Myth 2: Gay sex is unnatural

Bottleneck dolphins are well known for forming homosexual pairing bonds which often last for life…

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People who use this mythologically based argument obviously shows a considerable ignorance of the animal kingdom. In reality, many animals engage in homosexual behaviour. In fact, among the 1500 species whose behaviours have been studied extensively by socio-biologists and researchers over the years, all species have shown signs of homosexual activity.

And it isn’t one offs – or as we call ‘one night stands’ – either.

This same-sex behaviour ranges from occasional displays of love and affection to life long pairing bonds where sex, adoption, raising orphans and even rejections of potential heterosexual partners have been documented. For example, bottleneck dolphins are well known for forming homosexual pairing bonds which often last for life.

It is common, and thus has evolutionary significance not only to human beings but also to the whole animal kingdom.

So why are we prohibiting something so natural?

EJ

2 thoughts on “Myth 2: Gay sex is unnatural

  1. While the essence of your article is correct, the “facts” you present are incorrect.

    Of the 1500 species investigated, ALL have presented evidence of homosexual behavior. No species investigated has been found to lack homosexual activity.

    One of the earliest studies was a research project that trawled through over 200 years of observational data, field notes etc, and that study revealed historical observations in 450 species.

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