Dimensions - "Sex in America" How many Homosexuals Are There A low level of homosexuality was revealed • 2.8 of men consider themselves

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Dimensions Tearoom Trade 1. Displays situational nature of sexual behavior 2. Social Construction of Self Kinsey's Research 1. 37% males--at least once--orgasm 2. 13% males urges/desires 3. 69% adolescents-sex play 4. 4% exclusive homosexual 5. 50% exclusive heterosexual 6. Perhaps an exaggeration, but still indicates homosexuality is not a "fixed condition 7. Female (Kinsey 1953): 20% of single women, 5% of all women, at least one act leading to orgasm Recent Studies: National Life and Social Life Survey (1992), National Cancer Institute (1993) Males (past year): 2-3% (definitional problems here) Males (ever- past 18 years old): 5% Define self as Gay or Bisexual: 3% Female (1992 Study): 2% in the past year Female (1992 Study) 4% (over 18 years of age) ever
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Unformatted text preview: "Sex in America" How many Homosexuals Are There? A low level of homosexuality was revealed: • 2.8% of men consider themselves as homosexual or bisexual • 1.4% of women consider themselves as homosexual or bisexual • 6% of men were attracted to persons of the same gender and 4% said that they found the thought of sex with someone of the same gender appealing • 4% of women were attracted to persons of the same gender and 5.5% said that they found the thought of sex with someone of the same gender appealing • 2% of both men and women said that they had had sex with someone of the same gender during the past year • 5% of the men and 4 % of the women had had sex with someone of the same gender since puberty...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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