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17 Jun 2004

gay or straight?
I would just like to ask a question-How do you know if you are gay or straight? I know people aren't 100% gay or straight-but how do you know which is the way you choose to live. And why does this happen?
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CyberShrink
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01 Jan 0001

Well DyingGoat,
( Gee, what a great self-image THAT choice of nickname suggests !) Well, there's no Gayometer to measure this. ost people are prety clear in their minds whether they are gay, or straight, or, in some cases, bisexual, rather than having great doubts about it ; and their experiences in life and in relationships, tend to conform or question this assumption. So much depends on how you feel about other people of different types --- a counsellor, I suppose, could help you to explore this if you find yourself truly unsure of your orientation. As to WHY people are gay or straight, I don't have the space or time to go into great length about that here. But let me summarize --- it seems to be a part of our natural and inborn wiring, and not greatly influenced by life experiences ; it turns up in all animal species and thus would appear to be natural ; and it is not asociated with any other really significant characteristics --- in other words gay or straight, people may be nice or nasty, virtuous or wicked, cruel or kind.
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