LGBT Teen years - Sexuality changes?

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  1. Ivan

    Ivan New Member

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    I have someone trying to convince me in another forum that during teen years, hormones are out of balance, which I agree. However I do not agree with the idea that one day a teen has too much testosterone, and the next one they do have a lot of estrogen, thus one day they are straight and the next one they are gay. Then those changes supposedly keep happening and this particular teen goes back to being straight, then he might go back to being gay, and so on until his sexuality settles.

    Then, to top it off, he mentions the Kinsey scale in all this issue. He isn't aware that I'm gay and I've been in thousands of discussions like this one, and I do not plan to announce it.

    I do not know about you, but I found that idea quite ridiculous. My point was that teens are driven by a lot of sexual desire, not changing sexual orientations. Furthermore, I do not think hormones determinate sexuality. Too much testosterone is supposed to make you manly, be hairy and like women? He's the one claiming sexuality is not black and white, but then suggests that. Hairy gay guys exist, femenine lesbians do, too.

    I'm just wondering if I'm right or wrong in YOUR opinion?
     
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    I don't think there's any research or evidence out there to support the idea that the balance and amounts of testosterone and estrogen have an effect on sexual orientation. I think they do have an affect on libido...but I can't remember where I read that.

    I remember the circus that was my hormones during puberty, but all I can remember that doing was making me awkward and moody. I was gay pretty much all the way through it ;)
     
  3. Ivan

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    That's what I remember too, I'd be sad for the stupidest things. I think I still am sometimes, lol. But female anatomy never did anything to me.
     
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    Well I was gay WAY before my teen years, I'd say around 9-11
     
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    Actually, I'm positive that there is evidence and research that states that hormone levels have absolutely no affect on sexuality.
     
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    geniks king of the hill

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    I've known since i was 11... and even before that i knew something was different about me.
     
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    Ive known I was gay since like 2nd or 3rd grade when I had fantasies about the 5th and 6th grade guys lol....did I believe I was gay at that time? Nah, but now that I look back I was....at the same time though I did fool around with 2 girls in elemetary school and 3 guys so idk (i started young haha), I could be bi but I dont really think I am lol
     
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    Well there you go :)
     
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    Well, if I find that research I'll slap it in his face, though so far he hasn't bothered to reply to my post. Thank you for that information :)
     
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    If you want a great read on homosexuality and biology, there's a great article written years back called exactly that, "Homosexuality and biology," published in The Atlantic. I once made a scan of it after checking the issue out of my library, but it's available for reading online for free now.

    Research has gone a long way and discovered new things since then, but it's still a fascinating read, and it makes some points about the nature of the pursuit for this specific truth that are still relevant today.
     
  11. KindlyCuddly

    KindlyCuddly Irina Lazareanu

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    I came out somewhere between 1st-3rd grade, I've always known since I can remember...and so did everyone else. Nothing really changed through my teen years.
     
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    THe only thing that happened for me in my teen years was acting on my desires...:) had some fun with a drummer before he went back in the closet.
     
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    :werd: same here..
     
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  15. Ivan

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    Me too, kind of. I was always playing girly stuff with girls. :ugh: :hsd:
    And absolutely hated playing Power Rangers with the boys. :rofl:

    Really? I haven't heard of it. :mamoru:
     
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    Haha, my parents and brothers had me pressured to play t-ball as a kid, i would stand for about 5 minutes in the out field and then sit down in the grass because i was too bored. :greddy:I also liked wwf, but never really knew why...
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    I used to play baseball and soccer and hated them both hahahaha...I remember doing that same thing, just sitting down and playing with the dirt.
     
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    hmmm, i remember being attracted to both boys and girls when i was young.
    then in my teen years i became much more attracted to men but never did anything about it (taught myself how to read and play music on 4 instruments during this time)

    then at about 18/19 i became attracted to women again and started dating for the the first time in my life, but by 25 i was through with trying to reason with them.

    so at 26 i came out as bi (since i would certainly enjoy sex with a woman but don't pursue a relationship with one) but am pretty much living a gay lifestyle.
     
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    KindlyCuddly Irina Lazareanu

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    :hsd: Same. Burger King bathrooms, yay.
     
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    Looking back on my life I should have known a long time ago but it didnt occur to me until my late teens. I remember I used to play kissing tag in the back yard with the neighbor girls but I would also have sword fights with the neighborhood boys. :)
     
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    Ahh sword fights, my gateway drug of choice...

    :wiggle:
     
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