Isn’t it Time To Do Away With Sexuality Labels?

Isn’t it Time To Do Away With Sexuality Labels?

According to the latest research, it’s possible that most women are either bisexual or gay but “never straight”. Isn’t it time, therefore, to do away with sexuality labels? 

The findings of the study led by researchers at the University of Essex suggests that women who say they are straight are in fact aroused by naked men and naked women, whereas lesbians are much more attracted to the female form.

Dr Gerulf Rieger and his team studied the reactions of 345 women who were shown videos of naked men and women. Their responses – including pupil dilation in response to sexual stimuli – were recorded. They found that the straight women were strongly aroused by videos of attractive men AND women, despite insisting they were ‘straight’ before the tests. Lesbians showed much stronger sexual responses to women than to men and were apparently ‘most like men’ in their responses because it was usually men who show a distinct pinpointable sexual response towards their favourite sex. Straight women didn’t.

Dr Rieger said: “Even though the majority of women identify as straight, our research clearly demonstrates that when it comes to what turns them on, they are either bisexual or gay, but never straight.”

So what does this mean? Perhaps we could stop wasting money and time researching pointless things like this if society simply banned the use of sexual labels and stopped putting each other into boxes by definition. Trying to categorise every single one of the billions of people on this planet into 3 or 4 categories is utterly ridiculous. Especially when we tell our children they are unique.#Justsaying.

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