January 10th, 2011 18:21 EST
Women Are Naturally Bisexual?
I just now happened to come across this site, that gives some "weird" facts about the human body. Under reproduction, one of those facts was "women might be intrinsically bi." That sparked some curiosity, so I started looking up the studies on the subject.
This seems to be the main study that was being used to support that claim (at least that seems to be the case because the words "intrinsically bi" are used there). However, the results of that study only showed that women are more likely than men to be bisexual, not that they are intrinsically so.
But after some further digging, this article came to light It doesn`t directly discuss the idea that women are intrinsically bisexual, but it does say this:
"In contrast to men, both heterosexual and lesbian women tend to become sexually aroused by both male and female erotica, and, thus, have a bisexual arousal pattern."
"...Compared with men, women`s sexual arousal patterns may be less tightly connected to their sexual orientation."
Maybe women aren`t intrinsically bisexual, but we`re a lot more in the gray area as far as sexual arousal goes than men, that`s for sure. But why are there so many more heterosexual women than bisexual or lesbian women? Here`s another quote:
"`Since most women seem capable of sexual arousal to both sexes, why do they choose one or the other?" Bailey asked. "Probably for reasons other than sexual arousal.`"
As far as history and biology are concerned, this statement makes a lot of sense. Women are more generally heterosexual, perhaps, because we have required men in order to be able to continue the human race. But perhaps women have also been attracted to other women because of our tendency to be more caring.
Perhaps this is why in society, bisexual women are considered more "normal" than bisexual men. We have this subconscious feeling that men are supposed to be one way or the other, not anywhere in between. On the other hand, we have a similar subconscious feeling that women are very capable of falling anywhere on the sexuality spectrum.
Of course, as times and circumstances change, perhaps so will sexualities. As we become more accepting of different people`s preferences and as our technologies develop, perhaps the popularity of heterosexuality will decline.