Thursday, July 07, 2005

Do bisexuals really exist? New research says no

Do bisexuals really exist? New research says no Researchers in Chicago and Toronto are claiming otherwise. A team of psychologists directly measured genital arousal patterns among self reported bisexuals 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. "Research on sexual orientation has been based almost entirely on self-reports, and this is one of the few good studies using physiological measures," said Dr. Lisa Diamond, an associate professor of psychology and gender identity at the University of Utah, who was not involved in the study. The discrepancy between what is happening in people's minds and what is going on in their bodies, she says, presents a puzzle "that the field now has to crack, and it raises this question about what we mean when we talk about desire."�
[Date: 06-Jul-05 ]

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