Little girls who plays with trucks...  

redmustang91 58M  
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3/13/2006 8:26 am

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Little girls who plays with trucks...

Grow up to be lesbians, and little boys who play with dolls and wear dresses grow up to be gay. Very early or prenatal influences determine sex orientation, not morality or choice.

Studies indicate sexual orientation is set very early in life

Hormones have long been suspect in homosexuality. Doctors used to treat gay men with testosterone injections, until it became clear adult homosexuals don't have blood hormone levels that differ significantly from heterosexuals.

But rats, hamsters, ferrets and other lab animals flip-flop their sexual behavior when scientists manipulate the hormones they're exposed to before birth. Such experiments would be unethical in people, but some rare medical conditions offer human parallels.

A high proportion of girls with a disorder that causes them to secrete male hormones before birth grow up to be lesbian. About 40 case studies have shown boys who are surgically altered and raised as girls because of genital deformities are overwhelmingly attracted to females once they reach puberty – indicating sexual orientation is determined very early in life and is difficult to alter.

That view is supported by a series of studies in the 1980s that found nearly 75 percent of young boys who dress up like girls, play with dolls and consistently choose stereotypical female pursuits will grow up to be gay. A similar, though less pronounced, pattern is found in girls who prefer trucks over tea sets.

Still, most gay people don't have gender-bending childhoods. As in heterosexuals, the majority say they became aware of their orientation at puberty.

"I just knew," said Seattle attorney Andrew Kamins, who is gay. "It's as simple as that."

Those who argue homosexuality is a choice haven't been able to dispute that fundamental point, said Michigan State University neuroscientist Marc Breedlove.

"If you're going to say people choose a sexual orientation when they reach puberty, you're going to have to find some people who remember making that choice, and there aren't any," he said. "The evidence is starting to look pretty good that hormones early in life influence the probability of who you will be attracted to 10 years later, when people start to get their first crushes," he said.

LustGoddess2469 51F  
2453 posts
3/13/2006 9:11 am

Oh no, no, no, no, no. I played with trucks and stuff when I was young, and I even drove the real thing for awhile cross-country, but I'm not even CLOSE to being a lesbian. I've never been with a woman, and I don't even consider myself curious about it. I like men! (That can be a positive or a negative, depending upon what day you ask me. LOL )


redmustang91 58M  
8924 posts
3/13/2006 3:38 pm

I love fast cars, but the straight women played with dolls and liked to play dressup when little girls. Not always, but usually...

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