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Can growing taller change your sexual orientation?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Confused, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. bluto

    bluto New Member

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    @bigfootenthusiast - sexuality has so much variation from person to person that anecdotal evidence, or lived experience, should be considered as valid as any empirical survey that supposedly offers scientific proof of sexuality's nature. The truth is, even after more than a century of psychoanalytic study and decades of genetic research, we still don't know exactly how sexuality is formed. The human brain is too complex for a simple explanation. Personally, I believe that nurture or environment has a lot to do with an individual's sexuality. So at 5'2", it makes sense that one could internalize society's messages about a short man's worth and perceive themselves as undesirable in a heterosexual coupling, leading to an exploration of same-sex desire. At 6'2", that feeling may be flipped on its head: all of a sudden you're the height that heterosexual society considers ideal, and you have more opportunities to explore feelings for the opposite sex. Desires shift and sexuality is not as stable as the "born this way"ers would have you think. I agree with @shadulti -- don't discount the possibility of having feelings toward men in the future, @Confused. Life is a buffet-- enjoy it! :)
     
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    You tagged me to ramble about a lot of nonsense. After I had just unwatched this thread as well, what poor luck. The argument is still incredibly specious.
     
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    I think that growing over a foot between ages 14 and 18 conceivably could alter, or at least rearrange, a person's sexual orientation. The confidence from added height might release urges a person had felt all along. A therapist/shrink I went to for a long time always insisted that power (possessed by one partner or the other) was a vital component of any sexual attraction or romantic relationship. And looking down on a person from a great height is itself an expression of power. I am a very serious fan of tall men. I tend not to admire guys around my own average height. Yet I now find very short guys, Danny DeVito-short guys sometimes extremely attractive- maybe it's the same power dynamic in reverse. Anyway, I think growing 13 inches in 4 years easily might shake up a person's sexual identity.
     
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