I'm thinking about this because of Shape Shifter on youtube, and his fiance Cat Man.
Could anyone else tell me more about this demographic of people?
From what little I've seen, they seem to mostly be closeted bi men. They seem like a somewhat distinctly different cluster than openly gay men. Is that right, or am I just looking at too small of a sample size?
If I had to guess based on what I know right now, I might say they're... bi men with a strong preference (requirement?) for femininity? And because the majority of very feminine people are women, this appears like heterosexuality until they are presented with a very feminine man for the first time? If you experienced your very first example of same-sex attraction at 30, after a lifetime of only opposite-sex attraction, I can kinda understand how someone might conclude this as an exception rather than part of a pattern.
But I also know there's a long word made of Latin roots, that has a couple-letter abbreviation (it's like autogynephile AGP except it's something else I can't remember now) that's a word for people into men with feminine features? I don't know much about that, but that make it sound like it's it's own very distinct category, much more so than my earlier theory?
ETA: When I say "into TIMs" I mean primarily into HSTSs, and probably only into AGPs if they're convincingly pretending to HSTSs.