Posted: Jul 22, 2017 12:33 pm
by SpeedOfSound
Haven't caught up yet. GOT for instance is difficult for me to watch sometimes due to what I consider my innate homophobic response. Oddly males kissing or being more romantic than sexual hits me hardest. Something visceral is going on that I can't control. I sat alone in a theater watching Brokeback and I must admit, I closed my eyes on the tent scene. I fucking had to close them! Loved the movie though.

More recently Sense8 changed me a bit. It widened my sense and quelled my visceral response. So that may mean that is was culturally acquired and can be fixed.

Now consider. It is obvious as hell that our biological nature is going to have most of us repelled by same sex contact and anything else that changes the probability of offspring. It's a no-brainer. Reproduction most certainly does not depend upon a rational mind or culture. I'm an old dude. Young people are repelled by me in the same way for the very same reasons. I do not 'smell old' and I am quite capable but I am increasingly treated as a pariah in my community simple because I am not a good reproductive bet. I went bald at 24 so I lived through that whole thing as well for the very same reasons.

The point is, if it is an innate visceral response and we stop denying the obvious then we can apply some reason here and quit hurting other humans simply because we 'have a feeling'.