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Originally posted by 0nce 0nce
Ive always concluded that homosexuality was a mental condition, much like a rare type of psychosis.
Ive read that the "feeling" heterosexual people get when they are "attracted" to each other is a chemical reaction, and Ive wondered exactly what triggers the chemical reaction. My conclusion was that subconscious and conscious "thoughts" from the mind were responsible for triggering the chemical reaction, which then led me to believe the "thoughts" of homosexuals were opposite of heterosexuals.
This is why I concluded that homosexuality is a mental condition.
Although, I'm a heterosexual, so I wouldn't know for sure.
Originally posted by redhead57
Blah, Blah, Blah......one more sad effort to belittle a segment of our population.
If you look at nature you see homosexual behavior in animals, it is normal for crying out loud, it is part of nature.
When will we as a people ever just accept the differences in us? When???
Originally posted by Phlegmi
Homosexuality is genetic, you are born with it but one might consider it a defect. So homosexuals are basically genetic defects, one can be born with a wide range of genetic defects and homosexuality is one of them.
Research has identified several biological factors which may be related to the development of a heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual orientation. These include genes, prenatal hormones, and brain structure
Since identical twins have the same genetic makeup (genotype) while non-identical twins share no less than 50% of their genes, a difference between these types of twins provides evidence of a genetic component.
Bailey and Pillard (1991) in a study of gay twins found that 52% of monozygotic (MZ) brothers and 22% of the dizygotic (DZ) twins were concordant for homosexuality.
Self reported zygosity, sexual attraction, fantasy and behaviours were assessed by questionnaire and zygosity was serologically checked when in doubt. MZ twin concordance for homosexuality was found to be 30%.
A number of sections of the brain have been reported to be sexually dimorphic; that is, they vary between men and women. There have also been reports of variations in brain structure corresponding to sexual orientation. In 1990, Swaab and Hofman reported a difference in the size of the suprachiasmatic nucleus between homosexual and heterosexual men
Originally posted by scraze
In certain times in ancient Greece and the Roman empire, it was considered fairly elite to have a homosexual relationship with a young adolescent ('courtboys' or something similar). In this culture, the persons with the most chance of reproduction - those with wealth and status, the elitists - were also the most gay ones.
You may extrapolate this concept.
I'm not sure why some people are so hung up on the whole sexuality thing.