posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 07:29 PM
Interestingly, perhaps, among modern adult terran humans, approximately 9% consider themselves to be 'primarily gay' (i.e. have a decided preference
for the same sex, but naturally in view of the vast numbers of gay mothers and fathers in the world --gotta love family pressure--these people are
fully capable of hetero-sex when they 'have to do it..')
And there is a 2nd group, another 25% of the adult modern human terran population that consider themselves in some way or another to be 'bi-sexual'
i.e. enjoy it 'both ways' i.e. can find satisfying sexual release with members of either sex, but mos persons in this second category have a slight
preference for one over the other, although throughout their lives, this preference may switch back from one to the other...(at least according to
persons who have bothered to study this in depth, e.g. Kinsey, or the persons who worked for so long on the socalled Hite report etal.)
The rest (approx 2/3rds of the general population) more or less consider themselves to be hetero-sexual (by their own definition) although up to half
of this third group (or more, "if they be tellin' the truth") have had at least one or more homo-sexual experimental experiences etc.
CURIOUSLY (or maybe not) the VERY SAME RATIO in terms of actual NUMBERS of homo, bi and hetero sexual percentage leanings in any general population
of modern terran adult humans (homo sapiens sapiens) i.e. 9%, 25% and 66% respectively exists for LEFT and RIGHT handed persons in any given
population ('gaggle') of humans.
That is to say, that, no matter how hard to try to deny it, approximately 9% of the adult terran human modern population will ALWAYS consider
themselves to be 'primarily LEFT HANDED'
Whereas 25 % of the general population of the same modern terran human species considers themselves to be 'AMBI-DEXTEROUS' i.e. free to use BOTH
hands, but usually with a decided preference, which may swing from one to the other at different times of the year or different times in their lives.
But they seem to 'like it both ways' (whatever tricks your trigger, that's what I say...)
The rest (approx 66%) of the adult modern human terran population on good ole Terra (i.e. planet Earth) considers themselves to be RIGHT HANDED,
although approx. half of this last group (or more 'if they be tellin' the truth') have 'experimented' with using their LEFT hand to do things
like drive a car or drink various hot liquids from ceramic coffee cups or try to write with a pen.
When I was growing up, I began my kindergarten years using my LEFT hand (ok I liked to drawn, so shoot me) but the Teacher (a fundamentalist right
wing Chrsitian extremist, albeit) told me that it was EVIL ('sinister' means 'left handed' in Latin, for example) and I was slapped for trying to
draw with my left. I later learned that people who were LEFT HANDED WERE BURNED AT THE STAKE FOR BEING WITCHES and being ALLIGNED with the DEVIL.
There was another little boy in the same kindergarten class who was a CLOSET LEFT HANDED user when he saw what happened to me, and faked his way
through the class for months and months and NEVER told the teacher (but I caught him 'doing it' with his left hand alot - it always amazes me how
blind kindergarten teachers are to these things) and got a way with it. Don't know what happend when he got to first grade - probably got whacked by
his fellow classmates for being 'different'...
When I made it to the 5th grade, the teacher actually ALLOWED left handed children to write with their LEFT hand openly in front of others in the
class (!!) as if it were perfectly NORMAL (but, come on, obviously, like homosexuality among terran humans and more advaned primates on Terra, BEING
LEFT HANDED IS TECHNICALLY SPEAKING 'NOT NORMAL'. That is to say, IT IS NOT THE NORM. Whatever that means.)
I suppose my having blue eyes is also NOT normal. I mean 7/8ths of the population of good ole Terra has BROWN eyes, although of different shades of
brown (from light to near black). People still stare at me and point them out. Especially small children who have never seen blue eyes before: it
freaks them out, I think.
One little 3 year old boy pointed at me in the Cafe--Look Mommy! Look at da Angel !!
(I told him, 'Quiet, kid, you'll blow my cover !')
Now whether or not there is A DIRECT CO-RELATION between LEFT HANDEDness and HOMOSEXUALITY is not quite clear to me or the pundits
But it DOES SUGGEST (by the numbers in the 'Studies') that RELIGION and SOCIAL NORMS (expectations) may PLAY a BIG part in the CHOOSING to be RIGHT
HANDED (when you know in your heart that you REALLY are LEFT HANDED).
So in most backward states in America, for example, you cannot get married legally if you are homosexual to your same sex partner. Also you cannot use
Scissors properly if you are left handed in America (unless you go out and buy a 'special' left handed scissors 'for people who choose to be that
The really weird thing about all of this is: Leonardo da Vinci was BOTH LEFT HANDED AND HOMOSEXUAL (talk about your double-minority !!)
And my own biological father (who was one of the 2/3rds of the 'what is homosexuality anyway' gang who wouldn't even know it if he saw it happening
right in front of him) was LEFT HANDED.
He knew what it was like to be laughed at at school, for people to call him names like SOUTH PAW etc. and for never ever ever being able to buy a pair
of scissors that would work for him.
Or for people to stare at him when he signed something public with a pen (e.g. writing a check - you should have seen the stares when I was growing up
when I saw him for the first time actually Doing the Deed with his Left in public - which consistsed of signing his pay check at the bank -- I'll
NEVER be ONE OF THEM, I said to myself.
These days, I still find myself slipping into my old self--driving with my left hand, and also picking up coffee mugs with my left...I mean, I
seriously WONDER if this thing is inbread (I might be a closet-left handed person, oh shock and awe !) or whether it is a CHOICE (or 'learned'
I guess I will have to wait to hear from other closet left handed queers on this thread to see if THEY have had the same issues I did growing up in
the 1960s or whether perhaps times have changed for the better - you know, all the Acceptance of Difference stuff.
is lEFT HANDEDNESS 'NATURE or NURTURE?'
That is the REAL Question...