Friday, 18 January 2008

Bisexuality is not a phase

If you’re straight you’re straight. And if you’re gay you’re gay.

But if you’re bisexual? Well then you’re confused! At least that’s how the reasoning has always gone.

So it’s interesting to see some research that shows that bisexuals aren’t really confused and that most of them actually remain the way they are:

In the study, Lisa Diamond, associate professor of psychology and gender studies at the University of Utah, interviewed 79 women in New York state between the ages of 18 and 25 who identified themselves as lesbian, bisexual or "unlabeled."

Over the course of the next 10 years, she contacted these women by phone to determine, among other things, whether their sexual orientations had changed.

What she found was that while women who identified themselves as bisexual would occasionally waiver on their sexual preference as the years went by, few would ever describe themselves as having switched their preference to become either lesbian or straight. For these women, bisexuality seemed to be a natural state.

Bisexual woman

Bisexuality: the best of both worlds?