Sexual orientation is a complex things. In honestly everyone has their own definition of what a homosexual is. Some people categorized people as homosexuals based on their sexual attractiveness, sexual behavior or self-identification. If a heterosexual was to be attracted to only a specific member of the same-sex as well as commit sexual acts with them, some would say they are either homosexual or bisexual based on who their attracted to and their sexual behavior.
Before the America was discovered the Native Americans practiced what we would call homosexual behavior, when in fact they saw it as something complete different and not of any category. It was the Europeans who came here that misinterpreted the practices of the Native Americans and categorized them and their ways of life. Then they tried to "fix" them because they felt the "savages" were uncivilized and needed to be taught the proper gender roles of a man and female. Even today these Western categories that we have do not exist in some other cultures. Therefore does sexual orientation truly exist? What's the point of branding people when you could be wrong and falsely accuse some of being a homosexual based on what you perceive a homosexual to be.
Also sexual orientation is fluid and can change on its own. I believe the individuals who have un-wanted sexual attractions go through the therapy and are happy was because they originally was not identified as homosexual. You can't force someone to love themselves as they are if who they are is not truly them. This means that Ex1 who has tried to love himself but was still unhappy with his unwanted desires found happiness living as a heterosexual because that it possibly who he initially was until he was psychologically damaged. While Ex2 began as a homosexual and was psychologically damaged while during the therapy because he was trying to change who he was which is of course unnatural. Since not one person is the same and is unique designed, reperative therapy has different effect for everyone.And not all therapies are faith oriented, even though some do sneak their beliefs in to try to convert a non-religious person. Some therapist and organizations increase the forcefulness for a person to change if they are like example too, which is wrong. However ex-gay organization successors are sometimes like Ex1 but not always (again everyone is different) so they use that against the gay rights movement to show that homosexuality can change. When in fact not everyone is the same. And this all goes back to my question. Does sexual orientation truly exist. Wy can't people just say I'm not homosexual, bisexual,transsexual,asexual,pansexual or whatever I'm just me.
Last edited by Legendary; 03-26-2010 at 08:26 AM.