Re: "natural"

Robert Owen (
Fri, 03 Dec 1999 05:27:14 -0500

KPJ wrote:

> What definition do you use for ``homosexuality''?

I intend to be as polite and inoffensive as possible, but I really must ask, KPJ, who on earth cares?

Sexual orientation is not a clinical entity; sexual behavior between consenting adults is not a clinical entity. What might, in some cases, be a clinical entity is an obsession with homosexuality, not because of its sexual content but because of its obsessiveness (and its latent or manifest correlative, compulsiveness).

The "cause" of homosexuality, and certainly this is a complex multivariate phenomenon, is only of importance for those individuals who are uncomfortable with their homophilia (I prefer this term). There is no medical reason, per se, to search for a cause, because it is not a disease and therefore requires no cure.


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA