Historical and Scientific Perspective on Homosexuality

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I think that the historical and scientific perspectives in the text have been shaped in a way that gay individuals may think of themselves in that if they give these types of individuals’ different views people might view the way they look at gay people and their lifestyle. In the past it was hard and very keep secrets in some countries but others embraced it. In some countries male to male relationships were normal because it was part of becoming a man.
The cross-cultural perspective is one perspective that provides to gay individuals the perspectives for different cultures and the way that they view the gay sexual orientation. Some different cultures view between two individuals of the same sex is immortal, while other cultures believe that it is normal for two people of the same sex to have intimate relationships. Biological perspectives also has an effect and shape the way homosexual individuals see themselves because based on evolution, genetics, and hormonal perspectives. Homosexual individuals may look at their sexual orientation and believe that their sexual orientation is because of the way that evolution has occurred. Genetically they might assume that they were made that way because they inherited their sexual preference when they were born. Testosterone the male hormone is what drives a male to be attracted sexually to a female. If a man with a lower level of testosterone might be more attracted to a male rather than being more attracted to a female, which might be what leads them to have a homosexual orientation.
Psychological Perspectives Psychoanalytic theory and learning theory provide two of the major psychological approaches to understanding the origins of sexual orientation. Psychoanalytic views Sigmund Freud, the originator of psychoanalytic theory, believed that children are naturally open to all forms of sexual stimulation. However, through…...

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