Bodybuilding is a cult sport/beauty contest that comes with many expenses. The drugs and food required for the construction of physiques so much higher than the natural potential are not free.
An average IFBB pro bodybuilder spends several thousand dollars each month on anabolic steroids, growth hormone, food, gym membership, professional coaching, drug gurus..etc.
When you do the math and account in for the expenses, the prize pool at most bodybuilding shows seems ridiculously low.
Some bodybuilders have rich families or businesses generating good income, but there are many who struggle to make ends meet. This is why bodybuilders are constantly looking for different ways to earn extra money. One of the options is – G4P.
G4P is an abbreviation for “Gay For Pay”, which means getting paid for performing homosexual services. One of the most common ways to do G4P is web-cam modeling. The activity consists in dancing naked in front of a web-camera while in a private chat room different users are suggesting what you should do with your genitalia. The clients are paying you to show your naked body and masturbate in front of a web-camera. Many famous bodybuilders are doing regular web-cam shows. A popular example is the fake natural bodybuilder Matt Ogus who used to perform G4P shows prior to his YouTube success.
There are many benefits to web-cam modeling – the money is not bad, and you don’t have to be in physical contact with your clients. They can’t touch you, and the show ends whenever you want it to end. This is why this method is highly appreciated among bodybuilders – especially the newcomers. However, there are also many bodybuilders who become complete homosexual prostitutes.
But is this really a surprise? Turn off the TV and think for a second. Bodybuilding represents an activity where men in scanty lingerie, called posing trunks, flex their big muscles in front of a crowd. Prior to the show the competitors remove their body hair and cover themselves in oil. There may be a lot of women in the audience, but there are also a lot of men who are homosexual and did not come to the show just for an autograph.
Truth be told, many rich gay men are sponsoring bodybuilding events and athletes. It’s not a secret that homosexual men are paying for sex with bodybuilders. It happens very often, but since it’s not marketable, all activity remains hidden from the unaware public. Bodybuilders are supposed to represent strength and masculinity – being gay does not fit the definition.
Another way to make a few extra bucks through G4P is, of course, starring in gay porn movies. For instance, the popular YouTube character Kali Muscle was an actor in gay porn movies prior to his Internet fame.
While G4P activities are common for many bodybuilders, the most famous for doing G4P is Kai Greene – an elite IFBB pro. There are many pictures and movie clips on the Internet revealing his homosexual activities. The most notorious video of him includes sex with a grapefruit.
G4P is one of the many occult (hidden) activities in the world of muscle. Unfortunately, this carnival has been going on for many decades, and an end is nowhere to be seen. Whether it’s moral or not is up to you to decide.
What a bunch of fags
Unless there is actual homosexual sex happening, can much it really be considered gay for pay? Can flexing for someone on a webcam really be considered gay for pay when people flex on stage at official contests all of the time? If you jerk off on camera, is it really that much different than doing it with no one around? Again, unless there is actual gay sex happening, much of that falls under exhibitionism.
I consider there is a reprehensible double standard in condemning what people call G4P while heterosexual prostitution offered by bodybuilders is also another lucrative reality that everybody consciously overlooks. You can’t criticize one while willingly ignoring the other which belongs to the same nature: sex for money.
I’m ready to read an article exposing male bodybuiders in the straight porn industry and offering sex for money to women with the consequent moral condemnation of these acts. Is heterosexual prostitution among bodybuilders not worth strong exposure and criticism?
It’s not immoral, but it’s sad. Prostituting yourself is sad, but if you perform homosexual acts, even though you are not a homosexual, how bad will you feel? It just shows, how sad that lifestyle really is.
But why do you overlook heterosexual prostitution and porn among bodybuilders?
Because bodybuilding is shielded with an aura of hetero-masculinity and all the guys who idolize them think it leads to getting girls, when in reality it leads to getting gays guys.
I think I disagree with the hetero-masculinity aura thing since most people instinctively perceive the homoerotic nature of bodybuilding. I would agree though that the bodybuilding industry has a pathological anxiety to convey an idea of exacerbated heterosexuality.
Now, of course, there’s a huge double standard in this respect in that bodybuilders exploiting their bodies sexually for gay guys is constantly vilified yet there is no mentioning of straight prostitution which also exists in the bodybuilding world.
Bodybuilding is inherently sexual, sexuality is one of the main reasons why men bodybuild and we all know this. Bodybuilding exploits muscularity and profits from it for its sex appeal factor. I mean, fatness is not protifable because it is not sexually appelaing hence not celebrated as muscles are.
Everybody (gay and straight) who follows bodybuilding, everybody who goes to bodybuilding shows is projecting sexual thoughts on bodybuilders. Some project themsleves on the bodybuilders as how they would like to look and be perceived; others project their dreams of what type of men they would like to sleep with. Likewise, for bodybuilders the look is not devoid of sexual connotations connected with their own sexuality either.
Your average straight male bodybuilder who is having paid sex with a woman right now is not any holier and more moral than those doing it with men. It’s the same act, the same consented act; it only changes the sex of one of the partners.
Guys who get into bodybuilding, are not thinking about getting girls… Especially today, where more and more guys are distancing themselves from girls. It is a sport, it is also an art, but it can also become an addiction for many guys, or a way to cope with other things not going so right in their life. A lot of these guys become so obsessed, they will ignore women, or they may already be married…
Recently many guys have gotten into it, as a way to reclaim masculinity, in a society that lacks it or trashes it.. Which is part of the reason why guys like Andrew Tate are so big and to my initial surprise, quite big in Japan.. But then remembering what so many males in Japanese society are going through, it wasn’t a surprise.
And then you have the guys, who want to look like comic or video game characters… Dragon Ball Z, inspired loads of guys to get into the gym.
There is not much heterosexual prostitution amongst bbuilders most likely because the vast majority of women dont find the heavily drugged bodybuilders taking tons of steroids and HGH sexually attractive while the gay community does. Heterosexual male prostittues(jigalo’s) tend to have physiques more like a natrual bodybuilder or hollywood star.
G4P is not gay. I jacked off to Kali Muscle a few times and fantasize doing a chocolate snake fight yo!
is this your own article.. found this at another site as well
Yes, it’s mine.
IFBB CODE OF ETHICS
Introduction: The IFBB Code of Ethics exist as a set of beliefs that have been written to serve as guidelines for the way in which all Members, be they athletes, judges, officials, administrators or others, should strive to conduct themselves as Members of the IFBB family. National Federations and other Members join the IFBB of their own free will and, in so doing, agree to abide by the IFBB Constitution and Rules of which the Code of Ethics forms an integral part. Any Member who is found to have contravened the Code of Ethics may be subject to disciplinary measures.
Athletes: We, the athletes, realizing that our conduct reflects on the good name of the sport, and realizing the responsibility thereby placed upon us, pledge ourselves:
1. to fulfil our responsibility to society, to other athletes, judges, officials, and administrators of the IFBB.
2. to honour, dignify, and support the sport by competing in the best condition and to the best of our ability, and by being in top shape when giving an exhibition or a seminar.
3. to respect our opponents on equal terms in the spirit of friendly rivalry and good sportsmanship.
4. to respect the IFBB Constitution and Rules as well as the rules of competition and to observe them honestly in cooperation with other competitors, judges, officials, administrators, and organizers.
5. to accept the decisions of the judges, officials and administrators in the spirit of good sportsmanship without descending to selfish recriminations, realizing that these decisions have been made honestly, fairly, and objectively.
6. to assist the IFBB in the promotion of the sport by acting as a goodwill ambassador of the sport, promoting the sport in a positive manner, and protecting the good image and integrity of the sport and the IFBB.
7. to work for the IFBB, not against it, in promoting its values, morals and ethics; to exercise our right of protest in a courteous, respectful manner, following the proper chain of command; to refrain from innuendo, malicious gossip and rumourmongering; to refrain from personal attacks against any other Member of the IFBB.
8. to continue striving for bodily perfection and correct moral principles.
9. to honour the special trust conferred upon us by our participation in, and by our representation of, the IFBB and our country, at international events, and to adhere
to the standards of personal conduct expected of us.
10. to recognize the value of the sport and to promote its future by serving as an example to inspire other people to participate.
11. to cooperate with our officials and administrators in the development of high standards, both moral and physical, for the sport and in the progressive furtherance of the objects of the IFBB.
12. to oppose the use of banned substances and methods and to compete drug free.
13. to refrain from any conduct that may be considered prejudicial to the IFBB;
14. to conduct ourselves at all times in a manner that reflects positively upon the image of the sport and the IFBB.
If bodybuilding really wanted to be true to its own premises in regards to sexualization then it could no longer exist.
Having a bunch of men literally naked flaunting their bodies in a contest that rewards male attractiveness of the muscular kind is in itself a sexual act and a sexually-charged form of entertaintment.
By the way, why do some bodybuilders have sex with their girlfriends on cam?
unfortunately, the nature of bodybuilding when separated from the pursuit of strength and athleticism, easily lends itself to simply a “male beauty show” where men are the gawkers and sexualize the contestants…99% of all women do not find pro bodybuilders sexually attractive.