Would you personally, right now, be able to go over to a man and have sex with him? Could you force yourself to be attracted to him? Would you kiss him?
If you answered no to any of those, it's not a choice.
No, not even if it was a girl. It doesn't work like that, at least for me.
Damn! I would not kiss/f*ck a girl just for the sake of it, same works for doing it to men. And it's impossible to be attracted to someone just because you're forcing it.
Honestly, there was a moment in my life around the age 11 when I started to feet attracted to some girls and also to some boys, the latter in a smaller scale though. It was weird as hell because, before that, I wasn't able to feel that way for anybody. Back then I thought it was wrong to feel attracted to people of the same sex, due to the fact I was raised thinking that way. Everybody around me was straight (or at least I thought they were), so I just said to myself:
"F*ck this gay sh*t, girls are what it is at..."
I know it might sound very homophobic and immature if you read it now, without any context, but I'm just being really honest by telling the internet how I used to think when puberty started to hit home.
I learnt to respect homossexual people when I started to get more and more in contact with them, learning that they weren't a "disease" as my family told me, learning that they are people like any other, learning that sexuality is just a choice like any other. And I'm proud of that.
I chose to be straight. I'm just not sure if it's possible to reverse it once you grow up.
That's how I view this "touchy" subject.
Thanks Audiophile, your post was really enlightening.