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There are some organizations and therapists that claim they can help people stop being gay. These institutions have proven to be nothing more than crash courses on suppressing sexuality, not the gay cure (see Can Gays Turn Straight?). But if such therapy did work or there were a magic pill that could make you straight, would you try it? This forum member poses the question:

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"Lets say one day some company came out with a treatment that could turn gay people straight. Lets say a little blue pill you take once a month or something... would you do it?" (respond here)

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October 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm
(1) Joe says:

Yeah… probably.

December 11, 2009 at 4:49 am
(2) Will says:

No, definitely not. Though a friend said if they had that pill, and another to make straight people gay, we could alternate for a month haha. Actually…comments like that make me wonder…

January 2, 2010 at 12:12 pm
(3) Pj says:

Hell yeah! I hate queer guys and girls are hot, so being straight must be great!

April 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm
(4) Jeremy says:

I know this sounds bad but…yes. Being straight is simply more fun. I frickin love women and I would kill to be able to get it up for them!

May 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm
(5) Bl;ake says:

f*&# yes!! i.e. bottom line. i was watchin a documentary where a man was there for his childs birth, with his wife no less. the look on his….i want that. bad so f*&# yes

July 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm
(6) Pete says:

Hell no!!!
I’m happy who I am, if people dont like it, screw them!!! and it works out for me fine as well as I never want children :)

July 19, 2010 at 7:36 am
(7) snowisfun says:

The fact that many people who are homos & lesbians are saying ‘yes’ that they would take the cure by the poll on this website, though it’s an unscientific poll, proves that there are homosexuals who would rather be straight. Perhaps some are homosexuals because they’ve been told that being straight isn’t an option & engage in homo&lesbian activities, though they really want to be straight.

As written in my past posts, if they eventually find the cures for homosexuality & GID & if homo&lesbian sexual activities along with sex change maimings disappear, then the world is a better place.

Repair therapy to treat homosexuality is always advancing. The homo groups hostile to repair therapy often discuss the efficacy, but this is a side topic. Homosexual groups such as PFLAG are against repair therapy to treat homosexuality no matter what the efficacy is. Anyhow, once a cure be it a vaccine or pill is found to cure homoseuxality & GID, then the world is a better place.

October 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm
(8) Brian says:

Hell yeah

October 24, 2010 at 2:24 pm
(9) OnTheFence says:

I am bisexual. I have run into hard times my entire life with people who don’t accept me. I get crap from the straight community and the gay community. I wouldn’t change who I am for a minute. The idea that you would allow someone to change you, who you really are, with a pill is incredibly disturbing to me. I would never try to tell you not to take or think it over more because it really is your life but, if this ‘cure’ is ever invented, you probably should give it some more consideration.

November 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm
(10) Roman says:

NO WAY ;)
NEVER IN THIS LIFE ;)

December 31, 2010 at 3:32 pm
(11) fiz says:

I would do it in a heartbeat. not every person who is gay finds pride or joy in it. I absolutely hate it as it has affected everything in my very existence negatively. While I attracted to men, (always straight ones that I could never have) and could never see myself actually being with a man, I do admire those who are able to live with it and accept it. When you don’t want to be this way, loneliness your only companion along with extreme despair of why such a curse was put on someone. Anyone who feels this is a choice is a moron. No one would choose to be this unhappy.

January 1, 2011 at 4:05 am
(12) Lala says:

I’m 29… And sometimes when I’m away from everyone and alone I still shed a tear. Life is hard enough… But then you realize that you are gay or bi or even worst, people realize it…. And life is so much harder. People gossiping and laughing behind your back, thinking you are the scum of the earth… Disliking you for one little minor character trait…

I wish I could have the wife, kids n dog… And only be attracted to women… Life would be so much easier…

I would take the pill in a heartbeat n never look back! It’s not easy being gay… We laugh, party, have fun… But for me… The negatives far outweigh the positives (tears on new years eve) Smh

January 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm
(13) Dennis says:

No way! As a kid, they did all sorts of crap to try to keep me from being gay. All this really did was [edited] me up for many years. Now, I am how I’m supposed to be and it feels really good. Hard, yes… but everything that is worthwhile is hard.

January 7, 2011 at 3:11 am
(14) Chris says:

No, I don’t think that I ever would, because while being gay definitely presents challenges of it’s own it’s at the core of my very being. It is part of who, and what I am. I will admit that it took me most of my lifetime to accept being gay, but it would feel like all that was for nothing if I was suddenly straight, plus I just wouldn’t be me. My sexuality is very much a part of my identity at this point.

January 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm
(15) lonliness85 says:

I am 25 years old and i have led a very lonely sad life. I would take that pill in a heart beat. In my culture homosexuality is not accepted at all. On top of that i want to have a wife i want to have my kids. I want to bring home my girlfriend show my parents etc etc etc….sigh help me … I dont see myself marrying a man i just dont see it……. most of the time i sit and stare at the celling and ask why am i like this what did i ever do. I dont see a light in my tunnel of darkness. I am alright though aint gonna end my life…just VERY depressed.

January 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm
(16) Jeff K. says:

Hi! I know how you feel. My life has been very lonely. The only solution is come out completely. Then, I will find out who my real family and friends are. After that happens, then I need to create my own new family. I do know that will be a different kind of family. Like friends, there will people who will come into and out of my life. It is more work, but it is my only alternative to be happy!

February 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm
(17) hoho says:

hell yeah!!!! I Hate being gay. i want to have a wife, children, etc. stupid people say it’s pathetic for gay people to want to be straight because of the society. no way!!! that’s not the reason why i want to be straight. It’s because i want to be happy. i hate the thought of living with a man, married to one….that’s weird and disgusting.

February 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm
(18) paris says:

Yes. With no hesitation at all. Being this way is absolutely disgusting and a horrible curse.

March 5, 2011 at 1:23 am
(19) Moi says:

Yes, I absolutely would. I want to fit in with my straight friends but it’s always slightly awkward. Being gay is not a good thing (nor a bad thing necessarily), but it would be a much easier place if everyone was just straight.

March 24, 2011 at 2:32 am
(20) Vicky says:

Definitely no! I don’t wanna confirm the homophobian idea. Love is private stuff. Why people make such an issue of it!? Apparently there are no other problems in the world. We are to fine and bored…

March 28, 2011 at 9:10 pm
(21) Vent says:

Yes. With no problem. I’m not religious and I don’t care about all that “It’s a part of you as a person” crap. It’s a part that I would enjoy eradicating and destroying. Being this way just isn’t normal. I know that some people feel differently, and that’s fine, but I wanted a family, a wife, the dog and cat…all that jazz and because of this illness or mental disorder, I will never have anything like that. I could never see myself dating or being with a guy despite the fact that that is all that I am attracted to. I am 34 now and have been alone all my life. When you know that you are going to be like this all your life, then there isn’t much to look forward to. My sadness, depression, and despair that I have had ever since I realized what I was has been replaced by anger, rage, and self hatred. No one should have to go through and I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. So again, Yes, I would gladly take that pill, get rid of this disease and actually live for a change.

March 31, 2011 at 7:24 am
(22) Trizorg says:

I don’t see why these gay cure clinics are getting so much crap. Isn’t this society today about free choice, nobodies forcing gays and lesbians to go to these clinics. Its their choice, I think that the hardcore gays should stop trying to oppress it, free will.
In answer to the question, well im straight so I’m biased. But yes, to be gay, to not have kids, never have a wife. If I was gay I would take the pill in an instant.

April 19, 2011 at 5:45 pm
(23) J says:

Interesting that those who claim to be gay all say how lonely they are… how they want the kids and a dog and a house… where’s the white picket fence? Look, in the freaking end we all die. Who gives a crap who you are in the interim? Live life to the fullest and enjoy being who you are. Gay or straight, happiness is within… or all those millionaires would be living on cloud nine. Instead they overdose. Truly take a long hard look at what you are posting and realize how blessed you are to be alive.

July 26, 2011 at 1:48 am
(24) PointOfFact says:

J, all they want is HOPE. That isn’t asking very much.

May 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm
(25) Gray says:

@Trizorg, unfortunately, this view is not the case. Aversion therapy is still very common among Jewish families for their gay children. This technique, also called shock therapy, is what orthodox Judaism recommends to “cure” children of homosexuality. In these instances, children are given no choice, and are essentially tortured until they renounce their homosexuality. And most other gay therapies are geared toward youth, not consenting adults. And if you look at studies, these methods more than double that child’s risk of suicide, which is already higher than average, for being gay. That is why it is highly controversial. And most of us want a spouse and possibly kids, but that is what we are fighting for. It’s nice that you think you would be willing to take a pill to change your sexuality, but let’s frame it this way. If it was illegal for heterosexual couples to marry or have children, but homosexuals could do both, would you take a gay pill, or would you fight for the ability to marry and have children?

June 4, 2011 at 6:26 am
(26) Damon says:

Simply put. Absolutely YES. If only a pill really existed…

June 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm
(27) Wolfgang Davidson says:

I might try it but if i felt ashamed for taking it, because in my opinion it’d be the cowards way out, i would stop

June 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm
(28) Damian says:

what would be so wrong with having a Husband, kids and a dog if you were a gay guy??

silly me, all those years ive been thinking you cant help who you fall in love with!!

the only reason i would say yes to taking the pill, would be due to the narrow minded people who tried to make my life hell with their stupid views!

p.s i love men!

June 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm
(29) jamison says:

Yes, cause I would rather be straight and happy than screwed up, gay, and completely miserable. Some can handle being like this and some can’t. Would sell my soul to be rid of this if only to experience real happiness.

August 29, 2011 at 2:12 am
(30) AdiosLePido says:

I hear ya brother! I’ll say a prayer for you. Say one for me when you get a moment.

July 17, 2011 at 7:08 am
(31) EDGEofREASON says:

If you had of asked me 5 years ago (I’m 19) I probably would have said yes. Not because I hated who I was but because I knew life would be easier being straight. Today, however, I’ve realized that maybe the easiest option in life isn’t necessarily the best one.Being gay, I believe, has made me a stronger person because despite the people who may hate me or condemn me I still LOVE myself and hold my head high. I have an amazing group of friends, the majority straight, who literally din’t bat an eyelid when they found out I was gay. Maybe it’s because I live in Ireland where people are more tolerant. I feel so sorry for all the people on here who are so full of self-hate and live a lonely life because of it. I suppose all I can say is If you can’t love yourself, how can you love somebody else. From reading these comments, it’s glaringly obvious to me that it’s society, and not homosexuality, that needs a pill to cure its rampant homophobia that causes people to spiral into a toxic cycle of self-loathing, shame, depression and suicide.

July 26, 2011 at 1:43 am
(32) PointOfFact says:

The issue really isn’t about how hard being gay is on you or me but how hard it is on the people around us, especially those we love and those who do/should/might have loved us. To many straight men who take pride in their strength and masculinity, having a gay son is a dead loss. They’ll either tell you outright or, worse, make you feel it every second you are around them. Silent disappointment, shame, and rejection can become as tangible as a smack in the teeth. Well, the masculine ethic is about fighting for what you want, not compromising. It’s about enforcing high standards, not accepting what is. And it’s about asserting dominance and control over what is yours, not letting just “be what they want to be”. It might be easy to label such a person a homophobe except when those persons are your dad or your brothers. Even harder when you love and respect them.

So HELL YEAH. I’d take the pill and not for me. I’d take it for them. It’s no crime to want to be what you’re supposed to be.

March 11, 2012 at 2:20 am
(33) John says:

(I realize this question is really old, but its rank is high with Google searches.)

It’s my life and I’m free to make my own choices, so I would take the “cure.” However, I’d want an age restriction on the pill; this would help prevent any adults from forcing it on their children.

I can’t see myself with another man. Maybe if there wasn’t any traditional, gay intercourse involved. I’m really not comfortable with gay intercourse, yet I’m attracted to men. Once I’d start this pill, it’s not like I – as a person – would change. People relate their sexual orientation too much with what makes them who they are. When someone wants to know what kind of a person I am, I don’t respond with an explanation of my love for other males.

And yes, I am religious, so part of my choice would be for that reason. I hope this doesn’t cause others to frown on my opinion. I choose my religion over my sexual orientation and I don’t have a problem with that, so why should others?

April 13, 2012 at 12:03 am
(34) liviliv says:

I would most definitely take the cure pill. It’s not like I woke up one morning and decided I’m going to turn into a lesbian today. I was always very much in my religion n I still am but I feel ashamed to go to church pray n read the Bible while feeling like a sinner. I love God to the fullest I’m very confused and I’m in love with a girl….idk what to do or how to change I use to sit up n cry at night because of who I am n I still do.

July 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm
(35) Ray U.K. Age 60 says:

Yes I’d take a Cure any day, age 60, but still have needs.
which I cant satisfy, only gay porn.

I’d advise any younger Gay person to do so,
unless they are having a happy and productive gay life,
in a gay friendly city & country.

I live in Rural U.K. , no gay scene, no gay friends,
have lived a lie for 60 years.

I just can’t see any lasting happiness in being Gay,
Only ever met 1 happy gay middle aged couple.

March 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm
(36) Tab says:

I wouldn’t, even if there were a cure. While my life would be so much easier if I were straight being gay feel right to me.

March 29, 2013 at 2:55 am
(37) There is Hope says:

For people who truly would take the pill. Please I urge you to meditate. Every person unconsciously has a deep inner desire to be whole. and balanced. So most people like/ desire things and dislike/ have aversion to things and do not know why, because they never reflect or look deep into it. Our desires and aversions of the things in the world are indicators of deeper issues within ourselves, but most people choose not to look at it and simply think “this is how i am made”.

When it comes to what kind of person we are attracted to, the PERSON/ QUALITIES YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO, ARE QUALITIES THAT ARE UNDEVELOPED within yourself! So!! If you are a gay male, and you like masculine, strong, males it is because your animus (masculine aspect) is underdeveloped within you. So YOU LUST (have a strong desire to unite) AFTER THE QUALITIES YOU ARE MISSING. The truth however is that they are not “missing” but has simply been stunted.

For example:
- a super macho guy may like girly girls because inside him his feminine aspect is stunted.

- some women may like independent, strong willed men because inside they are dependent pushovers and they seek the quality of the man.
etc etc.

So observe the people you are attracted to! You are attracted to the qualities they have because unconsciously that is the quality you want within yourself in order to be more balanced!! Actively move towards developing these qualities within yourself.

Good luck!

suggested reading > Jung on anima/ animus

July 26, 2013 at 7:22 pm
(38) jay says:

Itís curious when someone is diagnosed with depression that it’s a disorder, can be corrected with a pill and people acknowledge it as a disorder, which it is. Yet when someone is gay, it canít be seen as the same way. The gay community has done a tremendous job convincing society that you are born gay.

What if Depression was to be viewed the same way? You would have more and more people taking their own lives, self loathing, violent and much more. Are we discriminative to each one who has depression because we provide a pill to balance the equation in the brain?

I do not suggest a destruction of the way of life, but, if people ask others to accept homosexuality, then there is no harm in asking others to keep an open mind about the possibilities that homosexuality can be considered in the same family as any other brain disorder.

And yet, everything said, I have always had a conflicting perplexity to the queer lifestyle; I have never liked or disliked the actual people and dislike censorship and the communist mentality.

September 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm
(39) lawrence says:

I would take the pill IN AN INSTANT. It’s not that I fear discrimination or that I’m not comfortable with the views of the “society” on homosexuality. I do believe that most of the people I know would accept me (those who know have already done it) and for the others I don’t particularly care.

It’s just that I’m not comfortable with myself and the way I am. I do not see homosexuality as a disease nor something that has to be corrected. I believe that those who feel happy with their homosexual condition and who happily live homosexual relationships shouldn’t be cured or modified. But I also would LOVE all the LGBT activist to understand that homosexuality isn’t necessarily something “good” or desirable and that there CAN be gays who wouldn’t want to be gays.

I would love to be heterosexual for a good number of reasons that I do not want to explain here. I strongly feel that being homosexual has ruined my life in an irreparable way, and NOT in the sense that I have been discriminated, because it never happened. But still, I don’t like to be gay. I never will. If there was a magic pill that made me just like all the straight guys I know, I would take it INSTANTLY.

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