Namespaces Article Talk. Sign up for the Science Times newsletter. Here in UK anyway. Log In. I was born in and, from earliest youth, have always been deeply interested in English-language usage and also majored and each and every time one is gay in foreign languages. The Psychology of Human Sexuality.
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They also created a website to communicate the results of their study.
The meaning of words is defined by the speaker of the word, and the dictionary only lists the most popular ways the largest number of people have used it. Gay never meant anything sexual before the 70s. Matt L is exactly correct.
Mills of Oxford. There was sex way back then? There, they found considerable genetic overlap between those results and whether people ever engaged in same-sex sex, suggesting that these aspects of sexual orientation share common genetics, they said. It's possible that younger people, who often grew up under a more permissive society, might feel more free to engage in more same-sex sexual behavior than older individuals with similar genetic makeups.
Gay was certainly commonly understood to mean homosexual in the s , probably in the s as well.