Psychology on Homosexuality

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Psychology on Homosexuality

One of the deeply debated topics in psychology is homosexuality, some psychologists believe that it's genetic and some believe that it is a learned sexual orientation. In my personal opinion, I think that homosexuals are born with that sexual orientation. I believe that a homosexual might not always have fully known they were gay but some part of them always did know. I strongly disagree with the psychologists who say that homosexuality is learned; you just don't go and learn sexual orientation like you learn something in school. There are also some psychologists who believe that homosexuality is a psychological disorder. I believe that this too is wrong, just because someone likes a person of the same sex does not make him or her mentally ill.

Homosexuality has been reported in all societies throughout recorded history (carrier, 1980; Ford & Beach, 1951). Kinsey and his colleagues thought that 4% of their male respondents from their survey, had had homosexual intentions throughout their life, and that 2-3% of the females participants had been in some or exclusive lesbian relationships. In another survey, which is known for being very reliable, Laumann and others (1994) stated that the percentages of people who said to be homosexual or bisexual were 2.8% men and 1.4% women. But 5.3% of men and 3.5% of women said that they had had sexual experience with the same sex only about once since puberty. And even bigger percentages of the people surveyed-10% of men and 9% of women-said that they had had same sex desires. Other survey suggests that the exact measure of the prevalence of homosexuality might still be missing something. For one thing, a purely homosexual orientation appears to be rare. For instance, Sell and his associates (1995) rethought the results of an 1988 Harris Poll to include homosexual attraction and behavior. They learned that 6% of the males and 3-4% of the women participants identified themselves as...
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