Women are about three times more likely than men to say they are bisexual and increasing numbers of US women say they have had sexual contact with other females, new data showed today.
More than 9,100 adults aged 18-44 took part in the 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth.
Respondents entered their answers on a computer instead of directly telling an interviewer.
Among women, 5.5% said they are bisexual, compared with 2% of men.
Fewer people said they were bisexual in the last survey of its kind.
In 2006-2010, 3.9% of women and 1.2% of men described themselves as bisexual.
Compared with the same survey taken from 2006-2010, researchers found "significantly higher percentages of women in the 2011-2013″ reporting that they had had same-sex sexual contact.
In the most recent report, 17.4% of women had such contact, compared with 14.2% years earlier.
Among men, 6.2% said they had experienced sexual contact with another man, according to the latest data.
Identifying as strictly straight, or having feelings of attraction only to members of the opposite sex, was also more common in men (92%) than women (81%). – AFP, January 7, 2016.