Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Why We Are Gay, Straight -- Whatever! Looking For Solution For Something That's Not A Problem

The fascination with the cause of sexuality has dominated more than one conversation at parties, and after a few drinks, it either became a fight or no problem at all!

I don't pretend to be an expert, but sometimes we just need to apply a general understanding and common sense to find answers. Other times, what some think is "common sense" is not so common, and may very well be social and scientific ignorance of the subject, science and the implications of even asking the question. I will review a few theories on the causes, but more importantly, I will consider the question, "Why look for a solution, if there's no problem?"

1. Sin. It's not God's will.

Wow, that was easy. Eve was made for Adam as a child factory and/or his pleasure machine. Anyone who would choose this alternative way of life, is just spitting in the eye of their Lord, their creator who doesn't make mistakes!
To this, I have to ask, "if God made no mistakes, and he created everything, including the nature of sin, then why would he punish those who exercised the ability that God ,the father gave them to choose a surefire pathway to Hell for choosing such a thing? If it is a religious choice, isn't that like saying a child would spank himself for the parent spanking him? You know, just to get back at them? That will really show them.

"My whole sexuality is all about you, my parent. I am going to suffer ridicule and scrutiny my whole life, just to get back at you and that damn mean paternalistic God! I don't really like the same sex, but I am making a rebellious statement. Yuk, penises sure taste bad, but keep them coming; it will make my parents and God so mad!"

2. Against Nature.
This argument comes from those who want to pretend they are being scientific. The penis is made for the vagina and anywhere else someone puts it, is unnatural. And everybody knows the anus is for things to come out, never for things to go in. Same goes for the mouth. Wait, let me think.
Oh, well. That sure ruled out masturbation, oral sex and anal sex, but what about these activities with the opposite sex? And of course, it really rules out the that hand was made for the manipulation of the penis as well. Anyone knows that's just so men could shake it after they urinate, right? Women only need hands for washing dishes, cooking and cleaning and I guess picking up after the children.

3. It's genetic.

Gay parents have gay children. Bi parents have bi children. Straight parents have straight children... transsexual parents have transsexual kids. We, scientists all know this is the only possible explanation. So, if we just stop these mixed marriages, homosexuality will disappear after a single generation. There, problem solved.
4. It's a genetic defect.
So we just have to look for a way to kill gay people before they are conceived, or abort them once we detect that darned ole gene. I favor gene therapy for those that slipped out without detection. Ah, the one that got away! Living in SF now, well that's a good place for them.
5. It's the environment.

Guys, your mother didn't wash your penis fast enough or long enough to stimulate your little hormones. Or maybe moms were just so darn mean, they created a woman-hater. And we all know; all woman-hating men eventually become gay. And Lesbians, well you just didn’t see your Dad enough while he had to work all the time. Or maybe you just saw him a little too much, if you know what I mean. Did Daddy sneak into every Lesbians bedroom and have his way when she was a little girl?

6. It's contagious and you can be recruited.
I had to ask my dad if he ever could be recruited. "Hey baby, I know you have never actually fantasized about penises before, but that's just because you never put one in your mouth."
I wonder if this has ever worked on someone that was still awake.

Yeah, but what about rape victims who become heterosexual and insatiably so? What about guys reaching out to women too much because they didn’t get enough breastfeeding? Maybe, if only his sister or kissing cousin had only taught him how to do it when he was still young enough to salvage. Or maybe he just hasn’t found the “right” woman yet, and he is only ferociously attracted to men until she shows up to let him know what good sex really is.

The list goes on and on and people just can’t help themselves in their own genetic nature of mental masturbation.

The biggest problem I see is that the focus on this one aspect of humanity presumes that it is a problem to be solved or prevented.

Humans in their own arrogance as the superior species, have ignored the primordial ties that exhibit the appearance of homosexuality, bisexuality and even “leg-sexuality” (for Fido) in every species. We are animals and stimulation feels good. We are made that way and we become even more that way as we get older. Even after our bodies stop acting that way, the mind still thinks that way.

We are attracted to so many things that have nothing to do with gender, it would make your head swell (Don’t go there). OK, I will… watermelons? Well, he’s a “Melonsexual” when he can’t find a vagina, anus or mouth, that is. What about these fetishes? Is it possible there is no gender attraction at all?

Hey that's my Grandmom!

Is it possible that most men may be attracted to anything that has voluptuous breasts, a bang-able badonkadonk or smooth, caress-able skin (or latex if you prefer)? Is it possible that most women are attracted to muscles or beer-bellies and thick facial hair (watch out, that’s my Grandmom)? Hey, maybe you just have a penis fetish or a “long thick thing” fetish. Maybe you just have a “wetness-tightness” fetish. Maybe you just get turned on by the smell of corn chips because they smell like feet or fish. Maybe you spend $100 on sport shoes because they are rubbery and phallic. Who knows?

Is it possible that this whole male/female polarity is just a big joke and that people are complex sexual beings that react to a long list of a simultaneous collection of variables that have absolutely nothing to do with reproduction or gender? I mean, how many people get sexually aroused by the thought of “getting pregnant or becoming fat and uncomfortable for nine months”?


That's NOT a body part!

Should I care? Do I have any reason to “worry” about it? I find it hard to believe that it is simply “intellectual curiosity” that drives these questions; or maybe simply asking the questions and discussing it at all is just an excuse to say things like “penis, vagina or breast”?


Ah, the titillation!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You totally missed the point GOD does not create sin we do when we go against his will. Also, earth is full of sinners and being gay is a sin just like being a drunk all are equal in GODS eyes. If earth was perfect it would be call heaven but GOD allows us all gay or straight to make choices. He sent his son JESUS to save us. It's simple either follow GOD'S law or burn in hell it's your choice, but I chose not to be GAYYYYY!

zepp said...

We all know right from wrong and we
all have a cross to carry in this life and no matter how hard, we must be strong and not give in to our weaknesses.

Bruce said...

You articulate many of the various questions in an airy, appealing style.
What you achieve, IMO, is pointing out that man's wisdom is limited and will never achieve satisfactory consensus.
There is a source of greater wisdom available to us. Accepting it, however, requires a degree of humility most of us are incapble of accepting.

iplaysax4015@yahoo.com said...

great. I loved it

Grace said...

Your article supports the idea of bissexuality more than homossexuality, since you say we are attracted by a wide variety of things. It's hard to explain exclusive homossexuality then. Why the fixation with only your own sex. Why not the slightest attraction to the opposite sex-usually the difference itself is appealing.

ebermud234 said...

The issue of sensationalizing sex publicly is a bit out of control. The issues should be about choice, protecting once ability to provide for ones love ones medical and financially. These are the basic ingredients for build a good union, the foundation for providing a stable home which would enable such a union to then provide a nurturing home to the children in need of one.
The right to privacy is over shadow by the constant need to sensationalize sex publicly. I for one am in agreement with old school thinking that which happens in the bedroom should stay in the bedroom. What is important, is the amount of tax dollars I a single woman pay out each year according to the law, to be tolled by the law, I can not afford health insurance and forget about providing adequately for a family. The important issue on the subject, is the over taxation and misrepresentation on the meaning of family.

Anonymous said...

Pfft! God Schmod!

Well said! i loved it :)

Todd said...

The article was stimulating at best but we need to remember the basics. God loves us all unconditionally, he is patient, loving, understanding and does not care if I love a man or a woman. He wants us to love him and to follow his commandments. He wants us to love each other, help each other and stop killing. God is forgiving, he sacrificed his own son for us. I can't trust a book that has been translated so many times, and was written by "man" who we all know loves power and control above all. Besides, if you want to know God, what he wants you to do, and who he is then you don't need anyone else to tell you their version. Get on your knees and humbly ask him to show you. If you feel shame, guilt, dirty or not worthy because you are gay or lesbian, that is not the work of God, it is the work of man and his modern society, his selfishness and hatred for things he does not understand, or his interpretation of the bible. God loves and accepts all of his children, straight or gay, black or white. If you break his commandments, then you will have to answer to him, but God will never punish you for loving and caring and showing compassion for another, whether that person is the same sex or not.

mcandylee said...

First of all, you cannot choose what you are attracted too. You can only convince yourself otherwise. Secondly, every gay person i have known is attracted to something else wether its a fetish or the opposite sex (wether they want to admit it or not). i am bisexual and have been since i can remember. My family is religious so i dare not let it out.

mcandylee said...

well, i am agnostic, spiritual but not religious. chritianity is the biggest religion of our wolrd at his time..there was a time when it was not, there will be a time that it will not be agian, and there are other religions and beliefes now.. back to the chritianity being the biggest religion...the bible as someone said on here was written by a man and has been translated alot. No telling what it originlally said, SEcond, christians are contradictory saying the jesus died for out sins yet yet if you are gay you are going to hell. Well if jesus died for our sins then how could that be ( assuming homosexuality is a "sin" as the definition describes it). The Sodom and gomora event happened in the old testament before Jesus came to supposely save. So many christians use that event to say gays are going to hell then they contradict themself with the jesus story. I may not be in the religion of christianity but i once was and my whole family is. i was raised in it and ive read the whole bible twice. ive studied it as well. Sodom and gomora has no relvance to today in christianity itslef as they teach it. Wether there is a christian god, many god's, no god, i dont think gayness is gonna doom you forever. i could go on and on..but im tired of typing..goodnite

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