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Early childhood seems to be the critical period in which sexual orientation forms, suggesting that learning plays a part in causing homosexuality. Freudians have traditionally held that homosexuality is rooted in early childhood developmental conflicts, particularly the Oedipal conflict. Freudians believe homosexuality develops in response to troubled family relationships, an overly affectionate and dominant mother and a passive father, and/or the loss of one or both parents. However, these theories cannot explain why homosexuality occurs in individuals not coming from these types of families.
More recently, researchers have proposed that social-learning factors may be account for homosexuality. The sexual preference may develop when a child engages in early cross-gender behaviors (behaviors stereotypical of the other sex) or when a teenager's sexual drive emerges during a period of primarily same-gender friendships.
Attempts to identify the specific physiological causes of homosexuality have been inconclusive. Traditional physiological theories include too little testosterone in males, too much testosterone in females, prenatal hormonal imbalances, prenatal biological errors due to maternal stress, differences in brain structures, and genetic differences and influences.
And i would, unfortunatly however, i dont think that all homosexuals could answer in the way that you have. usually simply stating that "i was born this way" isnt good enough for me. Im seeking more of the science behind the person. "I was born this way" is similar to saying "it simply is", which doesnt really prove anything.
I get the feeling the OP is very curious about Homosexuality and wants some answers, my answer to you is this, try it you might like it if you don’t then at lease you know what the fuss is all about then you will at lease know that you are really straight after all.
Originally posted by cashlink
reply to post by Ghost147
I have to say that gay men and woman brains are like this, they have two sides, a right hemisphere and left hemisphere we as gay people have a bridge between both hemispheres which aloud us to switch naturally back and forth with out even thinking about it. However, straight people do “not” have a bridge to connect to both sides of the hemisphere of the brain.
That is what sets straight people and gay people apart, we as gay people do think differently and yes we are more emotional than straight people.