This discussion is not about getting personal. I like all people as individuals and prefer not define individuals by social types. This topic and forum format is about discussing a phenomena, with scientific scrutiny. Some people try to make this discussion personal, so there is no logical discussion of behavior without hurt feeling to cloud the issue; smoke screen. I will get my fan, to blow away the smoke, so I can look at this in an objective scientific way.
Here are some of my observations about homosexuality, relative to the animal world, using dogs as the observational test subjects. Homosexual looking behavior, like males humping other males, is very often observed in dogs. If you go to a dog park, especially where there are a lot of dogs, male dogs will often try to hump each other. However, this humping is not about sex, rather it is about domination. They do this to define pack order, not to reproduce, and not to make love. It is a form of aggression, that is watered down, relative to direct fighting. The dogs are often good dogs who are not trying to hurt each other, but need to define pack order.
My dog, who is a little over two years old, is not fixed. When he goes to a dog park, where most if not all the other adult dogs are fixed, he is cautious and will get ferocious if another dogs even thinks about humping him. The humping behavior seems to be more acceptable, at the dog parks, among fixed dogs, than among dogs that are still fertile. Once you make manmade changes to the dogs; surgery, the humping behavior increases in terms of acceptability among dogs. The intact dogs will fight, which discourages other dogs from showing signs of aggression unless they wish to fight. While the neutered males are not as tightly wound and will not necessarily feel the need to fight, if approached with humping aggression.
In all cases, although the homosexual looking humping behavior does occur, I have never witnessed any dog go all the way to sexual intercourse. This appears to be unique to humans, and is where the animal argument seems to break down.
From this data I would conclude, that human homosexuality is connected to some form of cultural or psychological neutering. The leather, whips and chain attire, in the homosexual parade and play, has a symbolic connection to aggression and dominance. But since this is done in fun and fashion, it is closer to the neutered dogs than intact dogs. Going from ritualistic aggression, all the way to intercourse, which departs from the dogs, seems to indicate that social neutering was not complete, but rather results in sublimation of base instinct.
Unlike the dog, which will undergoes surgery, that removes a source of chemical feedback to the brain; testicles, humans only neuter their young at the software level, leaving the hardware intact. The intact hardware feedback appears to sublimate within the software environment.
I believe in human choice. However, it is useful to understand why?
Edited by HydrogenBond, 30 December 2016 - 07:25 AM.