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    From a gay guy- why? Feel free to reference theses, trends, stats and anything else you think is relevant. Thoughts?
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    (Original post by BlameMichaelGove)
    From a gay guy- why? Feel free to reference theses, trends, stats and anything else you think is relevant. Thoughts?
    It's likely to be a combo; genes, foetal development/environmental factors, maybe birth order, possibly early post-birth environmental factors. The thing is,the causes of sexual orientation are going to be the same for all of us as there's no 'default' position, every aspect of our physiology still has to be 'built', gay or straight.
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    I was wondering this as well. I don't think it is genetic or environmental. The birth order makes sense, but doesn't apply to everyone.

    My guess would be the hormones you are exposed to as a foetus.
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    A mix of genetics and environment is the general scientific consensus at the moment, but ultimately it's unknown.

    I think people are born with a predisposition to homosexuality, which can then become homosexuality depending on how things go during puberty and what the individual experiences and is exposed to during sexual development.

    One thing I've noticed, however, is a difference between men and women. Every lesbian I know (admittedly not a lot) has had a romantic relationship with a man at some point. The same can't be said for the gay men I know. Perhaps homosexuality develops much earlier in males.
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    The more threads on tsr made about this each day the quicker the gay spreads
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    Combination of many factors perhaps
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    (Original post by CoolCavy)
    The more threads on tsr made about this each day the quicker the gay spreads
    ****. You got me. Who are you: GCHQ? NSA? CIA? TELL ME. WHO DARE INTERCEPT THE HOMOAGENDA??!!
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    A submissive father and dominant mother caused homosexuality in men.
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    (Original post by Death and Taxes)
    A submissive father and dominant mother caused homosexuality in men.
    What do you mean by that? I was always a bit closer with my mother than father, but neither ever dominated the other in terms of parenting.
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    (Original post by BlameMichaelGove)
    From a gay guy- why? Feel free to reference theses, trends, stats and anything else you think is relevant. Thoughts?
    This is interesting. I think there's definitely a biological factor in place to procreate and keep the species going, but I'm not sure what factors could go against this and cause homosexuality.
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    (Original post by Eblescot)
    Whatever they're spraying the crops with is turning people into homos
    Anything to back that up?
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