"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Homosexuality: An Addictive Disorder

We know that addiction is a choice, not a brain disease,
if the promise of a ticket to the movies is enough to double the success rate of conventional addiction counseling, then it’s hard to say that substance users can’t control themselves....to clarify the point, if you offered a cancer patient movie tickets as a reward for ceasing to have a tumor – it would make no difference, it would not change his probability of recovery.
However, authorities also tell us gene predisposition accounts for about 50% of addictive disorders. 
Whether a person decides to use alcohol or drugs is a personal choice, influenced by multiple biological, familial, psychological and sociocultural factors. But, once a person uses alcohol or drugs, the risk of developing alcoholism or drug dependence is greatly influenced by genetics. Research shows that genes are responsible for about half the risk for alcoholism and addiction, and while genetics are not the sole determinant, their presence or absence may increase the likelihood that a person will become alcohol or drug dependent. 
Homosexuals have a higher rate of eating disorders than the general population:
  • In one study, gay and bisexual boys reported being significantly more likely to have fasted, vomited or taken laxatives or diet pills to control their weight in the last 30 days. Gay males were 7 times more likely to report binging and 12 times more likely to report purging than heterosexual males.
  • Females identified as lesbian, bisexual or mostly heterosexual were about twice as likely to report binge-eating at least once per month in the last year.
  • Elevated rates of binge-eating and purging by vomiting or laxative abuse was found for both males and females who identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual or “mostly heterosexual” in comparison to their heterosexual peers.
  • Compared to other populations, gay men are disproportionately found to have body image disturbances and eating disorder behavior (STATS). Gay men are thought to only represent 5% of the total male population but among men who have eating disorders, 42% identify as gay.

Homosexuals smoke at much higher rates than the general population:
"Although few studies have examined the link between sexual orientation and smoking, it is clear that LGBT individuals have a higher smoking rate than the general population. Only six states have published reports on tobacco use by sexual orientation: Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. All six of these states found significantly elevated smoking rates in the LGBT community. A 2009 review of 42 separate studies measuring tobacco use among lesbians, gays, and bisexuals reported consistently higher prevalence of smoking among sexual minorities.2 Other studies have reported smoking prevalence among gay and bisexual men is 27% to 71% higher and for lesbians and bisexual women, 70% to 350% higher than prevalence observed for comparable gender groups in the general population.3"
They have higher rates of alcohol abuse:
In the LGBT community, research suggests that alcohol abuse and dependence occurs at even higher rates than in the mainstream population. Independent studies collectively support the estimate that alcohol abuse occurs in the LGBT community as rates up to three times that in the mainstream population. Said another way, alcohol abuse is estimated to occur in up to 45% of those in the LGBT community. 
They have higher rates of illegal drug use and abuse:
... new figures suggest that gay people are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than the general population, with one in five of those surveyed showing signs of dependency on drugs or alcohol.  
More than a third of gay, lesbian and bisexual people took at least one illegal drug in the last month, according to the largest study of its kind.  
Homosexuals are over-represented in gambling addiction self-help organizations:
One of the few existing studies on problem gambling in the LGBT community was conducted by two prominent researchers in the field of problem gambling studies, Jon Grant of the University of Minnesota Medical School and Marc Potenza of Yale University Medical School (Grant & Potenza, 2006). The study was conducted in 2006 with a sample of 105 treatment‐seeking men who had sought treatment for pathological gambling. The researchers found a substantial overrepresentation of gay and bisexual men among this sample of pathological gamblers (21% of the sample self‐reported as gay or bisexual) (Grant & Potenza, 2006). The researchers also reported greater impairment and a higher incidence of impulse control and substance use disorder among these gay and bisexual men.
Homosexuals beat each other up. A LOT:
In 2013, the CDC released the results of a 2010 study on victimization by sexual orientation, and admitted that “little is known about the national prevalence of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking among lesbian, gay, and bisexual women and men in the United States.” The report found that bisexual women had an overwhelming prevalence of violent partners in their lives: 75 percent had been with a violent partner, as opposed to 46 percent of lesbian women and 43 percent of straight women. For bisexual men, that number was 47 percent. For gay men, it was 40 percent, and 21 percent for straight men.
Because homosexuals act out sexually with both sexes, they are more likely to be involved in an unintended pregnancy than are heterosexuals.
Overall, about 13 percent of heterosexual females and about 14 percent of females who only had male sexual partners had been pregnant, compared to about 23 percent of lesbian or bisexual females and about 20 percent of girls who had male and female sexual partners.
About 10 percent of heterosexual males and those who only had female sexual partners experienced a pregnancy, compared to about 29 percent of gay or bisexual males and about 38 percent of males with female and male sexual partners. 
For someone who has a genetic predisposition to become addicted, homosexuality is one way for that addictive predisposition to express itself. Addiction travels in clusters. Instead of, or in addition to, being addicted to alcohol, nicotine, or cocaine, the affected person is addicted to a maladaptive sexual expression. This maladaptive activity is just as physically unhealthy as alcoholism, drug abuse or any eating disorder. The homosexual should be viewed as an addict who is committing slow suicide.

12 comments:

Jonathan Rowe said...

Hmm. So I see here homosexuals may have more problems with smoking, drinking and using drugs that are not legal.

Still the evidence presented here that homosexuals are likelier to commit violent crime is non-existent (or so thin as to be non-existent).

"43 percent of straight women. For bisexual men, that number was 47 percent. For gay men, it was 40 percent, ..."

If I am reading this data correctly it shows that men regardless of whether their partners are male or female have the same rates of violence (40% ish plus a few point).

Likewise, perhaps I should have clarified what I meant by "lawlessness." Under certain understandings, everyone is a criminal.

http://reason.com/reasontv/2016/06/15/harvey-silverglate-overregulation

I'm interested in things like arrests and convictions for things like burglary, robbery, arson, rape, murder, etc. There is no data demonstrating homosexuals are likelier to be involved in such.

And there is data showing higher rates of education and income among homosexuals which is inversely correlated with violent crime AND positively correlated with better health.

BTW: The Williams Institute was looking for the very opposite results. In fact, they try to interpret the numbers to show worse outcomes for homosexuals to try and prove discrimination. And it might be true to an extent. An Ivy League educated handsome man who identifies as heterosexual may be likelier to get a job offer than one who identifies as homosexual. (That's the controlled apples to apples comparison). But a homosexual is likelier to be Ivy League educated and handsome. The raw data they gather demonstrates homosexuals are actually better able at functioning in terms of work and employment.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/03/01/gay-couples-more-educated-higher-income-than-heterosexual-couples

Steve Kellmeyer said...

Actually, a study of 62 arsonists show that 30% engaged in homosexual activity.

https://books.google.com/books?id=vd5QAAAAQBAJ&pg=PT301&lpg=PT301&dq=homosexuals+more+likely+to+commit+arson&source=bl&ots=LDEls-mP7p&sig=vJAQeCr82Y106-w-Ldxeavgw4LY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNrIS7qrLNAhUWb1IKHSQMBt04ChDoAQgkMAE#v=onepage&q=homosexuals%20more%20likely%20to%20commit%20arson&f=false

Steve Kellmeyer said...

"Did you know: According to a joint study between the Department of Justice, The FBI, and FEMA’s U.S. Fire Administration, 25 percent of serial arsonists identified their sexual preference as homosexual or bi-sexual, and nearly one-third of thrill-seeking serial arsonists identify as gay?"

http://flamingzine.tumblr.com/post/94129510489/did-you-know-according-to-a-joint-study-between

Maybe you should take a class on using Google?

Steve Kellmeyer said...

We already know that homosexuals are more likely to commit serial murder

Seven of the most vicious mass murders in US history were done by seven homosexual rapists:

*Patrick Kearney raped and killed 32 boys, dismembered them and left them in trash bags along California highways.

*Chicago contractor, John Wayne Gacy, raped and killed 33 boys then buried them under his porch and in his yard.

*The infamous Jeffrey Dahmer of Milwaukee who admitted killing 17 boys. After sex, he killed them, dismembered their bodies, boiled their heads and ate some of their organs. In one case, he killed a young man then had anal sex with the body!

*Homosexual Henry Lucas claimed that he killed 350.

*Donald Harvey claimed 37 victims in Kentucky.

*Bruce Davis molested and killed 27 young men and boys in Illinois

*Juan Corona was convicted of murdering 25 migrant workers after which he “made love” with their corpses.

Jonathan Rowe said...

"Seven of the most vicious mass murders in US history were done by seven homosexual rapists:"

I'm glad to see you changing your wording now that you know your "mass murder" thesis is problematic. 9-11, Oklahoma City, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Ft. Hood, Sandy Hook? These are the most recent mass murderers that come mind. Where's the homosexual element there?

Your list of 7 are are rare man bites dog outliers that have no proven impact on overall statistical data.

Care to try again?

Jonathan Rowe said...

It's also interesting that the ethnic data is 6 whites and I'm assuming Juan Corona is a Latino. This doesn't track criminological data on who commits homicide in America against suggesting we are in outlier territory.

"http://flamingzine.tumblr.com/post/94129510489/did-you-know-according-to-a-joint-study-between

"Maybe you should take a class on using Google?"

LOL. Maybe you should take a class on citing your sources you find on google. I was dumb enough to click on that site. You think that site has any credibility? If there was such a joint study, maybe it would be nice if we could either a. see it or b. see it referenced in a professional publication.

Jonathan Rowe said...

I think I understand though why you cited it. I quickly perused the available data, and found it almost non-existent.

The book where the author looked at the 62 serial arsonists and found a disproportionate homosexual influence is interesting, but it still doesn't prove homosexuals are likelier to commit arson. There are a number of different motives for arson ranging from pyromania to insurance fraud to following up on extortion threats and others.

We've seen from Mr. K's last failed attempt to crunch numbers, outliers can give misleading impressions. The kinds of "serial killing" where we see a disproportionate homosexual influence also shows a disproportionate white influence. But we know whites aren't in fact likelier to commit homicide.

Something similar could be involved in the cases referenced in Ed Nordskog's book.

Steve Kellmeyer said...

Wow. Quick perusal.

And here my quick perusal showed the US Fire Administration showed that simply being homosexual puts you on their arsonist profile. Guess they don't know as much as you do, thought.


https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/tr-141.pdf

Look, you have some ax to grind. I don't know what it is or why you want to grind it. I'm comfortable with the evidence, so I think we're done here.

Jonathan Rowe said...

You are "comfortable" with the evidence? So you give me a 57 page PDF document and no page number or quotes? I see something on page 17, but it doesn't support your assertion that "simply being homosexual put you on their arsonist profile."

That would be like saying "simply being a white male" puts you on the their arsonist profile (I guess you are on it). Or "simply being found to have average or higher intelligence" puts you on their profile. (Those things btw, are inversely correlated with crime.)

The problem might not be with your comfort with evidence, but how to properly understand it.

As far as axes to grind, I don't deny that a homosexual, like a white person or person of higher than average IQ or an engineer may likelier "fit" a certain profile of a certain kind of criminal. (Often rare bird crimes that tend to be newsworthy.)

My problem is the erroneous conclusions you draw therefrom.

Tom Van Dyke said...

I don't know what the conclusion here is. Stipulating every malfactoid, therefore what?

Tom Grey said...

There was a Scientific American article about the various chemical composition of semen, not just the sperm. There are drug chemicals involved.

I believe some homosexuals become addicted to male semen. Don't have studies about this, tho.

Some studies on women are showing how some feel better, as well as more loved, receiving semen.

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