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Posted Sat Nov 05, 2011 04:57 PM
In all its years, I don't think psychology has yielded any significant discovery, other than there's something deep and terribly wrong with each and every one of us.
Posted Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:50 PM
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Posted Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:05 AM
The only "condition" in my opinion are the phobias that have developed in our culture. We would all feel better if we could embrace our true inner self instead of being worried about being judged or called gay etc.....
The "sickness" occurs when we ignore and hide who we truly are as opposed to embracing hell even celebrating it
Posted Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:14 AM
Homosexuality was considered a psychological condition back in 1952 which was when the first edition of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) was published by the American Psychiatric Association.
In 1974 gay activists (including Bayer who was also a psychiatrist) fought to have homosexuality removed from the DSM as a mental disorder.
It was a long fight, especially after homosexuality was removed but was replaced with a new diagnosis of ego-dystonic homosexuality in about 1980, causing more uproar in the community.
The battle was eventually won and it (homosexuality) was removed entirely from the DSM in 1986.
Attitudes towards homosexuality have long been influenced by religion and I believe continue to do so to this day which is unfortunate as it breeds a culture of hate and exclusion towards those who are seen as different.
The GLBT community deserve respect, equal rights and inclusiveness just as the rest of us all enjoy and don't question as it given to us so freely.
So move with the times people!!!
Posted Wed Dec 07, 2011 06:30 PM
They didn't know much back then, as they do now!
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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2012 01:14 AM
That's strange... i have similar phobia... but instead of bear, there is a strange woman in white apron giving me a spoonful of sugar... and she sings some catchy tune... do I have to say - I hate sugar?
Posted Wed Sep 19, 2012 01:44 AM
Regarding this topic - I think we all are born without any limits... later in life we get our opinions and labels created by society, church (or religion), parents... and peer pressure has a huge role in developing more or less hate (or at least phobia) to other people who don't fit in our little world... That's when some people go from normal behaviour (not having specific preference about sex with same or different gender) to extremes by limiting themselves in one or another way (which means homosexuals as one extreme and heterosexuals as another extreme)...
Rare people, who stay as they were before the big life change, like us bisexuals, stay without preference what gender should be person they are having sex with. Limiting yourself to one gender only - that just makes it very stressfull choice... But because sex should be fun, not some stressful activity, I chose not to limit myself to one or another gender...
Ultimately, I'd like to change this labels from bisexuals to unlimited or limitless people, while two other labels I'd change to "limited to the same sex" or "limited to the opposite sex")...
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