circumstantial homosexuality

circumstantial homosexuality

Sexuality The practice of homosexual acts when there are no opportunities for heterosexual activity–eg, adolescents in detention centers, in correctional facilities–prisons, and residential treatment centers, ±accompanied by sadism and sexual exploitation. See Sadism. Cf Latent homosexuality.

cir·cum·stan·tial ho·mo·sex·u·al·i·ty

(sĕr'kŭm-stan'shăl hō'mō-seks'shū-al'i-tē)
Sexual contact between members of the same sex due to absence of the opposite sex (e.g., military, prison) rather than desire or predisposition.
Synonym(s): situational homosexuality, transient homosexuality.