No Woman Is 100 Percent Straight, Says New Study
Even if you’ve been totally boy-crazy since kindergarten, you may be a bit more bi-curious than you realize. That’s the word from new findings published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
For the study, scientists asked 345 women who identify as either straight or lesbian to watch erotic videos featuring both sexes. Then, the researchers used tracking devices to record what their eyes were looking at, if their pupils were dilated, and whether their nether regions were fired up by whatever was on-screen.
“In the lab, we saw that women, to varying degrees, were significantly aroused by the females in the video,” says lead study author Gerulf Rieger, Ph.D.
That dream you had about Britney Spears circa 1999 is all starting to make sense now, huh?
As interesting as these findings are, there are some limitations. First, most of the subjects were white and college-educated—and they were all from a liberal-leaning part of the country (so it wasn't a nationally representative sample). And since the scientists had to ask the participants for permission to monitor their genital arousal, the sample was also made up of women who are likely pretty open sexually. Finally, since this experiment took place in a lab, the study authors note that the findings could have been different if the experiment were conducted under more private circumstances.
As a previous study we reported on found, one of the most popular porn themes among women is lesbian porn; however, experts say that, even if you fantasize about women, it doesn’t necessarily mean you want to get with them IRL. Or maybe it does, and it could be time to look into the possibility further...