Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Sam's experience at gay deconversion camp

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
  • 0 Replies

My hands were tied down and ice was placed on them while I was shown pictures of men. Later sessions would include copper heating coils, needles in my fingers, and electric shocks," all while Sam was shown gay porn.

antos777/iStock/Getty Images
Of course, no one explained why they had a stockpile of gay porn on hand.

Then they'd take the coils away and show ... men and women holding hands.

"I was never shown heterosexual sex, just heterosexual attraction," Sam says. "I was just supposed to associate the touch of a man with pain."

Obviously, despite the old saying, you can't "heating-coil the gay away." The torture didn't make Sam straighter; it just made him terrified of sex, intimacy, and general human closeness.

"By the end, even hugging my father brought back flashbacks," Sam said.

Ned White/iStock/Getty Images
"BOOM, father issues! Told you, we're always right!"

Sam isn't alone -- according to literally every scientific study, that's exactly what happens to people who go through this kind of thing. Sex and physical intimacy are positive things that human beings seek out because they feel good, and you can't trick the human brain into thinking something feels good by zapping it or burning it with hot copper coils. It only makes the feelings negative. It's like these "therapists" watched Clockwork Orange but flipped channels just before the bad shit went down, and therefore came away from the film thinking that Alex went on to be a well-balanced dairy farmer.

Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 2, 2015 at 1:26 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies:
There are no replies to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)