Gay are often described as Sexual orientation, behavior, and self-identification which are not necessarily aligned in a clear-cut fashion for a given individual.
Most people consider gay and homosexual to be synonyms. This is how, in fact, the Oxford English Dictionary defines it.
However, some consider gay to be a matter of self-identification, while homosexual refers to sexual orientation.
Conversely, a person may identify as gay without engaging in homosexual sex.
Possible choices include identifying as gay socially while choosing to be celibate or while anticipating a first homosexual experience.
By the mid-20th century, "gay" was well-established as an antonym for "straight" and to refer to the lifestyles of unmarried and/or unattached people.
- "Homosexual" was perceived as excessively clinical, especially since homosexuality was at that time designated as a mental illness, and "homosexual" was used by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to denote men affected by this "mental illness.
Can gay lifestyle lead to male pregnancies??
- Men have long been fascinated with pregnancy and the ability to procreate sans female.
- Now, scientists have joined the speculators and begun to muse on the feasibility of human male pregnancy.
- They believe that male pregnancy is not beyond the realm of possibility: It could be done – in theory -- and would undoubtedly create its own unique and dangerous set of challenges.
First, to make his body receptive to a pregnancy, the man would need to be injected with female hormones.
These would be the same female hormones that infertility doctors administer to postmenopausal women who use donated eggs.
Once the man had changed the chemistry of his body to a more feminine pH, he would need to be impregnated by means of in vitro fertilization.
After the embryo had been implanted in the man’s abdomen using laparoscopic surgery, scientists believe it would attach itself to the omentum, a fatty, blood rich tissue located near the intestines.
This would occur just as in a female ectopic pregnancy, when the embryo attaches within the fallopian tubes.
However, ectopic pregnancies usually are aborted as soon as they are diagnosed, because of the danger they pose to the mother and the unlikelihood of these fetuses being brought to term.
This operation would be very dangerous for a man, with a high risk of serious internal hemorrhaging and infection.
The placenta would have to be left inside the man’s abdomen for fear of damaging internal organs. This would lead to a massive infection.
A man’s abdomen, unlike a woman’s womb, is not well-suited for pregnancy. Despite the risk, some men continue to fantasize about the pregnant life and the joys of child birth.
He has been expecting since December of 1999, and one suspects it will be a long while yet before any stork lands at the Lee residence.
As of yet, NO REAL MALE PREGNANCIES have occurred, but the idea continues to entice heterosexual couples with a way to share equally in childbirth and gay couples with the possibility of biological children.
But for now, male pregnancy is best left to the SEAHORSES...!!!