Maybe It’s True That All Women Are BisexualOctober 21, 2011 No Comments
A new study finds that more than half of women experience feelings of attraction towards other women at some point in their lives.
Researchers at Boise State University (BSU) polled a group of 484 heterosexual women and found that a whopping 60 percent of those polled were sexually attracted to other women. On top of this, 45 percent of the women polled had kissed a woman before and 50 percent had experienced fantasies about the same sex. Cool stuff.
“Women are encouraged to be emotionally close to each other. That provides an opportunity for intimacy and romantic feelings to develop,” says Elizabeth Morgan of BSU. Women are naturally more inclined to cuddle, tell each other everything, and be a hell of a lot closer than male friendships.
For some reason, it is seen as less “gay” to cuddle and kiss on the cheek as women. Why the difference? Why must men be so afraid to act in any way remotely emotional or close with their friends? “Manliness” needs to be achieved at all times, separating the “real men” from the “homos.” What is this doing to the LGBT community? Well, segregating them even more, that’s for sure.
But one of the most interesting findings within studies surrounding this idea is that sexualities actually become less decisive as the years go on. Lisa Diamond, PhD, of The University of Utah followed 15 women attracted to other women for 15 years. She found that the women’s sexualities became “unlabeled” as the years went on. The idea of gay, straight, bisexual, or any sexuality became unnecessary and unwanted for the women being followed.
So, do we all have secret feelings for our friends, stemming from our close bonds as women? That become even more profound as we age? Could be. I can’t wait to see what happens.
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