A change of heart: My two years in Reparative therapy

සමලිංගිකත්වයෙන් මිදුණු පුද්ගලයන් දහසක් අතර එක් කතාවක් .

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As we prepared to part ways, one time David had me lie down on the couch as he played soft music. Sitting behind me, he cradled my head and shoulders in his hands. "You ARE a man," I heard his strong, deep voice affirming. "You are strong. You are powerful. You have broken the power that once tied you to your mother's identity. You have proven yourself as a man among men. Men admire you and affirm you. You are one of them. You are a good and loving husband and father. You are whole. Not perfect, but you're okay not being perfect. You are whole."

Tears rolled down my face. I believed him! It was true, and I finally knew it. I was whole! I no longer desired men sexually. I was one of them, not their opposite. I didn't need a man to complete me. Yet the irony is, I felt more bonded and connected to men and manhood than I had all of my life. THIS is what I had been seeking all those years from all those men. THIS is what I had really wanted all along -- this REAL connection, not the fantasy one. Connection to God. Connection to men. Connection to my own manhood. Wholeness within myself. I felt my heart almost burst out of my chest with joy.”

HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka on the rise


Extracted from DailyMirror – on World HIV prevention day.

Someone reading above stats might come in to conclude that heterosexual relationships are the root cause of the epidemic. But it is worth a while to bare in mind the hetero:homo ratio of population before jumping in to decisions.  Distribution of condom to prevent AIDS should be appreciated. But it has its limitations. There are some sexual acts (which can spread the epidemic) where contraception cannot be used and useless. So the issues like promiscuity and the importance of sticking to a one partner should be prioritized.

Gay activists complain that the stigma attached to homosexuality is the barrier in preventing AIDS among homosexual populations but the things are not different in Netherland which is said to be the haven of the gays. Homosexual community remains the most affected/high risk group prone to the epidemic. Same is true for USA where only 2% of the population identifies themselves as gay but accounts for 62% (Centre for Disease Control: USA) of the new HIV infections.

Source : http://www.thebody.com/content/art60339.html