According to scholars, the Spartans were the first to eroticize male athleticism. They stripped naked at the gym and anointed their bodies with oils and perfumed unguents when competing in sports.
That is why Ancient Romans referred to homoerotic behaviors as “mos Graecorum” (“Greek custom” or “the way of the Greeks”) which they attributed on too much practicing without clothes.
Rumors can be true or false. Or they can be partly true. So let the scholars debate on the subject and focus on what really matters.
That is, that any real martial art is focused on love.
Love for the discipline, love for your teacher, love for your gym companions, love for the struggle you go through to progress and, yes, also love for your opponent.