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If there was a pill that could make a gay person straight.....

Posted by on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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If the medical community was able to identify what causes a person to be attracted to a specific gender and came up with a pill that could make a gay person straight.....would that be something that should be available to the public?

Should homosexuality be looked at as something that should be fixed or is that line of reasoning unethical?

If you are gay.....would you consider taking it? 

If you are a parent of a gay child... would you force that child to take it?

I was discussing this with a gay friend of mine the other day.   He was bothered by the idea that homosexuality is something that needs to be fixed, an idea that I agreed with him is wrong.  This person said no way to the pill at first but after thinking about all the grief he has been through because of his homosexuality said that he would seriously consider it if the pill had existed before he came out.

In an ideal world, the idea of a pill to fix part of what makes a person who they are is abhorrent and wouldn't/shouldn't even have to be discussed but I have to wonder if for some gays the continued lack of acceptance by many, especially when its family and friends, would make a "straight" pill attractive.

 

by on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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Kool_Aide
by on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM
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This is a horribly dumb post!!

ramalamasp
by on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM
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It isn't anything to be fixed, so no. I'm straight, but dh has a gay, married brother. Neither man would take a pill like that, I don't even have to ask. There is nothing wrong with them, they are two loving adults who have built a wonderful life and family together.
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LavenderTea
by on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:33 PM
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I'm not gay but I would hope that gay people would not feel the need to take such a pill. That would imply somethin is wrong with them when there isn't.
ARACMOM
by on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:34 PM
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Homosexuality should be left alone. It isn't a problem and it isn't hurting anyone. There is nothing to "fix". If my child were gay, I would want him/her to be exactly the persen they are and the person they were meant to be.

OwlNuggets
by HAIL NUGGY! on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:34 PM
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One would also have to assume that homosexuality is something meant to be "cured."

I think they should make a similar pill for Stupid.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Hormone pills?
idunno1234
by Gold Member on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:38 PM

 Sorry you feel that way.

Its theoretically plausible that such a thing could exist and I just wondered if it was even ethical to develop and market such a thing (I'm personally leaning along the lines of no) and if it was available, if it would actually be utilized, if there was potential for abuse, if it would diminish humanity rather than bettering it.....tons of stuff to ponder.

But if you think its dumb, feel free to ignore and move on.

Quoting Kool_Aide:

This is a horribly dumb post!!

 

Fairfieldwizard
by Member on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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You can be sure that before they come out with a pill like that, they better come out with a female viagra pill. Some of us have been waiting a damn long time.

ccnstanczak
by Gold Member on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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 i accept both gay and straight people and everything in between.

fuck that pill.

wrensong
by Pagan Mother on Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:40 PM
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There isnothing wrong with gay ppl; andthey do not need to be fixed!

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