Here'S How Many Straight Women Have Taken A Dip In The Lady Pond
Shame on us for missing this January study—we're usually all over the latest naughty research. But, better late than never to find out how many straight women have experimented with girl-on-girl action.
In a survey by the National Health Statistics Report, 12.6 percent of women who identify as heterosexual said they've had "sexual contact" with a woman. Well, well, well. Only 2.8 percent of straight dudes admitted to getting busy with another man, however.
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In the context of the study, female same-sex contact was defined as giving or receiving oral sex, as well as any other "sexual experience" with another woman. For men, on the other hand, same-sex action was less ambiguous: initiating or receiving oral or anal sex—no, um, butts about it.
This info was self-reported so the stats may be off (especially for the straight guys, since the social stigma around male homosexual desire is stronger), but it supports the idea that sexuality may be more fluid than current cultural norms allow—a progressive concept that's been showing up in our news feeds.
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Last year, a YouGov study found that 31 percent of Americans under 30 place themselves somewhere on the scale of bisexuality (as opposed to identifying as 100 percent hetero), and celebs like Cara Delevingne and Kristen Stewart have spoken out about their aversion to pigeonholing sexuality. Last year, Stewart told Nylon magazine, "I live in the f*cking ambiguity of this life and I love it. It’s like, just do your thing."
We couldn't have said it better, K. Stew.