I imagine self acceptance is a far fetched concept nowadays. I wonder if a person’s sexual self is just as unaccepted given all of Western culture’s messages about beauty and faux independence.
Hey all. I think I’m about to venture into the territory of open relationships. Any advice?
I’m nervous but excited. I think a new level of intimacy is on the horizon for me!
With all the talk about the first openly gay gold medalist and the first openly gay NFL draft pick (from my Alma mater might I add :)) it seems like the gay rights movement is beginning to have an impact on the world.
Every country has its own set of social mores that cause tension for LGBTQIA issues, but the increased acceptance of gays in Europe, parts of Asia, and increasing proportion of the U.S.
The question is, when are those of us representing the B in the acronym going to get our fair shake? Also, why not add a P for “pansexual” or H for “hedonist”? These are legitimate forms of sexual expression, and fit the same model of abnormal yet acceptable that gay rights activists use to defend same sex relationships.
Found a cool new publication about sexuality!
I found this great article and I had to share. I think the focus on being invisible is interesting. I can definitely say that being bi and feeling insignificant or bad resonates well with me. However, I think all the flack that I get from my gay counterparts tends to keep me very visible. Maybe bisexuality is more on the invisible side of the social spectrum. In heteronormative cultures like the U.S. I imagine it’s slightly more acceptable than pure homosexuality, so maybe it is simply mentioned less and demonized less here?
The court system. Just let everyone get married and get a new term for marriage that didn’t come from trading Women as property. yep, marriage was originally a business proposition more than an emotional commitment.
Sexuality is a fluid process across the lifespan, as is orientation. I imagine most people nowadays have at least wondered if their urges or attractions to other sexes merit some exploration.
Interestingly, WebMD had a decent discussion of orientation. Though, I still think certain sexualities are abnormal in the statistical sense–not morally or evolutionarily.
I wonder what would happen if we put sexual orientation on a “normal curve” (ala statisitics). I think being “all gay” or “all lesbian” would probably rest somewhere in the tails (mind the pun) of the distribution.
Had a chat with my partner about being parents and raising a family. I’m wondering how my sexuality would affect my capacity to be a good-enough parent.
having an attitude of hedonism and opennes to sexuality could be problematic. What would a child learn, via social modeling, by seeing multiple “parent” figures come in and out all the time.
At the age of 26 I don’t perceive that I am ready to be a family man. Being “bi” also adds another layer of questions about modeling, not in a neurotic sense though. Currently I have a male partner. What about having a female partner, and doing it “the old-fashioned” way? Etc.
I think our sexual behavior is determined by this simple formula:
Nature + Nurture
Culture (or context)
I get that all three variable have hundreds of subcomponents.