Tricky question...

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Tricky question...

Cherry21 Cherry21
So, my brother was telling me about this thing he read. It said that it could be possible in the future to tell if a baby is gay/lesbain or not by a test. I was wondering, who would do this test? Would you, and why? and if not, why not?

I don't think I would, because I feel that babies have no sexual preference at such a young age. Babies don't care if they're gey or not, and neither do i! Let them be babies, and when they start getting older, and if they wounder about things, be honest, and open, and accepting. I could never test my kid, sorry.
11/27/2011
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Peggi Peggi
Personally, I'd love to have them test ME, just to see if it is accurate or not! I wouldn't tell them a THING before the test, and see what it comes up as! As far as the test, I think it is possible for this to be a fact, because just like in those individuals trapped as the wrong gender, I believe that your DNA plays a huge factor in sexual orientation just as much as it does your internal AND external body.

I would love to test my kids, just so I would be more prepared to help them deal with whatever their preference may be. Helping my straight kid impress the opposite gender, my gay kid cope with any future dickwads aka bullies and finding the right way to tell people, etc.
11/27/2011
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
No Test; No Needles; No nothing. Why torture yourself with such knowledge for the next 18 years or so. Let nature rule!
11/27/2011
Ghost Ghost
I'd like to know where he read such a thing. Sounds like b.s. to me.
11/27/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
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Originally posted by PassionateLover2
No Test; No Needles; No nothing. Why torture yourself with such knowledge for the next 18 years or so. Let nature rule!
i agree with you here. We should be teaching them how to respond to bullies, harassment, and other negative things such as peer pressure no matter if they're gay, striaght, or frickin 6 armed! We should also love them no matter what, and help them through life no matter their journey. Personally, I'm still kidless, but this is on purpose, lol.
11/28/2011
Chirple Chirple
I have trouble seeing how that could be truly scientifically accurate.

I wouldn't want to label a child in that way, anyway - they need to find their own way.

I don't believe that sexuality is ONLY determined by one thing. Genetically predisposed doesn't mean the outcome is certain. Even biologically, there are many factors being batted around as "causes" for being Gay or Transgender. None of them are the One True Thing even if some may have an impact for some people.

And I do believe that a person's life experiences can shape them, not to mention triggering or not triggering a biological device.

I don't like this idea, because I can also see it being used to invalidate people who don't "pass the test" or so to speak.
11/30/2011
eroticmutt eroticmutt
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherry21
So, my brother was telling me about this thing he read. It said that it could be possible in the future to tell if a baby is gay/lesbain or not by a test. I was wondering, who would do this test? Would you, and why? and if not, why not?

I ...
I think it would be cool to do the test, just to know. But I feel like it would be wrong because too many people would misuse it, especially people using it to "make sure" their kid is not going to be gay. Society isn't ready for technology like that yet, it would lead to too many kids being pushed into things at a young age even moreso than now. Imagine if a stereotypically rude and pushy dad is trying to "force" his gay son to grow up straight. He will probably be even harsher and worse to his son, thinking he can somehow by power of will and effort make this child straight. There really are people out there who think like that, and it's messed up.
12/01/2011
Snozzberries Snozzberries
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Originally posted by eroticmutt
I think it would be cool to do the test, just to know. But I feel like it would be wrong because too many people would misuse it, especially people using it to "make sure" their kid is not going to be gay. Society isn't ready for ...
I agree with this. I would love to do the test on myself, though.
12/10/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
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Originally posted by Chirple
I have trouble seeing how that could be truly scientifically accurate.

I wouldn't want to label a child in that way, anyway - they need to find their own way.

I don't believe that sexuality is ONLY determined by one thing. ...
me neither. I hope its never broadly used. It could ruin families
12/10/2011
Pink Kitty Pink Kitty
Babies have no sexual preference. And even if such a test existed, as Cherry21 said it could ruin families.
12/11/2011
butts butts
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherry21
So, my brother was telling me about this thing he read. It said that it could be possible in the future to tell if a baby is gay/lesbain or not by a test. I was wondering, who would do this test? Would you, and why? and if not, why not?

I ...
Often sexuality is dictated by how much testosterone/estrogen is in your body. A female with a high testosterone (T) level is more likely to be attracted to other females, and vice versa with males and estrogen (E). Hormone levels don't 100% dictate your sexuality, it just ups the possibility of being homo/bi/pan/whatever not-straight-sexual. So in a way, YES, there is a possibility to see if your baby COULD be gay, however there is no way to tell the future, how the child is raised, their personal experiences and beliefs will help shape their sexuality, it's not 100% reliant on hormone levels.

For example, my boyfriend is a cisgendered pansexual. He has high levels of both testosterone AND estrogen, and from a decently early age has admitted to being attracted to all sexes.
I on the other hand have always had very high T levels, I'm female bodied. But I didn't turn out lesbian (or bisexual), I turned out transsexual (FtM), and am attracted to males. If they had tested me, I most likely would have shown up as a lesbian, assuming that this test measures hormone levels. My boyfriend probably would have showed up as gay. I say that the test is legitimate (if it does in fact measure hormone levels), but take the answer with the knowledge that you cannot tell the future, and that it may not be GAY that your child turns out, but possibly transgendered.
02/16/2012
oneeyedoctopus oneeyedoctopus
I think the best such a test could do is determine whether a child is more or less likely to be gay. I think the ratio of hormones in the womb plays a role in determining your eventual sexual orientation, but it isn't the only factor.

But I don't think assigning sexual labels to infants makes any sense at all.
02/16/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Originally posted by Cherry21
So, my brother was telling me about this thing he read. It said that it could be possible in the future to tell if a baby is gay/lesbain or not by a test. I was wondering, who would do this test? Would you, and why? and if not, why not?

I ...
I agree with what you said.
02/16/2012
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
This is such bullshit.
02/16/2012
Chris Corrigan Chris Corrigan
Complete bullshit. Only moronic assholes would test their kid to see if they're gay. Let people be people.
02/17/2012
MasonM MasonM
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherry21
So, my brother was telling me about this thing he read. It said that it could be possible in the future to tell if a baby is gay/lesbain or not by a test. I was wondering, who would do this test? Would you, and why? and if not, why not?

I ...
I certainly wouldn't test. Honestly, that test is outright frightening to me for the idea of parents possibly choosing to try and 'make them straight' as they were raised if they knew in advance.

If my family had known from birth with me, I likely wouldn't have survived, given that my older brother is homophobic and used to physically attack 'faggots' when he was a teenager.
03/01/2012
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