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  1. #1 Would there be no procreation if homosexuality were any benchmark of normal sexuality? 
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    A follow-up, Will homosexually ever become a normal benchmark for sexuality?


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    It is "normal", sexuality is a spectrum not black or white. Homosexuality is observed in many species, it has so far caused no extinctions...


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    Quote Originally Posted by NickSS View Post
    A follow-up, Will homosexually ever become a normal benchmark for sexuality?
    Why do you feel that homosexuallity is not a normal sexual benchmark?
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    dito, It is normal sexuality, observed in all societies and in most intelligent social species.
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    Humans have a big range of potential triggers for sexual arousal - physical and psychological. Given all the failed efforts to restrict it to only between hetero, married couples it's unlikely the options can ever be reduced or restricted to homosexuality only. Lots of gays have had enduring hetero relationships, with resultant children; the opposite sex may not be their first preference but lots of them are capable of performing the necessary act. I don't think that will change.
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    Allow me to refine the question: If heterosexuality became exceptional, would procreation end?

    A: The exceptions would go on procreating. So it wouldn't end altogether. Bees are an extreme example. Incidentally they demonstrate how one need not breed personally to promote one's own genes.

    Lately in humans it takes a lot more than than a man and a woman to raise an adult. It takes all kinds, some say a village.


    The followup question, I'd predict yes: Already said that some non-breeders in the mix is good for the group. And the way we're going, it may be better the majority are non-breeders. The easiest way for nature to accomplish this is to make more of us homosexual!

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    Allow me to refine the question: If heterosexuality became exceptional, would procreation end?
    Would really depend on several things. One man could replace hundred in a reproductive role, while one woman could probably replace ten or more (assuming that sort of cultural backdrop).

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    Already said that some non-breeders in the mix is good for the group. And the way we're going, it may be better the majority are non-breeders.
    The way that is worded might give the impression that the non-reproductive orgasm is beneficial to the group in some way. What's far more likely is an advantage confirmed on other orgasms ofsets the loss of reproductive ability of the one. In fact there's rather good evidence of this effect in homosexual men--where apparently prenatal conditions of their mothers results in higher rates of fertility and thus more overall reproductive offspring at the increased risk of one non-reproductive homosexual ones. It makes no difference whether the non-reproductive member is of benefit or not as an individual. Natural selection often results in an optimization between many characteristics--some of them of advantage some of them disadvantageous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong View Post
    Allow me to refine the question: If heterosexuality became exceptional, would procreation end?
    Nope. It would just slow down. (Which in many places would be a good thing.)
    The followup question, I'd predict yes: Already said that some non-breeders in the mix is good for the group. And the way we're going, it may be better the majority are non-breeders. The easiest way for nature to accomplish this is to make more of us homosexual!
    Or to give us big brains, sufficient to imagine and implement birth control.
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    Or give us conscious control over our reproductive system.

    Error: [No ovum detected]
    Ovulate? Y/N?

    Fertilised ovum detected.
    Gestate? Y/N?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daecon View Post
    Or give us conscious control over our reproductive system.
    Or just turn us into marsupials. MUCH better method of reproduction and gestation.
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