By Bailey Vogt on April 30, Research has found that a large number of people have had same-sex experiences, but still identify as heterosexual. The Archives of Sexual Behavior found that almost one in eight men and one in four women have had sexual encounters with partners of their own gender, but do not identify as gay or bisexual. The results come after research was conducted on over 24, undergraduate students.
Study: Large number of straight people have had same-sex experiences - Metro Weekly
June 1, --Reflecting rapidly changing cultural attitudes in the United States toward sexuality, a new study finds that the percentage of adults who have had sex with people from their same gender has doubled since the s. The study also found that acceptance of same-sex sexuality has increased among all generations, with Millennials the most accepting. Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University and author of Generation Me, along with colleagues Ryne Sherman of Florida Atlantic University and Brooke Wells of Widener University, analyzed data from the General Social Survey, a nationally representative survey of more than 30, adults that has queried Americans about their attitudes toward same-sex sexual behavior since and about sexual partners since Between and the percentage of men who reported having had sex with at least one man increased from 4.
Study: Large number of straight people have had same-sex experiences
This study used an important data set to examine long-term adjustment and functioning in men, who as adolescents had sexual experiences with men. Three perspectives were considered, which offered different predictions. Results supported the relevant-empirical perspective.
In addition, about 60 per cent of the pre-adolescent boys engage in homosexual activities, and there is an additional group of adult males who avoid overt contacts but who are quite aware of their potentialities for reacting to other males. The social significance of the homosexual is considerably emphasized by the fact that both Jewish and Christian churches have considered this aspect of human sexuality to be abnormal and immoral. Social custom and our AngloAmerican law are sometimes very severe in penalizing one who is discovered to have had homosexual relations. It is, therefore, peculiarly difficult to secure factual data concerning the nature and the extent of the homosexual in Western European or American cultures, and even more difficult to find strictly objective presentations of such data as are available. Until the extent of any type of human behavior is adequately known, it is difficult to assess its significance, either to the individuals who are involved or to society as a whole; and until the extent of the homosexual is known, it is practically impossible to understand its biologic or social origins.