Would you pay 10% of your income to have always been straight?

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    May 16, 2011 9:06 PM GMT
    If not, WHY not? If so, WHY? (Please no hate posts about how it's wrong to question whether or not it's harder to be gay.)
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    May 16, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    No, because I'm happy with who I am...which is priceless.
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    May 16, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    Hell no. Asking makes you a bad person.
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    May 16, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    I dont 'tithe' to any damned thing or person for any reason whatsoever.
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    May 16, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    No , i wouldn't .....Happy the way i am ..icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 16, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    Absolutely not! That would mean essentially paying 10% of my income not to be who I am. Ditch all my experience? Sense of beauty? My years with my partner?

    No Way!!!!
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    May 17, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    Hell no.

    By now I would pay to be gay instead. I'm happy the way I am and wouldn't want to lose the experiences of the past 22+ years of being out. That is now over 50% of my life. Who in their right mind would want to lose that?
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    May 17, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    I'll be glad to pay 20% more to get our public education system straight, it's so messed up and corrupt!icon_idea.gif
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    May 17, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    So everybody's happy to be gay? No problems in childhood, no STDs, and no worries about who'll take care of you when you're old? EVERYBODY JUST LOVES BEING GAY???
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    May 17, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
    So everybody's happy to be gay? - Could you really quantify happiness? Probably not, it is relative.
    No problems in childhood, - I'll give you that, I used to work with kids, but hell, it's all about teaching tolerance.
    no STDs, - Be responsible for your actions, STDs can be contracted regardless your sexual preference.
    and no worries about who'll take care of you when you're old? - I'll give you this one, but there are always nursing homes, make the best out of it.
    EVERYBODY JUST LOVES BEING GAY??? - See #1

    But good post, it's always nice to see what other people think!
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    May 17, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    Took me til age 37 to come out....I had a few problems admitting I was gay out of fear of loss of family and friends....that 10%I put aside to cover those things that straights take for granted in later life, like legal expenses for end of life decisions...etc....in retrospect, I wish I had more balls earlier in life, I would have come out earlier, but then again, it would have cost me having cost me having my 3 sons....so I would leave it as it happened. No regrets.
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    May 17, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Not worried about who will take care of me when I'm older. My pride wouldn't let anyone take care of me anyway. No STD's. Childhood wasn't much worse or better than any straight person's. Sure, I caught a lot of flack at once when I came out, but such is life, and it made me a stronger person. There's no way in hell I'm willing to give up 10% of my income in general.

    Where I live, there are not many gay people around. Hell, there are hardly even any straight people around, unless they're visiting for a ski vacation. The only thing that would be easier for me is if there were a bigger dating pool where I'm at. However, I gave up a "gay life" to live the life I'm living now, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. At this time in my life, I wouldn't change a thing (except a higher salary doing the work I'm currently doing at the same company, of course).
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    May 17, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    It's called being a member of the LDS church. ZING!
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    May 17, 2011 2:16 AM GMT

    Just for the helluvit....who's collecting the 10% ??
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    May 17, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    Nope, I wouldn't pay a dime.
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    May 17, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    I feel bad...but I would
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    May 17, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    swimguychicago saidSo everybody's happy to be gay?
    No problems in childhood, no STDs, and no worries about who'll take care of you when you're old?
    EVERYBODY JUST LOVES BEING GAY???

    Yes.
    No.
    Yes.
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    May 17, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    I love who I am... but sadly I would have chosen the other route if I could. That would have been keeping high school, marriage, employment, and the fight to avoid STDs simple. But I've made the best of this brain that likes other men. icon_redface.gif
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    May 17, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    Jay0416 saidThat would have been keeping ... the fight to avoid STDs simple.

    lol wut????

    fight to avoid STDs = wear a condom

    damn u stupid
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    May 17, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    actually being gay is probably easier in that regard because we don't have to worry about accidentally getting girls preggo icon_lol.gif
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    May 17, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    Anduru said
    Jay0416 saidThat would have been keeping ... the fight to avoid STDs simple.

    lol wut????

    fight to avoid STDs = wear a condom

    damn u stupid


    Mr. Anduru,
    If wearing a condom was the end all solution and deterrent for infections I truly would feel stupid, however transmission occurs with actions such as, rimming, oral sex, fisting...the list goes on with gay fetishes. I am beyond aware that there are some of the same risks in heterosexual relationships, however, just living in a gay metro area puts you are greater risk and likelihood for infection (by using insurance algorithms for health risk factors).
    Consult statistics that describe social economic status, gender and ethnic groups, and protective behavior and you open yourself up to some surprising facts.
    Definitely not stupid by the standards of any intelligence metrics silly boy

    Jay0416
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    May 18, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    No, I 'm comfortable with who I am and that took too long of a time to just arbitrarily change that. I honestly wouldn't change a thing about myself.
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    May 18, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    swimguychicago saidSo everybody's happy to be gay? No problems in childhood, no STDs, and no worries about who'll take care of you when you're old? EVERYBODY JUST LOVES BEING GAY???


    No problems with childhood or STD and no worries about growing old alone

    But seriously

    SEXUALITY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HAPPINESS! There are plenty of miserable straight people. Make the most of the hand you were dealt because you can't change it. That's what I did and few people have it as good as I do.
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    May 18, 2011 8:03 AM GMT
    Jay0416 saidMr. Anduru,
    If wearing a condom was the end all solution and deterrent for infections I truly would feel stupid, however transmission occurs with actions such as, rimming, oral sex, fisting...the list goes on with gay fetishes. I am beyond aware that there are some of the same risks in heterosexual relationships, however, just living in a gay metro area puts you are greater risk and likelihood for infection (by using insurance algorithms for health risk factors).
    Consult statistics that describe social economic status, gender and ethnic groups, and protective behavior and you open yourself up to some surprising facts.
    Definitely not stupid by the standards of any intelligence metrics silly boy

    Jay0416
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    Don't fuck all the gays in the village.

    Wow, that sure is difficult.
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    Dec 26, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    Feetfirst said
    Just for the helluvit....who's collecting the 10% ??


    LOL! I love the way you think!

    No, I'm just asking because I hated being gay in high school, hated hurting my parents, and want my own kids.