We heard a prominent porn star/DJ bemoaning how people think of him as an "object." With emotion, he announced, "I'm not an object; I'm a human being." He was irritated, you see, that when he's stripping on a live cam, guys will ask him to finger his ass. He said that he'll finger his ass only if he wishes to, and not because others ask him to, because he's not an object. Well ... we're frankly perplexed. What's wrong with being an object? An object is something that can be seen and perhaps touched. If this guy doesn't wish to be seen and touched, it would be so very easy for him to put on some clothes to cover up that huge cock and those distinctive body tattoos and those shapely muscles. Then he could be an anonymous human being like most of society. The Joe Schmoes of the world aren't objects because they're too camouflaged to be noticed by anyone. 

What's wrong with being an object, especially when you're making a living out of displaying your hot body? Imagine a great artist like Michelangelo presenting his celebrated statue of David but saying, "Now please don't consider this work of art an object! Sure, I'm presenting to the general public a vision of ideal masculine beauty in all its naked glory, but don't demean it by looking at it and by no means touch!" Indeed, that would have been a nutty attitude for Michelangelo to express. We have some news for porn stars -- you are objects, so get used to it, celebrate that fact, or go undercover (literally).

An object is a person or thing to which a specified action or feeling is directed, and if a man strips and performs sex acts and ejaculates in front of other men, he is deliberately encouraging his viewers to feel horny and to direct their sexual yearnings toward him. It's ever so easy not to be the object of other people's desires. First, make yourself look ugly by not taking care of your body and not bathing, then cover yourself up in drab, generic clothing, and then mostly stay indoors. Bingo -- you're guaranteed not to be a porn star! And you won't be tarnished by all that dirty money, either.

It takes a real man to transform himself into the perfect model of masculinity, to earn a living off his body, and to know that no third party has the power to diminish his humanity. And we say this objectively.