reply to post by dbates
I had to come back in now that some others are finding the same argument with your post as I.
Ok, I'll break it down into bite-sized chunks for you, and I'll start at the beginning...
The various sexualities didn't exist before the beginning of the 20th century. The tern "homosexual" was coined by a Human Rights activist and
author (I forget the name) in protest at Nazi ideals about sexuality and control.
That is where the three sexual labels began. Prior to that, people simply had sexual relations with other adults and it wasn't generally discussed in
In the 1930's Alfred Kinsey began research into diverse sexuality in Humans.
Perhaps due to his work, or the discussions amongst the scientific and medical fields afterwards, the connection was made between anal intercourse and
homosexuality. It wasn't a great leap, but the act was closely connected through "default" more than anything else (what else could they do,
That connection stuck. There has never been such widely discussed and noted research since Kinsey as far as I am aware. Yes there are further studies,
but most of them (trust me on this if you can, I research sexuality as a writer) are based on the basic link between anal intercourse and
homosexuality. There has never been any widely observed sexual research conducted since Kinsey which focuses on anything other than anal intercourse
when discussing sex between men.
They all ignore the fact that not all bisexual or homosexual men enjoy this activity, or have EVER engaged in this activity, it is simply taken for
granted that they do or have.
So, the medical community, because of the research previously conducted (however long ago) still believes that "gay" = "anal intercourse".
This act in and of itself is a high risk sexual activity, regardless of those taking part. But the belief that gay men have only this to enjoy
dictates that the frequency of exposure to risk is significantly higher amongst this community.
That is why such government and medical professionals hold true to the stereotype, there simply hasn't been any recognised research into male/male
sexual activity since it was asserted that this act is closely ascribed to homosexual lifestyle.
If there was some more up-to-date sexual research conducted amongst gay men, and it was then taken on board by such medical authorities, I dare say
the attitude would change.
They would have to replace the ban on actively gay men with a ban on any person who regularly engages in anal intercourse, regardless of their sexual
Now, the reason I have such a flammable response to your post and opinion, is because you have "insinuated" again and again that there is something
inherently "wrong" with gay people, that they are unhealthy. But you are using an interesting and justified discussion about WHY this is the case as
a disguise to spout a bigoted view about sexuality in general.
You have repeatedly refused to accept the discussion about WHY gay men are barred from giving blood, as I have laid out for you above (which is just
my opinion), and instead you stick to a closed opinion that there is something being hidden to support a personal view you hold.
Your post is not about asking why these authorities have this view, it is about supporting your homophobic opinion.