YOu haven't given proven anything except to claim you have tons of "empirically" verified data. Empirically is only observational and may or may not represent the full volume of true data. Those who participate in these studies may be more inclined to be less reserved while the more reserved refrain from being put under a microscope. Those studies certainly did not emcompass all corners of the Gay world. YOu may intuitively know these things due to you preferences but that is tainted by your perception.<quoted text>We must have very different meanings of what constitutes common sense. I've given you provable facts that have more than three decades worth of scientific study to back me up on, logic and informed reason. If that ain't common sense, I have no idea what you think you are looking for.
<quoted text>You mean anything other than empirically proven scientific research into the phenomenon. I'm sorry if fact isn't enough to convince you, but them are the facts. There's been a lot of research that's been done into what makes these people tick, too bad you have absolutely no idea whatsoever as to what it actually says and you'd just rather go with whatever that thing you call "common sense" is and be blindly wrong and in the end, aid and abet pedophiles just because you choose to have "issues" with gay folk. <quoted text>Having sex with the opposite sex, even repeatedly, isn't enough to make one heterosexual, dear. One's heterosexuality is not in their behavior, but in their self-perception and the perception of them held by others. The same is true of those of us who aren't heterosexual, our orientation is a matter of perception, not behavior. <quoted text>See above. <quoted text>That and the reality that there is a much tighter reign on opposite sex sex play for heterosexuals wanting to experiment. For those of us who aren't heterosexual, although we grow up hearing that same sex sex is bad, wrong, immoral, sinful, sick, twisted etc, but find that you're all just thinking about it, not actually watching. My first crush grew up to be straight, but he grew up knowing how to kiss from practicing with another boy.
<quoted text>But that is how they perceive themselves and how others who know them perceived them before their other activities became known. That is also what their claimed sexual histories with adults would seem to back up. You can believe that deep down that a man who would do this to a boy can't possibly be completely heterosexual, but all the available evidence tells us otherwise. We hear about these cases after the fact and wonder why nobody caught on as these men abuse dozens, hundreds of boys and scared them into silence, it's because they all too often have the perfect cover of being a fine, upstanding and straight guy. You might not believe this, but most folks can spot homosexuality in a person just by looking at them. It's actually an instinctual response based on mating hopes. Women are usually better at it than men, but just about anyone can do it with a surprising degree of accuracy. You don't even need to meet them for you to be able to spot it. I read of one experiment where people were able to tell self-identified homosexuals from heterosexuals with a higher degree of accuracy than you might expect just by looking at a picture of a person's eyes. Think about it.
I have friends who happen to be Gay and yes they can spot someone who is Gay. I have friends who happen to be straight and some of them couldn't see homosexuality in Liberace. They aren't exposed to this facet of human behavior and therefore are blind to it. Many of the more masculine Gay men are quite adept at hiding their orientation. If one is observant one may suspect homosexuality in those masculine males but I doubt it's as prevalent as you say.