Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Born Gay

Brain scans of nearly 100 people of various sexual orientations proves that homosexuals' brains are similar to heterosexuals' of the opposite sex, leading researchers to conclude that sexual orientation is established in the womb.

Basically, gay men's brains look like straight women's and gay women's brains like straight men's. This is not really "news," since previous studies found similar results. What troubles me is that this research leaves out bisexuals, which is a very real and actual sexuality; some people enjoy sex with either men or women, whether or not they have a general preference. It also eliminates any study into sociological factors.

I have always said that some people are "born gay," while others definitely make a choice and/or have that choice made for them (due to sociological factors, such as childhood sexual abuse), and though this research proves that I am at least half-right, it sheds absolutely no light on what I consider the bigger picture.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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