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"Sexuality is a choice? Okay... So when did you decide to be straight?"

Most scientists today agree that sexual orientation is the result of a combination of biological, hormonal, emotional, and environmental factors - meaning that there are many factors that contribute to a person's sexual orientation. Most agree that sexual orientation is not a choice, and it cannot be changed.

Still, some people claim that sexuality is a choice, and that homosexuals and bisexuals are simply choosing to sexually deviate from the 'norm' of heterosexuality.

:bulletpink: Why would people choose to be homosexual if they knew that their parents and family would disown them if they knew? This point by ~MinZki!:D
:bulletpurple: If sexuality is a choice, then when did you choose to become straight?
:bulletpink: If sexuality is a choice, why don't you choose to be gay? If it's so simple to change what sex you are sexually attracted to, flip the switch for a day and choose not to be attracted to members of the opposite sex. Only become aroused by members of the same sex. Seriously, do it! I'd like to know how that works out for you.

Point is, sexuality is not a choice, no more than our skin color is a choice, or our natural hair color. It's just a part of who we are, and people who claim they can change are just fooling themselves. That's all I've got to say for now on this topic.



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:iconpuppychicken:
Puppychicken Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm still not completely sure what this is trying to prove. Also I do believe there is some choice to our sexuality.
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InFloris Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me, being a Bi-fi hotspot, I know I can't just stop being attracted to women and men, just as much a straight man cannot just stop liking women.
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Bloodybookraven Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with most of your opinions.
I was actually scared to admit I was bi at one point.
Now I just think of this. Thanks for the confidence boost.
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KL0N0A Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student General Artist
if I were to quote the Troy movie
"I didn't choose, I was born and this is who I am"
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Akhnaton-II Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
And that's actually a good point.
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pastel-suqar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Exactly!!
I used this argument once, though, and the person just said "I did choose, and it was the right choice". 
I mean, it was on Instagram though, so I guess I should've expected stupidity. 
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CutieTheIPadArtist Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
If Sexuality WAS A Choice, I'd Be Bisexual Or Pansexual Right Now.
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SmudgeArts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Yep! As much as i DISCOVERED i was bi, after a lot of self hatred, i can clearly say i was always that way. Im okay with it now, because i have family friends and a boyfriend who fully support it
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RollingEevee Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally feel for this stamp. Sexuality is something one is born with.
I honestly found it funny when I heard that there are therapists that can supposedly 'fix' one's sexuality.
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Brightyflower Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I don't understand what this stamp is trying to prove
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:iconastrall99:
Astrall99 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
To show how hypocritical the "homosexuality is a choice" argument is
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Brightyflower Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
OHHH
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PuddinL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think there are some people who do have their brain wired different and don't have a choice but,other do. Like the one's who do it because they jsut can and 'it sounds cool'.
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:iconlatexiana:
LaTexiana Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is old, but I just want to put forward a possibility. What if the "others" who do have a choice are just bisexual or pansexual and simply choose which attraction to ignore or pay attention to at any given time? I feel as if many people who claim to be able to choose whether they are gay or straight are simple bi or pan and don't realize it. 
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sammy-the-sam Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
i chose when i saw a girl in my kindergarten class and thought she was cute. i could've ignored that but i didn't!
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PsionicsKnight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Student Writer
You know, it's actually kind of funny: :iconlipizzaner-kgirl: did a very similar stamp (here's a link if you want to check it out Stamp). Granted, I'm not entirely sure if she would agree with everything you said, but it's still quite a coincidence, ey?
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I made the choice around 6 years old....cause I was a pretty screwed up kid, knew alot of stuff I shouldn't...

Everything a man does, he has a choice, I don't know what's it like with females or 'others', but as a man, you just gotta make a choice. 
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:iconlatexiana:
LaTexiana Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hello again! This is pretty old, but I'm always open for more discussion. 
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it's you....I am feeling a little tired, so I hope we can keep this discussion simple and straight to the point.

You are probably wondering why I believe what I said in the original post....well because I was taught, by none other than my father, that everything that happens in life is ones own fault. And the only thing that can break such a rule would be people interfering in one's life.

Think of it this way, life is a driving car, if you don't steer that car, it's gonna take you where ever. You have the choice to steer the car, but one thing you should never do is allow the passenger to grab the wheel. A Sorta, life is what you make it.

Is it a really whack ass concept? Yes....

Why I choose to believe it? From a logical stand point, it would explain a lot of stuff in my life.

Can this be implied to sexuality, possibly not. Like you said, this is old, a lot of stuff before this year I might regret saying.... a lot of stuff that is hurtful....
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:iconlatexiana:
LaTexiana Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I chose not to reply to this comment when you originally made it, because you seemed to be in an interesting state of mind at the time. I also didn't have much to say. In my opinion, your father's advice is sound, but you chose to apply it more broadly than would be reasonable, but I think that you already understand that. There are, obviously, aspects of a person's life that are out of their control. Aspects that we are born with, such as hair color, eye color, ethnicity, native language, etc. Sexuality is one of those things. We can choose to altar said aspects. I choose to dye my hair lighter, wear colored contacts, pass as Latina, and speak Spanish when I can, but that doesn't really change anything. My hair is still naturally black, my eyes are brown, I'm not Latina, and my native language is English. I did not choose those things and I cannot really choose  to change them.
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wakaflockaflame1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see, as always you hit the nail on the dot.
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nerdics Featured By Owner Edited Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just my thought.

There are actually some people who used different sexualities as lables to make them "edgy" and "cool" so in a way there are still people who choose them. But again, there are also some real ones. (Like my two of my friends that I know)

In my opinion, physically humans have different gender for a reason. If one is to follow their instinct, they would of course, be "straight". It's like animals, we follow our instincts. There are some animals too that are different. Being gay is not wrong and it's not defying "instincts" Because well, the universe is.. "amazing"

I hope I don't offend anyone! I just want to give some ideas, so people could calm down about this. LGBT community is already having a hard time, and you can't fight hate with hate. :D
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Astrall99 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You make sense.
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tfwnobf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im confused about my own sexuality
i THINK im pansexual
but i prefer men
can someone help me
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:iconethan-the-artist:
Ethan-The-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
You can be pansexual with a preference, silly :P x3
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tiffany18000 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pansexual means you can like anyone regardless, im bi, i know that because i dont like many people. Preferences do occour tho. my preference is females. You would be preference of males. Perfectly normal hun. Theres plenty of info on dA and the internet if you need any ferther help
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SNlCKERS Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, because people CHOOSE to be bullied, to increase their chances of being murdered, shunned by their families, friends, and society all because they WANT to.


Stupid people make me sick.
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exotier Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
emo/goth kids do it all the time
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quixoticala Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Writer
i'm pansexual myself, but i think it could be a choice. bc i could abstain from sex and deprave myself of sexual needs, and say i'm asexual. i chould choose to only like dicks and say i'm straight. i could also choose to only like vaginas and say i'm homo as hell. but i like both of them, and more, so i don't want to give that up. humans, imo, aren't born w/ sexualities. if you grew up in a different time period or society, you might think otherwise, tbh.
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LaTexiana Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is old, but some of what you said just doesn't make sense. Asexuality isn't "abstaining from sex and depraving [yourself] of sexual needs". Asexuals can and do have sex, but they lack sexual attraction. 

I think that you know very well that choosing to like dicks wouldn't make you straight and choosing to like vaginas wouldn't make you homo. Sexuality isn't dictated by choice, although I do agree that it isn't simply a matter of being born one way or another. Like you said, our environmental and societal influences do affect how our sexual orientations manifest themselves, but sexual orientation is not simply a product of time period and society. 
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Astrall99 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Even then,it doesn't make homosexuality bad.
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UsagiLollipop Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Um, being homosexual is still wrong though?
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:iconastrall99:
Astrall99 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No it isn't.....
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:iconusagilollipop:
UsagiLollipop Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Why is this still a thing?
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:iconastrall99:
Astrall99 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Why were you stating such an ignorant thought process?
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UsagiLollipop Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
It's not ignorant. I believe that women should be with men,and men should be with women.It's Adam and Eve,not Adam and Steve.
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Astrall99 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So you're okay with inbreeding?Because four people,only one being a woman,causes that......
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:iconusagilollipop:
UsagiLollipop Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
No. I'm saying I'm supporting heterosexuality.
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:iconastrall99:
Astrall99 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Just like the Bible,that is a weak excuse to shit on homosexuality.......
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:iconbliscuite:
bliscuite Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
um, no it's not?
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:iconusagilollipop:
UsagiLollipop Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Why are you just now replying?
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:iconbliscuite:
bliscuite Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
because I just found this comment now? why do you think.
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:iconaxris:
axris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student Artist
so do you want your face smashed into the pavement now or do we wanna wait until you're not suspecting a thing?
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:iconusagilollipop:
UsagiLollipop Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
What are you talking about?
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:iconaxris:
axris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student Artist
Do look at the beginning of the comment.
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:iconusagilollipop:
UsagiLollipop Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You're still upset that I think that homosexuality's wrong? Were you holding a grudge or something?
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:iconaxris:
axris Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student Artist
i've never fucking met you before, but "homosexuality is wrong" is enough to make me want to slaughter somebody. Specifically the somebody who said that.
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:iconusagilollipop:
UsagiLollipop Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Dude,chill.
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:iconaxris:
axris Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Student Artist
nah, i don't gotta chill. you're a shit person.
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G0R3L0RD Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
No, it's not. It's as natural as being hetero. A lot of animals practice homosexual acts.
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