Saturday, November 2, 2019

Another Amazing Coincidence

Regular readers know that I have observed that LGBTs report childhood sexual abuse at statistically significantly higher rates than the average.
Abstract
LGBTs report childhood sexual abuse at 3x-8x the rate of heterosexuals. LGBTs have similar order of magnitude higher rates of substance abuse, suicide, mental illness and obesity (among lesbians). The failure to consider this possible causal relationship has lead to a widespread assumption that homosexuality is an inborn and immutable characteristic. Failure to consider this possible origin has also led critics of homosexuality to assume that homosexuality as a preference is a conscious choice.
So imagine my surprise 9/21/19 People:
Jonathan Van Ness is ready to open up about being HIV positive.
Ahead of the release of his memoir Over the Top, which hits shelves Sept. 24, the Queer Eye star, 32, opened up to The New York Times about his health and history of addiction....
Van Ness also opens up in his memoir about having been abused by an older boy at a young age, which “planted the seed for other self-destructive behaviors,” according to the Times.
“For a lot of people who are survivors of sexual assault at a young age, we have a lot of compounded trauma,” he told the newspaper.
As a young teenager, Van Ness said he would meet up with older men and that after using up his money on drugs in college, he “advertised sex for money on Gay.com,” according to the Times.  
By the time he was in his early 20s, Van Ness was using methamphetamine and then went to rehab twice, the newspaper reports.
But his sexual orientation could not possibly be associated with premature sexualization by another male. Right...

1 comment:

StormCchaser said...

I suspect the male homosexuality is one of those complex traits that ranges from biological in origin, to trauma induced, to contagion caused. Female homosexuality is more fluid than in males, with females going back and forth.