|The Ghost of Paley
Joined: Oct. 2005
|Well, since this is your hypothesis, and it does not originate from this survey (and I agree), can you tell me, in your words, what makes you think that the first correlation in your hypothesis (Male homosexuality -> more likely to engage in promiscuous sex) is valid?|
Other than common sense, you mean? O.K.
|A monograph from The Medical Institute for Sexual Health a nonprofit|
medical/educational organization concerned with the twin epidemics of
nonmarital pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases reveals the
Homosexual men, on average, become sexually active approximately three
years earlier than do heterosexual men. In general, homosexual men tend
to have significantly more lifetime sexual partners than do
Or try this one:
|An exhaustive study in The New England Journal of Medicine, medical literature's only study reporting on homosexuals who kept sexual "diaries," indicated the average homosexual ingests the fecal material of 23 different men each year. The same study indicated the number of annual sexual partners averaged nearly 100. Homosexuals averaged, per year, fellating 106 different men and swallowing 50 of their seminal ejaculations, and 72 penile penetrations of the anus. (Corey, L, and Holmes, K.K., "Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis A in Homosexual Men," New England Journal of Medicine, 1980, vol 302: 435-438; as quoted in "Homosexuality and Civil Rights," Tony Marco, 1992). |
A study by McKusick, et al., of 655 San Francisco homosexuals reported that only 24 percent of the sample claimed to have been "monogamous" during the past year, and of this 24 percent, 5 percent drank urine, 7 percent engag-ed in sex involving insertion of a fist in their rectums, 33 percent ingested feces, 53 percent swallowed semen and 59 percent received semen in their rectums in the month just previous to the survey ("AIDS and Sexual Behavior Reported by Homosexual Men in San Francisco," American Journal of Public Health, December 1985, 75: 493-496; quoted in "Homosexuality and Civil Rights," Tony Marco, 1992).
|AIDS research by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that the typical homosexual interviewed claimed to have had more than 500 different sexual partners in a lifetime. Considered by themselves, the AIDS victims in this study averaged more than 1,100 lifetime sexual partners. Some reported as many as 20,000. Studies reported by A-P. Bell, M.S. Weinberg and S.K. Hammersmith in the book "Sexual Preference" (Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1981) indicated that only 3 percent of homosexuals had fewer than 10 lifetime sexual partners. Only about 2 percent could be classified as either monogamous or semi-monogamous (from "Homosexuality and Civil Rights," Tony Marco, 1992). |
And what of our Sapphic sisters, you might ask?
|Lesbians show similar patterns of high venereal disease incidence relative to the general population. They are 19 times more likely to have had syphilis, twice as likely to have had genital warts, four times as likely to have had scabies, seven times more likely to have had infection from vaginal contact, 29 times more likely to have had oral infection from vaginal contact and 12 times more likely to have had an oral infection from penile contact ("Medical Aspects of Homosexuality," Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality, 1985, Jaffe and Keewhan, et al.; quoted in "Homosexuality and Civil Rights," Tony Marco, 1992). |
Since these (admittedly biased) sites quote actual studies, I think the claim rests on your shoulders now.
|With all due respect, you seem to be struggling very hard to notice the obvious, and not quite seeing it. I'm not going to claim that African cultures generally are more broadly promiscuous; data on these matters are very hard to collect reliably.|
I think one of my sources provides an explanation.
|Back in the distant past, I was once informed AFTER sex, by a nice white woman I met in the church choir, that she had an STD. But she wasn't about to let me know until she got what she wanted. At least she told me! Was she a sociopath, or just self-centered? Or is this self-centered behavior when you or I do it, and sociopathic when homosexuals do it, because we are just weak, whereas THEY are *depraved*?|
If the STD was very serious, then yes, she qualifies as a sociopath. If it was treatable or nonserious, then she was just a jerk. Not that the tramp has my sympathy.
|In other words, I'm saying there's good cause to think that promiscuity is much more correlated with individual preferences than with membership in some particular group like the gay community. Do you know differently?|
Yes, and the above explains why.
|And this leaves "culture as the leading candidate" without visible means of support. I'm not sure there is an identifiable "promiscuity" culture, or a "loose women" culture, or a "skirt-chaser" culture. Is there?|
No, I'm sure phrases like "Hitting bitches" and "wearing a tramp stamp" are products of my fevered imagination. Do you know what a "rainbow party" is? Some say it's just an urban legend, but no one finds its existence implausible. Why is that, you think?
Dey can't 'andle my riddim.