Study Says Women More Likely To Be Bisexual Than Men

girls-839809_640Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have released a study which suggests women may be more sexually “flexible” than men.

The study was based on results from The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The study composes four waves, each of which tracked 5,018 women and 4,191 men from mid-adolescence to late 20s. She found women more likely to change how they reported their sexuality as time progressed, and men likelier to stick to a fixed identity of either gay or straight.

The study’s author, Elizabeth McClintock, said: “Women have a greater probability than men of being attracted to both men and women, giving them greater flexibility in partner choice.

“Having flexible sexual attractions may grant greater importance to contextual and experiential factors
when it comes to sexual identity.”
McClintock doesn’t discuss whether or not society’s complex views on male vs female bisexuality may have affected participants’ answers.
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Charlotte Dingle

Charlotte 'Lottie' Dingle is Biscuit's founding editor. When she's not running freelancing for a diverse bunch of clients ranging from Cosmo to Occupy, she enjoys teaching life drawing, discussing life/the universe/everything with her beloved (but smelly) 22-year-old cat, writing flash fiction for her MA course, getting pretentious tattoos, listening to folk music, creating surrealist art, trying to change the world and drinking red wine. Oh, and My Little Pony. Don't forget My Little Pony. Her favourite biscuits are cream crackers (do they count as biscuits?).

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