• The Health Risks of Gay Sex JOHN R. DIGGS, JR., M.D.

    The Health Risks of Gay Sex
    JOHN R. DIGGS, JR., M.D.
    "As a physician, it is my duty to assess behaviors for their impact on health and wellbeing. When something is beneficial, such as exercise, good nutrition, or adequate sleep, it is my duty to recommend it. Likewise, when something is harmful, such as smoking, overeating, alcohol or drug abuse, and homosexual sex, it is my duty to discourage it."

    Executive Summary

    Sexual relationships between members of the same sex expose gays, lesbians and bisexuals to extreme risks of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), physical injuries, mental disorders and even a shortened life span. There are five major distinctions between gay and heterosexual relationships, with specific medical consequences. They are:

    Levels of Promiscuity - because most gay males have multiple partners (e.g., 28% claim 1,000 or more partners, 17% claim 250 to 499 partners), they have greatly increased the likelihood of contracting HIV/AIDS, syphilis, and other STDs.

    Physical Risks - Common sexual practices among gay men lead to numerous STDs and physical injuries, some of which are unknown in the heterosexual populatiton.

    Mental Health - It is well established that there are high rates of psychiatric illnesses, including depression, drug abuse, and suicide attempts, among gays and lesbians. This is true even in the Netherlands, where gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) relationships are far more socially acceptable than in the U.S. Depression and drug abuse are strongly associated with risky sexual practices that lead to serious medical problems.

    Monogamy - meaning long-term sexual fidelity, is rare in GLB relationships, especially among gay men, 66% of the men have sex outside of the relationship within the first year, and less than 10% of the relationships lasted 5 years.

    Life Span - Gay men's life expectancy is 20 years less.

    "Backside (opening meant for the elimination of waste is an output body part, not an input body part) sex sounds tempting, but there are some downsides, including the following five sex health risks. From cancers, to bodily damage to dangers of STD’s ...."
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    Sexual relationships between members of the same sex expose gays, lesbians and bisexuals to extreme risks of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), physical injuries, mental disorders and even a shortened life span. There are five major distinctions between gay and heterosexual relationships, with specific medical consequences. They are:

    Besides being a physical harmful to the body, homosexuals and lesbians present a lifestyle that is destructive to society.

    Man and woman developed for a reason, which was to procreate, and that is main reason marriage is between a man and woman. It is the biological unit. Even if they are old and or are infertile and can't have babies.

    Children are properly raised by a man and a woman.

    Showing gay men and women holding hands and kissing in public like that is normal presents an abnormal image to our children. Children are to young to understand how messed up psychologically gays are.

  • If it wasn't wrong, why is there so much shame?

    The statistics are are crazy bad against Homosexuality. 75% of all gay men have STD's (According to the CDC.). World wide the suicide rate is staggering, with more than 17% men and up to 45% transgender attempting suicide. People who are so called tolerant do really care about people who are gay. If they did they would warn they for the dangers of practicing this lifestyle and not celebrate the lifestyle.

  • It's a sin..

    "And don't forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God's judgement" Jude 7, It is not just homosexuality that is wrong it is all sexual misconduct, that includes shacking up, several different partners in a heterosexual, see also Romans 1:18-32, If it continues God's judgement will fall upon the land...

  • It is Indeed

    The lifestyle itself promotes behaviors that are unhealthy in our society. Those living the lifestyle have relationships that don't last as long (18 months to 7 years) as heterosexuals, and the likelihood of contracting an STD is 60 times greater than that of heterosexuals. We also know that gays have higher suicide rates (regardless of regions that are tolerant or intolerant) and a life expectancy 24 years shorter than non-gays. This is a lifestyle that harms a person both physically, emotionally and in their life expectancy and should not be accepted.

  • Medical research proves it.

    Evidence strongly suggests that gays and lesbians, and those that practice homosexual behavior are at a higher risk for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and at a higher risk for different types of cancer. Also evidence suggests that gays and lesbians are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and suicidal tendencies. And this found in countries where homosexuality is largely accepted, so it is not a result of social oppression.

  • Detrimental to homosexuals and to society

    More promiscuity, more venereal disease, more mental health issues, sets a bad example of gender separatism, undermines the ideal of both a mother and a father, higher incidence of pedophilia incest, a non-procreative example that leads to lower rates of reproductive marriage excessive health care cost to society to treat AIDS and other diseases.

  • It is harmful

    From an assumption that things in nature are they way they are for a reason, there might be unwanted effects, for which there is evidence. A lot of homosexual people try to commit suicide. The question that needs answering is whether this is because of societal and familial rejection only, or might there be other reasons. If there are emotional issues, then it's possible that LGBT's are influenced by such making them experience unnatural urges. If this is true, then LGBT's need help, and not encouragement that there is nothing wrong with them. Again, if we assume this premise, then continuation with homosexual behavior is akin to not dealing with emotional issues, how is that not harmful to a person?

  • I don't know why but

    I just go by the statistics: HIV is disproportionally likely to be spread by homosexuals and such a large proportion of people now don't even know they've got it. Homosexuals are more likely to be promiscuous which doesn't help them keep the kind of stable relationships which children need their parents to have. Homosexual couples are statistically more likely to be involved in domestic violence and homosexuals are less likely to be happy - a fact which professionals put down to their personal relationships rather than society's disapproval. They are more likely to suffer from mental illness.

    In short, gay couples are less likely to provide a good home for children - indeed one disturbing study showed that the proportion of child-abuse victims abused by a homosexual parent exceeds the proportion of gays in society generally. I don't personally think that there is a lot of harm in this kind of sex per se; it is the public conduct that goes with it nowadays I object to. We should encourage what is best: stable relationships where children have a mother and father.

    The theory of 'sexual imprinting' is that sexual thoughts derive from simple associations made between those things that give pleasure during pre-pubescent childhood - such as, for a boy, a mother's physical comfort - and the excitement of finding out about the opposite sex after puberty. But the encouragement, acceptance, legal support and proliferation of homosexuality, especially in schools, creates environments where teenagers' first thoughts about sex could well be influenced. Homosexuals often claim they are born that way, which makes it odd that teenage homosexuals' first sexual experience should often be with older men. It's also odd that people confidentially admitting to being 'homosexuals' are more likely to live in towns with a homosexual 'scene'. And it is also odd that of those people claiming to be homosexual (about 1% of the population on average in the UK), only half have actually have gay sex. Indeed, the rebellion and anti-tradition aspects which seem to have their origin within dysfunctional families seem to be part of their lifestlye. How else to explain the overwhelming preponderance of homosexuals among convicted paedophiles?

  • By itself no, but there is too much pride to make it not harmful.

    By itself, it may seem healthy, unfarmful, with no side effects, completely perfect... A little too perfect. Add on to this that homosexuality has no chance of pregnancy and the prideful culture surrounding it, and you've got way too much pride. This leads to risky behavior such as reckless and unprotected sex, and other things. And that's my standpoint on it.

  • It's bad for their health and that is putting it mildly!

    It is against the natural order,it's dangerous for society as a whole,gay pride should be called gay shame,it confuses poor children who are bombarded with "tolerance/acceptance" when in reality,the lgbtq etc are the most intolerant hypocrites,who demand we accept them,how about they accept our opinion is different to theirs! Not!

  • No, it is not.

    Homosexual conduct can not be any more harmful than that of heterosexual conduct. Just because that person, or persons, are interested in those of the same sex does not mean in any way that they are creating harm to themselves or to those around them. That is just silly and old fashion ways of thinking.

  • Only to homophobes.

    I don't understand the reality that some people live in, that what people do in their own home with one another somehow damages the country as a whole. It's not harmful behavior, it's a different lifestyle for people with a different sexual preference. If that's really enough to keep you up at night when you're nowhere near it, seek help.

  • It's not any more harmful and heterosexual activity

    This seems like a loaded question, as if what's being asked is if homosexual conduct is especially dangerous compared to heterosexual conduct. All sexual activity-- whether hetero or homosexual in nature-- has its share of risks. The failure to practice safe sex can lead to serious STDS like chlamydia, syphilis, and AIDs, whether gay or straight. So in that sense, homosexual conduct isn't really "harmful" unless someone who engages in it doesn't take proper precaution.

  • Homosexuals are good.

    Homosexuals are great people. If you can't find a girl to suck your cock, a homo will usually do it for you. They're usually pretty easy to pick up, and they're damn handy in prison; they'll do anything for you in return for protection or affection or whatever. True, having sex with a homo is smelly, and you've got to clean yourself up VERY thoroughly afterwards. But hey, you can't have everything.

  • Love is healthy so long as it doesn't hurt, you're of the same species, are of legal age, and aren't related.

    As a pansexual in the 21st century I can understand both sides but I've never thought of the gay community as dangerous. People who do feel this way are blinded by religion and their own fear. Gay people are wonderful people who contribute to society the same as heterosexual idividuals. There's no scientific proof that being gay is dangerous biologically or otherwise.
    I think saying it's wrong or bad is just another way of homophobes and religious fanatics to stay in the 'old way' of thinking and living. They fear change and continue to spout hatred because that's what they're used to thinking and it's what they've been taught. It's a scary thing change and I understand this being a scary issue for a lot of people. However, the world's changing constantly and they'll be a dying breed as more and more people and science are proving them wrong.

  • It's not the orientation homophobes are really against, and they don't know it.

    They link sexual promiscuity, psychiatric disorders and pedophilia to homosexuality because a few studies have shown these behaviors are rife in homosexuals. As a heterosexual supporter of the LGBT community, I was dismayed by such results, had questioned their validity and came to a few realizations.

    A lot of these studies were conducted in the 1990s, when homophobia was still rife, especially the ones that claim homosexuality include pedophilia.
    What the homophobes are against isn't the orientation, even though they claim it to be. They are against promiscuity and child molestation. Why can't just these issues be addressed in the gay community (as well as for those outside the gay community) instead of their sexual orientation? We cannot just take away a person's right to be with their romantic partner just because statistics show they are likely to be promiscuous and psychologically unstable. That is not how you deal with these problems.

    And many of these studies have failed to give reasons as to WHY homosexuals tend to be sexually promiscuous and psychologically unstable. Only correlations are given, not causation. So why should we trust in the validity of these studies? I say the LGBT community has the right to be assimilated into society, treated as equals and given the same treatment given to heterosexuals who are sexually promiscuous and/or psychologically unstable.

  • Homosexual conduct is not harmful.

    Homosexual conduct is not harmful, and in fact, it can be very healthy. Many people have fantasies about homosexual relationships, and it can be healthy to experiment with them. Rather than repressing every sexual thought or desire, people should embrace them and experiment with their sexuality. Sex is natural and it should not be a source of guilt.

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