08-23-2011, 08:00 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Originally Posted by Cado
Speaking only for myself, there have been moments where I've felt a -slight- attraction for someone of the same gender-nothing earth shattering or truly lust-inducing, just an urge to kiss or something like that.
I've theorized that it would be possible for me to cultivate a same-sex attraction if I really wanted to do it, I'd just have a lot more hoops to jump through than someone who's wired that way. As there is no natural physical attraction, I'd most likely have to install a mental program which heightens the right emotions in response to male attention, and I'd probably need to immerse myself in same-sex romance for a while until it became mundane. I doubt I'd ever be able to create the same kind of magnetism that exists between me and the opposite sex but I'd wager with enough time and focus I could make it so that I couldn't tell the difference.
This is assuming that I could remain detached from the outcome and I had enough positive motivation to stay with it. If I had programming which stigmatized relationships with the female gender-ie, I was only attempting to become attracted to men out of guilt-it would never work.
I'm just thinking out loud with all of this, but speaking purely in the realm of possibility I can see an orientation switch being possible, if only on a functional level. Human beings are capable of some pretty amazing things when they're motivated and lots of things can change that you'd figure are 100% set in stone. The question is whether it's worth it to make a particular change.
No matter how curious I am, I'm not gonna **** a dude. The only time I'd be at all tempted is if I felt the same kind of love as I've had with women and that's not happening in this lifetime. In other words, I don't think it really matters whether it's malleable, it doesn't mean it -should- be changed and it'd be difficult enough that I'd wager only the most dedicated of self-experimenters would find it worth the trouble.
Well, your theory isn't scientific. It's pure speculation. Who would put that much effort into pure speculation?