A controversial study published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology concludes that the vast majority of women are not heterosexual, but are attracted to other women .
In this way, the research questions the sexual tendency that has traditionally been assigned to women and the correspondence between gender and heterosexuality.
Women are lesbian or bisexual, but almost never heterosexual
If you are a woman, this research will make you think about your sexual tastes. If you are a man, this study will change your life because your partner may be lying to you .
This study, conducted by the University of Essex, seems to indicate that women are lesbian or bisexual, but rarely heterosexual. Obviously these data must be confirmed by other studies, but t he results obtained in this research have had a great impact worldwide .
According to the study’s author, "Although most women identify themselves as heterosexual, our research clearly shows that when it comes to sexual arousal, they are lying. They are lesbian or bisexual, but almost never heterosexual.
The data from the controversial study
The research was conducted by Dr.Geruf Rieger from the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. The study involved a sample of 345 women, and initially aimed to find a relationship between non-sexual male behaviour and sexual behaviour in lesbian women.
It was found that some lesbian women were more masculine in their sexual arousal and others in their non-sexual characteristics, but for the most part there is no connection between the two indicators, since the non-sexual characteristics of lesbian women and their sexual arousal are influenced by independent factors .
Rieger explains that "there are women who may dress masculine but not necessarily display masculine sexual behaviors" and adds that "this informs us that although some women may appear in public with a very masculine attitude, in intimacy it is not known whether they will also display masculine sexual behaviors".
Most women are bisexual
For the study, subjects were shown videos of naked women and men and s and recorded different indicators of the level of sexual attraction such as pupil dilation or genital excitement.
The results showed that 82% of participants were aroused by both sexes, so the vast majority of women are bisexual. In addition, of the women who claimed to be heterosexual, 74% became aroused with both sexes . The majority of women who claimed to be lesbians were only aroused by videos showing naked women.
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More studies with similar results
There are other studies that show similar results, that is, they confirm that most women are attracted to other women. Research carried out by Boise State University (USA) in 2011 states that 60% of women who say they are heterosexual, are attracted to other women s .
Another study conducted by the University of Montreal in 2014 also found that " despite the fact that many women claim to be heterosexual, they are attracted to the same sex". 36.9% of the sample of 718 women who claimed to be heterosexual had fantasized about having sex with other women.
Other research states that women are attracted to both men and other women… as well as chimpanzees
Possibly one of the most striking investigations in this line of research is the study conducted by Meredith Chivers.
After analyzing the data, it was concluded that women are even excited by the sight of two chimpanzees performing the sexual act . For the study, Chivers used vaginal photoplethysmographs, a device that is capable of collecting the blood supply in the vagina, and concluded that women become aroused when they watch videos of both people and animals masturbating or making love.