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Can someone be biologically gay ? Cause since i was a child, i have sexual attraction to guys. Any help ?

Can someone be biologically gay ? Cause since i was a child, i have sexual attraction to guys. Any help ?

Virtually always: A growing body of research shows that being gay is almost always genetic/biological. See http://www.livescience.com/50058-being-gay-not-a-choice.html While some try psychotherapy to change sexual orientation, it rarely works. The best "help" is to accept that this is your biological nature and don't resist it, but if you find this difficult you might consider psychological counseling. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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I want to completely eliminate emotions such as anger, love, hatred, disappointment, empathy and sexual attraction. How can I achieve that?

I want to completely eliminate emotions such as anger, love, hatred, disappointment, empathy and sexual attraction. How can I achieve that?

All part of life: These emotions are a normal part of human life. I would ask you why you want to eliminate these feelings? Some people don't want these feelings because of past trauma or being hurt deeply by someone they trusted. If that is the case for you, i suggest talk therapy as a path to healing. You can find help here: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help please do that for yourself. Be well, . ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm asexual or just have low libido? I rarely feel sexual attraction, don't want sex, & find sex boring, painful, and pointless.

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How can I tell if i'm asexual or just have low libido? I rarely feel sexual attraction, don't want sex, & find sex boring, painful, and pointless.

Libido: Factors involved in the libido change include biological, psychological or social, or combination of those. First step is to rule out physical attributes by physical exam and workup by your pcp. ...Read more

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At what age is it common to not experience sexual attraction?

There is no age: Everyone independently of age may experience sexual attraction. ...Read more

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Can an underactive thyroid lead to lack of sexual attraction? I was diagnosed at 8 and i'm asexual

Can an underactive thyroid lead to lack of sexual attraction? I was diagnosed at 8 and i'm asexual

Could be: Need to discuss this with your endocrinologist dr. Your thyroid replacement medication may need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Can they do genetic testing for sexual orietation?

Can they do genetic testing for sexual orietation?

No: No genes are really known, and hopefully the day will never come when a parent would choose to end a pregnancy because they don't like the kid's hair color, eye color, sexual orientation (however much of this is genetic), height, musical talent or whatever. ...Read more

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If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?

If fetishes, pedophilia, necrophilia, zoophilia and other weird sexual attractions and behaviors are classified as paraphilias, how come gay isn't?

Once upon a time: It was in the past considered a disorder but they correctly recognized that error and now know that it's w/in the normal healthy range of humans. Any unlawful, non-consensual or violent acts apart, those may also be dropped. If the person is comfortable and harms no one - it's not a problem. If it's any of those - it is! Gay is not necessarily weird - sometimes it's even dull! ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my sexual urges?

What can I do to treat my sexual urges?

Getting rid of: We all have libido. It is a part of us. If it is problematic or interfering with your life, see a therapist specializing in this area. It may not be possible to 'get rid' of your urges. But control, reduction, and desensitization are all possible and common treatments are available. ...Read more