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Do you believe gay men and lesbian women can have children and still be homosexual?


I recently learned that some people believe the act of reproduction (producing a child, even through artificial insemination) makes an otherwise gay person at least partially heterosexual. I do not believe this but I'm curious as to what makes other people think this. If you think that the act of reproduction makes a gay person at least bisexual, please explain why you believe this. If you don't, please explain why you don't. Image: Freeimages.com/Alicia Hylton

 

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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    "This sounds like an argument presented by people who feel procreation is strictly heterosexual, and so the desire to procreate must also be strictly heterosexual." - It seems likely. I'd never heard the myth before until just a few days ago.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your insight. I wonder what leads some to believe that the desire and ability to reproduce must indicate some degree of heterosexuality?


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    Indeed. And it doesn't change anybody's orientation to raise kids. Thank you for your answer.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    Isn't it an odd myth? That's why I'm so curious about where it comes from and what reasoning went into believing it. Thanks for your input!

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your insight. I was surprised to find a few myths that I'd never encountered before in that discussion. Your question really got a lot of people thinking and talking and that's great!


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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    Indeed. I found the myth both fascinating and puzzling because it seems so obvious to me that the biological process of gestation is separate from the neurological, mental, and emotional factors determining who a person can fall in love with.

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    I agree. I wonder why people have a hard time with this idea and where such myths come from?

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    Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) 2 years ago

    Thanks you. I'm of the opinion it requires being attracted to the opposite sex to be heterosexual and parenting urges are separate from sexual attraction. I ran into the idea that having kids made one hetero in some way for the 1st time recently.


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