Often the topic of reproduction being the purpose of sexual orientation is included in discussions about why people are gay to show the homosexual orientation is abnormal because it does not lead to reproduction.

Indeed, homosexual behaviors do not lead to reproduction. But reproduction is not the purpose of sexual…

Interestingly, for almost 30 years, grant-funding agencies have spent tens of millions of dollars; and scientists have spent hundreds of thousands of hours, trying to prove homosexuality is by nature by searching for the “gay gene.”

And all this money and time have led to the conclusion that…

There. Is…

What is normal when it comes to sexual orientation?

Before answering this question, let’s make sure we know the definition of normal.

Normal can be defined in a variety of ways, including:

Statistically — if an individual behaves like most of the population, then the behavior is normal, and if…

Dr. Dolf Zillmann from the University of Alabama began developing excitation transfer theory in the early 1970s when he recognized the sympathetic nervous system often fools the central nervous system.

Our sympathetic nervous systems automatically react with physiological arousal (increased heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration rate) from things we…

At our basis, we are composed of nervous systems with the primary nervous systems being the central and peripheral nervous systems (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. The Relationship Between the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems.

The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord, it is the thinking part of us. Whereas the peripheral nervous system is composed…

Imagine a little girl whose parents in keeping her innocent, do not teach her the word vagina to represent her vagina, but instead teach her the word cookie as the representative word for her vagina.

Now, imagine what goes on within this little girl’s head when she is watching Sesame…

I want you to imagine a little boy, whose parents in keeping him “innocent,” do not teach him the word penis as the representative word for his penis, but instead, his parents teach him the words “private parts” as representing his penis.

Now, I want you to answer a question…

Don Lucas

I am a Professor of Psychology at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio Texas. My research focus is human sexuality. I also host a YouTube channel, 5MIweekly.

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