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Statistics On Homosexuality
I think homosexuals are more artistic than straight people. All of my gay friends have at least one artistic skill.Any statistic or study about this?
Possibly: Some think that male homosexuals have an alteration in their brain wiring which increases artistic and creative abilities. This may also contribute to their sexual proclivities in the first place. However, the artistic community is more receptive of homosexuality and it in part may just be that gays gravitate to these fields due to a more comfortable working environment. ...Read more
Gay males make up only 1% of the U.S population. That discouraging statistic has made me disappointed with my sexual orientation. Advice?
Review articles on : surveys of self-identified homosexual males & females. Prevalence figures vary widely, depending on methodology, like veiled vs. direct questions, reports of sexual attraction vs. sexual activity & other factors like geography. Gore Vidal wrote “Most people are a mixture of impulses, if not practices.” Many people do not consider themselves as being at either end of the spectrum exclusively. ...Read more
Yes: Male homosexuality is thought to be largely determined either genetically or in utero, perhaps by exposure to an abnormal concentration of maternal hormones, and basically cannot be changed. Female homosexuality seems to be somewhat more malleable and sometimes develops after failed heterosexual relationships in adulthood, and lends itself more to change by psychotherapy if desired. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ?vorovi?. What is clear is that global statements made regarding this issue are likely to be oversimplified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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