Much literature on mental health and homosexual patients centered on their depressionsubstance abuseand suicide. Scharf et al. But bonobos are quite tolerant, perhaps because they use sex to divert attention and to defuse tension. Body image concerns of gay men: The consensus of research and clinical literature demonstrates that same-sex sexual and romantic attractions, feelings, and behaviors are normal and positive variations of human sexuality.
No species has been found in which homosexual behaviour has not been shown to exist, with the exception of species that never have sex at all, such as sea urchins and aphis.
Daily Mail. But bonobo sex also plays a deeper role: Writing in Scientific American inhe described pairs of female bonobos rubbing their genitals together, and " emitting grins and squeals that probably reflect orgasmic experiences ".
The Hellenophile emperor Hadrian is renowned for his relationship with Antinousbut the Christian emperor Theodosius I decreed a law on 6 Augustcondemning passive males to be burned at the stake.