- 2000 – the revised DSM-IV (TR) included children for the first time in homosexuality with a diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder in Children. As a disorder this was considered a illness to be treated by changing the patient’s thinking, behavior and emotions.
- 2013 – the DSM-5 removed the GIDC diagnosis and replaced it with Gender Dysphoria. The difference is that dysphoria = unhappiness to be resolved by social support of the individual’s sense of self.
- “There is some controversy around the inclusion of gender dysphoria within the diagnostic manuals, as it may inadvertently pathologize gender variance through its inclusion in this manual.
- Minority stress is seen systemically through the chronic violence toward transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, high rates of homelessness, underemployment, and poor medical care for these individuals.
- the dysphoria is not the result of the individual’s gender identity itself.
And that opened the door to a flood of newly acceptable sexual variants that effectively removes these behaviors from consideration as being, a baseline, “at risk for danger to self or others“.
Instead, these behaviors are now viewed as the result of social discrimination.
So the solution is that society must transforms itself into a LGBT culture.
As detailed in the previous post, there is no medical, sociological, historical, political or otherwise scientifically factual foundation for this massive world-wide tectonic shift while there are thousands of years of received wisdom warning against it.
What if this cause – effect perspective is wrong? What if the LGBT lifestyle is causing harm to self and others?
LGB adults [and youth] are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition. Transgender individuals are nearly four times as likely as cisgender individuals (people whose gender identity corresponds with their birth sex) individuals to experience a mental health condition.
For many LGBTQI people, socioeconomic and cultural conditions negatively impact mental health conditions. Many in the LGBTQI community face discrimination, prejudice, denial of civil and human rights, harassment and family rejection, which can lead to new or worsened symptoms, particularly for those with intersecting racial or socioeconomic identities…
Wow. This sounds serious. Let’s get down to the statistics.
- 40% of LGBT adults have experienced rejection from a family member or a close friend.
I’m not being a smart alec when I question the value of this statistic. Are you trying to claim that the other 60% of LGBT adults have not experienced any rejection at all for any other reason? Are you trying to claim that less than 40% of straight adults have experienced any rejection for any other reason than sexuality?
Scientifically, unless you can prove these claims to be true, then the rejection experienced by LGBT can’t be the reason they have more mental health problems than straight people because both populations experience rejection. We have to compare apples to apples, not fruit to vegetables. (Lighten up, take a joke. After all, fruit is more well-liked than vegetables.)
- A 2019 school climate survey showed that 86% of LGBTQ youth reported being harassed or assaulted at school, which can significantly impact their mental health.
Again, let’s compare LGBTQ with straight statistics. In the same year 20% of students report being bullied. (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2019 )
I would say this is a legit statistic, and it matches common wisdom.
- A 2022 report from The Trevor Project found that just 37% of LGBTQ youth identified their home as an LGBTQ-affirming space, i.e. 63% said they weren’t affirmed at home.
Seriously? Feeling alienated is the gold standard for defining the teenage years. Or to quote the experts: Alienation is common among teenagers.…Adolescent alienation is only considered a symptom [of a problem] if it accompanies other disorders, such as a phobia or a personality disorder.
Lack of affirmation at home experienced by 63% of LGBTQs is equal to 64% percent of teens in general saying they suffered either emotional or physical abuse at home. What I find compelling is that 37% of LGBTQ youth feel affirmed!
So not being affirmed at home can’t be used as a reason for increased mental illness in the LGBTQ population vs the general population.
Substance misuse or overuse, which may be used as a coping mechanism or method of self-medication, is a significant concern for members of this community. LGB adults are nearly twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a substance use disorder. Transgender individuals are almost four times as likely as cisgender individuals to experience a substance use disorder. Illicit drug use is significantly higher in high school-aged youth who identify as LGB or are unsure of their identity, compared to their heterosexual peers.
Many people in this community struggle in silence — and face worse health outcomes as a result.
- The LGBTQI population is at a higher risk than the heterosexual, cisgender population for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts.
- High school students who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are more than four times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to their heterosexual peers.
- 40% of transgender adults have attempted suicide in their lifetime, compared to less than 5% of the general U.S. population.
Inadequate Mental Health Care
While stated as a factual relationship of cause (discrimination) and effect (severe depression), the association of mental and social problems with society’s disapproval of this behavior is statistically a simple correlation. We find one occurring with the other. There is no proof that disapproval is the major reason for mental and social problems, simply a biased opinion that that is the case.
The following fact-based perspective from experience contrasts sharply with the social scientists’ failure to engage in scientifically conducted research.
Gay men in America currently enjoy more freedom and acceptance than at any time in our nation’s history. But while not everyone in the gay community is willing to admit it, there is a significant “party” culture that inhabits the homosexual community in America and still lies outside the mainstream of American culture…high levels of drug abuse and drug addiction are common among these nightlife scenes – where a more hedonistic spirit dominates the environment…a community with a heavy night-life scene – and drugs available at every turn…
the “Party and Play” scene has been growing in popularity over the past decade…generally organized on Craigslist or other websites feature intense drug taking and sex with multiple partners. Crystal meth and ecstasy are the drugs of choice…because of their psychotropic effects, and in the case of crystal meth, their ability to help people stay awake well into the night and prevent ejaculation during sex…
there is a “community feel” to the use of crystal meth and other drugs…that makes it difficult for many gay men to abstain or seek out drug rehab treatment. Many rehab facilities report high levels of relapse among gay men because they fear being ostracized from their peer groups or being unable to take part in the social activities that they enjoy. Because drug addiction is a group problem, it is up to the gay community as a whole to change the behavior of its citizens. Until this community stands up and says “crystal meth is bad” in a committed, organized way, the levels of addiction – and subsequent health problems – will continue on at a high level.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) describes abstinence as the “safest approach for those with substance use disorders.” Abstinence is the most common form of addiction treatment in the nation.
Contrast with the gay lifestyle plan to use drugs “safely” while under the influence of the drugs. This is straight up delusional. I would know. I’m paid to diagnose delusions in state hospitals and other acute psychiatric facilities.
Everything You Need to Know About Poppers and How to Stay Safe
Their popularity among the LGBTQ+ community has made them as much of a cultural artifact as a widely-used drug. Who can forget this video of Charli XCX holding a signed a bottle of Rush brand poppers and yelling “GAY RIGHTS!”? From their frequent appearance in the original Queer as Folk to their strong presence at Pride events and gay clubs, poppers are well embedded in queer spaces.
Within queer communities, poppers are best known for their use during sex. When their fumes are inhaled, they can relax smooth muscle tissue, including the muscles found in the vagina and anus, making anal sex easier and, for some, more pleasurable.
Ahh, that’s the politically correct way of saying less painful.
Do you like getting jackhammered till your hole is raw?Do you take pleasure in your partner’s pain—turned on by their moans during rough sex?
what makes our community tick when it comes to pain between the sheets.
- 86%) who bottomed said that they had at some point experienced pain when bottoming.
- 9% said they had never experienced pain,
- 1% said they “didn’t know,” (One supposes they were too high. Not safe.)
- Most people (64%) who have ever topped said that they have had a partner stop them during sex because it hurt too much.
- About half of people said that they have never enjoyed pain during anal sex.
- 36% said that they have enjoyed pain during anal sex.
- “I enjoy the pain because it puts me in a submissive head space. I feel like I’m being used for someone else’s pleasure.”
- as the result of pinching/twisting/hair pulling/flogging/restraint that is part of sex but not from anal penetration
- “Fast, deep ‘pounding’ rough sex with pain as the side effect
- the intensity is high and my senses feel like they’re on overload
- aroused by a partner’s pain / submission(“I like to make my bottom moan while I rough fuck him.”
We also asked for your tips on how to prevent pain during anal sex.
- LOTS of lube from the jump
- Too much lube is almost enough
- Use poppers
“As with many things in the queer healthcare wheelhouse, there is a general lack of attention and therefore evidence, especially for long term complications,” DeWitt said.
This can’t be good.
Key Health Concerns for MSM (Men Who have Sex with Men)
#1: HIV/AIDS – Although HIV is now a disease that can be managed, there is still no cure, and preventing infection remains the key to ending the epidemic.
#2: Anal Papilloma – cause certain types of anal cancers.
#3: Hepatitis – can cause serious health problems, including liver cancer, cirrhosis, liver failure, and even death. Safe sex, which reduces the risk of transmission of all types of viral hepatitis, is the only way to prevent transmitting hepatitis C.
#4: Substance Use – Gay men abuse substances at higher rates compared to others.Use of these drugs has been linked to higher rates of HIV transmission through impaired decision making during sex. Although the long-term effects are unknown, evidence suggests that prolonged use of these substances is likely to have serious negative health consequences.
#5: Depression and Anxiety – Men who have sex with men have higher rates of depression and anxiety compared to others. These problems are often worse for men who are closeted or don’t have adequate social support. Not mentioned in this article but obviously a cause for depression is the constant abandonment experienced in the promiscuous lifestyle.
#6: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) These include infections for which there are effective cures (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, pubic lice or crabs), as well as those for which treatments are more limited (HIV, hepatitis A, B, or C, human papilloma virus). Safe sex, including the use of condoms, is key to preventing STDs.
#7: Prostate, Testicular, and Colon Cancer
#8: Alcohol -Studies show that men who have sex with men have higher rates of alcohol abuse and dependence…and can increase the risk for being injured or becoming the victim of a crime.
#9: Tobacco – Gay men smoke and use tobacco products at much higher rates than others. This can lead to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, and lung cancer.
#10: Body image problems and obesity – Men who have sex with men are more likely to have body image problems than others. This includes higher rates of eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Also, using anabolic steroids and nutritional supplements can be unhealthy. Obesity is also a problem among some gay men, and this can lead to heart disease and diabetes.
And it’s not just men.
Women in the UK are suffering injuries and other health problems as a result of the growing popularity of anal sex among straight couples…
The consequences include incontinence and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as pain and bleeding because they have experienced bodily trauma while engaging in the practice, the doctors write in an article in the British Medical Journal.
doctors’ reluctance to discuss the risks associated with anal sex was leading to women being harmed by the practice and letting down a generation of women who are not aware of the potential problems…
“within popular culture it has moved from the world of pornography to mainstream media” and TV shows including Sex and the City and Fleabag may have contributed to the trend by making it seem “racy and daring”.
women who engage in anal sex are at greater risk from…”Increased rates of faecal incontinence and anal sphincter injury” than men because of their different anatomy and the effects of hormones, pregnancy and childbirth on the pelvic floor.”
“Women have less robust anal sphincters and lower anal canal pressures than men, and damage caused by anal penetration is therefore more consequential.
“The pain and bleeding women report after anal sex is indicative of trauma, and risks may be increased if anal sex is coerced..”
the proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds engaging in heterosexual anal intercourse has risen over recent decades….in the US 30% to 45% of both sexes have experienced it.
“It is no longer considered an extreme behaviour but increasingly portrayed as a prized and pleasurable experience”…
NHS patient information about the risks of anal sex…makes “no mention of anal trauma, incontinence or the psychological aftermath of the coercion young women report in relation to this activity”.
Claudia Estcourt, a professor of sexual health and HIV and member of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), backed the surgeons’ call for doctors to talk openly about anal sex.
“BASHH strongly supports the call for careful, non-judgmental inquiry about anal sex in the context of women with anal symptoms,” she said.
So why pursue the high-risk gay lifestyle?
Compulsive sexual behavior is sometimes called hypersexuality, hypersexuality disorder or sexual addiction. It’s an excessive preoccupation with sexual fantasies, urges or behaviors that is difficult to control, causes you distress, or negatively affects your health, job, relationships or other parts of your life.
Some indications that you may be struggling with compulsive sexual behavior include:
- You have recurrent and intense sexual fantasies, urges and behaviors that take up a lot of your time and feel as if they’re beyond your control.
- You feel driven to do certain sexual behaviors, feel a release of the tension afterward, but also feel guilt or remorse.
- You’ve tried unsuccessfully to reduce or control your sexual fantasies, urges or behavior.
- You use compulsive sexual behavior as an escape from other problems, such as loneliness, depression, anxiety or stress.
- You continue to engage in sexual behaviors that have serious consequences, such as the potential for getting or giving someone else a sexually transmitted infection, the loss of important relationships, trouble at work, financial strain, or legal problems.
- You have trouble establishing and maintaining healthy and stable relationships.
The evidence is piling up that the gay lifestyle is a positive loop system that, like a rope winding around and around your body, begins with one turn, one taste, one trial of a new experience and through the dopamine rush released in the full package of experienced risk taking, drug taking, even pain, binds the gay individual not with ties to a partner who supports and empowers
For example, availability of the internet is known to have caused a surge in sex additions and grooming of children into sexual partners by pedophiles.
Actual scientific research into the LGBT… lifestyle has established factual evidence that experiences drive sexual preferences and behaviors drive compulsions.
Massive Study Finds No Single Genetic Cause of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior
And it is only behavior changes that can change any suffering caused by HIV, alienation from heterosexuals, loneliness and despair.
In my professional experience I’ve seen the horrifically destructive effects of pedophilia. I’ve advocated for greater awareness of sex trafficking of teens and young adults who get lured into then trapped in a degrading lifestyle, often for life. I’ve treated patients with PTSD who have reached the point of suicidality because they can’t live with the sexual behaviors they’ve experienced. So I was appalled when I became aware of a case where parents, counsellor and school principal immediately and without question backed a preteen’s unusual behavior to ride the crest of the latest social trend.
He had distanced himself further and further from family and society, spending all his free time shut up in his room on his computer. When he announced out of the blue that he wanted to maintain his physically blossoming male sexuality but publicly cross-dress as a female by hair style and clothing and be allowed female public bathroom use and summer camp cabin assignment, his parents and counselor enthusiastically encouraged him to pursue this lifestyle without any investigation of his reasons.
Not one adult in his life checked his online activity to see if he had been exploited by a pedophile. His mother publicized his trend-setting behavior in a local paper, promoting her blog on social trends in the process. Anyone else see a connection here? His summer camp supported his request to be housed in a female cabin without considering the wishes of the female occupants or their parents. The principal at his high school welcomed him as proof of the school’s avant guarde status in the community.
What thirteen year old knows what he wants to be when he grows up? And how many adults cringe when they look back on their yearbook photos? This is not a bad hairstyle. This is chaotically life-changing.
I have been accused of, but just as vehemently deny, that I am homophobic. I abhor abuse of any kind, including societies’ abuse of GLBT. I know how much my GLBT clients, friends, and colleagues suffer and I do whatever I can to ease their suffering by embracing them as individuals and supporting growth and development and recovery from trauma. And I know that targeting just one aspect of trauma ignores the totality of the GLBT experience as much as treating domestic violence with just an antidepressant.
Sociological and psychological studies conducted according to standard research methodology report notable findings that:
- “Sexual promiscuity is one of the most striking, distinguishing features of gay life in America” (p. 45).
- “Almost half of the white homosexual males…said that they had had at least 500 different sexual partners during the course of their homosexual careers,”
- 28 percent of homosexual males had had sexual encounters with one thousand or more partners
- 79 percent said more than half of their sex partners were strangers.
- Only 1 percent of the sexually active men had had fewer than five lifetime partners.
- “Little credence can be given to the supposition that homosexual men’s ‘promiscuity’ has been overestimated”
- “an average several dozen partners a year”
- The homosexual pick-up system is the product of a search for efficiency and economy in attaining the maximization of numbers of partners and orgasms and the minimization of waste of time and risk of one’s advances being rejected at places known for a particular clientele and immediate consummation.
- Since part of the compulsion of homosexuality seems to be a need on the part of the homophile to “absorb” masculinity from his sexual partners, he must be constantly on the lookout for [new partners].
- the most successful homophile “marriages” are those where there is an agreement between the two to have affairs on the side while maintaining the semblance of permanence in their living arrangement.
- In the gay world the only real criterion of value is physical attractiveness.
- Aging is also viewed particularly negatively in the homosexual culture,
- The young homoexual will find that his homosexual brothers usually only care for him as a sexual object. when they have satisfied their sexual interest in him, they will likely forget about his existence and his own personal needs….
- In a study undertaken to disprove the reputation that gay male relationships do not last… the researchers, a homosexual couple with a strong vested interest, were unable to find a single male couple that was able to maintain sexual fidelity for more than five years.
- Heterosexual couples lived with some expectation that their relationships were to last “until death do us part,” whereas gay couples wondered if their relationships could survive.
- sexual activity outside the relationship often raises issues of trust, self-esteem, and dependency.
- “the single most important factor that keeps couples together past the ten-year mark is the lack of possessiveness they feel, yet in reality, there remains a contradictory “ intense longing for relationships with stability, sexual continuity, intimacy, love and affection”- but only one couple in her study had been able to maintain a monogamous relationship for ten years.
These are all negative consequences of a lifestyle that intrinsically, invariably, incessantly, inevitably channels the individual into isolation, bereft of the resources only obtainable through stable relationships made and nurtured throughout a lifetime of commitments to partners and families and society.
Can’t we see the stark contrast with the benefits of relationship?
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me…Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;” (Psalm 138:7, 23:4)