Something I've been thinking about lately is why people turn out the way they do, gay, criminal, whatever...
First off I think ALL Human are potentionaly gay or criminal or saints etc....
It takes an outside influence to bring out (or visa versa) those traits IMO.
(You'd be surprised how many "staight" people have tried same gender sex out of curiosity, Winston Churchill for one said he enjoyed it and would
do it again.)
So maybe it comes from the need for attention as children? We search for attention as children and we'll take attention positive or negative. If a
child acts good and gets no attention they will soon learn to act bad, IF that gets them the attention they crave.
And look how much of an attention seaking society we've become. Everybody acts like they are on stage and everybody else is the audience.
I've had a few Gay friends and they are some of the biggest attention whores I've ever known (not a put down, Gays would agree with me).
So maybe they had a bigger desire for attention in early childhood than most, and so were more effected by it or the lack of.
For example, the male child gets more attention from Dad and Mom is distant, so the child grows up feeling more comfortable with men.
Even at a very young age, we are learning sexuality and gender roles that effect us our entier lives.
Not sure if that rambling makes sense but just some ideas?
BTW AmericanMadMan (no miss type lol) I don't agree that your twins prove it's not genetic, there are exceptions to every rule.
I think it IS genetic because I believe we are ALL geneticaly wired to be Gay. I'm sure that will not sit well with your testosterone though
[edit on 15/11/2005 by ANOK]