A relatively new scientific theory proposes that the chances of being a gay male go up with several percentages with each older brother.
As an exclusively gay male I saw some material on this in other threads and wider documentaries.
While I cannot say it is necessarily true, it did make me think.
I think if it is true it holds profound implications for how humanity practices abortion.
In the two generations before mine the first child was often aborted, because couples and individuals had not reached the level of stability they
considered necessary to raise a child.
Sometimes it was still illegal and frowned upon, and many people may have had older siblings in the womb they know nothing about.
But according to the birth order theory concerning gay men, these were the male children most likely to be straight!
I still think nature intended a certain amount of people to be gay, but I sometimes wonder if the abortion of the first born can unbalance this.
If the birth-order theory is true, then perhaps the abortion of the first-born male child should become illegal.
I saw a documentary recently, I think it was called "The Making of Me".
It was about a gay man who also researches all these scientific theories.
He had the classic gay characteristics, which I can also identify with.
He had gender non-conforming traits as a child (played with dolls and female friends mostly), his brain-scan showed feminized areas, and his speech
center and language abilities were above even the female average.
Like myself he found out that he had a brother that never lived.
He thought he was an only child, but found out his mom had miscarried before.
I thought I was a second brother, but due to stigma it was withheld from myself until fairly late that I was actually a third.
Of course birth order can only account for a percentage of gay men.
But what if there is some truth to the theory, and because so many first babies were aborted we now see the male children being increasingly gay, and
the first straight majority that went "missing" no longer outnumber us according to nature?
Doesn't the birth order theory have implications for aborting the first born?
If the womb gets more allergic to males with each male pregnancy, then doesn't he have the strongest chance of being straight?
Of course it wasn't my fault how heterosexuals ordered their lives.
Even Jesus said some are made eunuchs in the womb.
It was not my choice, and I'm glad I'm here.
I still feel natural, I just wonder sometimes whether the previous generations haven't caused some kind of imbalance in a ratio.
29-9-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)