At 55, father, husband and world-famous designer Tom Ford knows a thing or two about life.
In the December issue of GQ magazine, Ford spoke candidly about sex, parenting, and death. In the interview, he stated that he believes all men — yes, including straight men — should be penetrated. That’s right, according to Ford, every man should bottom at least once in their lives.
He told GQ’s Taffy Brodesser-Akner, “I think it would help them understand women. It’s such a vulnerable position to be in, and it’s such a passive position to be in. And there’s such an invasion, in a way, that even if it’s consensual, it’s just very personal.”
Ford added, “I think there’s a psyche that happens because of it that makes you understand and appreciate what women go through their whole life, because it’s not just sexual, it’s a complete setup of the way the world works, that one sex has the ability to literally — and is expected to and is wanted to — but also there’s an invasion. And I think that that’s something most men do not understand at all.”
In 2004, Ford told GQ writer Michael Hainey, “Every man should be f*cked at some point in his life.” He continued, “You shouldn’t force yourself to do it. But it’s really not that different than having a massage. It doesn’t feel that much different. It’s skin. You should do it with someone you like. Do it with a friend who you think is great. It’s very easy. It’s normal.”
Some believed Ford was attempting to court Hainey, who identifies as straight, into a once in a lifetime rendezvous. Ford now claims that he was drunk during that interview. He clarified saying, “I was just taking the piss out of him. Oh God, what was I thinking?”