Is homosexuality normal?

Reply Fri 4 Dec, 2015 09:30 am
So I've read out there that homosexual has been proven to be a natural thing, but those articles seem to have very little science behind them and seem to be full of opinionated statements slamming anyone who doesn't accept homosexuality. So that's why I have joined here.

From my experience, I've had two friends who have come out and say they are gay. And there is a pattern in both of their lives.
When I was in the last years of school, my friend and I were pretty cool with one another, and I was one of the first he came out to. He later told me an event in his life when he was younger which likely influenced him growing up to take a liking to the same sex (basically he did stuff with other kids the same age when he was like 7 or something).
My other friend, he got closer to me, because as it turned out I was one of the few of his friends who didn't hate him because of his sexuality. Again, he later explained to me an event in his life that likely changed him (same age and gender cousin experimenting on him at around 12 years old).

Now I am not trying to state anything here, as I know these are just two accounts. But I just want to know if others know of anyone who has, or perhaps they themselves have, been influenced to like the same sex because of disturbing events during their time growing up? Whether people do in fact have homosexual tendencies naturally/from-birth?

Thank you in advance
Reply Fri 4 Dec, 2015 09:38 am
I know several homosexuals and none of them have revealed any cases on childhood molestation. From a scientific point of view, there are studies on fraternal twins vs identical twins that point to both genetic and environmental components.
Reply Fri 4 Dec, 2015 09:50 am
I agree completely with Engineer, and I also have friends who are homosexuals without any childhood trauma. I would add that there are human cultures where homosexuality was acceptable and there are homosexual behaviors seen in other species. I don't know how else to define "normal".

But let me ask you this question...

If two consenting adults decide to have sex with each other, and both of them enjoy it, why does it matter if it is "normal" or not? Part of being an adult is getting to decide you you want to have sex with.

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Reply Fri 4 Dec, 2015 10:12 am
I also want to add that "environment" doesn't necessary mean something like childhood trauma. It could be exposure to chemicals or disease before birth or in early childhood or something else that would change development.
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