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Old 22nd November 2017, 10:20 AM   #1
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Drug that makes a straight guy gay

I read this years ago in some magazine. In France, there was a drug used to treat certain emotional problems similar to but it wasn't Prozac.

Several of its users said that they started having an attraction for their same sex. All of the people complaining were men.

Is this a true story or an urban legend?
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Old 22nd November 2017, 10:31 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Cainkane1 View Post
I read this years ago in some magazine. In France, there was a drug used to treat certain emotional problems similar to but it wasn't Prozac.

Several of its users said that they started having an attraction for their same sex. All of the people complaining were men.

Is this a true story or an urban legend?
Reminds me of this story

http://www.radiolab.org/story/317627-fault-line/
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Old 22nd November 2017, 10:37 AM   #3
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Huh. And I thought it was tequila.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 10:47 AM   #4
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It's the job of Chemtrails to turn straight men gay.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 10:49 AM   #5
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Old 22nd November 2017, 11:11 AM   #6
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Cainkane1 you've come up with some crazy threads before, but this might be your best yet.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 11:30 AM   #7
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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...n_2212348.html
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Old 22nd November 2017, 12:30 PM   #8
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I think the name of the drugs was Prisintime.

By Coumere/Honey Pharmaceuticals.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 02:16 PM   #9
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Eh, disinhibition and impaired judgement are known side effects of some medications, although usually the responses are milder. If it was the result of the drug, then it sounds like the guy was on the extreme end of the reaction spectrum, and a closet queen.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 02:35 PM   #11
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Although certain drugs (such as androgens) can alter libido I don't think they change the gender to whom one is attracted.
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Old 23rd November 2017, 04:46 PM   #12
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It's the same drug that cures gay people. If straight people take it...well duh!
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Old 23rd November 2017, 05:06 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
It's the job of Chemtrails to turn straight men gay.
I guess you were trying to be funny, but it didn't work. Not even close.
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Old 23rd November 2017, 06:00 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Apathia View Post

Nothing in the article says that he'd been a heterosexual before the drug. I doubt he was (or, at least, I doubt he tended towards heterosexuality even if he didn't act on his homosexual feelings).

In any case, this commercial for Homocil seems appropriate.
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Old 23rd November 2017, 06:15 PM   #15
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One of my scientific heroes is Alan Turing. Who was gay. I'm not, but that doesn't make him any less of a hero to me. What happened to him (i.e chemical castration) was a travesty, and led to his suicide.
Yes, certain drugs can reduce one's libido (such as Prozac, Fluoxetine), but I've never heard of anything that could turn a 'straight man gay'. Or vice versa. You are what you are.
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Old 27th November 2017, 06:48 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by jonesdave116 View Post
One of my scientific heroes is Alan Turing. Who was gay. I'm not, but that doesn't make him any less of a hero to me. What happened to him (i.e chemical castration) was a travesty, and led to his suicide.
Yes, certain drugs can reduce one's libido (such as Prozac, Fluoxetine), but I've never heard of anything that could turn a 'straight man gay'. Or vice versa. You are what you are.
There could be effects like a heteroflexible or bi guy in a monogamous heterosexual relationship starts acting on the low level same sex attraction he always felt. This would be functionally the same as turning a straight guy gay to most people as for example people deciding that these guys are closeted homosexuals when there is no evidence they were not still interested in the opposite sex as well as the same one. Though it is nice to see Luchog promoting bi invisibility as well.
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Old 28th November 2017, 09:42 AM   #17
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Cainkane1 you've come up with some crazy threads before, but this might be your best yet.
You just keep coming back though, don't you?
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