Women are ‘either bisexual or gay but NEVER straight’

A new study has found that most women are aroused by both men and women and are 'never straight'

A new study has found that most women are aroused by both men and women and are ‘never straight’

Using eye tracking devices to record pupil dilation, researchers studied the physiological sexual responses of 345 women when shown photographs of both naked men and women.

The University of Essex study, helmed by Dr Gerulf Rieger, found that 82 percent of the women tested were aroused by both sexes.

Of those women who identified as straight within the study group, 74 percent were strongly sexually aroused by images of both attractive men and women.

“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,” Dr Rieger said.

Published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the study also found that lesbians were more like men when it came to arousal than straight women, because men “usually show distinct sexual responses to their preferred sex”.

The study also revealed that lesbians who dress in a more ‘masculine’ way don’t necessarily have masculine sexual responses.

“This shows us that how women appear in public does not mean that we know anything about their sexual role preferences. Men are simple, but women’s sexual responses remain a mystery,” Dr Rieger said.


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