Men with Men

From a book I’ve just read. The narrator, George, is trying to get his head around the fact that his son is gay:

“He didn’t have a problem with homosexuality per se. Men having sex with men. One could imagine, if one was in the business of imagining such things, that there were situations where it might happen, situations in which chaps were denied the normal outlets. Military camps. Long sea voyages. One didn’t want to dwell on the plumbing but one could almost see it as a sporting activity. Letting off steam. High spirits. Handshake and a hot shower afterwards.

It was the thought of men purchasing furniture together which disturbed him.”