Choices, Nurture, Emotion, And Sexuality

Yet conventional wisdom is that sexual orientation is not based on choice. Again, the reason is philosophical, not scientific. The theories of biological determinism, social determinism, and social constructionism apply not only to sexual orientation, but to all aspects of sexuality and to virtually every character trait and personality trait. The conventional wisdom, based on all these theories, is that nothing is based on choice. The conclusion about sexual orientation is a mere deduction from that wrong premise.

—Ronald Pisaturo, “How Choice And Emotion Can Influence Sexual Orientation

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