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Homosexuality remains rare, but bisexuality rising among youth and correlated w dysfunction
Analysis of CDC Report ^ | 7-17-14 | Dangus

Posted on 07/17/2014 8:13:48 PM PDT by dangus

Fascinating data released from the Center for Disease Control about homosexuality.

Homosexuality is not becoming more common. Out of 300 million Americans, only 2 million are homosexual men. 98% of men are heterosexual. And the share of the young-adult (18-45) public which is homosexual (1.9%) is almost the same as that of the middle-aged (45-64) public (1.8%), despite AIDS having ravaged the gay population which is now largely middle-aged.

Bisexuality may well be another matter. Young adults are three times more likely than middle-aged adults to be bisexual, although that's still just over 1% of the total population. (Women are far more likely to be bisexual.)

It's hard to know from a single snapshot whether that's because the young-adult cohort is substantially different than the middle-aged cohort, or whether the cohort which is now middle-aged has changed substantially since they were younger. It's possible that vast numbers of people who once regarded themselves as bisexual have now chosen one gender or another. If they no longer regard themselves as bisexual, it's worth exploring studying whether they feel their sexuality has changed, or they feel they were mistaken in identifying themselves as bisexual. It seems unlikely that young adults are simply that much more likely to admit to a survey to being bisexual, since middle-agers certainly aren't less likely admit to being homosexual.

The other possibility is that unlike homosexuality, the bisexual population is rapidly growing among young adults. If so, the CDC data suggests this is not a good thing, since compared to heterosexual women, bisexual women are…
… twice as likely to smoke (28.5% of bisexuals, 25.7% of lesbians, 14% of hetero[sexual]s)
… far more than twice as likely to have binged on alcohol in the past year (more than five drinks in a day) (33.8% of bisexuals, 25.8% of lesbians, 14.3% of heteros)
…60% more likely to be obese (40.9% of bisexuals, 36.7% of lesbians, 28.3% of heteros)
… two and a half times more likely to have experienced psychological distress in the past 30 days (10.9% of bisexuals, 5.3% of lesbians, 4.2% of heteros)
… and according to a separate report published jointly with the Department of Justice, women in Lesbian relations were five times more likely to commit physical assault (35.4% vs. 7.1%)

Bisexual men are even more likely to smoke, binge-drink, and be abusive then bisexual women. (They are less likely to be obese than even straight men or women.) These negative behaviors are not simply due to the stress of being a sexual minority; exclusively gay and lesbian people are actually statistically more like heterosexual people in all of these health crises.

Many interesting questions arise from the study:
Is bisexuality on the rise?
Or have former bisexuals ceased being bisexual?
Or have they decided they were mistaken about being bisexual when they were younger?
Does our society's promotion of sexual confusion among young adults cause unhealthy behavior?
Or are psychologically troubled youth more likely to be sexually confused?
What do you think? Keep in mind, all the answers could be positive in part.

Primary source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr077.pdf
Source for prevalence of violence within intimate relationships: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/181867.pdf
Any emotional, spiritual or psychological problems associated with homosexuality or bisexuality should inspire compassion towards the afflicted, not be an excuse to hate or abuse homosexuals, bisexuals or the afflicted.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christianity; civilrights; gay; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; lesbian; moralabsolutes

1 posted on 07/17/2014 8:13:48 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

It seems risk taking or Borderline Personality Disorder is much more common in the gay population, I also bet Histrionic Personality Disorder is more common as well.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 8:19:54 PM PDT by LukeL
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>> 98% of men are heterosexual

>> Is bisexuality on the rise?

The Left will reap what it deserves.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 8:20:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: dangus

imho, the rise in bisexuality is because of indoctrination by the the media/schools/entertainment complex.

Children are being told that homosexuality is aMaZiNg, so they then try it.

Someone needs to do a study to find out how many try homosexuality and are turned off by it. But those results would never be published.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 8:23:29 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Gene Eric

Unfortunately, Islam disproves the notion that exposing a lie that a repressive society is built on will lead to freedom. Nobody believes that crap about Mohammed in Islamofascist states. But imagine the way The Emperor’s New Clothes would have turned out if the child who said the emperor was naked was tortured, beaten, and murdered. When people have to choose between reason and their safety, most people sacrifice their reason.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 8:28:05 PM PDT by dangus
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To: LukeL

There were polls numbers out this week that youth estimated these numbers at 13x higher than reality.

Shows how warped their worldview is thanks to Hollywood.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 8:48:10 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Reddy

I thought homo sex was supposed to be FaBuLous!


7 posted on 07/17/2014 8:51:14 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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8 posted on 07/17/2014 8:52:27 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: TigerClaws

Seems like one can’t watch a movie without a homo-rapien in it.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 8:54:08 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: dangus

Bisexual? How does that even work?

I’ve gotta agree with Mr Andrew Dice Clay here.

And for “bi” guys, I have to wonder.. what sane woman would consider dating man who’s done stuff with another man? A bi guy is just going to leave a woman later on down the road. Either that, or he’ll be cheating on her on the side. Makes no sense.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 9:00:05 PM PDT by MarkRegal05
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To: dangus

well, I’m a bisexual female and I haven’t done any of those things.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 9:03:03 PM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: chae

Are you doubting the data, or just reminding us all that generalizing is prejudiced.


12 posted on 07/17/2014 9:09:17 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Reddy

agreed


13 posted on 07/17/2014 9:10:07 PM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
I thought homo sex was supposed to be FaBuLous!

Not if you're the one biting the pillow.

14 posted on 07/17/2014 9:10:15 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Reddy

The in thing now is for two straight female celebrities to kiss each other on the mouth. It’s all about the “shock value”. These low-life creeps are not bi-sexual. But they like to show that love is beautiful. Makes me want to throw up.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 9:12:29 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: dangus
I forgot who posted this yesterday but it's insane. NSFW or for normal folks.

Radical Feminists

Here's a sample of her scholarly writing:

Men, homo rapiens, you scum, you filth. There is no word to describe the extent of your evil, you are pure evil, pure lechery. I hate you, how I hate you. In the 250,000 years of your rotten, defunct existence, you have managed to kill 5 million years of life on earth.

16 posted on 07/17/2014 9:18:17 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: dangus

It’s easy to understand - young men aren’t allowed to be what they are anymore: heterosexual.

So since they’re not gay, they have to play the PC “bi” game, which disgusts and depresses them, violates their very spirits, and wraps them in a work totally foreign to them. They are also taught that being a normal straight man is a mental illness and to hate themselves for it.

So - Shazam, they’re depressed and substance abusers. Mystery? No way.

Planned.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 9:30:52 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: dangus
These negative behaviors are not simply due to the stress of being a sexual minority;

This is a ridiculous, politically correct statement. In fact the negative behaviors probably correlate pretty well to other people with mental illnesses.

18 posted on 07/17/2014 9:32:27 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: dangus

I hate generalizations.
The study left out things I would also consider important though. What is the comparison on STD’s in bisexual, lesbian and hetero women? The assault statistic, is that more likely to commit assault on their partner or on other people? What is the incidence of date rape in lesbian and bi-sexual relationships as opposed to hetero relationships?
Also, when I would go out dancing, most girls I knew in the clubs were in their early 20’s and were experimenting with many things at that time, booze, cigarettes, and same sex relationships. Thy self-identified as bi sexual at that time period even though they were as my mother would say “Just going through a phase”.
And what constitutes bi-sexuality in this survey? A 16-year old girl who kissed another girl at a party may label herself as bi-sexual because teen guys think “that’s hot”, even though she’s not into women.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 10:22:40 PM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: dangus

"You either s--- d--- or you do not s--- d---, there is no in-between."

20 posted on 07/17/2014 10:26:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
The distinction between homosexuality and bisexuality is a false idea. Having sex with a woman does not wash away having had sex with a man.

If you're bisexual, you ARE a homosexual.

21 posted on 07/17/2014 11:09:49 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: stormhill

“If you’re bisexual, you ARE a homosexual.”

A man who has sex with women *and* engages in sodomy with men has a milder case of same-sex attraction disorder than a man who cannot force himself to lie with women.

But he is suffering from same-sex attraction disorder just the same.

The following is the longer version of the vital prayer composed by Pope Leo XIII in 1888 after his startling vision as to the future of the Church. This prayer was dedicated for the Feast of St. Michael 1448 years from the date of the election of the first Leo—Pope Saint Leo the Great. Everyone is familiar with the first prayer below which was mandated by His Holiness as part of the Leonine Prayers after Low Mass.

O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven. That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels. Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory. That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity. These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered. Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations. Amen.
V: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.
R: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.
V: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.
R: As we have hoped in Thee.
V: O Lord hear my prayer.
R: And let my cry come unto Thee.
V: Let us pray. O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls. Amen.


22 posted on 07/18/2014 3:15:56 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dangus

A hedonistic reaction by severely unhappy and dissatisfied folks. A direct correlation to the deterioration of society and the knowledge of the corruption of the pundits against Freedom and God.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 3:49:24 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: dangus

If the government propaganda would be that eating sand and plywood is healthy, glamorous and makes one a better person, the percentage of people eating sand and plywood occasionally will rise. But they will not eat sand and plywood exclusively for the obvious reason that they also need digestible food. They will be bi-gastronomial.


24 posted on 07/18/2014 5:00:22 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: dangus

Any man who masturbates is a bisexual.

So put that down on the HR form if they ever ask. You’ll be awarded special protection from the haters. If anyone attacks you, it’s a Hate Crime.


25 posted on 07/18/2014 5:03:27 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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26 posted on 07/18/2014 5:54:20 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: dangus
Or are psychologically troubled youth more likely to be sexually confused?

Yes.

27 posted on 07/18/2014 5:57:55 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: dsc

His vision was indeed prophetic. Thank you for posting this prayer. It’s going on my refrigerator door.


28 posted on 07/18/2014 6:14:49 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: AppyPappy

Manusexual?


29 posted on 07/18/2014 6:16:18 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: MarkRegal05
"Bisexual? How does that even work?"

Good question.

Nail anything on two legs that's breathing or are leg count and still breathing options?

30 posted on 07/18/2014 6:19:55 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: dangus

This is what happens when you dont have Dads around to cuff a son’s head and call him a fag.


31 posted on 07/18/2014 6:20:20 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Only if you think AIDS and Kaposi’s Sarcoma are FaBuLous!


32 posted on 07/18/2014 7:55:46 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Vermont Lt

In my experience, the culture today contributes to it.

In my misspent youth, I wandered around and through many different social groups. And in what I saw in both myself and others, the urge to belong was amazing.

Now that being part of the church is no longer in vogue, the youth—and adults—of today are hunting for other places to feel like they belong. And many groups that advertise themselves as open and accepting are... well... groups that have a high amount of sexuality among them.


33 posted on 07/18/2014 11:11:13 AM PDT by Luircin
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To: dangus

Is this a case of the tail waging the dog?

Or maybe it’s the waging of the tail that gets the dog?

I’m confused...


34 posted on 07/18/2014 4:50:14 PM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: dangus
Bisexuality may well be another matter. Young adults are three times more likely than middle-aged adults to be bisexual, although that's still just over 1% of the total population. (Women are far more likely to be bisexual.)

I've known several bisexual women. One was a girlfriend back in college. Every one I knew had mental issues.

35 posted on 07/18/2014 4:57:38 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Albion Wilde

“It’s going on my refrigerator door.”

Always happy to pass it along.


36 posted on 07/19/2014 2:44:35 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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