A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Facts about Homosexuality

Homosexuality

Psychologist Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia Sexualis (1866) was the first scientific discussion of homosexuality.

Homosexuality

Homosexuality was reported to be 1.3 percent for women within the past year, and 4.1 percent since 18 years; for men, 2.7 percent within the past year, and 4.9 percent since 18 years.

Homosexuality

Usually in any society one form of homosexuality predominates, though others are likely to co-exist.

Homosexuality

The variety of the specific social constructions of homosexuality across cultures (above) supports the view that a large component of homosexuality is socially conditioned and learned behavior.

Homosexuality

From early Christianity until recent times, the leading lights of the church have universally condemned homosexuality as among the worst of all sexual sins.

Homosexuality

Accusations of homosexuality have at times been used as a political weapon.

Homosexuality

The third of the Five Precepts of Buddhism states that one is to refrain from sexual misconduct; this precept is usually understood to include homosexuality.

Homosexuality

All major Islamic sects disapprove of homosexuality, and same-sex intercourse is an offense punishable by execution in six Muslim nations: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.

Homosexuality

Hence, finding a genetic factor in homosexuality does not in itself prove that homosexuality is within the range of normal behavior.

image: i.ytimg.com
Homosexuality

To draw the issue sharply: Many believe that the root cause of homosexuality is genetic, like left-handedness.

Homosexuality

Estimates of the modern prevalence of homosexuality vary considerably.

Homosexuality

Researchers studying the social construction of same-sex relationships in the various cultures around the world have suggested that the concept of homosexuality would best be rendered as "homosexualities."

Homosexuality

Much research on the biology of homosexuality has sought to demonstrate an innate biological and even a genetic basis for this sexual orientation.

Homosexuality

The ancient Hindu law codes such as the Manu Smriti refer to both female and male homosexuality as a punishable crime.

Homosexuality

A rich tradition of art and literature sprang up, constructing Middle Eastern homosexuality in ways analogous to the ancient tradition of male love in which Ganymede, cup-bearer to the gods, symbolized the ideal boyfriend.

Homosexuality

The social argument for homosexuality dates back to the ancient Greeks.

Homosexuality

Aristophanes in the Symposium viewed homosexuality as a desire by men to share a long-term fulfillment of the soul.

Homosexuality

On the other side, many conservatives and religious people regard homosexuality as a deviant state and same-sex relations as outside the norm of what should be acceptable behavior.

Homosexuality

Homosexuality has been widely maligned as deviant or sinful behavior in most cultures, attitudes stemming from religious and philosophical ideas about what behaviors are in accord with nature and natural law.

Homosexuality

Gender-structured and age-structured homosexuality typically involve one partner adopting a "passive" and the other an "active" role to a much greater degree than in egalitarian relationships.

image: www.regos.hr
Homosexuality

Egalitarian homosexuality has emerged as the principal form practiced in the Western world, while age- and gender-structured homosexuality have become less common.

Homosexuality

Among the religions that originated in India, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, teachings regarding homosexuality are less clear than among the Abrahamic traditions.

Homosexuality

Situational homosexuality occurs when there is no opportunity for heterosexual activity, as in prison, the military, and monastic orders.

Homosexuality

I did not prove that homosexuality was genetic, or find a genetic cause for being gay.

Homosexuality

The health consequences of promiscuous homosexuality are tragic.

Homosexuality

Homosexuality cannot result in reproduction; this is the main reason why Confucians disapprove of it.

Homosexuality

Homosexuality in Japan, variously known as shudo or nanshoku, terms influenced by Chinese literature, has been documented for over one thousand years.

Homosexuality

Sexuality is rarely discussed openly in Hindu society, and homosexuality is largely a taboo subject—especially among the strongly religious.

Homosexuality

Bailey himself stated, “There must be something in the environment to yield the discordant twins.” The alleged genetic basis would create a propensity to be homosexual, but it does not determine homosexuality.

Homosexuality

Homosexuality in China, known as the "pleasures of the bitten peach," "the cut sleeve," or "the southern custom," has been recorded since approximately 600 B.C.E.

Homosexuality

A modern Jain authority wrote in 2004 that homosexuality and transvestism "stain one's thoughts and feelings" because they involve sexual passion.

Homosexuality

The causes of homosexuality are as yet unclear, and may be a complex of many factors.

Homosexuality

Homosexuality is seen as the union of two yins or two yangs, and therefore unbalanced; hence it does not lead to human fulfillment.

image: i2.esmas.com
Homosexuality

Taking an historicist interpretation of scripture, they conclude that past scriptural prohibitions must give way to the modern understanding of homosexuality as the outworking of an orientation.

Homosexuality

Today many people argue for social acceptance and legal recognition of same-sex relationships, believing that homosexuality is an inborn trait.

Homosexuality

Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction between individuals of the same gender.

Homosexuality

Among psychologists who regard homosexuality as a treatable condition, the prevailing theory is that homosexual feelings, thoughts, and desires are symptoms of deeper psychological issues.

image: allpsych.com
Homosexuality

Many others still maintain the traditional view that homosexuality is a sin, the result of a choice to indulge in immoral behavior.

Homosexuality

At this point, research attempting to demonstrate biological causes of homosexuality are regarded skeptically by many mainstream biologists.

Homosexuality

The view that much homosexuality is socially constructed is supported by clear instances of situational homosexuality.

Homosexuality

The current debate is whether homosexuality is the result of nature—a person's biology and genetics, or of nurture—a person's environment and surroundings.

Homosexuality

The medical problems associated with homosexuality are well-known in the gay community.

image: i0.wp.com
Homosexuality

Some Christians therefore make the connection between homosexuality and demon possession, the activity of fallen angels.

image: i.ytimg.com
Homosexuality

According to this therapeutic perspective, homosexuality represents an attachment strain, defensive detachment, or defensive exclusion from the same-sex parent, same-sex peers, one’s own body, and one’s own sense of gender identity.

Homosexuality

Traditional Christianity is firm in rejecting all forms of homosexuality.

image: s.yimg.com
Homosexuality

Reparative therapist Richard Cohen rejects the view that homosexuality is a sexual condition at all.

Homosexuality

A hotly debated topic among biologists, psychologists and anthropologists concerns the causes of homosexuality.

Homosexuality

The prevailing attitude of the mental health profession and recovery movement is “gay affirmative therapy,” helping the client come to accept their homosexuality.

Homosexuality

The variety of the specific social constructions of homosexuality across cultures (above) supports the view that a large component of homosexuality is socially conditioned and learned behavior.