Partner Preferences of Gay Men and Lesbians. The term effeminate is most often used by people who subscribe to the widespread view that males should display masculine traits and behaviors. International Journal of Andrology. Sissyphobia: Gay Men and Effeminate Behavior. Effeminacy is the manifestation of traits in a boy or man that are more often associated with feminine nature, behavior, mannerism, style, or gender roles rather than with masculine nature, behavior, mannerisms, style or roles. Conner was coined by Will Fellows to describe strong anti-effeminacy. The references used may be made clearer with a different or consistent style of citation and footnoting.
Leilani. Age: 29.
Prior to the Stonewall riots , inconsistent gender role performance had been noticed among gay men:    "They have a different face for different occasions.
Rylan. Age: 25.
Over half of ‘straight acting’ gay guys think ‘feminine gay men give them a bad reputation’
Views Read Edit View history. It has often been assumed that the frequent ingestion of such phyoestrogens contributes to male feminisation including the appearance of " manboobs " or the disruption of male reproductivity. The avoidance of effeminacy by men, including gay ones, has been linked to possible impedance of personal and public health. In his Commentaries on the Gallic Wars , Julius Caesar wrote that the Belgians were the bravest of all Gauls because "merchants least frequently resort to them, and import those things which tend to effeminate the mind".