First of all, it is important to correct the common misunderstanding that a person is either homosexual or heterosexual. Kinsey and his colleagues developed a scale to measure the extent of heterosexuality and homosexuality in individuals. It was thus claimed by Kinsey that some individuals are entirely homosexual in their orientation, others are bisexual, and others (the majority of people actually) are entirely heterosexual.
Bisexual people don't have a preference for a sexual relationship with a certain sex, but feel attracted to both men and women.
Distinction should be made between homosexual orientation and homosexual behaviour. Homosexual behaviour is fairly common in adolescence and some heterosexual individuals will engage in homosexual behaviour under certain circumstances when access to the opposite sex is prevented (schools, military service, prisons, etc.). The prevalence of homosexuality in adulthood is uncertain and is estimated between 7 % of men and 4 % of women.
No forms of homosexuality are illegal in Europe.There is no need for a homosexual to seek psychiatric or psychological help unless there are other emotional symptoms associated with it (for instance, anxiety or depression, etc.), since homosexuality is not considered as a psychiatric disturbance.