What makes people gay? Is it a chemical imbalance?!

Question: What makes people gay!? Is it a chemical imbalance!?
My friend was talking to me about how people who are gay are born gay, and that what makes them homosexual is a certain chemical imbalance of the brain!. Is this true by any chance!? I was under the impression that it was a choice!?Www@Answer-Health@Com

No, it's the right chemical balance!. =D

I read that high testosterone levels usually indicate homosexuality in a man!. The higher the testosterone, the greater the chances of that man being a homosexual!. In layman's terms, the manlier you are, the gayer you are!.

This is especially common amongst men with older male siblings!. So, if you're the 10th son in a family, and you're a body builder, you're more likely to be gay than your older brother who is a dancer!.

They also found some differences in the hypothalamus of gay males!. The problem is that they don't know if it changes due to homosexuality, or if the alteration caused homosexuality!.

The testosterone thing works the same for women, ironically, we call "manly" women lesbians 50% of the time!.

I read that testosterone levels determine the length of your ring finger in contrast with your index finger!. The greater the difference is between the fingers, the higher the testosterone levels!. The index finger is the larger, btw!.

In some cases, though, it is by choice!. But I don't believe that if they choose to change they'll be 100% homosexuals!. Or that they were ever heterosexual to begin with!.

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No one is sure, but the American Psychiatric Association reports that sexual orientation is fixed BEFORE puberty, and cannot be altered!.

It might be genetic, it could be a chemical imbalance, it might be related to the number of children a woman has - there's some evidence to suggest second sons are far more likely to be gay than first sons!.

Whatever the cause, it isn't a conscious choice; it's a normal human sexual variation, and cannot be altered by drugs or therapy!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

Let me just start off by saying that no, being gay is not a choice!. It's different then liking a certain team, or a certain drink, it really is just something you're born with!. No matter what anyone tells you, it can't be altered and it isn't a choice!.

As for causes, nobody is quite sure what causes people to be attracted to there own gender!. I read an article in Discover magazine about some tests being done, which came back with results that point towards, the more sons a woman has had, the higher the chance of having a gay son!.

But that doesn't mean it's a birth defect, it's just the way we are!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

there have been several studies that havent come up with difinitive evidence yet as to what makes a person gay!. but think of it this way, many people are attracted to someone because of a certain feature about them!. say you like someone with green eyes, it just turns you on!. why is this so!? you cant explain it, you just are!. gay people seem to be discriminated against so very much i highly doubt anyone would ever make the choice to be gay!. you cant help your feelings for who you fall in love with, neither can a gay person, its that simple!.

p!.s!.- i have known several gay people throughout my short life so far and have yet to see one who has a gay family member!. maybe you see people who are gay that have a gay family member because they are encouraged to be who they are and not be afraid to admit who they like and so on!. there is proof that many people have been gay in history but had to hide the fact in order to lead a "normal" life!. WHY!?!? its so sad that society wants to dictate this!. its just like society thinking different races arent equal to others just for the fact they were born differently!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

well, i always thought it was a choice too!. usually people who are gay have family members who are as well, but i don't know if that means they're born gay!. oh yeah and don't believe people who say you can't know if you're gay until you have sex with someone of the same sex, because people who are "straight" know they are while they're still virgins, right!?!Www@Answer-Health@Com

I don't think that gay people choose to be gay, because I have trouble imagining anyone making a choice that will lead to such ridicule and prejudice!.

I also don't think they're born that way, because I'm religious and I don't think that God would make someone in a way that they're way more likely to sin than anyone else!. That's just not fair!.

Here's what I think happens!.!.!.I have no proof, it's just a hypothesis!.
I think that they are born straight (or at least conceived that way) and along the way, something goes wrong!. Maybe the mother drinks or smokes!. Maybe they get abused as a child!. Maybe they see their dad hitting their mom!. Maybe they see their parents get killed!. Maybe their parents are just neglectful!. IDK!.

The point is, I can't see people choosing to be gay, and I can't see them being made gay from the beginning!. So IDK!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

He's on the right path!. It's more to do with genetics, but possibly that 'gene' which has been isolated, has a chemical make up which could be described as imbalanced!. That is, in the gays who have KNOWN they were ever since they were very small!. Even if they didn't articulate it!. It's certainly not a 'choice' thing in their circumstance!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

being gay is not a choice! who would choose to be fired from jobs, not allowed to marry, or even be killed for who they show affection to!? i didnt choose to be gay, i am just gay!. did you choose to be straight!? or was it just something you knew!? and if it was a choice, what day did you decide to be straight!? surely you remember the day you made that life altering choice!.!.!.its not a choice, its who we are, period!Www@Answer-Health@Com

I've heard people say before that they were born that way!. It's a very touchy subject for a lot of people!. Maybe the urge to be gay is so strong, they feel there is no way around it, so that makes them think they were born that way!. I don't know, but I personally feel it's their choice!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

I disagree that they are born that way because that would be like saying someone is born liking the Packers instead of the 49ers or liking baseball over hockey!. Either way I'm impartial, it's their choice, i just don't agree with the reasons!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

i do not believe anyone is born gay!.!.i believe if the person is molested they are more likely to be gay!. and i also believe if you experiment with drugs your more likely to be gay!.!.!.from what i here it makes the sex much betterWww@Answer-Health@Com

what those people say!.!.!.i couldnt have said it betterWww@Answer-Health@Com

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