Skip to comments.Straight, Gay or Lying? Bisexuality Revisited
Posted on 07/05/2005 12:05:45 AM PDT by freespirited
Some people are attracted to women; some are attracted to men. And some, if Sigmund Freud, Dr. Alfred Kinsey and millions of self-described bisexuals are to be believed, are drawn to both sexes.
But a new study casts doubt on whether true bisexuality exists, at least in men.
The study, by a team of psychologists in Chicago and Toronto, lends support to those who have long been skeptical that bisexuality is a distinct and stable sexual orientation.
People who claim bisexuality, according to these critics, are usually homosexual, but are ambivalent about their homosexuality or simply closeted. "You're either gay, straight or lying," as some gay men have put it.
In the new study, a team of psychologists directly measured genital arousal patterns in response to images of men and women. The psychologists found that men who identified themselves as bisexual were in fact exclusively aroused by either one sex or the other, usually by other men.
The study is the largest of several small reports suggesting that the estimated 1.7 percent of men who identify themselves as bisexual show physical attraction patterns that differ substantially from their professed desires. ....
Seated alone in a laboratory room, the men then watched a series of erotic movies, some involving only women, others involving only men.
Using a sensor to monitor sexual arousal, the researchers found what they expected: gay men showed arousal to images of men and little arousal to images of women, and heterosexual men showed arousal to women but not to men.
But the men in the study who described themselves as bisexual did not have patterns of arousal consistent with their stated attraction to men and to women. Instead, about three-quarters of the group had patterns identical to those of gay men; the rest were indistinguishable from heterosexuals.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Jesus said: "And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore, they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." -from THE BIBLE: Matthew 19:4-6
"Cary Grant wasn't bisexual, he just got carried away at those Hollywood orgies." --- Rep. Bob Dornan R-California
bisexuality is simply a scam to double the odds of a date on a friday night.
As my friends and I have asserted since our high school years, we are lesbians... trapped in men's bodies.
That line, of course, gains us no sympathy points. /humor
This thread is so freakin' GAY.
Why do people even care about stuff like this? Why are they so obsessed with the intricacies of perversion? Homosexual, bisexual, pansexual...just keep your flakiness behind closed doors!
Yes it's tiny midget gay
Heterosexuality being measured by the amount of vomiting in response to the latter, I take it.
He was probably just trying to get a rise out of you.
It is a mental disease, that is what it has been called for many many years. The mind got messed up.
Gratefully, I note that the numbers of such people may be very small.
Did you even read the study? Are you suggesting such people selectivly mask their attractins to one sex intentionally?
Of course, that's absurd. In the elite women's colleges today, there are large numbers of LUGs -- Lesbians Until Graduation -- girls who find it easier to go along with the prevailing lesbian culture without great enthusiasm, and yet end up in normal heterosexual relationships and marriage when they grow up.
Of course, if homosexuality were genetically determined, it would be dying out: if homosexuals reproduce less frequently than heterosexuals, over time the genetic determinant would become less prevalent and eventually die out, or almost so. No, homosexuals can maintain their numbers only by recruitment. And, that recruitment can be successful only if those they recruit feel they cannot, or at least cannot readily, return to heterosexuality.
Homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality, etc. are all lies.....from the pit of hell.
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