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#1 SalisburySage

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:19 PM

A recurring theme in this forum is the suspicion that the most hateful anti-gay posters here are in fact trying to repress homosexual tendencies. A study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology appears to back up that theory:

Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Vol 105(3), Aug 1996, 440-445.

Interesting that this study shows that self declard homophobes are the only group of straight men who get an erection when shown gay porn.

The authors investigated the role of homosexual arousal in exclusively heterosexual men who admitted negative affect toward homosexual individuals. Participants consisted of a group of homophobic men (n = 35 ) and a group of nonhomophobic men (n = 29); they were assigned to groups on the basis of their scores on the Index of Homophobia (W. W. Hudson & W. A. Ricketts, 1980). The men were exposed to sexually explicit erotic stimuli consisting of heterosexual, male homosexual, and lesbian videotapes, and changes in penile circumference were monitored. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (A. H. Buss & M. Perry, 1992). Both groups exhibited increases in penile circumference to the heterosexual and female homosexual videos. Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies. (PsycINFO Database Record © 2009 APA, all rights reserved)



http://www.ncbi.nlm..../pubmed/8772014
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:32 PM

The pat answer would seem to be that their homophobia stems from deep-rooted self-hatred. Self-hate: the hate battery than never runs down. Just ask Darth Vader.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:34 PM

Of course, "homophobia" seems to change with whoever is spouting off about it. :D
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:34 PM

Well, its been said....take the phobe from homophobe and you've got the truth;)

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:35 PM

It wouldn't be surprising for those who are inclined that way but have a deep-seated belief it is wrong. It seems a way of coping with conflicting inclinations.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:51 PM

It wouldn't be surprising for those who are inclined that way but have a deep-seated belief it is wrong. It seems a way of coping with conflicting inclinations.


I don't agree, Matt. I believe that acting on homosexual tendencies is wrong, because of my belief system. I also agree murder is wrong, for example, but I don't have an inclination either way.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 07:07 PM

Com--

I was specifically referring to those who are anti-gay but aroused by it, not you. While you've let your views be known, you seem reasonable about it.
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#8 SalisburySage

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 07:07 PM

Of course, "homophobia" seems to change with whoever is spouting off about it. :D


Not in this case. This study is clear in its results. There's no metaphysical truth here but there is empirical evidence.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 07:11 PM

I don't agree, Matt. I believe that acting on homosexual tendencies is wrong, because of my belief system. I also agree murder is wrong, for example, but I don't have an inclination either way.


So you can admit that in this study the evidence is that homophobia may be rooted in the conflict raised by repressed desire.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 07:19 PM

I think the study, and certainly the conclusions, are faulty. Changes in penile circumference based on exposure to erotic media is hardly the same as having a proclivity towards a specific sexual orientation. I'm not gay, and I don't fear gayness (homophobe) but like most Humans, I'll respond to sexual stiluli. The term, "thinking with the other head" applies here.

It's a physiological response as much, if not more than it's psycologial. Humans are bi-sexual, in that we're capapble of having sex for fun, with males or females. But even a female dog will hump another female dog, when the time is right. Hell, a dog will hump your leg. Thats a biological function, not indicating a preference.

I think thats whats at work here. Sage, you seem to see this as some sort of "Gotcha!" moment, but really, sexuality is so much more complex.

Then theres com's response, which is a whole 'nother issue. Social cues and norms based on our indoctrinations. I believe we're hard wired from birth with a sexual orientation (with exceptions) and the environment we're raised in pushes us either towards our wiring, or against it, and we compensate accordingly.

And if dealing with such complex issues causes an overreaction to the opposite, it must go both ways. In other words, I've known some gay guys that felt the need to constantly rip on the "breeders". Should I believe that they're secretly straight? Have there been any studies of their penile circumference while watching straight erotica?

"Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli..." Only? 100%? Thats very hard (pun intended) to believe. Someone has an agenda...

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 07:24 PM

I think the study, and certainly the conclusions, are faulty. Changes in penile circumference based on exposure to erotic media is hardly the same as having a proclivity towards a specific sexual orientation. I'm not gay, and I don't fear gayness (homophobe) but like most Humans, I'll respond to sexual stiluli. The term, "thinking with the other head" applies here.

It's not faulty, you just didn't read it. A normal control group was used and these people didn't pop wood when a gay film was shown. The homophobes did.
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#12 SalisburySage

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 07:33 PM

I think the study, and certainly the conclusions, are faulty. Changes in penile circumference based on exposure to erotic media is hardly the same as having a proclivity towards a specific sexual orientation. I'm not gay, and I don't fear gayness (homophobe) but like most Humans, I'll respond to sexual stiluli. The term, "thinking with the other head" applies here.

It's a physiological response as much, if not more than it's psycologial. Humans are bi-sexual, in that we're capapble of having sex for fun, with males or females. But even a female dog will hump another female dog, when the time is right. Hell, a dog will hump your leg. Thats a biological function, not indicating a preference.

I think thats whats at work here. Sage, you seem to see this as some sort of "Gotcha!" moment, but really, sexuality is so much more complex.

Then theres com's response, which is a whole 'nother issue. Social cues and norms based on our indoctrinations. I believe we're hard wired from birth with a sexual orientation (with exceptions) and the environment we're raised in pushes us either towards our wiring, or against it, and we compensate accordingly.

And if dealing with such complex issues causes an overreaction to the opposite, it must go both ways. In other words, I've known some gay guys that felt the need to constantly rip on the "breeders". Should I believe that they're secretly straight? Have there been any studies of their penile circumference while watching straight erotica?

"Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli..." Only? 100%? Thats very hard (pun intended) to believe. Someone has an agenda...


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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:14 PM

I have always believed those that are anti gay to the radical side are closet cases.

I knew a freak years ago who use to brag how he and his friends would beat gays with shower curtain rods who gathered at a park in St Louis for sheets and giggles when they were teens.

Never knew that guy to date or have a girl friend and he was in his 20's when I knew him.

But he was raised as a strict Catholic so there you go.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:14 PM

It's not faulty, you just didn't read it. A normal control group was used and these people didn't pop wood when a gay film was shown. The homophobes did.


I always thought it was kind of obvious that the intense anger and hatred homophobes direct toward gays is because they hate the feelings they arouse in them.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:17 PM

How many times have we seen stories about radical anti-gay politicians and religious leaders caught in homosexual affairs? That has to say something, don't you think?
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:29 PM

Study shows that homophobes are sexually aroused by Gay porn


If it makes their peckers hard then it's obscenity. :)

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:43 PM

It's not faulty, you just didn't read it. A normal control group was used and these people didn't pop wood when a gay film was shown. The homophobes did.


I guess I'd have to know how exactly a "homophobe" is defined by the authors of the study. What questions were asked to make the determination. The individuals themselves, and what motivates (per the description) their fear of gay people.

If theres such a thing as homophobes, there must be a group defined as heterophobes. Ever heard of that group? Neither have I. But they must exist if this study, and the idea it promotes is true.

I question the "index of homophobia" and the two guys at the University of Georgia that did this study. They may be on to something, but a 100% rate of findings is absurd. A 100% finding in any group is so unlikely that it must call into question the parameters of the study.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 09:34 PM

Why do deviants think that normal folk want to be like them... This study has no merit.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 09:35 PM

Why do deviants think that normal folk want to be like them... This study has no merit.


Nor does the Bible :)

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 09:36 PM

Actually, it grosses me out. Unlike a lot of men, even g/g porn grosses me out. My straight guy friends think I'm weird... :(
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