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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"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.
Thanks for your insight. I wonder what leads some to believe that the desire and ability to reproduce must indicate some degree of heterosexuality?
Those are probably the same people who view marriage as something that is (only between a man and a woman). Human beings generally want the same experiences, benefits, and rights regardless of their sexual orientation.
I think you're right. I think maybe it comes from the same thought processes as people asking why gay people would want to marry, as if it wouldn't be for the exact same reasons heteros marry.
Good point! I really like the above picture of two women. Is it a picture of yourself and your partner?
mtkomori , No, it's a photo of the actress Meredith Baxter (in black) who played the role of the mother to Michael J. Fox's character on the TV show "Family Ties" during the 1980s in the U.S.
Indeed. And it doesn't change anybody's orientation to raise kids. Thank you for your answer.
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!
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!
Same here! That was the point of the question - to find out what theories were out there....there are some interesting ones'
The question was inspired by a comment thread on another question. I'd never heard of the concept before. You can see the discussion at this Q&A: https://hubpages.com/relationships/answer/260825/w...
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.
I agree. I wonder why people have a hard time with this idea and where such myths come from?
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.
ok thank you. I'm not versed in the ways of the gay community, so was not sure at all. But thank you again, I love learning new information.