Sepharo wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 06:22:
So... since you said you're not discounting the former but you do seem to believe the latter as well... what do you mean by "it's not just biology"?
You said that you do believe that orientation is decided by biology.
I guess the question comes down to, of the increase, what portion do you think comes from fakers vs. those who would have in decades past been closeted?
Well that's the thing isn't it? It's not like there have been conclusive studies, since that sort of thing is frowned upon and hasn't been done since the 60s-70s. All we have are statistics, and our own gut feeling depending on our own social interactions. I will repeat that I believe
that sexuality is mostly derived from our instinctive biological impulses, mostly since it has been regulated through history by society and societal norms. And these are very, very fluid. Throughout history humankind has swung from one extreme to the other, and from my limited old-fart interaction with the younger generation it appears to be swinging the other way pretty hard. The truth is to be found, as it usually does, probably somewhere in the middle.