Gay sex would be licit between Adam and Steve if their homosexuality was imprinted in our early development, or something they thought they'd try yesterday. There seems to be a level of implicit trust between gay men and straight women. For others, the weight of attraction may be distributed more widely across the scale, may be different at different levels of description or over time, and may leave room for comparatively greater personal choice in how to act, or in what orientation label to coherently apply to oneself, given the various conscious and unconscious sexual impulses that arise within their psychological, social, and wider cultural-historical context. This is a bit of a straw man argument or other type of specious comparison. So it's a terrible idea for feminists to rest their anti-rape case on the naturalistic fallacy, since hard facts then undermine their moral view.
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For gay male couples, loving and accepting the self individually and in context of each other, and society at large, can be a challenge. Many straight men no longer see befriending gay men as a threat to their masculinity. Community Community standards Republishing guidelines Friends of The Conversation Research and Expert Database Analytics Events Our feeds Donate Company Who we are Our charter Our team Our blog Partners and funders Resource for media Contact us Stay informed and subscribe to our free daily newsletter and get the latest analysis and commentary directly in your inbox. January 28, at 8: Of course, the traditional notion that gay men and straight men cannot be close friends is inherently homophobic and untrue. It is, to me, a journey and a process of coming out, in different times and different ages.
But if that moral goal must rest on a false or confused premise, then undue risk creeps in for defending it. The question of whether sexual orientation is subject to nature or nurture — or some combination of both — has been hotly debated for years. The gay men that I work with are often from mixed cultures or different nationalities. February 1, at Then you have beliefs and values — your own considered views about sex, gender, attraction, how you think you should feel, or how you may want to feel. Our body, mind and souls are attracted to whomever we are drawn to.