Friday, June 5, 2009

9 Biology Of Sexual Orientation

Part 9 of "Science & Sexuality." What determines sexual orientation? Is it learned or inborn? How does culture affect the expression and treatment of sexually different people?

1 comment:

Mark Zamen said...

This erudite discussion about the biology of sexual orientation, and particularly the portion about Samoa, is revealing and thought-provoking. The educational value here is undeniable, and should be an eye-opener for those in this society who still regard gay men and women as second-class citizens - or worse. This is the salient point of my recently released biographical novel, Broken Saint. It is based on my forty-year friendship with a gay man, and chronicles his internal and external struggle for acceptance. You can learn more about the book at

Mark Zamen, author