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Diet possibly altering my sexual orientation

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Created December 02, 2012 at 3:43 AM

I heard of paleo diet helping balance sex hormones out. Such as paleo men having more testosterone, paleo women having better estrogen balance, and how soy can cause estrogen dominance in men. If paleo can physically make a man more of a "man" and a woman more of a "woman", then why not mentally?

I am bisexual, but have realized that progressively my preferences have been leaning more on the 'straight' side, even though I still like both sexes. I've been paleo for about a year. I don't know of any personality changes, except I am more "aware" of things around me and less autistic. Hopefully no one sees diet as a potential ex-gay therapy alternative, because I believe you still need to be naturally predisposed to becoming gay.

Sounds ridiculous, but possible? After all we are what we eat, and our minds are influenced by the chemical compositions in our brains, which control our sexual preference.

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on April 12, 2013
at 08:14 AM

I want an article

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on April 12, 2013
at 08:14 AM

So paleo made you hornier? I heard that many times.

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on April 10, 2013
at 05:08 PM

I read an article that said that serotonin and sexual orientation can be related.

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on December 06, 2012
at 09:54 PM

Michael: I'm also claiming a sliding scale of orientation. In fact, I'm of the opinion most people are actually some grey scale of bisexual, but social and personal expectations insist that most people be 'straight.' However, I wouldn't put it past amany 'straight' people to be attracted to their best same-gendered friend, if they would allow it.

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on December 06, 2012
at 09:51 PM

VB - Actually, when I said 'predisposed to be attracted to both genders,' I was only refering to 'physical/I'd-like-to-know-you-sexually' basis. I can appreciate an attractive male face as well, but I'd absolutely never sleep with any male, ever. The OP is claiming to be bisexual- a.k.a., willing to have physical relations to other genders. What the OP is suggesting, then, is a shift toward he heterosexual end of their already natural orientation- not a complete change in orientation all together.

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on December 05, 2012
at 10:02 AM

*physical and emotional attraction

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 04, 2012
at 08:51 AM

VB, are you suggesting there is a difference/large difference between physiclaal and atttraction?

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 04, 2012
at 08:50 AM

The line about predispoisitons to bisexaulity sounds very much like what one Alfred Kinsey would've said...

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on December 03, 2012
at 11:50 PM

Might be so, Paleomofo. I've considered myself "heteroflexible" for years, but the more Primal I eat the less I am interested in flexing. (Not that I think it matters, though. I just do what I feel like doing and I don't get hung up on labels ending in -sexual, -philiac, or -amory.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on December 03, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Then your relations with women are clearly different than mine. :)

74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

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on December 03, 2012
at 11:15 PM

Oh, my heart is fluttering! Please, Marcy. Do pick it back up. I desire to be rich and famous and blog all day while stuffing my face on steak and sweet potato fries.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 04:33 PM

Well, I keep cruising there and haven't had any luck with guys so far although I have to say a lot of the workes are really cute in a crunchy, hipster-hippie, tattooed scruffy kinda way :)

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 03, 2012
at 06:53 AM

I do go to whole foods a lot and I admit that the half of the couples there are gay men. You can tell they're gay because if they're not holding hands, they're using the same credit card and very, very close to eachother lol

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 03, 2012
at 06:49 AM

I don't consider my relations with women to be 'stupid shenanigans' ;)

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 03, 2012
at 06:48 AM

Health means better looking, better looking means more confident. Confident means more open to sex.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 03, 2012
at 06:48 AM

You're wrong polynesian metal. People are BISEXUAL because there are so many beautiful people in the world. wink

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 03, 2012
at 06:45 AM

I know right? People on a more fluid spectrum are perhaps more malleable.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 03, 2012
at 04:33 AM

I kind of disagree with "you're predisposed to be attracted to both genders". I am a very feminine woman, and I find some other females beautiful (or not), but I am not attracted to them physically. It means that even a bottle of vodka won't make me want to have sex with them. I don't see them as objects you can have sex with, period. However, I find some not so handsome guys to be very sexy. So being attracted and being sexually attracted are two completely different things. I was admiring Mona Lisa's portrait for over an hour. But I wound not have sex with that portrait.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 03, 2012
at 04:22 AM

Great observation! What about all those ugly straight people? LOL.

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on December 03, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Ha! Great answer. Pat, glad you chimed in. I was following your blog for awhile and then it fell off my radar. Looking forward to picking it back up.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 01:17 AM

Blame it on the soy sauce, blame it on the fructose, blame it on the sunshine just don't blame it on the boogie.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 01:16 AM

Paleo is definitely friskier.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 01:13 AM

People are gay because there are so many beautiful people in the world.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 01:12 AM

I'm gay and have high testosterone and I dress in drag so whatever, if you feel its about your testosterone get it tested :)

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 01:10 AM

It makes me more gay and I'm a dude.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on December 02, 2012
at 08:49 PM

It's not inappropriate if the feeling and action is mutual - I don't go around molesting people. I don't see why my sexual preferences among consenting adults, especially vaguely hinted at, would cause you offense.

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on December 02, 2012
at 07:46 PM

since messing around with women equals 'stupid shenanigans' for you,*

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on December 02, 2012
at 07:46 PM

Since messing around with women equals 'stupid shenanigans,' I'll bet you're right: it just effects your mood and judgement. That's not an orientation switch, there's no sexual orientation necessary just to kiss/grope/or otherwise touch a member of the same gender inappropriately.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 02, 2012
at 06:13 PM

I really have no idea. But it would be important to rule out any environmental toxins as well.

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:24 PM

C'mon, people! Jesus didn't go to all the trouble of creating the universe 6000 years ago, just so you could get humpy with the same sex! Sheesh!

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Definitely can say Paleo turns you more frisky

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:22 PM

I already know about the Native Americans. Most non-western non-oriental societies had more than two genders. That doesn't mean food may doesn't affect orientation.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:19 PM

My theory is that everyone is slightly bisexual to a degree, but with paleo diet, there's either going to be people leaning towards gay or straight, or a more 'fixed' orientation, with hardly any bisexuals between. While the SAD would have more bisexuals/transgenders/more fluidity.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Not sure if I can say gays or bi males have lower testosterone (after all the people I **** with were either very feminine females or very masculine males), but for people who were meant to be straight, they'll probably become straight after going on paleo.

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on December 02, 2012
at 02:26 PM

Yes, has an American feel to it. We don't see to have quite the same views in Europe on this on the whole.

6fece842bd1bcf5724f458a302a2156e

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on December 02, 2012
at 02:25 PM

Indeed and in evolutionary terms it was thought we need people who are less likely to have children to help care for the children of others etc.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 02, 2012
at 01:06 PM

I agree 100%...

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on December 02, 2012
at 12:28 PM

+1 for being hornier on Paleo.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 02, 2012
at 07:49 AM

it has been, although I agree there is more to be said. Can't see diet being as much of an influence though as are overall social factors. There are problaby genetic predispositions but it's arguably the social enviornment that largely mandates how sexaulity 'plays out' is 'socially constructed'...

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:05 AM

I think those links are more about "preventing/curing gayness". It's definitely filled with ulterior motives and I don't trust them at all.

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:55 AM

That "soy is making kids gay" link is a moldy sack of beans. Part pseudoscience, part religious moralizing. What a great combo.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:32 AM

Yeah using diet to turn gay people straight is absurd. I am definitely healthier and hornier than being on SAD, but still far from 'healthy'.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:28 AM

I looked it up too and the "soy makes kids gay" plus some other links made me form my own question too. I am not the only one thinking that allergies and diets can alter our preferences. http://www.rawpaleodietforum.com/health/homosexuality-and-paleo-diet/ http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-Homosexual-Diet www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1877361/ Nonetheless I don't think a naturally gay person will end up "straight" though just because he was raised on paleo. But for the more malleable like I, perhaps it influence us (along with other things like social conditioning).

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on December 02, 2012
at 12:30 PM

Most traditional societies including Native Americans had homosexuals and transgendered people. Paleo may affect your sex drive but it is highly unlikely it affects your orientation. Sexuality can be fluid and tends to be on a spectrum.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 02, 2012
at 01:06 PM

I agree 100%...

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:22 PM

I already know about the Native Americans. Most non-western non-oriental societies had more than two genders. That doesn't mean food may doesn't affect orientation.

6fece842bd1bcf5724f458a302a2156e

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on December 02, 2012
at 02:25 PM

Indeed and in evolutionary terms it was thought we need people who are less likely to have children to help care for the children of others etc.

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on December 02, 2012
at 12:54 PM

I am bisexual but have been with a man for 3 years. I have noticed that my libido is very much increased with paleo, which is making me actually lean towards the gayer side lately. I guess in my case it is mostly because I have been with the same person for so long. I am still very attracted to him, just noticing lots of girls I guess lately.

For me, I kind of go in phases of being more attracted to one than the other so this isn't really abnormal for me. I would not e surprised at all if your diet altered hormones a bit though and altered your preferences.

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on December 02, 2012
at 12:06 PM

I had sexual changes after going Paleo, so I can confirm that it can happen. I was always straight and I'm still straight as a pole, but some of my sexual likes/dislikes changed suddenly after going Paleo, while they hadn't changed in many years before. I attribute this to Paleo, and to various mental changes it did to me (not just sexual). Sorry I can't get into more detail. :-)

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Definitely can say Paleo turns you more frisky

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A6f9b3029012b263a99a9d906737ee07

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:15 AM

I doubt your recent preference toward the opposite sex is due to your diet change. I have met several nonpaleo individuals who, although still bisexual, have phases where they prefer one or the other or end up in a long term relationship with an opposite sex partner.

I could be totally wrong and there is a possibility you are right, but I'd have to see some more evidence to move my opinion. I would also strongly discourage marking paleo as a diet to "straighten people up" (not saying thats what youre doing! Just warning that it would be ridiculous.)

Anyway, regardless if paleo is making you more "manly/womanly", if you're healthy and happy, just go with it!

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 01:16 AM

Paleo is definitely friskier.

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on December 02, 2012
at 12:28 PM

+1 for being hornier on Paleo.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

(1453)

on December 02, 2012
at 04:32 AM

Yeah using diet to turn gay people straight is absurd. I am definitely healthier and hornier than being on SAD, but still far from 'healthy'.

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on December 02, 2012
at 10:02 AM

Paleomofo, I definitely relate. Actually, before I started paleo, my chiropractor found I had low testosterone. In an attempt rather, to correct my poor digestive problems I had eliminated my need for antidepressants and seemingly, I am now leaning toward being straight. Maybe perhaps to the point where I no longer consider myself bi. Being gay or bi could certainly be a low testosterone issue.

HOWEVER, this is not the case in ALL people, and everyone needs to realize it. There isn't one particular reason why someone might be gay or bi.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 01:12 AM

I'm gay and have high testosterone and I dress in drag so whatever, if you feel its about your testosterone get it tested :)

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Not sure if I can say gays or bi males have lower testosterone (after all the people I **** with were either very feminine females or very masculine males), but for people who were meant to be straight, they'll probably become straight after going on paleo.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

I am gay as all hell and I eat A LOT of LARD.

I'd never sleep with a guy, but I can still find them attractive.

Diet and sexual orientation? Please. I knew I liked girls when I was four years old; I was a good little Polish kid eating BREAD and NOODLES in Mama's chicken soup!

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on December 03, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Ha! Great answer. Pat, glad you chimed in. I was following your blog for awhile and then it fell off my radar. Looking forward to picking it back up.

74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

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on December 03, 2012
at 11:15 PM

Oh, my heart is fluttering! Please, Marcy. Do pick it back up. I desire to be rich and famous and blog all day while stuffing my face on steak and sweet potato fries.

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:10 PM

I actually don't see why it wouldn't, especially in the case of a bisexual. Environmental factors such as diet triggering the inherent breed response in times of plenty seems quite within the realm of possibility to me.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 03, 2012
at 06:45 AM

I know right? People on a more fluid spectrum are perhaps more malleable.

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B7e1ad6bb9ab814b8e90bdad4a472d5e

on December 02, 2012
at 02:16 PM

WOO HOO I Found the link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_M._Pottenger,_Jr.

I've read elsewhere that in the third generation the males began homosexual tendencies. although it doesn't say it here I'm sure I could find it.But I think in 600 species of animals out including humans they have seen 8% of those animals having homosexual acts. that fact that I found out while watching QI but the Pottinger study is quite interesting. it's one of the reasons why back in the day they gave kids fish oil because it has a complete amino acid profile.

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6fece842bd1bcf5724f458a302a2156e

on December 02, 2012
at 02:28 PM

The biggest change for most people surely is if you feel healthy and particularly if you get to a healthy weight you tend to feel sexier in general. If you're sitting there on a chair all day main lining donuts with 50 pounds of extra weight you aren't as likely to feel sexy.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 03, 2012
at 06:48 AM

Health means better looking, better looking means more confident. Confident means more open to sex.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 02, 2012
at 07:23 AM

I know (almost) nothing about this subject, but I always suspected something...

So... it would be interesting to make an experiment. To take 1,000 healthy people who want to conceive and feed them 100% Western price for expected mothers (and autoimmune Paleo for fathers). And then see how many bisexual/gay children will develop (you can pretty much figure out someone's sexual orientation by grade 7 so it would be a long-term study).

Then compare that number with the number of children born in 1,000 severe SAD pregnancies. If the numbers match - a diet does not play a role in determining sexual orientation. If they are different... this is something to ponder about.

By nature, I love to find out the ROOT CAUSE of everything. What is the ROOT CAUSE of our gay genes? I disagree with Robert Sapolsky that gay people are essential to our society because they make excellent parents and are helping hands. I believe gay behavior rooted in our evolution and completely natural. However, one's sexual orientation is a completely different subject and needs to be researched.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 01:13 AM

People are gay because there are so many beautiful people in the world.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 02, 2012
at 06:13 PM

I really have no idea. But it would be important to rule out any environmental toxins as well.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on December 03, 2012
at 11:50 PM

Might be so, Paleomofo. I've considered myself "heteroflexible" for years, but the more Primal I eat the less I am interested in flexing. (Not that I think it matters, though. I just do what I feel like doing and I don't get hung up on labels ending in -sexual, -philiac, or -amory.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 03, 2012
at 04:22 AM

Great observation! What about all those ugly straight people? LOL.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 02, 2012
at 07:49 AM

it has been, although I agree there is more to be said. Can't see diet being as much of an influence though as are overall social factors. There are problaby genetic predispositions but it's arguably the social enviornment that largely mandates how sexaulity 'plays out' is 'socially constructed'...

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

(1453)

on December 02, 2012
at 05:19 PM

My theory is that everyone is slightly bisexual to a degree, but with paleo diet, there's either going to be people leaning towards gay or straight, or a more 'fixed' orientation, with hardly any bisexuals between. While the SAD would have more bisexuals/transgenders/more fluidity.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

(1453)

on December 03, 2012
at 06:48 AM

You're wrong polynesian metal. People are BISEXUAL because there are so many beautiful people in the world. wink

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:37 AM

Doubtful. You're predisposed to be attracted to both genders, so it's possible for you to even consider the opposite gender. I on the otherhand, have no interest in males and to be quite frank, regulating my hormones better has contributed to a graeter physical attraction to my wife than I did before. And my instinct to beat potential male suitors over the head with a club and grunt approvingly at his unconscious form has increased as well.

Questions like these forget the very masculine men who are attracted to other very masculine men? Or feminine women who will only look twice at other feminine women? We can't discount that by suggesting their hrmones are swinging toward the other gender when they're obviously not.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 03, 2012
at 04:33 AM

I kind of disagree with "you're predisposed to be attracted to both genders". I am a very feminine woman, and I find some other females beautiful (or not), but I am not attracted to them physically. It means that even a bottle of vodka won't make me want to have sex with them. I don't see them as objects you can have sex with, period. However, I find some not so handsome guys to be very sexy. So being attracted and being sexually attracted are two completely different things. I was admiring Mona Lisa's portrait for over an hour. But I wound not have sex with that portrait.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 04, 2012
at 08:50 AM

The line about predispoisitons to bisexaulity sounds very much like what one Alfred Kinsey would've said...

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on December 06, 2012
at 09:51 PM

VB - Actually, when I said 'predisposed to be attracted to both genders,' I was only refering to 'physical/I'd-like-to-know-you-sexually' basis. I can appreciate an attractive male face as well, but I'd absolutely never sleep with any male, ever. The OP is claiming to be bisexual- a.k.a., willing to have physical relations to other genders. What the OP is suggesting, then, is a shift toward he heterosexual end of their already natural orientation- not a complete change in orientation all together.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 05, 2012
at 10:02 AM

*physical and emotional attraction

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 04, 2012
at 08:51 AM

VB, are you suggesting there is a difference/large difference between physiclaal and atttraction?

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on December 06, 2012
at 09:54 PM

Michael: I'm also claiming a sliding scale of orientation. In fact, I'm of the opinion most people are actually some grey scale of bisexual, but social and personal expectations insist that most people be 'straight.' However, I wouldn't put it past amany 'straight' people to be attracted to their best same-gendered friend, if they would allow it.

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47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 01:09 AM

Maybe it just depends on where you are shopping?

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on December 03, 2012
at 06:53 AM

I do go to whole foods a lot and I admit that the half of the couples there are gay men. You can tell they're gay because if they're not holding hands, they're using the same credit card and very, very close to eachother lol

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 04:33 PM

Well, I keep cruising there and haven't had any luck with guys so far although I have to say a lot of the workes are really cute in a crunchy, hipster-hippie, tattooed scruffy kinda way :)

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on December 02, 2012
at 11:39 PM

I asked a similar question in a less diplomatic way and it got pulled by the moderators. I took Greg Cochran's theory on the origin of homosexuality and combined it with Jaminet's belief in pervasive infectious disease and suggested that homosexual orientation would decrease after following a paleo diet. Before it was pulled, one person provided confirmation of my suggestion.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on December 03, 2012
at 01:10 AM

It makes me more gay and I'm a dude.

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:47 PM

It's definitely possible. I have found that the more clean I eat, the more level-headed I am and the less interested I am in stupid shenanigans, which pretty much makes relations with women completely out of the question. I just can't deal with them. Maybe if I ate the same stuff they did, I'd be insane too.

I'm not bisexual, though, so I wouldn't say it effects my orientation. More like an effect on mood, preference, and libido.

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on December 02, 2012
at 07:46 PM

Since messing around with women equals 'stupid shenanigans,' I'll bet you're right: it just effects your mood and judgement. That's not an orientation switch, there's no sexual orientation necessary just to kiss/grope/or otherwise touch a member of the same gender inappropriately.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on December 02, 2012
at 08:49 PM

It's not inappropriate if the feeling and action is mutual - I don't go around molesting people. I don't see why my sexual preferences among consenting adults, especially vaguely hinted at, would cause you offense.

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on December 03, 2012
at 06:49 AM

I don't consider my relations with women to be 'stupid shenanigans' ;)

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on December 02, 2012
at 07:46 PM

since messing around with women equals 'stupid shenanigans' for you,*

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on December 03, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Then your relations with women are clearly different than mine. :)

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on April 17, 2017
at 05:39 PM

I think you are right! I also think that diet affects sexual orientation.

My main arguments are below: 


-Sexual behavior goes through six stages: spontaneous sexual arousal, attribution of arousal to an emotional cue, courtship, physical contact, stereotypical movements and orgasm, and that homosexuality arises when the urge for stereotypical movements is lacking or is sex atypical.

-The sexually dimorphic nucleus in the medial preoptic area regulates the thrusting movements during sex and it is on average smaller in homosexuals than heterosexuals. When it is lesioned, in some studies the animals become homosexual. Feminine homosexual males do not have the urge to thrust, while lesbians lack the urge to “engulf”.


-The nucleus is sensitive to testosterone from prenatal period till the end of puberty, and probably somewhat after puberty. In humans it is thought to get smaller in females from age 4. In males, testosterone probably prevents it from getting smaller.

-High-sugar, high-fat diet has been associated with disturbed testosterone levels, either low or high.

-Stress has been associated with high-sugar, high-fat diet and with disturbed testosterone levels.

-Low testosterone levels contribute to feminine male homosexuality by affecting the nucleus, while high testosterone levels contribute to situational homosexuality in males and to homosexuality in females.

-The brain develops during sleep. Testosterone levels increase during sleep. The nucelus probably develops during the nocturnal erections, therefore sleep disturbances would affect its development.

-I propose that masturbation disrupts the work of the sexually dimorphic nucleus, because it circumvents the thrusting movements, thus makes the nucleus redundant and probably affects its development or functioning (especially during puberty when the brain is being sexually differentiated). Masturbation (but not partnered sex) is increased during stress. Psychiatrists of the 19-th century thought that masturbation causes homosexuality and the Native Americans have used it to make the mujerado (passive homosexuals).

Many studies done on testosterone levels in homosexuals show normal levels probably due to three factors: 1. They include in the sample the homosexuals whose homosexuality is rather the result of excessive masturbation. 2. They compare testosterone levels of homosexuals with contemporaneous males. There has been a global decrease in male fertility and probably in testosterone action or levels during the 20-th century. Today’s heterosexuals would be less so than their predecessors. They are closer to the homosexuality threshold 3. The studies probably do not measure testosterone levels during the night. If homosexuals sleep less than heterosexuals (according to a study they sleep less), they have lower testosterone levels during the night, when the brain develops.

The rest of the facts, that support the hypothesis, is epidemiological: higher homosexuality rates in cities, in modern societies, in overcrowded animals, in stressed animals, in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia etc.

 

I recently published an ebook "Modern Diet and Stress Cause Homosexuality: A Hypothesis and a Potential Therapy" with a more detailed analysis. 

 


 

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on May 15, 2013
at 06:34 AM

Sexual orientation involves a person's feelings and sense of identity; it may or may not be evident in the person's appearance or behavior. People may have attractions to people of the same or opposite sex, but may elect not to act on these feelings.

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on April 10, 2013
at 04:47 PM

hmm this is interesting. I am bisexual and went strict paleo a year ago. My sex drive has increased since going paleo and I actually feel more sexual toward my husband and women lovers.. I love the effect that paleo has had on my sexuality especially being bisexual..

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on April 12, 2013
at 08:14 AM

So paleo made you hornier? I heard that many times.

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:12 AM

I have no idea but this is the most interesting thing I've heard all day which prompted me to Google search "diet and sexual orientation."

Here are some fun links I clicked on:

SOY IS MAKING KIDS 'GAY'
The 'gay diet'
Biological Research on Human Sexual Orientation (scientific information about possible neurohormonal changes in the womb)
Biological Determination of Sexual Orientation (a more genetic approach towards determining sexual orientation by looking at the length of your index and ring finger!)

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on December 02, 2012
at 02:26 PM

Yes, has an American feel to it. We don't see to have quite the same views in Europe on this on the whole.

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:05 AM

I think those links are more about "preventing/curing gayness". It's definitely filled with ulterior motives and I don't trust them at all.

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on December 02, 2012
at 05:24 PM

C'mon, people! Jesus didn't go to all the trouble of creating the universe 6000 years ago, just so you could get humpy with the same sex! Sheesh!

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:28 AM

I looked it up too and the "soy makes kids gay" plus some other links made me form my own question too. I am not the only one thinking that allergies and diets can alter our preferences. http://www.rawpaleodietforum.com/health/homosexuality-and-paleo-diet/ http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-Homosexual-Diet www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1877361/ Nonetheless I don't think a naturally gay person will end up "straight" though just because he was raised on paleo. But for the more malleable like I, perhaps it influence us (along with other things like social conditioning).

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on December 02, 2012
at 04:55 AM

That "soy is making kids gay" link is a moldy sack of beans. Part pseudoscience, part religious moralizing. What a great combo.

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on December 03, 2012
at 01:17 AM

Blame it on the soy sauce, blame it on the fructose, blame it on the sunshine just don't blame it on the boogie.

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