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#1 11 years ago

Some may find the question outrageous. Some may not. Are homosexuals mentally misplaced. I am not saying that they are crazy, insane. However certain mental elements or physcological experiences can lead them to be homosexual. Many cases of homosexual are from abused children, or children who only grew up with their mothers and evolved that way through mental rejection of a strong father figure. They grew up putting off their need for a father and in turn became dependant on a weaker and fenamine approach. Just a thought there.

Whatever the reason the normal does not triumphant. Some homosexuals just loose grasp of good guy friendship and they begin to confuse love love with "manly love" then they just begin accepting their feelings as a more sexual love. That is what I would call mental confusion .

Whatever the reason may be I argue that homosexuallity is a form of mental illness.




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#2 11 years ago

I say it is a state. For some it might come from sexual abuse, just like libido, or from different conditions while growing up.

But at the same time, there are plenty of cases of people growing up and later finding out that they are just not attracted to the other sex.

And it's very important to define here, what you mean by sickness. If you mean something curable, then I say no, it should not be rectified against the will of the person.

And if a means to define attraction parameters is found, then the parents should not have any right , to get doctors to change their childs outlook.

Of course it's far more common for females to be homosexual, or to make it precise bisexual, but this has something to do with culture as well.




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#3 11 years ago

Intelligent, smart, that you ask about "curable". No, I meant a conditioned state of being . Just as you say in sentence one. However I consider the state as a state of mental persuasion and not natural choice . I believe that the choice has been made because of anger, or confusion. I believe that homosexuality is a form of sexual confusion or mental "sickness" I do not mean hazadarous illness, I merely mean an inflicted homosexuality that can be traced back to emotional persuasion.




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#4 11 years ago

Short answer: No.

Homosexuality appears in all cultures across tens of thousands of years of human development. It many cases it is not seen as "weak" or "feminine". There is nothing in homosexuality that says you must be weak, or effeminate, or caring.

"Manly love", as you call it, is diluted homosexuality, and latent homosexuality is rife across the "manly" sporting and military fanboi worlds.

It is a part of human life that has been repressed to demonisation, but its not an illness.




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#5 11 years ago

I haven't researched this subject much, but it sounds logical. Cases like that come up often. However, I think the way you phrase it is a bit unfair, because it implies that the homosexuals are necessarily the deviation from what is "normal."




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#6 11 years ago
masked_marsoe;3647512It many cases it is not seen as "weak" or "feminine".

I sure hope that comment was in jest. Most homosexuals I have come in contact with are VERY feminine. I only know one gay guy who doesn't act in a feminine matter. Just type "gay pride parade" in google and you'll realize my point.

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There is nothing in homosexuality that says you must be weak, or effeminate, or caring.

However, that is often how it is.

My opinion on the matter:

No, it's not a mental illness, however it ISN'T natural. Craving sexual gratification by sticking a penis inside of an anus is NOT natural. The anus naturally only serves one purpose and that is to have a bowel movement.




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#7 11 years ago

masked_marsoe;3647512Short answer: No.

Homosexuality appears in all cultures across tens of thousands of years of human development. It many cases it is not seen as "weak" or "feminine". There is nothing in homosexuality that says you must be weak, or effeminate, or caring.

"Manly love", as you call it, is diluted homosexuality, and latent homosexuality is rife across the "manly" sporting and military fanboi worlds.

No way in hell. You can love a friend as a brother almost, that does not mean I am gay,it means I care for my friend. Homosexuality means I have sexual feelings for that person...

It is a part of human life that has been repressed to demonisation, but its not an illness.

Not a part of my life, not all love is sexual.




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#8 11 years ago

Jeffro;3647529I sure hope that comment was in jest. Most homosexuals I have come in contact with are VERY feminine. I only know one gay guy who doesn't act in a feminine matter. Just type "gay pride parade" in google and you'll realize my point. [/quote] It was not at all in jest. Just because in late-20 century Western society many homosexuals are effeminate does not mean that all are, across all time and cultures. Some that I have met are, some are "normal", and some are more masculine than the "average" male. The "gay pride parade" style is rejected by a lot of gays.

In some cultures, homosexuality is seen as the epitome of masculinity, or as a necessary part of becoming a man. [quote=briankory;3647531]Not a part of my life, not all love is sexual.

I never said that it was. However, I don't see that homosexuality must exclude same-sex love. The lines between them are blurred.




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#9 11 years ago
Craving sexual gratification by sticking a penis inside of an anus is NOT natural.

Well technically its not that different from sticking it in a woman's anus. You're criticizing anal sex a bit, and I get that, but do note that it goes both ways...




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#10 11 years ago
BladeV2;3647596Well technically its not that different from sticking it in a woman's anus. You're criticizing anal sex a bit, and I get that, but do note that it goes both ways...

Yes, it does go both ways. Maybe I'm just "sexually conservative", but I don't want my salami going into the poop chute.

The "gay pride parade" style is rejected by a lot of gays.

Could you source that information, please? Perhaps it is only in St. Louis where most gays are very "gay pride" esque.

In some cultures, homosexuality is seen as the epitome of masculinity, or as a necessary part of becoming a man.

Which culture would that be?