here (but we saw it first on Gawker).