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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySquid View Post
    Exactly. What social patterns would they develop is the question.
    Well, probably those similar to human hunter-gatherer tribal groupings. In those we know of from relatively recent history, we get dominant and submissive males, and exemplars of all three sexual behaviors. Absent outside influences in your controlled environment it is also unlikely that there would be any negative stigma attached to these behaviors, they would just be considered natural.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    No, homosexuality is not a choice. Neither is heterosexuality.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Well, probably those similar to human hunter-gatherer tribal groupings. In those we know of from relatively recent history, we get dominant and submissive males, and exemplars of all three sexual behaviors. Absent outside influences in your controlled environemt it is also unlikely that there would be any negative stigma attached to these behaviors, they would just be considered natural.
    Agreed. Good point. Do we dare assign labels to them such as homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual? I doubt they would identify themselves as any of those labels using the same rationale that we would use to assign those labels.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySquid View Post
    Agreed. Good point. Do we dare assign labels to them such as homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual? I doubt they would identify themselves as any of those labels using the same rationale that we would use to assign those labels.
    Correct. There was a movie starring Dustin Hoffman I enjoyed greatly called "Little Big Man." In it the Sioux tribe that adopted him there was a gay male he grew up with who was treated with not only acceptance, but great honor. That is not unusual in hunter-gatherer tribal groupings.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    The fact that they see other kids... and see how other kids react sexually may be an influence. If you have kids interacting with other kids, you cannot completely control for environment... though you could get somewhat close.
    Seeing how kids react sexually. Ok. I think that the first kid to give a sign will probably be followed by the others. Conformity. And if someone deviates, they may be ostracized not because of the nature of the deviation, but because they deviated in the first place. Meaning: I don't care whether you practice hetero, homo or bi, I care whether you are going with the group and whatever it may be practicing.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    What i always notice in these polls is that gay people will all say it's not a choice and then a subset of heteros who think they know better, undoubtedly because they are homophobes, will say it is. Do we learn anything new from that?
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    I guess it kind of depends on how you define homosexual. If we're just talking about someone who has sex with someone of the same gender, then yes, I think you can make that choice. Men who have gay sex in prison for lack of any women to have sex with are an example of this.

    However if we're talking about homosexuals as people who are attracted to members of the same sex, and aren't just doing it for lack of other options, then no, I don't think that's a choice.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I guess it kind of depends on how you define homosexual. If we're just talking about someone who has sex with someone of the same gender, then yes, I think you can make that choice. Men who have gay sex in prison for lack of any women to have sex with are an example of this.

    However if we're talking about homosexuals as people who are attracted to members of the same sex, and aren't just doing it for lack of other options, then no, I don't think that's a choice.
    Weellll, if you think being on the bottom of a prison get-togther is always a "choice," I'd say you might wanna re-think that thunk. LOL

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Weellll, if you think being on the bottom of a prison get-togther is always a "choice," I'd say you might wanna re-think that thunk. LOL
    You're right, it's not always consensual in prisons, but it's not always non-consensual either.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    You're right, it's not always consensual in prisons, but it's not always non-consensual either.
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