ABNORMALITIES IN THE EXTERNAL STIMULUS: THE CHIEF CAUSE OF HOMOSEXUALITY
The chief cause of homosexuality, however, is to be found in the segregation and differentiation of training of the sexes. Boys and girls are not only encouraged to associate mostly with those of their own sex but they are taught to admire different ideals of conduct. Up until the latter years of high school, there is even an antipathy between the sexes which lasts to some extent throughout life. In all these years that boys and girls are kept apart, their sexual impulses, daily growing stronger, must have some sort of expression, and therefore they seize upon whatever object is at hand, which means that very intense friendships are formed within the same sex. There are, of course, forces at work which usually succeed ultimately in carrying one beyond this stage into heterosexual interests, such as the custom of picking out a "sweetheart" even in childhood, the social pressure in the latter 'teens in the direction of keeping company with the opposite sex, and later the social prestige surrounding marriage. Some persons, however, tend to form strong fixations, or are inclined to be shy or socially inadequate and accordingly take the easier path of companionship within their sex rather than undergo the strain of breaking across the barriers which exist between the sexes. Yet if they were taught that the easier path would later prove the more difficult, they would surely seek to develop normal social relationships from the start at whatever cost of effort. But how absurd it is that society has made it so difficult to develop these normal relationships !
Men's Health-Erectile Dysfunction