Originally Posted by HELENz
Bah. Just talked to a friend of mine about SoulForce coming, and I mentioned my excitement about them coming. She said that she believes in gay rights, and that they are people. She also said, however, that she doesn't think that homosexuality is God's plan for his children. I said that I didn't see anything wrong with it, because I don't (obviously). She then mentioned how she didn't think it was God's plan for his children, because anal sex is "dangerous" (she's a nursing major, by the way...). Of course sex gets mentioned. I then said that I was going to ask one more question and then I'd leave... I asked if she thought that homosexuals were born with an attraction to the same gender. She said she didn't know, but that it didn't matter. She said that if she were to be attracted to a woman she would have to resist that "temptation", because it wasn't what God intended - it was wrong (sin), in other words. She said that gays and lesbians (those with same sex attractions) had a responsibility to resist the same "temptations". I then asked (yeah, I said I was only asking one more question, oops) if it was possible for homosexuals to change their attractions. She replied that it was... Bah. I said I disagreed with her and left... Misinformation, everywhere.
Your 'friend' doesn't know very much about sexuality, or humanity, for that matter.
As a nurse, she should know that sex of every description is 'dangerous'. There are risks with every sex act, gay or straight. Hello! Getting pregnant is pretty serious stuff for someone who doesn't want to have a child. Sex between straight persons is no less 'dangerous' than it is for gay folks. I mean, this is the science of the matter? What planet is your friend from anyway? Is she a nurse or a missionary?
What does one do to minimize the danger? Wear a condom for one thing. Anal sex? To avoid STD's one should wear a condom. Same with hetero sex. Plain and simple.
What is the big *fffing* deal about sex anyway? What does she care what two consenting adults do anyway? It's been often said that men have very little understanding of women's sexuality. But heck, your nurse friend seems to be clueless about men's sexuality. We have a prostate. Anal intercourse can be intensely pleasurable. Even many straight men are aware of this.
It's time for your friend to grow up, get real, and deal with real issues (and the persons she serves), rather than a bunch of religious mumbo-jumbo.
My unasked for advice? Hit her between the eyes (metaphorically speaking) next time your see her with the facts.
Gay people have real enough problems to encounter without having to deal with medical 'professionals' that don't have a clue.