Everyone Is A Little Bisexual, Even If They Claim Otherwise, Study Finds

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Everyone Is A Little Bisexual, Even If They Claim Otherwise

Everyone Is A Little Bisexual, Even If They Claim Otherwise, Study Finds

In recent years, more and more people are perceiving sexual orientation as a spectrum rather than a rigid label or identity.

The concept of the sexual orientation continuum was first suggested by American biologist Alfred Kinsey who published influential works on sexology during the mid-20th century, stirring a controversial reaction at the time. He also developed the Kinsey Scale, which measured sexual orientation on a scale of 0 to 6 (with 0 being exclusively heterosexual and 6 being exclusively homosexual) as opposed to a black-or-white approach.

In a published paper on human sexuality, researchers from Cornell University and the University of Essex brought more findings to light, suggesting absolute, rigid heterosexuality may not exist. Male and female volunteers were examined as they watched pornographic videos featuring either gender. Researchers specifically observed the dilation of their pupil, which is an indicator of sexual arousal.

"You can't control your eye dilation. Essentially, that's what the whole project attempts to get at, another way of assessing sexuality without relying on self-report," explained co-author Ritch Savin-Williams, who is a professor of developmental psychology at Cornell. "Another way, of course, is genital arousal, but that gets a little invasive."



Interesting article, what do you think?
 

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I think its probably true. One cant really help who they are attracted to. It might even take somebody by surprise. But acting on it is another thing.
Have to disagree. No truth to it at all. Well, maybe for some people, like the ones that are bi.
 
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Have to disagree. No truth to it at all. Well, maybe for some people, like the ones that are bi.
I dont know. The study is looking at physiological changes. They cant really be tampered with. If one finds someone attractive, their body reacts. But like I said thats very different than acting on it. Many of us can look at someone the same sex and think they are good looking or attractive. But that doesnt mean we are going to date them.
 

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I dont know. The study is looking at physiological changes. They cant really be tampered with. If one finds someone attractive, their body reacts. But like I said thats very different than acting on it. Many of us can look at someone the same sex and think they are good looking or attractive. But that doesnt mean we are going to date them.
The study is wrong, because I know I have absolutely no attraction to the same sex. And if the study doesn't apply to me, I'm sure there are billions of other people that it doesn't apply to either.
 
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The study is wrong, because I know I have absolutely no attraction to the same sex. And if the study doesn't apply to me, I'm sure there are billions of other people that it doesn't apply to either.
Well, if someone's making an argument based on unconscious or unadmitted attraction, then your lack of awareness of, or refusal to admit to, an attraction to men would not really be a relevant rebuttal.

That being said, the study does not actually demonstrate that we're all a little bisexual; as I pointed out last time someone posted this link (the study in question was published years ago). The study linked to at the medical express website isn't even the one they're talking about, since it only involved women.

They were probably thinking of this earlier study by the same researchers. This study found that straight men's pupils dilate a lot more when shown images of women masturbating than when shown images of men masturbating. For gay men, the opposite was true. For bisexual men, their pupils dilated roughly equally for images of men and women.

The conclusion here is to not trust short press releases about science.
 
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Interesting article, what do you think?
I believe that. I also have no problem with that. But we have DOMINANT sexuality and obviously that's why most of us a 'straight''. Has nothing to with MORALITY or GOD. That's all bullshit. It's about perpetuating the species.