Although we can choose whether to act on our feelings, psychologists do not consider sexual orientation to be a conscious choice that can be voluntarily changed.

What causes a person to have a particular sexual orientation?

There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, asexual, pansexual orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles; most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.

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  1. Adi Ke Adi Ke on August 29, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Very true. People are born with set tendencies. You may behave according to prevalent normal but the born inclination never go away and keep simmering inside.

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    • Perry Ramen Perry Ramen on August 29, 2020 at 1:50 pm

      That’s true, I can confirm what you said by experience.

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  2. Adi Ke Adi Ke on August 29, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Nice to know that you have created this website. Great

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