A new “study” is claiming too much fast food and not enough sleep can turn a person gay, but changing your eating habits could “prevent the return of homosexual attractions”.
Rita Strakosha, who says she holds “an M.P.S. degree in Clinical Psychology from Albanian University”, self-published the study, titled Modern Diet and Stress cause Homosexuality: A hypothesis and a potential therapy”. It is not peer-reviewed.
Strakosha claims homosexuality and being transgender are the results of our modern diets, particularly the consumption of fast food. She says the LGBT community has higher numbers of people with eating disorders, which usually involves “eating large amounts of high glycemic index foods and fat, or eating an imbalanced diet, leaning toward carbohydrates”.
She claims: “Some studies show an increased rate of obesity among homosexuals”.
“Gay men, lesbian and bisexual women report a higher odds of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption than straight men and women.”
According to Strakosha, there have been consequences to this in the past: “Access to a high calorie diet and alcoholic drinks was limited to the social elite circles in the past. Homosexuality as well appears to have been more frequent among that group.”
But cutting out fats, sugars and alcohol could “decrease and… prevent the return of homosexual attractions” by helping to restore a natural sleep pattern.
Strakosha says sleep deprivation and stress contribute to homosexuality, explaining that individuals who want to “stay straight” should “steer clear of food that can be disruptive right before sleep, like heavy or rich foods, fatty or fried meals, spicy dishes, citrus fruits and carbonated drinks.”
So Strakosha recommends getting enough natural light, exercising and taking naps of no more than 30 minutes. She also says you should stop masturbating and using drugs…
She claims the trick is to go into “sexual hibernation” through diet change. “Upon re-wakening of sexual interest, the response to the previous sexual stimuli will not restart at once and at the same level as previously”.
“Time would be needed to achieve the same level as before hibernation.”
“Discontinuation of hibernation would be an opportune time for sexual orientation change.”
She also recommends managing “interpersonal conflicts and other sources of emotional stress through different therapies, including cognitive and behavioral therapy”.
This would, of course, be incredibly damaging. Yet she goes on.
“Rewarding heterosexual attractions and ignoring homosexual ones, would help shift the sexual orientation toward the heterosexual end of the Kinsey Scale,” she says.
“Since sexual energy would have an outlet to express itself (heterosexual behavior), there would be no negative consequences for the mental health of the homosexual.”
“Persons with a longer history of homosexual attractions and those with stronger prenatal or genetic factors would have more difficulty in achieving benefits from this therapy.”
A bizarre, and admittedly entertaining, read aside, let me remind you again: there are no benefits to this kind of harmful therapy.