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Diversity-statistics: Given the amazing diversity of human beings, why would someone think that there could only be one way for people to be sexually. And if you accept that possibility, then a child develops awareness of their sexuality as they grow and this awareness is more focused when in puberty hormones are activated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A diverse group: There is no community on earth, whether "majority culture" or "minority / identity group", that is free of foolishness, cruelty, or conformity pressures. The cause is (I think) a good one, but chances are you'll want to choose your friends for the activities you enjoy sharing rather than just a common sexual orientation, especially now that this is mainstream. Embrace whoever you are & be glad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Debate: There have been studies done with MRI and pet scanning of the brain that has shown symmetry of the brain of homosexual people is similiar to that of the opposite sex and respond differently.It is uncertain whether this occurred after environmental factors made the person homosexual or if it is the cause of homosexuality but the researchers who did the study said "if you are gay you are born gay.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Being Gay Wrong?: No. Simple, sweet, and honest. Who we find attractive, who we love or want to love and how we want to express our love sexually is a gift of being human. In all cultures and species there is a small percentage of the population who are wired to be homosexual or homo-social. Being gay is a gift. Feeling love and wanting to be loved is one of the highest gives we can receive in our lives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conversation: Best thing to do if you're wondering if your spouse might be gay, is to talk with him or her about it. I imagine there must be reasons that lead you to wonder. You can approach the subject in a calm moment when there's time for conversation, and share your concerns with your spouse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Questions like this are most easily answered by asking the same question, replacing the word "gay" with the word "straight." at some point in development, children develop an attraction toward others in a pre-sexual way and just as a child may know that the preference is towards the opposite sex, a preference for the same sex can be just as certain. It is best to avoid judgements towards children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Resources: There are some resources available for familes who have gay, lesbian or bisexual children including pflag and some books on coming out to your family. Sometimes, inviting family members to a medical appointment with an affirming provider may provide a safe place to explore these issues more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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