Research tools: Heterosexuality Questionnaire
Date sent: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 23:51:59 +0000
From: The Pink Practice <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: For Research Tools?
Thought this may be an interesting addition to your Research Tools section:
a questionnaire which is more of an intervention for people who might define
as heterosexual to reflect on their attitudes. Makes a useful teaching tool.
for The Pink Practice
Martin Rochlin, PhD, January 1977.
- What do you think caused your heterosexuality?
- When and how did you first decide you were a heterosexual?
- Is it possible your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others
of the same sex?
- If you've never slept with a person of the same sex, how do you know you
wouldn't prefer it?
- Is it possible your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?
- Isn't it possible that all you need is a good gay lover?
- If heterosexuality is normal, why are a disproportionate number of mental
- To whom have you disclosed your heterosexual tendencies? How did they react?
- Why do heterosexuals place so much emphasis on sex? Why are they so
- Do heterosexuals hate and/or distrust others of their own sex? Is that
what makes them heterosexual?
- If you were to have children, would you want them to be heterosexual
knowing the problems they'd face?
- Your heterosexuality doesn't offend me as long as you don't try to force
it on me. Why do you feel compelled to seduce others into your sexual
- The great majority of child molesters are heterosexuals. Do you really
consider it safe to expose your children to heterosexual teachers?
- Why do you insist on being so obvious, and making a public spectacle of
your heterosexuality? Can't you just be who you are and keep it quiet?
- How can you ever hope to become a whole person if you limit yourself to a
compulsive, exclusively heterosexual lifestyle, and remain unwilling to
explore and develop your homosexual potential?
- Heterosexuals are noted for assigning themselves and each other to
narrowly restricted, stereotyped sex-roles. Why do you cling to such
unhealthy role playing?
- Even with all the societal support marriage receives, the divorce rate is
spiraling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexuals?
- How could the human race survive if everyone were heterosexual like you,
considering the menace of overpopulation?
- There seem to be very few happy heterosexuals. Techniques have been
developed that could help you change if you really wanted to. Have you
considered trying aversion therapy?
- Does heterosexual acting-out necessarily make one a heterosexual?
- Can't a person have loving friends of the opposite sex without being
labeled a heterosexual?
- Could you really trust a heterosexual therapist/counselor to be objective
and unbiased? Don't you fear he/she might be inclined to influence you in
the direction of his/her own preferences?
- How can you enjoy a full, satisfying sexual experience or deep emotional
rapport with a person of the opposite sex when the differences are so vast?
How can a man understand what pleases a woman, or vice-versa?
The Pink Practice
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