Our childhood has a significant impact on our sexual desires as adults. Our first sexual experience, in particular, has a significant impact on our sexuality. Often lasting a lifetime. Adults who were molested as children have a much greater chance of becoming pedophiles themselves. I once heard of a doctor's kid who stumbled upon naked photos of amputees that were located in his father's office. He got all horny and beat off to the pics. Because of that experience, he developed a fetish for amputees that has consumed his sexuality throughout his adult life. I head of another guy who was playing a game (it was some sort of tag I think) with a group of girls as a child. This often involved tackling the other person, pinning them down, and covering their mouth. Because of that experience as a young child, the man developed a suffocation fetish. So to really get a boner, he dresses up in a swimsuit and has a prostitute cover his airway for temporary suffocation. Often certain types of people can be a fetish. Some guys have a fetish for red heads for example. Virtually any kind of sexual fetish imaginable can be manifested in someone's life if they experience the right kind of thing early on. We also know that some fetishes are more common than others. So is it possible that homosexuality is a type of fetish? I've noticed that a lot of lesbians have/had a bad relationship with their father. This has a significant impact on young girl early on and will permanently affect how she views men. This will naturally affect her childhood which in turn affects sexuality. The same goes with gay guys. At least from what I've seen, they also tend to have absent fathers. So speaking from my own experience, I have a sexual fetish of sorts (don't worry, nothing creepy ). I'm not entirely sure how it came to be but it is definitely related to a 2-3 year section of my childhood that was really bad. I'm very much a straight guy but I do recall having a homosexual wet dream once. While it had no affect on my sexuality, it did help me to understand what it's like to be gay; and honestly, it felt very similar to a fetish. Most of this post is merely anecdotes and speculation but it's worth considering. Any thoughts?