The More They like Sex, the More Women like Women ; Bisexuality Is on the Rise - but Only on One Side of the Gender Gap
Owen, Jonathan, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
Being highly sexed changes en's and women's sexual orintation in startlingly different ways, a major academic study has concluded.
The research, conducted by Dr Richard Lippa, an internationally renowned sex expert at California State University, shows highly sexed women to be no less than 27 times more likely than men to become attracted to their own sex. The survey, of more than 3,500 people, is published in this month's Psychological Science. It showed that 0.3 per cent of men were attracted to their own sex, as opposed to 8 per cent of women.
For most women, a high sex drive increases their sexual attraction to both men and women. The opposite occurs in men, where a high sex drive simply exaggerates existing sexual orientation.
Dr Lippa told The Independent on Sunday: "Sexuality is more complex than we want to believe. It is more common for women to change their sexuality. My personal sense is that there are very few bisexual men, but there are significantly more bisexual women out there."
Researchers are finding evidence that there is a key biological difference at play between the sexes, rather than sociological factors alone.
This conclusion comes as no surprise to the television personality Rebecca Loos, a lifelong bisexual. "I do find that a lot of my female friends find women and men attractive, whether or not they happen to be in relationships with men," she says. "Most women I know have been with other women. …