Sexuality is more about just being gay or straight. New research shows that many people ignore or don't believe in bi and asexuality- this despite the fact there's scientific evidence supporting the existence of both. Laci Green looks at why this is, and the groups most likely to hold this line of thinking.
Considerable gender, racial and sexuality differences in attitudes toward bisexuality
"Men who identify themselves as heterosexual are three times more likely to categorize bisexuality as "not a legitimate sexual orientation," an attitude that can encourage negative health outcomes in people who identify as bisexual, according to an analysis led by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researcher Mackey Friedman, Ph.D., M.P.H."
Study: Straight Guys Don't Believe in Bisexuality
"Straight men are three times more likely to categorize bisexuality as "not a thing," according to a University of Pittsburgh study."
Sexual arousal patterns of bisexual men revisited.
"Men who identify themselves as bisexual report feeling sexually aroused by both men and women. However, past research has not demonstrated that such men exhibit substantial genital arousal to both male and female erotic stimuli, suggesting that they identify as bisexual for reasons other than their genital arousal pattern."
How many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender?
"Increasing numbers of population-based surveys in the United States and across the world
include questions that allow for an estimate of the size of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender (LGBT) population."
An (A)Sexual Orientation
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