All of our desires are continually being shaped throughout our lives, in the very specific contexts in which we discover and rehearse them. Subscribe to Independent Minds to bookmark this article Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? If you are enjoying this story, take a look at the other pieces in our Sexual Revolutions special series, including: Create a commenting name to join the debate Submit. You are already subscribed to this email. Foucault believed that the depth of desire is only sexual preference, that it is nothing more than superficial tastes and preferences. BU Today:
The sexual orientation no-one is talking about He, she, or they?
I have no doubt orientation is genetic — how it is expressed, lived is nurture. Hooker found no major differences in the answers given by the two groups. New research identifies epigenomic "marks" linked to homosexuality. If my sexuality is genetic, then there also has to be a gene that explains the behavior of those involved in beastiality and sex with children even infants.