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Homosexuality Family and Friends Homosexuality is a part of our society and has been for a long time Plato spoke of homosexuality in The Symposium Those who are halves of a male whole pursue males and being slices so to speak of the male love men throughout their boyhood and take pleasure in physical contact with men Such boys and lads are the best of their generation because they are the most manly Isay 11 Once family or friends discover the meaning of homosexuality they can be successful in meeting the challenge of integrating a gay family member or friend by using positive thinking and therapy The most used definition of homosexuality is sexual orientation toward people of the same sex Homosexual men have a prevalent erotic attraction to other men Their sexual fantasies are mostly directed toward other men and have been so since childhood A man doesnt have to engage in sexual activity to be a homosexual Sometimes pressure from society or inner conflict may inhibit sexual behavior Men who have homosexual contacts but because of pressure from society or inner conflict or both cant accept that they are gay are also homosexual Some men may not even have conscious access to their homoerotic fantasies because they repress suppress or deny them Their fantasies become more available to them during a properly conducted analysis or therapy and they are also considered to be homosexual Isay According to the American Psychological Association homosexuality is simply the way a minority of our population expresses human love and sexuality Shepherd Homosexuals discover their sexual orientation They are not recruited or brainwashed into homosexuality Sexual orientation can not be caught or taught Family fears of catching homosexuality or of being recruited at school or elsewhere are utterly without scientific foundation Shepherd Research suggests that the homosexual orientation is in place very early in the life cycle possibly even before birth Disclosure of homosexuality by a family member
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