Gay people more likely to have had daddy issues
Only attracted to older men/Daddy issues?
Gay Daddy Issues -- Can You Really Let Them Go?
In an interview with New York magazine, an anonymous gay man told reporter E. Alex Jung that whenever he would describe his sexual relationship with Spacey to friends, he would include a caveat. While pursuing my first significantly older boyfriend, I too remember thinking that we were on equal playing fields sexually and intellectually. The beautifully rendered gay love story just happens to feature a seven-year age gap, and portrays the ideal of a relationship with a significant age difference. How do gay culture and society at large feel about the boys, teens and men who pine for older lovers? Some studies suggest that gay and straight men have similar age preferences when it comes to partners.
Are people born gay or do these feelings develop over time? It's still a mystery, but that doesn't stop researchers and laymen alike from asking if our environments are to blame, as if being gay is an affliction that needs to be solved like a cycle of poverty. Some psychologists and ex-gay therapy groups often throw in the claim that gay men long for other men out of a subconscious need to connect with an absent or lacking father. According to theories, this "father hunger" is so strong that gay men deny their "natural" attractions and head toward the boy's room. I'm no psychologist, but the idea of father hunger sounds plausible given the number of subconscious actions we take based on environmental influences.
It shouldn't have taken him so long. The first thought that ran through Alex's head as he stood on the front porch of the stranger's house was how he couldn't believe it had taken him this long to choose to submit to a man. He was