So, I heard some people believe that being gay is a choice and not genetic. While I agree it is possible that there isn't an actual "Gay Gene" I do know for a fact that love is love no matter the gender pairing. But you still say being gay is a choice? Hm, That is interesting, I wonder if you have ever taken any type of formal or advanced Chemistry or Biology classes. No? Well fear not, because I have and here are facts to back up the fact that being gay is genetic, in a sense of the word. Now remember, being gay doesn't mean you just have sex, it also means you love and cherish someone and you wish them to be happy with you for the rest of your lives. Here is what gay and love are really about, genetically speaking.
1st Phenylethylamine or PEA - This is an amine that naturally occurs in the brain and also in some foods, such as chocolate. It is a stimulant, much like an amphetamine, that causes the release of norepinephrine and dopamine. This chemical is found when you are falling in love. It's responsible for the head-over-heels, elated part of love.
2nd Norepinephrine - When PEA causes this chemical to be released, you feel the effects in the form of sweaty palms and a pounding heart.
3rd Dopamine - Dopamine is a neurochemical that appears to be associated with mate selection. An Emory University study found that voles (a type of rodent) chose their mate based on dopamine release. When female voles were injected with dopamine in the presence of a male vole, they could select him from a group of voles later.
4th Oxytocin - Dopamine triggers the release of oxytocin, which is sometimes called the 'cuddle hormone'. In both genders, oxytocin is released during touching. In women, oxytocin is released during labor and breast feeding.
5th Testosterone - Though you might think of testosterone as a male hormone, both men and women produce it. Raw lust is accompanied by a surge in testosterone levels.
6th Endorphins - Your brain acquires a tolerance to the love stimulants and starts to release endorphins. The honeymoon is over, chemically, around 18 months to 4 years into a relationship. However, this isn't all bad. Endorphins are associated with feelings of attachment and comfort. Endorphins are like opiates. They calm anxiety, relieve pain and reduce stress.
So please, continue to tell me how Homosexuality isn't genetic, because if this doesn't convince you, then maybe I should start saying "Being straight isn't genetic either" and see how you react.~
This rant also applies to the following to all sexual orientations.
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5 years, 9 months ago
12 Jul 2013 14:02 CEST