• Question: Why do some people have feelings for the same gender and some have feelings for the oppposite ??

    Asked by moseleal01 to Donna, Jo, Mark, Stuart, Tim on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Joanna Buckley answered on 22 Jun 2010:


      This is a great question, moseleal01!

      Are we born gay or do we develop it through our own experiences? This evidence is increasingly showing that sexual orientation is set very early on and is inborn. Perhaps it’s something different in our genes but some people struggle with their own sexuality so it’s obviously something that hasn’t been fully discovered yet. 🙂

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      Donna MacCallum answered on 22 Jun 2010:


      Good question, and no-one really knows yet.

    • Photo: Tim Craggs

      Tim Craggs answered on 24 Jun 2010:


      What a question! The feelings we have are generated by a vast array of different things both in our genes and in our upbringing and social conditioning. These different inputs produce different responses from different people. So we are all different and react differently to different people even of the same gender (not everyone fancies the same person!), let alone different genders.

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