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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Had homosexual thoughts and got erect/aroused past couple of days. Normally heterosexual. Is this a sign of a health issue or illness?
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