Sunday, April 17, 2011

Same-sex attraction and dizygotic twinning

It doesn't take too much imagination to  wonder if same-sex attraction is related to being a womb twin survivor.  Is the attraction based in a need to find a surrogate twin?

Follow this link to see an example of how same-sex couples resemble fraternal twins:

Opposites don't seem to attract on TV's Brothers & Sisters, where the gay couple played by Luke MacFarlane, left, and Matthew Rhys could be blood brothers.

At a recent gay pride march that I saw in Birmingham it was remarkable how same sex couples so often looked like twins.

For example, here is a picture of a group at a Gay pride march in Bangalore;

And I am not the only one who has noticed this.

Micheal Musto on Village Voice  asks:

This may be a gross stereotype, but more often than not, I've had friends introduce me to their boyfriends and become aghast at the fact that they look like identical twins! Surely this phenomenon is done via some kind of split-screen special effect, because what I'm looking at in these cases is like some early Lindsay Lohan movie with Linds in a dual role. If my friend is wide and steroidy, the boyfriend will be a brick shithouse too. If my pal is scrawny, with wayward facial hair and a tweaked nose, the beau will be a mirror image of the same.

Is it possible that this is the explanation for homosexuality?

Academics have played with the idea of same-sex coupling in literature and philosophy, but it is possible that in all our musings we have missed the point?

Maybe - just maybe - womb twin survivors whose twin was the same sex as themselves, may seek out an  intimate attachment with another person of the same sex, ( who is also a womb twin survivor and after the same level of intimacy)  and that is what same-sex attraction all about. It's the search for the lost twin [ more in this article. ]

As I often say, there is a lot more to learn, but we could begin a debate on this possibility.   We could even do some research, perhaps using the Womb Twin project questionnaire.......

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