Monday, June 26, 2006

Is Sexual Deviation Possible

When considering deviation one must first clearly define the norm.  In the case of sexual deviation this might be more difficult than it appears.  If deviation from anything heterosexual is consideration straying from the norm, then confidence in one’s position must begin to waver.  It can be said that there are two kinds of sexual deviation: random and deliberate. The former usually results from a physical difference, for example being hermaphroditic while the latter is a choice based on the desire to be different, or even fashionable.

A hermaphrodite has both male and female characteristics which choice impossible for the long term.  This condition makes possible those apocryphal stories of marriage where the male partner did not realize that his female partner was actually a man; of course his was both.  Is this condition evolutionary?  Probably not since it has been remarked upon from time immemorial.  Is it deviant?  That is the difficult question society must come to grips with.  There are other causes of gender confusion including genetic and hormonal anomalies.  These too might fall within what is called normal.

The random aspect of “sexual deviation” involves something of a choice.  For some reason in the USA it is very fashionable for women to be “bisexual” expressing and acting out their attraction to men and women; particularly women in public.  The sheer number of these cases makes it impossible to consider them genuine.  The most recent high profile case was the relationship of Ellen Degeneris and Anne Heche in which case Ms. Heche decided that she was not a lesbian after all.  Was that sexual deviation, experimentation, or something else?

At most, if not all, high schools, colleges, and universities this trend is rampant.  Does this signal a rapid degeneration of American society or simply an immature response to growing older?  The attitudes of those in the trans-gender movement suggest immaturity and the unwillingness to confront life head on or accept responsibility.  In all groups there are those who lead and those who follow.  In the case of trans-gender most of the followers are being manipulated and get in line to have a place to go.  This is also the case in many fringe groups who provide no benefit to society at large.

Sexual deviation does not include predation.  These individuals are merely violent criminals who are now able to more safely abduct, assault, and murder their victims.  This is possible because of the culture of “victim-hood,” which absolves anyone including monsters from the responsibility of their actions.  It cannot be said with complete confidence that sexual deviation actually exists, but it may be said that the behavior of those who choice is deliberate is destructive.

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