I'm not trying to brand the users but the content, that's what categories are about.
"Gays won't bother going to a Straight Male section"
Ehh.. yeah, they will, because they're gay. Or don't you visit content tagged as "girls" and "lesbians"?
"Girls" means girls alone or in group without any sexual action between them, and "lesbians" means there is some action between them. It's simply a way to fine tune the searches, but don't tell me that as a straight man you watch only "girls" content and strictly avoid lesbian stuff.
Having a men category would allow gay men to be able to search specifically content about straight or gay men. Ok, that's an improvement for gay users, I get it.
But please let me ask you, other than that, who would visit that "straight male media"?
This debate has come to a dead end. Basically you want to be able to choose what gender or group can and can not watch the material you upload, you can't do that, period.
If you don't want gay people to watch your videos just protect them with a password. Or even better, don't upload them. You want only women to be able to watch them, and women (like anyone with a little common sense) find that stuff repugnant, so if gay weren't able to watch them and women and straight men are not interested, the end result would still be no one watching them.
For the 10000th time: there is no such a thing as "straight male media" if by such you mean media that features straight men and consumed by women.
This is not a forum for discussing gender studies, it's about proposing ideas to improve the site. And having a category for men and a different one for gay would mean pushing men pictures in the face of every visitor, who are most certainly looking for something else.
That frame on the right, below the current picture gallery, and the one at the bottom in both pictures and videos mode, show related and currently popular content. In case you haven't noticed, they display material from all categories except for gay content. The reason is obvious: gay content has a very narrow public, and general users would find very disturbing to have dick pictures randomly showing up everywhere. Which is exactly what would happen if there were male content around not tagged as gay.
So developers would have two choices:
A: To create a "Men" category and make sure that, just like the gay category, nothing from there makes it into the not-gay part of the site to avoid annoying general users. Result: make the site a little more tidy for gay users, but nothing would really change for everyone else.
B: To leave everything as it is and tag all media that features only men as "Gay", since only gays are interested in media that only displays men, whether those men are straight or not.
For the majority of users, option A would mean no change at all. Also it's clearly not what you want: you want to have a men category but you don't want to have it hidden in the gay part of the site. You want your "straight men media" pushed in the face of every user who enters the site to watch girls, couples, even drawings, but not men alone.
That will never happen because the obvious consequences it would have on the traffic, and thus incomes, of the site.
And a phobia is a strong rejection to something, be it because of fear, hate, disgust, etc.. you're confusing the etymology of the word with its meaning.
So now were not talking about categories anymore but banning gay content from the entire site.. this thread gets more and more open minded every day..
There is a mix of points of view about whether to label porn basing on the content or in the consumer. Lesbian porn for example is porn that features girl on girl stuff, although it's clearly addressed to straight men and played mostly by straight women.
With gay porn is the same, you don't care if the actresses in lesbian porn are straight and you watch it and enjoy it anyway. It makes no difference for gays if the video features a gay or a straight man, it's gay porn anyway. It's probably even more amusing for them if the guy is really straight.
This is what you seem to believe:
Porn featuring gay men -> Watched by gay men
Porn featuring a single or multiple straight men -> Watched by straight women
Porn featuring a straight man jacking off to a picture -> Watched by straight women
I'm sorry, but that is pure fantasy. I know you are desperate to find a reason to believe that girls watch your "tribute" videos but it just will never happen.
Having men and gay categories would be like having a "lesbian porn played by real lesbians" and a "lesbian porn played by straight girls" categories. It would serve to absolutely no practial purpose. Whether the video is about a gay or a straight man, it will only appeal to gays.
I know they expect women to watch that stuff instead of gays, but you can't force someone to be interested in your material. Categories are about linking content to the "interested audience", not "addressed audience" and the only group that might (I don't know) be interested in videos of men jacking off are gays, not women, who most certainly consider that kind of material repulsive.
Fake women or couples profiles created by men, saying that they love to see tributes of their (stolen from the web) pictures, won't change that fact, don't be fooled by a bunch of fake profiles of gays who what to see your dick.
And as for "straight men don't want to perform their exhibition for gays", I don't think you can claim such a homophobic statement in the name of the entire group of straight men of the site. I won't continue a debate that's not really about a technical improvement of the site but a simple hate rant.
99% of users of this site are men obsessed with their dicks and upload endless amounts of videos and pictures of them ("tributes" are just videos of you jacking of, you know?) convinced that such material will delight the female audience.. although only the gayest of gays are into that kind of stuff, and I'm not even sure anyone is into it.
So I think the current design is the best, categories are meant to help users find what they're looking for, it has nothing to do with whom the uploader intended to address the content to.
You like it or not, "straight women watching straight men porn" simply does not exist. There's "men and women watching girls porn" and "gay men watching men porn".
Building the site against that reality will only push visitors away and still no woman is going to watch you jacking off.
Just google your query adding "inurl:xhamster.com"