Are bottoms “inferior”?
I often opt not to use the term “inferior” to describe bottoms because of the confusion it can cause. For many people, inferiority-superiority as a concept implies an distinction between bad and good; for example, we might describe something cheap as “inferior” or “of inferior quality.”
Bottoms are not inferior to Tops in this way. There is nothing inherently “bad,” “ugly,” “ignoble,” “cheap,” “worth-less,” “evil,” “messed up,” or “wrong” about being a bottom: a bottom is not a lower-quality version of a Man, as a bottom is not a Man in the first place!
However, inferior can also mean, “lower in rank, status, or position.” In this sense, bottoms are most definitely inferior to Tops. Bottoms lack both the natural right to rule, dominate, and penetrate, as well as the psycho-sexual faculties to do so. While male, bottoms are not true Men, in that they lack the power to rule that is the essence of full Manhood. A real Man is an Emperor within His own sphere. A bottom is not, and can never be.
When compared to real Men, bottoms are less excellent and Vir-tuous, but that doesn’t mean a bottom can’t be good within his proper place in the order of things. Rather than competing with real Men or pretending to be Their equal, a bottom achieves the goodness and full-self-actualization proper to him by accepting his inferior status and devoting himself to serving Those superior to him.
Men and bottoms are ontologically different, but this difference is not between “good” and “bad,” but rather between “higher” and “lower.” Within humanity, there is a real, ontological sexual hierarchy (order, taxis) based on degree of Masculinity (Manliness, Vir-tue). Homo-sexually oriented Men (Tops) are the most Masculine Men, occupying the highest position within this hierarchy. When we say a bottom is inferior, or “less of a man,” what we mean is that a bottom is less masculine than a real Man, and is naturally sub-ordinate to real Men, being lower in rank.
Within the context of a given relationship, the Top occupies the higher position: He is the Head, the Leader, the Guide, the Man. A bottom is His suitable, corresponding, complementary partner. The one who “fits” Him. This is because a bottom is a male (satisfying a Top’s natural need to associate with males) who is also deeply sexually feminine (naturally capable of truly receiving the Top’s penetration and submitting to Him fully, and not with a ‘wink,’ so to speak). The bottom is sub-ordinate to the Top.
The Superiority of the Man in a relationship, and the inferiority of the bottom, is symbolized and enacted through penetrative sex acts. The Top exercises and manifests His Masculine Headship over His bottom by entering his body. This reveals in a tangible way what is already invisibly present between a Man and bottom even when they are not engaged in sex: the Man’s Masculinity, activity, strength, and dominance, and the bottom’s femininity, passivity, total vulnerability, and submission. The tangibility is important: through His cock, the Man brings the bottom into a physical awareness of His rule over him, of His Masculine Excellence, of His Superiority. The bottom can literally feel his Man inside him, can feel His power, and also His love, inside his body. And the bottom can also feel his own submission and femininity, as he feels the cock of the Top stretch and open him, exploring his inner physicality.
Penetration demonstrates in an undeniable way the power dynamic between a Man and a bottom. The Man remains “closed,” holding His power within, and exerting it outward. His physical integrity remains intact throughout the entire sex act, and indeed at all times, nothing from outside breaking the seal and passing into Him. The bottom is open: his physical integrity is perforated, he is both psychologically and physically vulnerable to and accepting of the Top. The bottom, rather than exerting outward moving force, actively draws the Top in. The bottom willingly allows the Top to break through the physical borders of his body and pass into them, to enter inside his physicality. he gives up his power to the Top. he allows the Other to enter his own self, the quintessentially feminine sexual movement.