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Signs Of Homosexuality
Uncertain: Feelings of attraction to individuals of the same sex are common and do not necessarily mean some one is gay or lesbian. This is common among youth and adolescents and some adults. These feelings may develop over time into a desire to have same sex relationships, both physical and emotional, but only time will tell for each person. ...Read more
Had homosexual thoughts and got erect/aroused past couple of days. Normally heterosexual. Is this a sign of a health issue or illness?
Had homosexual thoughts and got erect/aroused past couple of days. Normally heterosexual. Is this a sign of a health issue or serious illness? Anxious
No: This can be a normal phenomenon of adolescence as you learn to identify your sexual orientation. Many teens have similar thoughts. You indicate that you have a generalized anxiety disorder. Obsessive fears about sexual orientation can be a manifestation of OCD. Please make an appointment to discuss this possibility with your physician if you are unable stop thinking about it. ...Read more
Gay signs: I don't think there are reliable signs to know whether your partner is gay. But if you are concerned, you should bring up this subject directly with your partner, and have an open dialogue about it. ...Read more
If a child does not understand what gay is but shows signs of being gay at first, does that make the child gay even if he or she doesn't know it?
Labels are no good: Parents often know before their children that something may be different with them. That difference may not be so black and white or what they assume. It is best to watch and wonder and wait. A child needs to know that no matter what they are loved, accepted and that their parents support them no matter what. Time will tell. ...Read more
Hello Doctor this past Saturday I went to a gay sauna. The gentleman I was playing with looked rather clean, no signs or sores or anything. We got into some mutual masturbation and he started to perform oral on my anus. For a minute I believe he tried to
No: Questions about the morality of homosexuality are more religious or philosophical than scientific and are clearly subjective. There is no credible science at this point suggesting that homosexuality is a disease. ...Read more
Several reasons: It's more common in gay/bisexual men in much of the developed world, but globally it's more of a heterosexual epidemic. Reasons for high rates in gay men include (1) history: it established it first foothold in that community (2) epidemiology: rapid spread due to multiple sex partners, especially in late 70's and early 80's, (3) biology: anal sex is an easy way to transmit for hiv. ...Read more
No test: These is no test available to test for homosexuality. May I recommend talking with him instead? Reassure him that as your son you will always love him and be prepared to support him if he does confide that he is gay. Gay youths have higher rates of being bullied, suicide, and depression; knowing he has your support can make a life changing difference. ...Read more
Ask Yourself:: How could anyone get you to be gay? Can you imagine that being possible? Real parents like you share their stories: http://bit. Ly/zaqbih. ...Read more
Anal intercourse: Passive anal intercourse with deposition of semen, because of the nature of the tissues involved, is the most risky sexual practice for the transmission of the HIV virus. By contrast, lesbian practices have proved safer than any other, and to its great credit, the gay community emphasized safety for its members as soon as the epidemic was discovered. ...Read more
No: Homosexuality is not a disorder. It's also not a lifestyle. For people who are gay or lesbian, being attracted to someone of the same sex is normal. It's not something that needs fixing. Years ago, homosexuality was classified as a psychiatric disorder, but this is no longer the case. Human beings have a wide range of sexual desires that are completely normal between consenting adults. ...Read more
Some of both: In genetic expression of any type the phenotype is expressed different from the genotype. So yes there is a degree of genetics. However, there is also an enviromental factor. ...Read more
I am suffering from homosexual desires. I don't want to be gay and want to be with women. What can I do to avoid this desire?
Homosexuality: Unfortunately, there is no way to change the way god has wired you for sexuality. The suffering that comes from being different in this world can be very painful, but can also provide a significant spiritual advantage. Those of us born gay can feel great empathy for others who suffer. This gift from god can lead us to love and a rich and full life just as heterosexuals can find. ...Read more
Is there any study that proves people are not born homosexual? I have noticed behaviors of homosexuals becoming gay because of a negative event...
Homosexuality: Homosexuality is found in all animal species in nature. It is a natural phenomenon. The difference seen individually is how rope choose to express it or not. There is also a very broad spectrum of types of humans who are homosexual or bisexual and in most cases the stereotypes do not begin to tell the home story of sexualities. ...Read more
Mfamily just found out that my brother is a homosexual. What could be done to change his sexual orienentation back to normal. Please help my brother!
Homosexuality: I appreciate your fears for him and for your family. He must be a very courageous young man. It takes a lot of guts to admit this truth in today's world. Before you work to change him I recommend a book for you and your family by don clark, phd. "loving someone gay". ...Read more
Nature or nurture: I believe you can be born with a predetermined sexual preference, as do many who say they knew their own sexual persuasion as young children. While controversial for some, many do believe that homosexuality is determined at birth. Studies have shown that environmental factors play a minimal role in this process. ...Read more
This is a very:
Complex issue. A fascinating article is found at : www. Anthroserbia. Org/content/pdf/articles/cvorovic_islamic_homosexual. Pdf
in an article entitled "islamic homosexuality" by jelena Čvorović. What is clear is that global statements made regarding this issue are likely to be oversimplified. ...Read more
Homosexuality is a common and normal part of the human experience. Homosexuality is found in all species on the planet. It is not a mental illness. I would not use the word 'feeling' to describe the real part of humans that long for love and intimacy and sex.
Human sexuality bring us spirituality, health, love, intimacy and connection. It makes our lives worth living. It brings us family. ...Read more
They are not related: Hermaphrodite is a term applied to an organism that has reproductive organs normally associated with both male and female sexes. In humans the term is less specific but has been used to describe ambiguous genitalia and gonadal mosaicism. The term intersex is considered a more appropriate title. Homosexuality refers to someone who is sexually attracted to persons of their same gender ...Read more
Not gay? Please help:
i appreciate your question. In our society there seems to be little that is worse than being homosexual.
But, our sexual feelings and the need to love and be loved are gifts that are part of being human. The desire not to have these gifts can be very dangerous and damaging.
Please find a good, nonjudgmental, health care provider who can work with you as your explore this. ...Read more
A meeting of the: Psychiatric community makes a determination of what conditions are considered a mental disorder. These are published in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. These change every several years. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Teens are often cruel to one another, and a peer who is "different" because of shyness, focus on academics or some other interest, uncoordinated, or lack of social skills -- as Asperger kids are -- is going to be called "gay". Truth be told, both "high functioning autism" and "homosexuality" are a continuum with "normal", and wherever a person falls on either line is their personal gift. ...Read more
Image: While society has become more accepting of homosexuality, there are large pockets of resistance and bad information about this lifestyle. The use of a "beard" is to project a public image of heterosexuality. Thus ted hazzard, the homosexual preacher in colorado was married and had children before he was outed by his long term boyfriend. ...Read more
I dislike being homosexual because that means I cannot have real sex. Could I be transgender? I wouldn't want to be though. I'm very confused.
Breathe Easy: It will be okay. You do not have to figure this all out today. But you do have to take care of yourself. I would wish for you a compassionate and expert therapist to safely help you explore your feelings. I don't know what you mean by real sex. If you choose to be sexual in the future that will be real for you. Here is a place to find experts to help: <a href="http://www. Glma. Org" rel="nofollow" t ...Read more
If neither partner in a homosexual relationship has anything and we are exclusive with each other as far as sex goes, isn't safe to say rimming is ok?
Depends: I presume you are monogamous and both had negative STD screens at least 6 weeks after your prior sexual relationships, so you would not be at risk for an STD. However rimming implies licking the anus which would still put you at risk for a bacterial infection like E. coli ...Read more
They don't!: Closeted homosexuals don't necessarily avoid getting HIV infection. In fact, they may be more likely to get infected because they may not view themselves as being at risk, and therefore don't take the appropriate precautions. If they also have girlfriends, they put them at risk as well. The closet is an unhealthy place! ...Read more
Both do!: Could you be describing a sexually transmitted disease, like human papillomavirus (hpv)-related anal papillomas, condyloma lata (secondary syphilis), anal warts? Noninfectious concerns may include hydradenitis supprativa, kaposi's sarcoma, lymphoma, anal cancer, more. Don't delay getting diagnosed & treated, but please take precautions not to transmit to others if infection is indeed possible. ...Read more