Is this the most homoerotic sport?
We’re here to make the case that wrestling is the most homoerotic sport. We are prepared to fight about it – if, by fighting, you mean we get to wear a spandex onesie and rub up against each other?
What is wrestling?
The style of wrestling known as Greco-Roman was contested at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
The rules are fairly simple — two wrestlers are scored for their performance during two three-minute periods. The bout can be terminated early by a pin. The emphasis is on throws, as holds below the waist are forbidden.
Taking its name from the ancient Mediterranean civilisations from which this style of wrestling emerged, this is a sport that’s popular across Europe and North America.
What do wrestlers wear?
Wrestlers compete in a wrestling singlet — a one-piece spandex or lycra item that clings tightly to every curve of the body, leaving nothing for the opponent to grab onto.
What makes wrestling homoerotic?
Young, fit guys, wearing a lycra singlet that leaves nothing to the imagination, grappling and grinding with each other, until one submits to the other.
There’s a lot to love about Greco-Roman wrestling.