The nature versus nurture question arises again in the issue of sexual orientation. This tends to be a somewhat controversial subject on which evidence is still being gathered. In this activity, we will take a look at the information that is currently available. As you create your discussion post, consider the following:

  • What are possible biological contributions to sexual orientation?
  • What are possible environmental issues that may be involved?
  • What effect do human values have on research in the area of human sexuality?

By the end of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of both biological and psychological factors on human sexual motivation

Complete the following:
What do you think?
What are your thoughts on sexual orientation?
Are we genetically disposed to either a heterosexual or homosexual orientation?
Can one change their preference for relationships with a particular sex?
Be sure to back up your arguments with information from the textbook or other reliable sources. Since this is a somewhat controversial subject that may generate strong feelings, please be respectful of your classmates’ responses.