[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:
[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:
Maybe you’re gay. Have you tried hooking up with a guy to see if you go flaccid before intercourse?
The fact that it’s now happened with two girls would point to an internally conflicted sexuality.
Do you subscribe to the idea that most humans are bisexual? [/quote]
Short answer, no.
Long answer, no.
How do you define bisexual? By the way people self-identify? By past sexual encounters? By sexual attraction only? By romantic attraction?
fwiw, I do believe that there’s a small but significant portion of the population who are what I would call “bisexual but heteroamorous”. In other words, they may be able to have same sex sexual encounters but get the emotional security needed for a romantic relationship from the opposite sex. Situational homosexuality would fall into this group (men in prison, girls in college, Green Bay Packer’s locker room, etc…)
I also believe that women’s sexuality is more fluid than men’s. I read about a study once where they looked at sexual identity and testosterone levels. High test levels in men was very polarizing: the guys were either very gay or very straight. However, high test levels in women moved them towards bisexuality.
So, to say that most people are bisexual, if by bisexual you mean open to having a relationship with the same sex doesn’t jibe with my experience.
I find the whole topic interesting because it’s something I’ve always taken for granted. The idea that some would need to figure out their sexuality is very foreign to me.
I was just curious what you thought on the matter. It seems homosexuality was deemed as natural and enjoyable by most societies until the invention of monotheistic religion like christianity, Judaism, Islam etc.
It seems the reason, at least in my mind, that women are more open to bisexuality in contemporary society is because of the cultural impact of the monotheistic religious doctrine. Men are far more stigmatised for enjoying sex with other men because of the negative connotations that our culture has historically placed upon the act.
In ancient cultures being gay did not detract from your ability as a warrior or to serve as one, nor did it make people question your manhood, your mental health or morality. It seems like we all, including me are held back from even understanding our attractions to other men by culturally reinforced prejudice against it.
I always liked the quote:
“I know this is difficult to comprehend but most of the 300 Greeks who fought at Thermopylae were homosexuals. The problem with that is that for those that were not they probably didnt have battle buddies”