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First of all, it is important to note that the current version (5th Edition) of the DSM — Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychological Association (APA, 2013) — does not recognise homosexual obsessive-compulsive disorder (HOCD) as a mental health condition (Smith, 2021). Homosexual obsessive-compulsive ...


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The article you linked (Hamer, et al. 1993 [Open Access PDF]) was cited in Mills (2019) [Open Access PDF] which states, Work in the 1990s isolated a relationship with the Xq28 region on the X chromosome (5 [Hu, et al. (1995)], 6 [Hamer, et al. 1993]). Subsequent studies found similarity in the sexual orientation of identical twins, with genetics explaining ...


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Farr, R. H., Forssell, S. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2010). Parenting and child development in adoptive families: Does parental sexual orientation matter?. Applied Developmental Science, 14(3), 164-178. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2010.500958 Free PDF from escholarship.org This study investigated child development and parenting in 106 families headed ...


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I think this question is not really about strict religious upbringings or sexuality at all, this is really about the broader issue of rebellious attitudes and anti-authoritarianism. No matter what controlled environment with particular sets of rules that groups of people find themselves in, there will always be a handful of those who rebel. A good reference (...


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Science Advances A study conducted by Science Advances confirmed what researchers already believed, and that is that LGBTQ people are nearly four times as likely to become victims of violent crime compared to non LGBTQ people. Science Advances We find SGMs disproportionately are victims across a variety of crimes. The rate of violent victimization for SGMs ...


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Personality Theories Seidman and colleagues(1994) examined loneliness/intimacy problems regarding sexual offenders which suggested lack of social skills created intimacy problems Bowlby (1988) which suggested people may take part in forms of sexual abuse as a result of loneliness/isolation which sexual deprivation is a by-product of Cognitive Theories (Scott ...


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Sexuality is thought to be mostly fixed (and certainly does not respond to active interventions to change it), but sometimes self-descriptions shift. It's unclear to what extent these shifts are changes in sexuality itself versus changes in how people identify. More broadly speaking, people aren't always good at describing their own wants/desires/feelings, ...


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