STATES CHRONICLE – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention may have been busy with a large number of various outbreaks throughout the United States lately, especially with those stemming from restaurants and dairy dessert providers. However, they still had the time to perform one of the most extensive sexuality researches in recent history, showing that bisexuality is trending among Americans, especially women.
The CDC’s sexuality report, as well as their questionnaire, were highly praised by experts nation-wide, and even by the Human Rights Campaign, as one of the most accurate studies of its sort ever performed.
Experts were impressed by the accuracy and high specificity of the questions presented by the CDC, which differentiated between parameters like sexual behavior, sexual attraction, and sexual orientation, and even allowed responders to answer with a relative attraction level towards both genders in particular.
Subjects were chosen to be aged between 18 and 44, all throughout the entire nation. The researchers had a sample of 9,000 participants, which they then presented with the questionnaire.
Out of the 9,000 interviewed participants, 2% of men and 5% of females identified themselves as being bisexual.
Both genders showed an increase in the number of people who identified as bisexual, but the increase was most noticeable and obvious in women.
The percentage of bisexual men only increased by .8% from the previous study performed a few years ago, but the percentage of bisexual women increased by a whopping 40%.
Ritch Savin-Williams, developmental psychology professor at the Cornell University, said that the results are impressive, and that he observes a progression away from being straight.
He is referring to the fact that in the 18 to 24 year old sample, when asked if they were solely attracted to the opposite sex, both groups responded yes with a percentage of under 90% – with 88.6% for men, and 75.9% for women.
However, the psychology professor continues, he is certain that the study does not reflect an actual change in sexuality parameters, but in fact an increase in the acceptance levels showed by the country’s citizens.
It isn’t that more and more people are joining the LGBT communities, it’s actually that more and more people feel comfortable with admitting their true sexuality.
The trends do stay true to those in the past, as women have always shown an increased propensity towards being attracted to the same sex, although there is one actual real change – more and more women are identifying themselves as bisexuals instead of lesbians.
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