The way to challenge somebody who thinks sexuality is a choice is by turning the tables.
When Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker asked a group of straight people on whether being gay is a choice, the two switched things over by asking their subjects when they chose to be straight.
This is absolutely perfect and the responses here are surprisingly lovely and very reasonable. Hopefully this video can make others understand sexuality a bit more.
I didn’t even realize I was slightly confused about human sexuality, until I watched this video. Then suddenly, everything made sense. This guy goes into detail about the origins of our sex, gender, hearts and even our brains. He describes how each of those are unique and all work together to produce our unique sexuality. All this, in under four minutes = Mind blown!
“[It was] about my own sanity and my ability to feel like I’m living a life where … I’m happy when I wake up in the morning, and not with this freakin’ boulder on my chest,” he said. ”I wished at 13 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been transparent in that way.”
Having been met with support from the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z and Tyler the Creator, Ocean said his open letter was written to be included in the album sleeve notes of Channel Orange to take the place of any speculation that might come from some of the songs that address men.
“I knew that I was writing in a way that people would ask questions,” he said. “I knew that my star was rising, and I knew that if I waited I would always have somebody that I respected be able to encourage me to wait longer, to not say it till who knows when.”
But Ocean appears to show no fear of the risks since coming out
“People are just afraid of things too much … Sure, evil exists, extremism exists. Somebody could commit a hate crime and hurt me. But they could do the same just because I’m black. They could do the same just because I’m American.”
What a truly awesome individual. Frank, no matter what sexuality you are, keep doing what you do and always stay real and honest.
Christina Aguilera sure isn’t shy about her sexuality and she says that’s something to be proud of, reports People.com.
The singer is quoted in the July issue of Company, a U.K. magazine, saying “I feel sexuality to be very empowering,” continuing, “I think men love to believe that they own our sexuality, so if a woman represents herself in a sexual way, people think, ‘Oh it must be for a man.’”
Aguilera says that she is fighting “for women’s rights in the sense that we shouldn’t be ashamed of ourselves or our bodies.”
“If I want to be sexual, it’s for my own appreciation and enjoyment! That’s why I like to talk about the fact that sometimes I am attracted to women. I appreciate their femininity and beauty.”
That said, Aguilera isn’t about to leave her husband. She said she knew husband Jordan Bratman was “The One” when they met, saying he was there for her when she was going through a rough patch in her life.
“He was centered, grounded and always helped me see the positive in the negative. He would lift me out of my black hole of sometimes feeling sucked in by the negativity of people around me. My husband is the calm in the storm.”
What do you think? Is Christina Aguilera’s sexuality empowering to women or distasteful?
Motherhood has been only good to Christina Aguilera – she says it has made her “better than ever,” reports PEOPLE.
With the release of Bionic, her fourth studio album in June, the songstress is ready to show the world the new Christina.
“I’m more confident and comfortable in my own skin,” she said Tuesday in an interview with Q100’s Bert Show in Atlanta.
Not only is she comfortable and happy as a mother, it has made her even more sexual than she already is.
“I think [I’m] even a more sexual Christina … it’s just something that’s happening inside of me at this point in my life.”