Gay women tend to be exclusively sexually attracted to women, while straight women are more likely to be aroused by both sexes, a study says. Researchers asked women about their sexual preferences and compared these with their arousal levels when shown videos of attractive men and women. The new study, led by Dr Gerulf Rieger from the University of Essex and published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , measured the arousal of women using eye tracking devices and direct measures of physiological sexual response. Previous studies had already suggested that straight women were aroused by both sexes when tested, but researchers had never looked at whether the same was true for gay women. Dr Rieger said the study's conclusion that women who identified as being completely gay were much more aroused by their preferred sex was "amazing". He said their sexual arousal patterns were much more similar to men, whose responses tend to very accurately mirror their stated sexual preferences.
The rise in Americans saying they are bisexual is driven by women
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However, when I am physically intimate with a man I find it difficult, if not impossible, to maintain an erection. When people are grappling with such questions, what they are really comparing is not so much the qualitatively different sexual experiences, but rather who they experience themselves to be in the context of their relationships with people of different genders. But you do not have to make a choice — not now and not ever. You accept that you are bisexual , so you can fairly comfortably decide to have relationships with people of either or both genders.
I’m bisexual – but worry I'm not as attracted to men as I am to women
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