Sunday, January 6, 2008

My Philosophical Argument Regarding Homosexuality

The "Homosexuality is a choice" Argument

(1) According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, humans need sexual intimacy.

(2) If humans need sexual intimacy, then they will attempt to fulfill that need.

(3) If they will attempt to fulfill that need, then they will pursue the gender that they perceive to be the correct gender for them to gain sexual intimacy.

(4) Therefore, humans will pursue the gender that they perceive to be the correct gender for them to gain sexual intimacy.

(5) Sexual intimacy is nothing without some sort of received pleasure (mental, emotional, or physical).

(6) If (5) and the first gender pursued does not give pleasure, then the first gender does not fulfill the need for sexual intimacy.

(7) If the first gender does not fulfill the need for sexual intimacy, then the individual in question must pursue the next available gender.

(8) Depending on the individual, one gender is either the same sex or the opposite sex of the individual.

(9) If the failed gender was the opposite gender of the individual, then the individual must pursue what may very well be a human of the same sex to fulfill the need for sexual intimacy.

(10) If the individual must pursue what may very well be a human of the same sex to fulfill the need for sexual intimacy, then homosexuality is a choice.

Therefore, homosexuality is a choice.

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In other words:

Suppose a girl named "Femme" (bear with me) is looking for a suitable male in an attempt to gain pleasure from (sexual) intimacy. So far, every male that she's been intimate with does not fulfill that need, that is, she gains no form of pleasure whatsoever and therefore gains no (sexual) intimacy.

One day, "Femme" experiments with a female friend of hers. This experimentation, being pleasurable, convinces her into searching for other females in that it may bring more pleasure and with that, sexual intimacy. "Femme" succeeds in finding another female with the same goal of (sexual) intimacy in mind.

In the end, "Femme" is now considered a lesbian, a homosexual, and it was her choice to pursue the same sex and to become a homosexual.

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