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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    No, bisexual is an orientation separate from others. if we are all bisexual there is only one orientation, that is bisexual. If you are bi you aren't straight or gay. Choosing monogamy with one sex doesn't alter the bisexual orientation.
    Right! I believe there is only 1 orientation. Bisexual. In that orientation, we are able, in my opinion, to spend periods of our lives, or our whole lives, in the hetero and the homo lifestyle and switch anytime we want. That's what I think. Let's go back to what you said about bisex as a separate orientation.... Why is it a separate orientation? What makes it so? Does this rely on the idea that orientation is not changeable? Is it not circular logic? "Our idea of orientation supports our other idea that orientation can not change. Since both our ideas are in agreement, they both must be true." I could probably phrase that better. its late again.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    TiredOfLife "the Agnostics" ?
    is that a bi kinda thing?
    It's the only Rational Position. Both Theists and Atheists are morons, claiming to know what cannot be proven.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    No. One does not choose who (or what) one is attracted to. The choice comes in whether or not you act upon your attractions.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by USNavySquid View Post
    Well, as of right now, I have no intention of trying. I believe it is possible.
    It's a bit like pigs flying - it's possible but the landing hurts like hell. Read up on human sexuality. You are of good will but still in the dark. For most people, they can't imagine crawling into the sack with any sex other than they one they do currently.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Do you believe you can choose to be attracted to a woman you find incredibly unattractive?
    I think the way you phrased that question makes an answer of "yes" to be impossible. How's this.... Do you believe that you can choose to be attracted to a woman you previously found to be unattractive? My answer is yes. I rephrased your ??? bec i don't think a person can exist in state of attraction and a state of unattraction regarding the same object/person at the same time. --Which is what i think your question was asking.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Forseti View Post
    No. One does not choose who (or what) one is attracted to. The choice comes in whether or not you act upon your attractions.
    That's fine, but you can choose who you bed down with, and people do often enough to make it a 'choice" for some.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Forseti View Post
    No. One does not choose who (or what) one is attracted to. The choice comes in whether or not you act upon your attractions.
    True. I was attracted to my wife, and I choose to act. 30 years later, we still act in that. Met with a friend two weeks ago, and he and his same sex partner have been doing he same for 22 years. They work jobs, raised kids, pay taxes, go to church, volunteer, cook meals, clean house, help neighbors, and share life in every way me and my wife do. Can't thing of one reason they shouldn't have acted as we did. To me that's the key. There has to be a very strong reason not to act when you live some one.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    "claiming to know what cannot be proven"
    I think there is a name for that...

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    That's fine, but you can choose who you bed down with, and people do often enough to make it a 'choice" for some.
    That is pretty much what I said. You choose your partners, not your sexuality

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    An alternating orientation isn't bisexual, bisexual is a rather static orientation. my sexual attraction or orientation never altered and it never will. I am certainly not bisexual.
    I disagree (for the moment.) What do you say to this hypothetical: A man lives to be 80. In his first 20 years, he dated women, sexed them up, lusted after them etc etc. Everyone who knew him, identified him as heterosexual. They called it as they saw it. He would agree he was living a hetero lifestyle. From age 20-40 (the ages don't matter), for whatever reason, he discovered men. He dated, flirted, sexed them up, etc etc. Everyone who knew him only during that time, identified him as homo. his earlier friends ID'd him as bisexual. He identified himself as... you fill n the blank. From 40-60, he met a wonderful woman, got married, raised a family, settled down monogamously. At age 60, wifey died and he began to seek out younger men til he died.

    Is this possible? How do you identify him? Keep in mind, the age interval's dont matter, keep in mind the amount of "switches" could have been greater or fewer.

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