Sexual freedom roams free in all the realms of our society. We read about it in the news, as women liberate their bodies and pose as muses, activists, femme fatales, innocent Lolitas or plain human beings who display their nudity for the sake of acceptance. At the same time, diverse sexual behaviors are embraced by people all over the world and we see it everywhere. People have escaped the chains of taboos and now they completely show off their sexual identities, in an attempt to promote extreme freedom of choice, of behavior, of life. Taboos are overrated nowadays and intimacy slowly starts to become a thing of the past. Gay cultures promote an “out in the open” lifestyle and artists, political activists, NGO’s, social advocates, are all here to support the cause of sexual freedom.
Too much display of information is just as unwelcomed as too little access to it. We don’t really know where homosexuality comes from and the debate would take pretty much space, but we know that there’s a certain “fashion” among people who change their sexual identities, welcoming a total shift in perspective. This territory of uncertainty somehow drives women to change their sexual preferences and suddenly become bisexuals or lesbians.
A new study suggests that sexual orientation may be partly influenced by women’s romantic options. Women in the study who were rated as more attractive and supposedly could attract sexier mates, were more likely to identify themselves straight, compared to women who were less attractive, and maybe inclined to change their preferences, now, that everything is not only accepted but promoted, supported and spread in the news as the natural way of being.
The research reveals that generally, women tend to be more flexible compared to men, in their sexual orientation, with women in the study being nearly three times more likely than men to experience a change in their orientation.
Experts say that a reason for this potential shift in sexual behavior may happen as less attractive women feel less pressure from straight norms, so they are free to explore same-sex attractions.
Sexual orientation may be seen as a spectrum, with absolute straight or gay attraction on either end. Considering the perspective, more women than men are exactly in the middle of the curve. Women are more heteroflexible because it makes good evolutionary sense. For instance, women who were raped or who were left behind by their partners would have better success if they paired up with another woman to raise their children.
In order to completely understand the factors affecting sexual orientation, researchers have analyzed data from a very large study, which began tracking 14.000 teenagers in 1994. Sexual behavior suggested that some of the survey’s data on sexual orientation may be unreliable, as teens who answered questions may have defined themselves as gay, even though they were not. Teens sometimes have their own ways of making fun.
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