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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    I work with youth, particularly Boy Scouts. they tend to mess around in a joking fashion in a mildly sexual or flirtatious manner. psychologically speaking this is referred to as experimentation, particularly sexual experimentation. this behavior is normally done as part of a normal boys development. it seems that since the taboo is fading away, boys don't have such a hard time in this level of sexual development, expressing themselves. I'm sure it is also done as a way for boys to identify themselves is gay straight or bi sexual.

    I am raising a boy who is openly gay he's almost 15, he has friends both boys and girls, girls experiment with him because they know it's not going to lead to anything else. the boys don't.
    Well, I don't know if I believe all that, but I think there are probably many straight boys that probably don't want to be touched or "played with sexually" by gay boys, and that it would tend to make them feel uncomfortable regardless if they knew whether or not someone was straight or gay.

    Besides, I thought your sexuality wasn't something that you "decided."

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't care if there are openly gay members on staff or serving, but honestly I wouldn't want my adolescent male children sleeping with or sharing bathroom/shower facilities with a homosexual male anymore than I would want my adolescent daughter to room or share bathroom/shower facilities with a straight male. Openly gay or not, there should be boundaries.
    I actually agree with this, email who was a youth in Boy Scouts and was attracted to males (not openly) I always worry about going into the shower. how often times embarrassing reaction will occur. it was very difficult to hide that. this far is tent mates and bunk mates. I had a male friend growing up we used to sleep over at one anothers homes, as kids often do, we slept in the same bed, nothing slightly sexual between us. I was his best man, and his baby's God father.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, I don't know if I believe all that, but I think there are probably many straight boys that probably don't want to be touched or "played with sexually" by gay boys, and that it would tend to make them feel uncomfortable regardless if they knew whether or not someone was straight or gay.

    Besides, I thought your sexuality wasn't something that you "decided."
    there are a lot of boys that don't do that, I'd say about 5050, but it is part of adolescent male behavior. This was my area of study while in my masters program.

    It isn't necessarily something you decide, that was a poor choice of words, but often times it is difficult to figure out. especially with the taboos still in place.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, I don't know if I believe all that, but I think there are probably many straight boys that probably don't want to be touched or "played with sexually" by gay boys, and that it would tend to make them feel uncomfortable regardless if they knew whether or not someone was straight or gay.

    Besides, I thought your sexuality wasn't something that you "decided."
    If you would like to have a source, this one is decent.

    The Development of Adolescent Sexuality - Child Development Theory: Adolescence

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    The bottom line is.....if your kid belongs to boy scouts/girl scouts or any other similar type organization....like it or not, they are going to be going to camp with gay kids and there are likely to be gay counselors present.
    The only question is, is as a parent would you rather have someone be open and honest about it....or hide it so that you don't know. For some...pulling the wool over their eyes and pretending that ignorance is bliss is their way of dealing with it, because they can pretend that their utopian view of the world exists outside of their mind. For others, honesty is the best policy.
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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    If you would like to have a source, this one is decent.

    The Development of Adolescent Sexuality - Child Development Theory: Adolescence
    I don't need to read a study. I WAS an adolescent once!

    The way boys and girls play really has nothing to do with sex. They play like that because they are innocent and don't think about such things BEING sexual. They are simply playing. It's all about the fun.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't need to read a study. I WAS an adolescent once!

    The way boys and girls play really has nothing to do with sex. They play like that because they are innocent and don't think about such things BEING sexual. They are simply playing. It's all about the fun.
    The kids I was talking about are.11 and older. 11 they are definitely aware of what sex is

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    The kids I was talking about are.11 and older. 11 they are definitely aware of what sex is
    That doesn't mean they're playing has anything to do with sex or sexuality.

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    Re: Would you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That doesn't mean they're playing has anything to do with sex or sexuality.
    Sometimes it is suggestive, and the intent isn't for sexual gratification but exploration. As a person that works with youth in many ways, I have gone through many trainings, they always say this is something to expect among boys.

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    Re: d you allow your son to go to camp where there were openly gay members? [W:19]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    A "gay situation"?? So anywhere that may have gay people, would be a gay situation!?

    If this wasn't what you meant, please correct me....
    I just wouldn't send them to a camp where their overseers were gay...

    Despite efforts by homosexual activists to distance the gay lifestyle from pedophilia, there remains a disturbing connection between the two. This is because, by definition, male homosexuals are sexually attracted to other males.

    But if one of my sons told me he was gay..he would get my full support..it would be his choice..not an indoctrination..

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