Posted June 21st, 2011 by outerlimits
Acceptance of being gay is important to our happiness
Gay people have not always felt well served by the pioneering psychology of Carl Gustav Jung ( 1875- 1961 ) who came to take a radically different path to the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud, which embraced the wider realm of faith and religion, alchemy and mysticism. He viewed the goal of life with the insights of his system of analytical psychology as a process of individuation towards wholeness.
From a Jungian perspective, it is essential to have the courage to fully accept ourselves as gay individuals, so coming out properly is a most important step towards wholeness. Jung’s approach to homosexuality was one of social acceptance and tolerance: being gay did not in any way devalue anyone as a member of society, and he was against any laws being passed against it. He also recognised that homoseuality was a part of all times and cultures worldwide. Read the rest of this entry
Posted June 7th, 2011 by 1stofficer
Loving like a man, not a teenager
A teenager from Mothership Gay Dating
It is normal for teenagers to develop intense romantic and sexual relationships. With their hormones cannon-blasting everywhere their relationships with their sexual partners can be powerful and seem all-consuming.
These teenage relationships are a normal part of growing up, and help us come to terms and understand the nature and intensity of loving other people. But what happens if we miss out on our teenage love-life? Well that is what can happen to many gay guys.
A lot of gay men were firmly in the closet when they were teenagers. They were afraid of the consequences of their peers knowing they were gay, and perhaps they weren’t ready to admit to themselves their true sexuality at that age.
Being closeted like this can prevent some gay men from having the teenage relationships that are an important part of growing up. This can present a very destructive attitude to relationships in adulthood, because they are forever living their love-lives like a teenager and not like a man. Read the rest of this entry
Posted June 2nd, 2011 by outerlimits
A gay new world at every stage of our lives
To be young was once highly prized on the gay scene, but a whole generation has reached maturity since the first performance of the musical ‘Hair’ announced the dawn of a new age of peace, love, and beneficent social revolution. By 2017 in the UK, there will be more of us over 65 than children under 5, for the first time. Where is the gay population heading with its wealth of accumulated experience, and how can we get the best out of this braver, newer society? Read the rest of this entry