BSO- Johnson and Griner connected at a basketball camp in Las Vegas in 2013. Johnson noticed that Griner — drafted first overall that year by the Phoenix Mercury — found excuses to hang around her. One night, when a group of friends went to see Cirque du Soleil, Griner made her move, sitting next to Johnson and putting her arm around her.
Ordinarily, Johnson would have brushed off such a move from a woman, she says, but on this night, she went with it. With the buzz from a round of tall cocktails and the acrobats flying in the dark, the evening felt “pretty romantic,” she says. “I wasn’t thinking about her being a female. She was just somebody who was showing me a really, really good time.”
More drinks flowed after the show, and Griner escorted Johnson to her hotel room in the wee hours. In the room, things got interesting. “It was really awkward because what do you do when you’ve never been in this situation with a female before?” Johnson says. Griner, deep-voiced with dreadlocks and size-17 feet to anchor her lofty frame, put Johnson at ease with her swagger. “We finally laid down and were about to go to sleep. Of course, there was a little bit more that happened,” Johnson says. “As I was getting more and more comfortable, more and more was happening.”
Some people wanted to define her. “Not a lot of people understand it. They wanted me to be a lesbian who converted from being straight,” she says. “It just doesn’t work for me like that.” She remains straight, she says. She simply fell for an individual. “I’ve had men that needed to step up more as a man than Brittney,” she says. “I was set.”
What's the best part about sex, or relationships for matter? Come on, you know this answer. Starts with a 'C', rhymes with 'mace'. There ya go! Now, for gay people, whether male or female, the uncertainty that comes with that chase is far less mystifying. Why is that? Well, I'm not exactly a psychologist on all things LGBT, but it's pretty much a fact that men understand men better than women, and women understand women better than men. For that reason, there is a lot less guessing when it comes homosexual relations. I'm not saying every homosexual wants the same thing. I am saying that a gay man can see through another gay man's bullshit better than a woman could. A lesbian can understand the clusterfuck of emotions going through another lesbian's head better than a man could. I would think that would take a large majority of the unpredictability out of it.
Sex with a person that you're on the same wavelength with being easier to obtain seems pretty awesome to us straight folks. Shit, if I found dick even moderately enticing I would become gay in a nanosecond. Pretty sure the swipe:sex ratio on 'Grindr' is higher than the average human beings body temperature. Ever see a gay couple fight? Exactly, neither have I. It's like they don't even live in the same fucking world as us. Always smiling, and happy, and dancing and shit. Being gay is like society's prescription drug. Except for one small problem. Making the act of sex easier eliminates the exhilaration of the chase. So, as a homosexual, what do you do to achieve that very same exhilaration? You start fucking straight people, DUH! Sure, the conversion rate might be lower, but it appears that Griner's game isn't just good on the court. This sounds hypocritical because as a straight man the last thing I want is to be hit on by a guy, but if I were gay I would only hit on straight dudes until last call. Imagine how awesome it would feel to change someone's sexual orientation, even if it was just for a night. That's how you keep your sex life exciting. Gay people will always have other gay people to use as a backup plan, but getting a heterosexual male, or female, in the sac is like an 8 seed winning the NBA championship, and everyone wants to play the underdog.