Originally posted by dontreally
reply to post by SaturnFX
I am simply not attracted to anything male outside of myself.
That's simply not possible. All humans possess the ability to be attracted to either sex. Your insistence otherwise is heterocentric. It is simply blithely saying "oh, I don't feel that way", in such an insistent way that t sounds like you might harbor an actual aversion to the thought. Have you ever watched gay porn?? If you were left in a room for 4 days with nothing but gay porn to watch, you would begin developing feelings. Trust me. Or rather, as the oracle of delphi said "know thyself". Know that you can do it too! It's in you to like more than your own physical anatomy. You can like other men's as well!
There is a difference between appreciating someones form and being attracted to it. I can look at say a swimmer and think, like art, the person is well formed..something I would want to make myself into. Seeing well ripped muscles will make me consider myself...but again, appreciation is not sexual attraction. To suggest they are is a way you personally see it.
You make the mistake that you are attemting to point out..broad brushes and such. You assume that perhaps since you see things a certain way, everyone does. This is psychology fail.
I dont judge others and their attractions verses appreciations.
Another example. I don't like country music. ok, this isn't the same because I could eventually force myself to start enjoying parts of it, however, if I did like country music, I couldn't state that everyone likes some parts of it even if they pretend not to. Tastes don't work that way. You cannot demand someone must like some of it because many do.
However, someone may be able to appreciatre someone whom does it well, even if they think the music sucks. Johnny Cash one could say does amazing country rock with folk overtones...doesn't mean everyone will like it, but he does capture the look and feel perfectly.
bad example, but you get the jist, your clever enough.
I am simply straight. a gay person is simply gay
Those are such conditioned views! A gay men may have a propensity towards attraction to males, but he could if he too used active imagination, develop heterosexual feelings. You too, if you simply got over this deeply ingrained prejudice towards heterosexuality, find in yourself a lustful desire for cock-a-doodle doos.
edit on 3-11-2012 by dontreally because: (no reason given)
And again, you paint with broad brushes. I said that ultimately as a simple acceptance of a persons statement. I also said I don't delve deeply into philosophical or psychological debates with such a person. My honest view of such statements are as followed:
Gay people are attracted to men, which biologically doesn't progress the species, so it is a bit unnatural on that respect, which then makes me wonder how a persons preference can desire something that is not progressing a basic reproductive agenda all biology has.
To me, this points to one of two possible hypothesis's. 1) either the homosexual person is different neurologically speaking, or 2) tastes can override biological imperatives.
Both of which seem to not be part of my makeup.
You suggest I am 3 steps away from being homophobic.
I would suggest you are 1 step away from being hetrophobic (not saying your gay mind you. I dont know/care, just judging your inability to consider someone being hetrosexual without there being conditions)