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Homosexuality

Published on Jul 08, 2016 and last reviewed on Jun 17, 2019   -  2 min read

Abstract

Abstract

Homosexuality is a sexual preference for partners of one’s own gender. A homosexual is a normal person in every aspect except for his sexual preference. This article is to acquaint people about homosexuality.

Homosexuality

Homosexuality can be found in nearly every society around the world and has been documented in many ancient societies throughout history. Homosexuality has been a significant part of human sexual activity ever since the dawn of history primarily, because it is an expression of capacities that are basic in humanbeings.

Kinsey Scale:

Dr Alfred C Kinsey devised a seven-point scale that shows the full range of human sexual preference.

One end of the scale was where people who were exclusively heterosexual throughout their lives and the opposite end, those who were exclusively homosexual. In between these two extremes lay the vast and varied gray area of individuals who did not precisely fit into either category. This in-between group was ranging from people who had one brief homosexual or heterosexual encounter to those who were equally content with male or female partners, bisexual. Among men, around 4 percent of adult men are thought to be exclusively homosexuals. This is accepted as a normal variation like left handedness.

Causes of Homosexuality:

Homosexual:

Treatment:

Not all homosexuals can be changed to heterosexual functioning by therapy. Attempts have been made to convert homosexuals to heterosexuals, but were found to be futile. Effective treatment is often possible with homosexuals who are highly motivated and desire such a change.

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