heteronormativity

a set of social norms supporting heterosexuality as the dominant sexuality as well as the alignment of biological sex, sexuality, gender identity, and gender roles (Lovaas & Jenkins, 2006)

heterosexuality

what caused your heterosexuality?

Family or Environment? Nature or Nurture?

Q: What do you think caused your heterosexuality?

A: That’s a really weird question. I’ve never been asked that.

A: I don’t really know. I think it’s because I grew up in a very regular family.

A: Perhaps my environment, perhaps my family, perhaps my upbringing.

A: I guess we were raised like that. Heteronormativity decides. Partly.

A: I think it was just an innate thing, within me that just happened.

A: It’s natural. Growing up in an environment.

Q: When and how did you first decide you were heterosexual?

A: I don’t really know.

A: Twelve? Thirteen?

A: When I was six.

A: When I was five.

A: Your first crush. When you are little.

A: I think that was when I fell in love in the eighth grade, I had a boyfriend. And I was really, like, excited and nervous around him. He held my hand.

Q: Is it possible your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?

A: That’s a very good point. It’s possible, yeah.

A: I don’t know what’s coming in the future, so…

A: No, I don’t think so.

A: My wife might be upset.

A: Maybe, yeah.

A: No, but maybe I will decide to experience all sorts of things. But no I think…