I know this is probably out of line, or at least off the subject. However, your title does mention sex, so I feel emboldened to ask this question. I have an avid interest in history. I have become a fan of the Spartans, mostly from your description. However, I recently saw a documentary about Sparta. It seems that males, and females were raised apart, and lived separate lives. They knew little about how to relate to the oposite sex. Marriages were arranged, and spouses did not live together. Most sexual relations between them were furtive things in visits of the husband in the middle of the night. And, of course, it mentions that boys may have had sex with their mentors, and other members of their military unit.
As for Alexander, he was indesputably a great tactition. However, he probably murdered his own father. The army that he feilded was entirely the product of his fathers efforts. When he was in Persia, after conquest, he led a drunkend debatched life style. He had dozens of carefully chosen wives, but the love of his life was another man, who seemed to travel with him to serve that as his only purpose. When this beloved man died, Alexander was so agreived that he himself died a short time later.
Argh. None of this sounds natural to me. These habits were certainly not the result of evolutionary guidence. Were they? I would love to hear a response on this, and would greatly appreciate it if you could refute the whole thing!
I'm sorry I missed this post. None of it might sound natural to you but that doesn't mean it doesn't sound natural to someone else. I really don't want to jump into a whole sexuality nature / nurture argument which this is sure to devolve into ultimatly. However, I would like to run something by anyone else who might have caught this and this seems like the best place to post. Ori himself said something that sounded as homophobic as the above post.
I could swear I heard hims say once (likely on the radio show) that the increased estrogenic compounds in food supply could be linked to the "increase" in homosexuality. To hear him say this, not only shocked me on a personal political level (he is still in many ways a hero to me) but also rings untrue on a factual level.
*It is my understanding that studies show gay males to have much higher levels of Testosterone than there straight counterparts.
*Furthermore, there is no way to prove an "increase" in the homosexual population.
Did anyone else catch that? This post is so old I might never get a response but I would love some feedback. As to the gentlemen who posted the original question. Having never met you I can PROBABLY guarantee that the WD won't make you gay.....probably
And I think your going to have a hard time finding a refute to historical fact. I think it's safe to say "spartins" did not operate under a Don't ask don't tell policy.