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"No woman is totally straight"

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PopGoesTheWeevil Sun 08-Nov-15 16:11:23

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34744903

AIBU to ask you whether this surprises you?

PopGoesTheWeevil Sun 08-Nov-15 16:12:57

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34744903

Link should be clickable now...

FindoGask Sun 08-Nov-15 16:13:57

This is pretty old news, isn't it? Not that absolutely no woman is totally straight, but that all people are on a continuum somewhere between exclusively heterosexual and homosexual. Kinsey, 1960s, etc.

There's even a long questionnaire you can do online if you google - I was something like "mostly heterosexual but more than incidentally homosexual" or something.

PopGoesTheWeevil Sun 08-Nov-15 16:21:44

The new bit is that most self-reported gay women are not bisexual, whereas all straight women are.

ragged Sun 08-Nov-15 16:22:06

Why should anybody care?

PopGoesTheWeevil Sun 08-Nov-15 16:24:20

General interest in the world/people?

CuntryLiving Sun 08-Nov-15 16:26:32

Not at all surprised. I bet it'd be the same for men, if they measured physical responses to the right type of homosexual stimulus.

PopGoesTheWeevil Sun 08-Nov-15 16:27:03

Also, Findo, this applies only to women. Men can be quite specific in their orientation.

PopGoesTheWeevil Sun 08-Nov-15 16:27:31

No, not the same for men.

SilverOldie2 Sun 08-Nov-15 16:29:12

Personally I think its bollocks. How come that I've reached the age of 70 without having felt any interest in women sexually at all - zero, zilch, none whatsoever, not even a twinge?

Djelibeyb Sun 08-Nov-15 16:29:39

It's because us women are so hot no one can resist us grin

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 08-Nov-15 16:30:38

I find that I really only care about the sexuality of those I'm shagging (and Richard Armitage, it turns out). The world would be a better place if it were like whether you like coriander; not really important.

HedgehogAtHome Sun 08-Nov-15 16:30:55

I'm not surprised that women are once again being told who they are / how they feel.

I wonder if men have no responses due to homophobia towards gay men in society from a 'real man' patriarchal view, where as lesbians can be viewed as 'hot' by men and this trickles into what we see and believe to be sexually arousing.

SaucyJack Sun 08-Nov-15 16:33:29

Who doesn't like to look at nice pair of bosoms?!

ApplesinmyPocket Sun 08-Nov-15 16:41:27

I'm with SilverOldie. "The University of Essex study concluded that no woman is "totally straight" - NO woman? Bollocks.

LucasIsMyMuse Sun 08-Nov-15 16:42:44

Lol at Mrs TP.

StrangeLookingParasite Sun 08-Nov-15 16:43:13

Pretty small sample to be drawing that conclusion.

HolgerDanske Sun 08-Nov-15 16:43:52

Meh, I disagree. Not even the least bit curious.

pinotblush Sun 08-Nov-15 16:44:02

I also think it's a load of old cods-wallop.

I can definitely say Im straight.

noeffingidea Sun 08-Nov-15 16:47:01

Me, saucyjack. I have absolutely no interest in any part of a woman's body.

cleaty Sun 08-Nov-15 16:48:33

I remember reading a thread on here where a lot of straight women did confess that they had been attracted to a woman at some point.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 08-Nov-15 16:49:47

Funnily enough you could argue that a study that shows, for example, gay and straight porn is more a test of empathy than sexuality. I'm not a gay man <checks in pants> but Queer as Folk was hot. Not because of the actual stuff going on but because of the acting. THEY were clearly turned on.

Also, how are they testing 'arousal levels'? "Arousal' in psychology terms is not just sexual arousal.

BugritAndTidyup Sun 08-Nov-15 16:52:03

I wonder to what extent this result is due to conditioning caused by an over abundance of sexualised images of women in our society, rather that it being something inherant in women?

SarahSavesTheDay Sun 08-Nov-15 16:55:43

I am totally straight. The idea of being intimate with a woman makes me feel queasy.

MrsMolesworth Sun 08-Nov-15 16:57:59

It's a dreadful study, based on a false premise that arousal automatically equates to desire for what is being depicted. Whereas it's far more complex than that.

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