The debate "Homosexuality can be viewed as a mental illness" was started by
April 28, 2016, 9:59 am.
By the way, Marvelgirl2002 is disagreeing with this statement.
10 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 22 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
Marvelgirl2002 posted 1 argument, QueenQuirks posted 6 arguments to the agreers part.
Nemiroff posted 3 arguments, RyanWakefield posted 3 arguments, sagitario posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
QueenQuirks, dalton7532, ProudAmerican888, sabrina, Zuhayr and 5 visitors agree.
Marvelgirl2002, Nemiroff, RyanWakefield, RANDOMEDIA, sagitario, tr, PoetPrincess85, Sumerian, Julia_lee, SwaggerPoptart, Frank and 11 visitors disagree.
There will always be cutlural bias. That's why a lot of people can't help but be creeped out by it. In fact it doesn't have to be that. There are plenty of things that a lot of people find weird and creepy.
It's not you finding it weird that's the problem, it's you claiming that it's a mental illness, which is the actual topic. None of your previous three statements have backed up your original claim, so we can cast them off as irrelevant.
it isn't that homosexuality is unnatural making you uncomfortable. it is the fact that Western Christian society has been preaching that it is unnatural for centuries. it has nothing to do with weather or not it is natural or moral, it has to do with cultural bias.
Just like someone can't help being attracted to. A lot of people can't help being weirded or seeing something as unnatural
I don't judge but when I see a homosexual person getting comfy its a bit weird and creepy to me but I ignore it. Many people feel this way and you wonder why? its not that they don't accept ppl like that. Just they can't help seeing it as unnatural
What makes doing anal different from traditional sex. You can't blame people for finding it weird. Its not like there making themselves feel that way. It doesn't look natural and I really doubt my body sees it as natural.
what makes it different from heterosexuality? why is being attracted to someone of the opposite sex not a 'nasty preference'
Homosexuality is not a mental illness. Think of beastiality, pedophilia, or anything similar that has to do with attraction towards something. Its just a nasty preference. You can't do much about it people can do what they want and I wouldn't force them. Its strange but what can you do?
According to your initial point, masturbation is not natural and goes against the survival of the species. Therefore it is a mental illness.
Homosexuality is just a perversion all honesty to me. A ton of straight men go gay in prison out of thirst lol. That tells you right there that you simply can't be born something. It grows on its own. You can never be born with a preferance.
it's nothing to do with mentality, it comes from having different amounts of certain chemicals! you definitely cannot call it an illness!
Mental illness - of various disorders in which a person's thoughts, emotions, or behaviour are so abnormal as to cause suffering to himself, herself, or other people. the key word is suffering. Homosexuality is not an illness.
your arguement is very flawed, as the definition of mental illness is not 'ignoring survival instincts', as by that logic, the vast majority of people are mentally ill.
reproduction is done when resources are plentiful and survival is likely. survival instincts usually override the need to reproduce when survival is threatened.
also, how is ignoring instinct mental illness? If I ignore my hunger instincts in order to give food to a friend or family member does that make me crazy?
Survival instincts meaning to reproduce. Homosexuals cannot reproduce if in a homosexual relationship.
then again, anything can be viewed as mental illness, including laziness, stubbornness, or anything else that is not the current norm.
it often happens In nature, and it is the result of instincts (what happens to turn you on)