Sexual orientation change efforts SOCE are methods used in attempts to change the sexual orientation of homosexual and bisexual people to heterosexuality. According to the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation, "there are no studies of adequate scientific rigor to conclude whether or not such methods work to change sexual orientation. The longstanding consensus of the behavioral and social sciences, and the health and mental health professions is that homosexuality and bisexuality are per se normal and positive variations of human sexual orientation.
In it, Neville, a lecturer at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, investigates what women enjoy about consuming gay male erotica and how it fits in with their perceptions of gender and sexuality. Neville interviewed and surveyed more than women over five years for the project. It was interesting to find that half the sample had done that.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. And after falling into bed with a Polish bodybuilder she has not looked back — and admits that since losing 5st she has become one of the busiest heterosexual daters on her local singles scene. When I fancied women, I was the staunchest lesbian you could imagine.
One hundred years ago, people had a very different idea of what it means to be heterosexual. Understanding that shift in thinking can tell us a lot about fluid sexual identities today, argues Brandon Ambrosino. Whenever I tell this to people, they respond with dramatic incredulity.
At an event earlier this year, I met two women who, as it turned out, were not only business partners but also life partners. They left their marriages and grown children in their 50s and have been together ever since. My curiosity piqued, I'm afraid I monopolized their time with my many questions.
You identity as a straight woman—but enjoy lesbian porn. So, if you identify as straight, why the attraction to same-sex porn? In fact, lots of women develop a healthy and consistent self-pleasure practice —aka a masturbation routine—from watching same-sex porn.
Matthew Parris. Long-suffering Spectator readers deserve a seasonal break from yet another Remoaner diatribe from me. Instead, I turn to sex.
I recently wrote a blog post about the music video for singer-songwriter Steve Grand's song "All-American Boy," in which a gay man falls in love with a straight man and they share a quick kiss. In that post I addressed why gay men might be attracted to straight men, but that question raises another: Why might a straight man be romantically or sexually attracted to other men? Why did the straight guy in the video kiss the gay guy back, after all?
A controversial new study says yes — if they really want to. Critics, though, say the study's subjects may be deluding themselves and that the subject group was scientifically invalid because many of them were referred by anti-gay religious groups. Robert Spitzer, a psychiatry professor at Columbia University, said he began his study as a skeptic — believing, as major mental health organizations do, that sexual orientation cannot be changed, and attempts to do so can even cause harm.
Part of the Freedom from Homosexuality Series. Here are stories of men and women, who identified as gay or struggled with homosexuality, but who believed — or came to believe — homosexuality was not part of God's design for human sexuality and relationships. So, they began to move away from homosexuality and to steward their relationships and sexuality in a biblical manner. Typically, this is a process of growth and changenot an instantaneous transformation.