Sexual orientation can be homosexual, heterosexual or bisexual and distinction between them is not very clear cut. Homosexuality is the expression of romantic, sexual feelings between two same sexes while heterosexuality refers to two opposite sexes. Since, expression of feelings has different degrees and it is not so simple to categorize it, therefore, the two extremes (homosexuality and heterosexuality) are relatively easy to classify. Actually, sexuality is a major drive of human desires and an undefined mystery. Some people believe that sexuality develops from the genetic makeup of an individual and it is merely a matter of doing what comes naturally.
Opponents of homosexuality usually reject any biological explanation, saying homosexuality is a learned behavior and, regardless of why it was learned, is a freely chosen behavior that can and should be changed by therapy. Psychological explanations say that sexual development is influenced by circumstances in one’s life such as confused gender roles, fear of heterosexuality or positive or negative reinforcement of early sexual behavior (Cavendish 202). Until the 1970 Gay Liberation Movement, homosexuality was a taboo topic in American society (Templin 84). There had been a flourishing underground gay culture during the 1920s, but by the 1930s homosexuals were regarded as perverts and treated with hostility. Anti-homosexual attitudes intensified during the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ls found his body in a river over a bridge, he was thrown over the bridge.
Majority of the essay is spent pointing flaws in the opposition, rendering the opposing arguments null. I enjoy Corvino’s argument because by making all the opposing arguments invalid, readers are led to one conclusion: Homosexual sex is morally sound. One point that Corvino makes is that even if homosexuality is unnatural, it would not be correct to say homosexuality is immoral. Let’s assume that homosexuality is unnatural in all aspects. Corvino’s claim would still hold true, homosexual sex would be moral.
Levin argues that homosexuality is abnormal because it is a misuse of body parts that have evolved for use in heterosexual intercourse (Levin 354). Furthermore, because natural selection has made the exercise of heterosexuality rewarding to human beings, homosexuality has a high probability to unhappiness. Mohr refutes Levin's stance about homosexuality myths and stereotypes. He rejects arguments that homosexuality is immoral or unnatural. Levin exemplifies the point that homosexuality is misuse of body parts with the case of Mr. Smith, who likes to play "Old MacDonald" on his teeth so devoted is he to this amusement, in fact, that he never uses his teeth for chewing but instead takes nourishment intravenously.
Unattached, non-emotional self-relief -- "This engaging in intercourse that is self-serving and limited to the physical pleasures of the body,” Dr McGill said. He explains that the intention is to objectify the sex partner’s body parts without wanting deeper personal or emotional connection because having fun by fulfilling your own sexual desires. This he says is paramount as long as your partner cooperates. 2. Having Sex: “This means that you enjoy sex because you are able to give your partner a great sexual experience,” Dr McGill shared.
However, these ‘positive’ microaggressions are not seen as a blessing in the slightest. Lesbians and Bisexual women have found their sexuality to be the peak of male fantasy, rather than a respected sexual orientation. Nadal (2013) continued his studies on microaggressions by collaborating with Buzzfeed and asking gay and bisexual women about the common ones they experienced. Among these were the following: ‘that’s totally cool with me, if I can watch’, ‘who’s the man in the relationship?’ and ‘have you ever had real sex?’. These microaggressions are based on the over sexualization of these two groups, and the idea that one individual in the relationship must take the role of a male in order for it to work.
Our society often labels sexual activity that occurs outside of an exclusive relationship as scandalous, which then makes some people connect love and sexual activity. People also do not always have sex if they are in love. Kinsey attempted to show that love and sex do not have to be connected. He saw the world in a biological way, leading him to have sexual encounter with other people while he was still in love with his wide. For some people they are able to separate sex and love because they are have different ideals.
The American Psychiatric Association does not define atypical sexual interests as a disorder unless it causes personal distress, causes another person psychological or physical injury, or involves a person unwilling or unable to give legal consent. These distinctions were made to show that individuals who engage in atypical sexual behavior must not be inappropriately labeled as having a mental disorder. When we think of sexual orientation, we usually think of the continuum of gay, straight, and bisexual, but sexual orientation is a deep-seated attraction toward a certain kind of person. Erotic desire includes attention, attraction, fantasy, thoughts, urges, genital arousal, and behavior. It is further complicated by variations of dominance or submission, sadism and masochism, fetishes, and consent or no consent.
In any society, homosexual has always been considered as evil and ungodly (Connors 2007). It is also considered as something extra ordinary that is only practiced by a certain part of people. For this reason, there are many discussions on homosexuality and this also includes a number of theories. These researchers are forwarded to explain the cause and the origin of homosexuality in both men and women. One of the famous theories that were forwarded on homosexuality are the theories by Freud`s and Jung.
Many people actually believe that homosexuals could simply choose to be heterosexual if they wished. But the reality is that very few do have a choice; any more than very few heterosexuals could choose which sex to find them attracted to. Additionally, many people continue to believe the propaganda from right-wing religious organizations that homosexuality is about nothing but sex, considering it to be merely a sexual perversion. Homosexual relationships are just like heterosexual ones, and are much more about love and affection than they are about sex. And this is what homosexual relationships are based on: mutual attraction, love and affection.