Personality and Sexual Orientation Essay

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Hypothesis: Sexual orientation has an effect on one’s personality, even at birth. My Initial Hypothesis I believe that sexual orientation is not something that is learned. I believe that from the time we are born, we have imbedded in our minds our sexual preferences. I do not believe that a gay man is gay because of the choices that he has made in his life. I believe that he was born gay, but the choices and his environment have only reinforced it. Attachment is something that affects children when they are first born. When they are born they are attracted, so to speak, to their parents. They see them every day, and their parents give them what they want and when they want it (Bernstein, 2011, p.22). Most people are familiar with the…show more content…
Jamil, Harper,and Fernandez (2009) conducted a study on gay, lesbian, and bisexual minority teens with the purpose of correlating the relationship between sexual development and ethnic identity. “Sexual identity awareness was triggered internally, by youth recognizing their sexual or romantic attraction to members of the same sex,” (Jamil, Harper, & Fernandez, 2009). Golombok and Tasker (1996) researched the effect lesbian mothers have on their children’s sexuality. They took several lesbian mothers and compared their rearing techniques to those of heterosexual mothers. Several years later they conducted a follow-up study and the results were not so conclusive. Although there were slightly more children that turned out homosexual under the care of the lesbian mothers, there was no direct correlation with the heterosexual mothers. Furthermore, there was absolutely no correlation with boys being homosexual and having a homosexual mother. In Golombok and Taskers study they state that an attraction is actually being in a relationship. Even so, the teens from the lesbian background said that they could see themselves or think about being in a homosexual relationship. Blaise (2010) noted that children know more about sex and sexuality than they let on. She believes that children should not be directly taught about sexual desires and sexuality; rather,
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