Women more likely to be bisexual, study shows

There was a study for this?! How do people get grants for these studies? Wow. I really can’t say much except… Read the article.

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Women more likely to be bisexual, study shows
February 19, 2006

By Jonathan Owen

Being highly sexed changes men’s and women’s sexual orientation in startlingly different ways, a major academic study has concluded.

The research, conducted by Dr Richard Lippa, an internationally renowned sex expert at California State University, shows highly sexed women to be no less than 27 times more likely than men to become attracted to their own sex.

The survey, of more than 3 500 people, is published in this month’s Psychological Science. It showed that 0,3 percent of men were attracted to their own sex, as opposed to 8 percent of women.

For most women, a high sex drive increases their sexual attraction to both men and women. The opposite occurs in men, where a high sex drive simply exaggerates existing sexual orientation.

“It is more common for women to change their sexuality,” Lippa said. “My personal sense is that there are very few bisexual men, but there are significantly more bisexual women out there.”

Researchers are finding evidence that there is a key biological difference at play between the sexes, rather than sociological factors alone. This conclusion comes as no surprise to Rebecca Loos, a television personality and lifelong bisexual.

“A lot of my female friends find women and men attractive, whether or not they happen to be in relationships with men,” she says. “Most women I know have been with other women.”

As more women develop an open-minded attitude, celebrities are once again leading the way in bringing sexual orientation out of the closet.

Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Saffron Burrows are among those famous for their relationships with both sexes.

Tracey Cox, a TV sex therapist, says: “Nearly all the sex therapists I know, if I ask what’s the top fantasy for women, [will say] sleeping with another woman.” – Foreign Service

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