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To: Hildy

Love your tag line - so very true.

Ok for the science.

Now what about those teenagers who in puberty form strong attachments to the same sex? What about those teenagers who do not even realize that they are different in their attachments?

Do people really believe teenagers go out on a Saturday and say - "Gee, what can I do to make my peers hate me, bring utter scorn on me?"

I don't. I believe that something goes amiss somewhere along the line in puberty where they do not progress to the "discovering women" stage. I believe they live years of confusion as their friends form attachments to the other sex and they begin to realize they are somehow different from their friends as girlfriend situations are somehow forced to them.

They then drift into associations with other males not hooked up with girlfriends and trouble ensues.

I don't know what causes this - whether an early attack, a missing step in the sexual development stage or what.

But - ask any parent of a young gay person what they saw in the development of that child. I doubt you will find that that child decided willfully to be turned on by males and form strong attachments to males rather than females.

Ask any teenage girl why she is not attracted to her male gay friends sexually. I think you will find that there is just missing chemistry and it just does not take.

Who can explain chemistry among the sexes?

I agree there are choices. I agree that some "experiment" or seek gross diversions. But, in addition, there are the teenagers caught in this mess and we don't need to condemn them - we need answers to help them live in this world.

70 posted on 12/13/2004 10:53:01 AM PST by ClancyJ (Middle America is what makes America - not the Liberal "elitists" and the Media)
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To: ClancyJ
Why are they caught in this mess? Because society has made it an acceptable alternative. When I was in school the notion that there were troubled girls who turned to each other for sex is preposterous. There were boys, however, who were definitely effiminate.

It brings more problems than it solves for young girls, I believe.

75 posted on 12/13/2004 11:01:31 AM PST by Hildy ( The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue)
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