When we were hunter gatherers (and this probably still applies to nomadic tribes) we mated seasonally as most animals do. To ensure survival you need
to give birth in the spring, when food and resources are plentiful and it is warmer. Tribes who developed birth control practices, like the
(australian aboringines) may have had intercourse out of season but otherwise it would have led to high infant mortality to do otherwise. Also a
woman needs to recover after birth and is largely immobile in the final stages of pregnancy.
When humans became farmers we started mating out of season as food was around us at all times. We didn't go anywhere anymore. Life was slightly
easier so we had less to do - and so and so forth.
It is the most natural thing in the world for men and men and women and women etc to get on, to love each other.
We are only a very short step away in terms of evolution from hunter gatherers. While our brains have excelled they have not necessarily been paced
by our bodies and there is an inner conflict (psychologically speaking). Humans were not sexual animals when we were hunter gatherers. We are sexual
It is here, in my opinion, that the difficulty arises when comparing humans to animals in the wild - humans do not live in their natural habitat. To
compare us to animals who in their natural environment behave 'homosexually' is misleading, though it could be what we should aspire to. Dolphins
and whales are bonding through sensual stimulation. We see it as sexual, they don't. They don't have sexual intercourse for pleasure they have it
to re-produce. Everything else is because it feels nice and they 'love' each other. This is what intimacy means.
To say homosexuality is abnormal is to say that we all are. Perhaps we are still adapting, perhaps dolphins are the evolved people of Atlantis
Alfred Kinsey is responsible for the myth that humans are sexual from birth. Countless studies have debunked this theory, not to mention his research
methods and yet I see his work quoted all the time as though it is fact. By implying that sexual experimentation was the norm people thought they
weren't normal if they weren't doing such and such. Things have got twisted.
There is an excellent study by john B Calhoun which studied the effects of overcrowding in rats which offers some insight, but that only tells us
about rats. Human society is far more complicated.
I think homosexuality is as natural as heterosexuality. The group dynamics of our ancestors would determine what is normal sexual behaviour, but I
certainly think it was more sensual than sexual - unless once a year around July was all the physical contact they ever had.