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Thursday, July 30, 2009

The cause and cure of homosexuality

In the newspaper supplement I noted recently that a gay person asked an expert a suggestion on a cure to homosexuality. The expert discouraged such a seeking for cure.
But if there is a willingness, an urge to come out of it, then there has to be a cure. Maybe in the cause there lies the cure..

My mind has been filling with a thought which may or may not be accurate but I feel compelled to write. It is an afterthought of my preceeding post on Men Women.
I believe that narcissistic love (self Love) may lead to disinterest in the opposite and magnification of the interest in the 'same'(in the weak and susceptible minds). What I mean is, it could in some cases be a malady of the mind. It is probably the reason why the Bible prohibits masturbation as well due to its focus on self and its possible effects on the mind and thoughts (although I feel masturbation has to be more acceptable than abusing another for ones needs!).

Those who are slaves to the body and the mind need to follow all the laws in the Bible to avoid being led by the waywardness of the mind. The Bible does not explicitly explain itself, probably because explanations can also become seeds to waywardness to weak and susceptible minds. It is also possible that instilling fear of punishment in those times must have been considered better help than explaining.

Animals I had thought do not have homosexuals and I believed that is because they are creatures of instinct; but a friend corrected me informing that 1500 species (fruit flies, lions and primates) exhibit homosexuality. He also wrote to me that most large animals that exhibit homosexuality live in groups and sex is used as a form of bonding mechanism and conflict resolution tool.

But still I would pursue the point that man with the superior mind sometimes follows more the mind than the instinct. With time and repeated attention to the wayward thoughts created by the idle mind, its dictates may be misread as instinct or sexual orientation. (Here I would like to stress that man being oriented towards living as a civilization, sometimes requires its people to put 'mind before instincts' and at other times "natural instinct before mind"...with the sole purpose of keeping the society civil and healthy and avoid unrest within the society).

I conclude therefore that if thought could be shifted away from self and sameness, heterosexual instincts could consequently resurface in atleast the cases where the homosexuality is brought about by abnormal situations like peer group indulgances for mere fun and for killing boredom..

But I am including here the informations from my friend Thriveen that requires to be noted before forming any definite opinions on the subject.

'Homosexuality was considered as a pathological mental illness in 19th and first part of 20th century, but empirical and scientific studies failed to produce a basis for regarding homosexuality as a disorder or abnormality. So American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 and American Psychological Association soon followed suit in 1975.

So it is not an abnormality similar to Down’s Syndrome but more of a rare physico-genetic trait such as left-handedness. It is estimated that 2-3% of human population is homosexual and they have minor genetic, prenatal/ embryological and neurological differences from others; though the biological basis of homosexuality is not foolproof. So sexual instincts may not be as inherent as we assume because 10% of all humans may be bisexual (capable of sexual relations with both gender) and 1% is asexual (incapable of sexual relations with any gender) without having any physical or mental abnormalities.'

1 comment:

KHOJ said...

good post...
i believe homosexuality as natural as well as instinctive for people who feel that way...it is our biased mindset that makes us feel that they are an abnormality...they are not...they are just different....genes or hormones,whatever may be the reason :)

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