Hm...I'm not sure this is the best place to put it, but oh well. If anything I can move it, right? :)
Femme presented me with an interesting question the other day (actually I think it was yesterday or really early this morning like 1 am xD). It was something along the lines of whether or notI thought my chooldhood experience with a female "fuck buddy" (we were kids-- what did we know? We were just experimenting, even if our bodies hadn't matured yet, most likely we wanted to know what the craze was all about) influenced the fact that I'm bi today.
I thought it was a very good question. *claps for Femme* But I was hardly able to answer it then. I'm not sure if I could answer it now.
It is my belief that we have certain facotrs passed down genetically from our parents/grandparents/ ect. Our ancestors. But I also believe that that is not the only defining factor: Experiences, environment, and people shape us.
So, according to that, I would say yes-- my childhod experience did inlfuence my sexuality (Guess I enjoyed that as a child o.o Weird). But at the same timeI've had suspiscions about my father being bi himself. My mom is a terrible homophobic-- and there is absolutely no one on her side of the family that even has hints about being gay/bi/other.
However, my father was rumored to be gay in his college years and had a roommate/"friend" that he was very fond of. However, that friend died after they stopped living together and my dad and mom were married. In fact, my older sister says she remembers him and his friend walking along the beach holding hands. Even though she was young she remembered movies and equated that with love.
So is it something genetic, cultural, environmental, or what?
And a broader question is: How much do our childhood experiences help shape us into who we are today? Do they help define our personality/sexuality/state of mind/etc?