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Yes, Childhood Sexual Abuse Often Does Contribute to Homosexuality
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Effeminacy is the manifestation of traits in a boy or man that are more often associated with feminine behavior, mannerism, style, or gender roles rather than with traditionally masculine behavior, mannerisms, style or roles. Historically, it has been used to imply criticism or ridicule feminine behavior in men. Another Latin term is mollities , meaning 'softness'. Indeed, the word's etymology suggests an indirect sexual act emanating a promiscuous woman. This term has been borrowed from the Greek kinaidos which may itself have come from a language of Ionian Greeks of Asia Minor , primarily signifying a purely effeminate dancer who entertained his audiences with a tympanum or tambourine in his hand, and adopted a lascivious style, often suggestively wiggling his buttocks in such a way as to suggest anal intercourse
What makes someone gay? Science is trying to get it straight.
Recently, scientists announced that they found some genes that might be associated with sexual orientation and a biological explanation for the reason gay men tend to have older brothers. But the field of sexual orientation research is far broader and more complicated than two studies—and Lisa Diamond , a psychologist and sexual orientation researcher at the University of Utah, knows that better than most. She spoke with Newsweek about what she and her colleagues in the field know—and what they don't—about how a person's sexual orientation might form.
Estimates as to the number of gay people in the population range from 1-in to 1-in, so why are some people gay? Are they gay by choice or is being gay genetic? The simplest answer is to look at the definition of the word "gay. No one knows for certain why any individual is gay, but the current thought is that being gay is not a choice. The reasons people are gay are both physiological and psychological.