Poll: Do you think sexual orientation is fixed at birth?
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Nooope. I do what I want.
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Maybe for some people? Not for me tho...
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Maybe for some people? Definitely me tho.
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Only if you're gay. Btw, you're going to hell.
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This question is gay and you're gay for asking.
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#1
Hey, Haven.  A friend and I were talking and they said you were pretty gay.  Little known facts, I'm a recovering Psych major and so I thought it would be fun to ask what you thought.  Since I am incredibly suspicious that any conversation is going to become unruly and go sidewise in a hurry, I thought a poll would be super helpful to summarize your opinion.

There aren't any wrong answers, but there might be some bad ones!

Do you think sexual orientation is fixed at birth?
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#2
This poll is super gay.
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#3
(11-18-2019, 09:06 PM)Aquietghost Wrote: This poll is super gay.

You are what you eat? Big Grin
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#4
I don't believe it's fixed at birth, not by any means. I think society encourages their youths to be a Certain Way (it's becoming more varied these days what that 'certain way' is), but as we grow older, our minds change enough that having a fixed sexual orientation from birth isn't something everyone experiences. Do some people experience it? Most definitely, but not everyone.

I consider myself heterosexual, because in the real world, I'm interested in having sex with men instead of women. I have bisexual tendencies: I enjoy writing/reading/watching girl-on-girl pornography, I'm willing to kiss my female friends on the mouth (and did, often, in high school), and I find women to be aesthetically pleasing at a greater range than men. I've even had sex with another woman, which is how I know I'm really only interested in having sex with men -- but I'm interested in women in other ways.

When I was younger, I wasn't interested in my own gender at all.
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#5
On a more serious note, sexuality is a fluid thing which exists upon a spectrum. Studies have shown that we do not remain at a fixed point on that spectrum, either. Being straight, gay or bisexual is not a choice. We don't get to choose who we find ourselves sexually attracted too, but you aren't just born straight and forever after remain straight. You may be predisposed to remain at the far end of the kinsey scale, but you might drift closer to or further from the middle over time. Or maybe you don't. Everyone's different.

There isn't a poll option for "This is complicated shit," though, so I voted to say the poll was gay.
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#6
I think that the phenomenon of quantum entanglement which seems to so violate causality and even the light speed barrier is suggestive of a deterministic universe in which all things were decided at (the) birth (of the universe) and in which free choice is an illusion - at least insofar as it affects our spacetime. You were born that way, and if you go some other way, it's because you were always going to, you just didn't know it yet - at least, not at a nonparticulate macroscopic level of awareness.
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#7
Twin pairs in which at least one twin is homosexual were solicited through announcements in the gay press and personal referrals from 1980 to 1993. An 18-page questionnaire on the "sexuality of twins" was filled out by one or both twins. Thirty-eight pairs of monozygotic twins (34 male pairs and 4 female pairs) were found to have a concordance rate of 65.8% for homosexual orientation. Twenty-three pairs of dizygotic twins were found to have a concordance rate of 30.4% for homosexual orientation. In addition, three sets of triplets were obtained. Two sets contained a pair of monozygotic twins concordant for sexual orientation with the third triplet dizygotic and discordant for homosexual orientation. A third triplet set was monozygotic with all three concordant for homosexual orientation. These findings are interpreted as supporting the argument for a biological basis in sexual orientation.
(07-30-2017, 07:17 AM)Amatsuka Wrote: Let me be clear:  you have no idea what you're talking about.
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(11-19-2019, 03:26 PM)Crayon Wrote: I think that the phenomenon of quantum entanglement which seems to so violate causality and even the light speed barrier is suggestive of a deterministic universe in which all things were decided at (the) birth (of the universe) and in which free choice is an illusion - at least insofar as it affects our spacetime. You were born that way, and if you go some other way, it's because you were always going to, you just didn't know it yet - at least, not at a nonparticulate macroscopic level of awareness.

At this point I wish to point out two big flaws with what you said here.

One: Dumb it down, I don't understand what quantum entanglement means.

Two: The fact that you freely chose to post this supportd the notion of free choice against your claim. (But that's mainly because we have no alternate us to study? I guess? My views on this are hard to explain. I don't know as many big words.)
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#9
Crayon has some solid points. Technically, at least physical wise, our /gender/ is determined: boy or girl. However /mentally and emotionally/ that boy or girl actually feel they'd be proper as a girl and boy respectively.

Gender is fixed. But sexuality is fluid. Homosexuality as well as Pan/Bi sexuality are as old as prostitution. There are plenty of gender males who want to be females and females who want to be males. Thanks to technology, we can now give a person the gender they feel they are. As time goes by sexuality will be even more fluid then it is now as new technology emerges.
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#10
Even gender is not as fixed as you think it is, between those born who are intersex, and other options, there can be more than just boy and girl. Intersex births are more common than you think.
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