Human Sexuality - Results of Surveys NHSLS study: Sexually...

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Results of Surveys NHSLS study: Men women Sexually attracted to same sex 6 4 Had sex with same at some point 9 4 Sex in past 12 months 2 <2 Self identified 2.8 1.4 Results of surveys vary as a function of: Education: Self i.d. related to college (3% of college men self i.d. as gay vs. 1.5 of high school; 4 and 0.5 for women). Phrasing , time period, behavior vs attraction, self identity. Some cultures (Mexico, Brazil, Greece, Turkey, Morocco) only the passive male recipient is gay (insertee; catcher), not the active inserter.
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Ellis et al., (2005) Sexual orientation in U.S. and Canadian college students Men: 3% “I’m gay” but 6% “all partners have been same sex(?)” and 9% have had only same sex sexual fantasies. 9% of men had 10-50% of experience with same sex Women: similar % on attraction/ fantasy but less “bimodal” 88 87 6.4 7.7 2.8 4 1.5 1.4 1.4 0.5 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 0% same sex 1-10% same 11-50% 51-99% 100% same sex Attraction Sexual fantasies 79 74 7.5 10.4 1.8 3.2 2.9 3.6 8.8 8.7 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 0% same sex 1-10% same 11-50%51-99% 100% same sex
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Reporting homosexual attraction OR behavior since 15 y.o. Women Men U.S. 18% 21% U.K. 19% 16% France 19% 19% Reporting homosexual contact within the past 5 years Women Men U.S. 3.6% 6.2% U.K. 2.1% 4.5% France 3.3% 10.7% Harvard School of Public Health (1995) 2,100 women and 3,900 men using interviews and questionnaires.
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Kinsey continuum (table 10.1.) 0 = exclusively hetero vs 6 exclusively gay. Kinsey: 4% of men and 1-3% of women are 6. with another portion predominantly gay (4-5). figure of 25% male activity was higher than expected But Kinsey overselected former prisoners or gays. Unidimensional: homo and hetero at opposite ends. 2-Dimensional model: can be high or low on either. Asexual and bisexual as the diagonal. Bi’s may be as responsive to opposite gender as heteros and just as responsive to own gender as gays. Bi’s reported a high level of both same and opposite sex fantasies. (Storms 1980) Flexibility and dimensionality
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1% of population report a bi identity but 4% equally sexually attracted to men and women. So Bi identity less common than “attraction to both genders”. Men more “bipolar”; women more 2 dimensional (Lipp and Arad 1997) 50% of one sample of lesbians reported that they are sometimes attracted to men. More than ¼ of women “gave up” their lesbian or bisexual orientation over 5 yr period. (Diamond 2003) 60% of Bi- men and 35% of Bi-women preferred sexual relations with one sex. But despite preference, most desired relationships with both. (Weinberg et al. 1994)
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Cross cultural Non Western: Ford and Beach (1951) 64% of societies: male male interactions were socially acceptable/ “normal” for some members of group vs 36% with sanctions (but even those still had persistent activity). Many eastern and collectivist cultures expect people to fulfill
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