As homosexuals emerged as a community big enough to be recognized as a community, homophobia has also taken a toll.
It appears to be diminishing slowly, but it still has a long way to go.
Homosexuals appeared as “different” beings. It is in human nature to take some time to accept the change. Human beings are naturally designed to fear something they know very little about. The term used for it is “the unchartered territory.”
As human civilization started to spread, they had to explore new territories. They were comfortable and at the best of their confidence while being in the territory they were born. But going to new territories made them anxious as they did not know what to expect.
Imagine going to a new area. You would probably have a little to no image in your mind about it, and you would be a little reluctant. Imagine if your first encounter in the area is with something that is a surprise to your expectations. You will probably get uncomfortable and will be repelled.
Now imagine homosexuality as an unchartered territory, an area, not most people have had exposure to. And as discussed earlier, people are naturally designed to repel something “different and unusual.”
Homophobia is a bad thing and must be neutralized. Everybody is free to make their choice, and everybody’s choice must be respected.
But homosexuals might also have unknowingly contributed to homophobia. It might be because most people would have gotten indecently exposed to homosexuality. It is natural for most people to feel uncomfortable if they find out about homosexuality by finding out a gay couple having sex in a public toilet or a public shower at a gym.
Having sex in public places is also a crime in many states, which further pushes a person to think that what they are seeing is something wrong and should be condemned.
Similarly, gay porn sites have also had their contribution to spreading homophobia.
First of all, putting the whole process on display might be a little extra, at least until it has wide acceptance. Gay porn might as well be okay, but extreme acts like rimming and fisting might put even straight people off of sex if showed in straight porn.
Secondly, gay porn on the internet also exposes children to wrong conceptions. If a kid gets exposed to stuff that he might naturally be designed to repel at such an early and fragile age, what kind of an adult can we expect him to become? The odds are high that he will be homophobic because he got exposed to the concept in the wrong way.
Anal sex in homosexuals is also responsible for spreading diseases like STIs and STDs. Since an anus is not designed for penetration, it has a higher risk of leading to STDs and STIs.
Gay marriages are also less likely, and having multiple partners is common. Such practices increase the risks of spreading diseases and hence of homophobia.
The goal is to bring the world to accepting homosexuality, and one should be careful about what to put on display for the world to buy. We should make it easier for the world to accept homosexuals, and we should start it by making some changes to our lifestyles.
The solution to public sex might be putting CCTV cameras in the restrooms to ensure police surveillance and stop some homosexuals from using the public toilets for public sex.
Similarly, there should be strict restrictions, parental control, and regulation of gay porn to avoid indecent exposures.
For STDs and STIs, a healthy and safe lifestyle should be encouraged, including wearing condoms or preferably becoming a side rather than a bottom or a top.