Difference Between Homosexual and Heterosexual

Main Difference

Homosexual and Heterosexual are two biological terms related to the human beings with respect to their sexual desires. Homosexual is combination of two words “Homo” and “Sexual”. Homo means same and “Sexual” means making sex. Heterosexual is the combination of two words “Hetero” and “Sexual”. Hetero means opposite and “Sexual” means making sex. Thus homosexual are those people who have attraction for sex towards same sex i.e. man to man and women to women. Heterosexual are those people who have attraction for sex towards opposite sex i.e. man to women and vice versa. Homosexuality is quite natural in which sexual relationship is between two opposite sex holders i.e. male and female, boy and girl. Homosexuality is more than heterosexuality in the world. Biological studies have proofed that homosexuality and heterosexuality belongs to the structure and size of the Interstitial Nuclei of the Anterior Hypothalamus (INAH). Size of INAH of heterosexual’s is more than that of heterosexual. Homosexuality is a mental disorder near to most of the world’s population but heterosexuality is considered to be a normal.

What is Homosexual?

Homosexual is combination of two words “Homo” and “Sexual”. Homo means same and “Sexual” means making sex. Homosexual are those people who have attraction for sex towards same sex i.e. man to man and women to women. Men attracted towards men are called gay while women attracted towards women are called lesbians. Almost 10% of the world’s total population is homosexual in which 49 % are gays and 51 % are lesbians. Homosexuality is legal in some of the religions and not allowed in many of the states of the world. Homosexuality is a mental disorder near to most of the world’s population and is considered as abnormal behavior. Size of Nuclei of the Anterior Hypothalamus (INAH) is comparatively smaller in the people who are homosexuals.

What is Heterosexual?

Heterosexual is the combination of two words “Hetero” and “Sexual”. Hetero means opposite and “Sexual” means making sex. Heterosexual are those people who have attraction for sex towards opposite sex i.e. man to women and vice versa. Heterosexuality is quite natural in which sexual relationship is between two opposite sex holders i.e. male and female, boy and girl. Almost 75% of the world’s total population is heterosexual. Heterosexuality causes the birth of the child, thus growing the population of the world as well increasing the generation of heterosexual pair i.e. man and women. Heterosexuality is allowed in every religion of the world and in every state of the world.

Key Differences

  1. Heterosexuality is more than homosexuality in the world.
  2. Homosexual are those people who have attraction for sex towards same sex i.e. man to man and women to women. Heterosexual are those people who have attraction for sex towards opposite sex i.e. man to women and vice versa.
  3. Homosexual is combination of two words “Homo” and “Sexual”. Homo means same and “Sexual” means making sex while Heterosexual is the combination of two words “Hetero” and “Sexual”. Hetero means opposite and “Sexual” means making sex.
  4. About 75% population is homosexual while only 10% population is heterosexual. Remaining 15% of the population is bisexual i.e. homosexual as well as heterosexual.
  5. Birth of a child may result from heterosexuality but not from homosexuality.
  6. Heterosexuality is legal and allowed in all religions and countries but homosexuality is prohibited in many religions and not allowed in many of the states of the world.
  7. The INAH 3 of the heterosexual’s hypothalamus structure is 3 times larger as compare to the INAH 3 of the homosexual’s hypothalamus structure.
  8. Heterosexuality is quite natural but not homosexuality.
  9. Heterosexuals are considered to be normal in society but in most of the places in world homosexuals are considered to be the abnormal.

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