Women are, by and large, bi-curious when it comes to sex according to a new report. What is more, it becomes more apparent as women get older. This is perfectly natural, in fact. The study from Boise State University found that, of a group of 484 heterosexual women, 60% were sexually attracted to other women; 45% had kissed a woman, and 50% had fantasies about being with other woman.
According to Elizabeth Morgan, a professor of psychology at Boise State University, straight women often feel more than a friendly attraction for other women. Morgan studies same-sex attractions among heterosexuals.
The Daily Mail reported that:
Mary Portas entered into a civil partnership with her wife, Melanie Rickey, in January last year after her 13 year marriage with her husband ended in divorce
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Other data suggests upwards of 20 percent of women are attracted to other women. It’s claimed this could be linked to the way women socialise from chatting on the phone for hours to snuggling during chick flicks.
Morgan noted that there are times when women’s friendships are barely different from romantic relationships and she stated that “women are encouraged to be emotionally close to each other. That provides an opportunity for intimacy and romantic feelings to develop.”
The Daily Mail also reported that:
And over 15 years, Lisa Diamond, Ph.D. a psychologist at the University of Utah, followed a group of women attracted to other women.
Her data shows, for the first time, how sexuality develops over a lifetime. At each of the half dozen follow-ups interviews, she asked each woman to label herself as lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual or unlabeled and share details about her love life.
What Diamond found was that women’s chosen labels changed repeatedly over time, and that the older a woman got the more she was likely to choose unlabeled, or to put it another way, women no longer felt that their sexuality fit into tidy boxes. Diamond stated that “We have this idea that sexuality gets clearer and more defined as time goes on. We consider that a sign of maturity to figure out who you are. I’ve seen it’s really the opposite.”
This is not the first study to show that a woman’s sexuality is more fluid and more apt to be more pansexual or bisexual than men’s. It is also borne up by statements made by the likes of Meredith Baxter, who married a woman after a long time being with a man.