However, it has also been suggested that homosexuality may be due to high prenatal levels of unbound testosterone that results from a lack of receptors at particular brain sites. That is, there are probably no strictly gay critters, just bisexual ones. Some who identify as bisexual may merge themselves into either homosexual or heterosexual society. Because testosterone in general is important for sexual differentiation, this view offers an alternative to the suggestion that male homosexuality is genetic. Sexual orientation develops across a person's lifetime—different people realize at different points in their lives that they are heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual. Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life, in which she argued that most people would be bisexual if not for repression and other factors such as lack of sexual opportunity.
Similarly, no specific psychosocial or family dynamic cause for homosexuality has been identified, including histories of childhood sexual abuse. In other words, someone does not have to be exclusively homosexual or heterosexual, but can feel varying degrees of both. Animals don't do sexual identity. Weinberg , and Sue Kiefer Hammersmith, writing in Sexual Preference , reported that sexual preference was much less strongly connected with pre-adult sexual feelings among bisexuals than it was among heterosexuals and homosexuals. But Lenius does emphasize that the pansexual promoting BDSM community helped advance greater acceptance of alternative sexualities. The same study found that 2. Some who identify as bisexual may merge themselves into either homosexual or heterosexual society. Rather, many species seem to have ingrained homosexual tendencies that are a regular part of their society. Prenatal hormones and sexual orientation , Fraternal birth order and sexual orientation , and Innate bisexuality There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual orientation. Freud believed that in the course of sexual development the masculine side of this bisexual disposition would normally become dominant in men and the feminine side in women, but that all adults still have desires derived from both the masculine and the feminine sides of their natures. Bindel has described female bisexuality as a "fashionable trend" being promoted due to "sexual hedonism" and broached the question of whether bisexuality even exists. Freud did not claim that everyone is bisexual in the sense of feeling the same level of sexual attraction to both genders. Driscoll stated that homosexual and bisexual behavior is quite common in several species and that it fosters bonding: For some, BDSM and kink provides a platform in creating identities that are fluid, ever-changing. Van Wyk and Geist found that male and female bisexuals had more sexual fantasy than heterosexuals. In the heterosexist view, people are presumed to be sexually attracted to the opposite sex, and it is sometimes reasoned that a bisexual person is simply a heterosexual person who is sexually experimenting. Common lesbian-feminist critiques leveled at bisexuality were that bisexuality was anti-feminist , that bisexuality was a form of false consciousness , and that bisexual women who pursue relationships with men were "deluded and desperate. Chivers , and J. In addition to the discrimination associated with homophobia , bisexuals frequently contend with discrimination from gay men, lesbians, and straight society around the word bisexual and bisexual identity itself. There are several studies suggesting that bisexuals have a high degree of masculinization. In response, a double crescent moon symbol was devised specifically to avoid the use of triangles. The authors concluded that "in terms of behavior and identity, bisexual men clearly exist", but that male bisexuality had not been shown to exist with respect to arousal or attraction. They found that the self-identified bisexual men in their sample had genital arousal patterns similar to either homosexual or heterosexual men. Disease or Way of Life? Simon LeVay has criticized Hirschfeld's theory of an early bisexual stage of development, calling it confusing; LeVay maintains that Hirschfeld failed to distinguish between saying that the brain is sexually undifferentiated at an early stage of development and saying that an individual actually experiences sexual attraction to both men and women. Simula explains that practitioners of BDSM routinely challenge our concepts of sexuality by pushing the limits on pre-existing ideas of sexual orientation and gender norms. There is increasing inclusion and visibility of bisexuals, particularly in the LGBT community.
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