Women who are not entirely straight or gay tend to have slightly higher levels of psychopathic traits and a more casual attitude towards sex, according to new research published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science. The study also provides more evidence that bisexuality is a distinct sexual orientation in women. Semenyna of University of Lethbridge, the corresponding author of the study.
Spouses of gay men or lesbians are often the last to know about the dual deception of their mates. Lesbians, gay men, or bisexual individuals who married straight spouses can be successful at hiding their sexual orientation for many years. Hiding an affair is often not that difficult for them.
Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. Archives of Sexual Behavior. This study assessed large numbers of heterosexual and homosexual men and women on handedness and gender-related personality traits.
Sexual orientation and 'gender conformity' in women are both genetic traits, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London. It is well recognised that there consistent differences in the psychological characteristics of boys and girls; for example, boys engage in more 'rough and tumble' play than girls do. Studies also show that children who become gay or lesbian adults differ in such traits from those who become heterosexual -- so-called gender nonconformity. Research which follows these children to adulthood shows that between 50 to 80 per cent of gender nonconforming boys become gay, and about one third of such girls become lesbian.
This term is used to express one's sexual identity or behavior as well, not just her sexual orientation. In fact, the only way to be sure is if she tells you directly. Additional stereotypes may include her:.
Sorting out the myths and realities can lead to greater self-awareness which motivates us to learn more and become more accepting of those whose sexual orientation may be different from our own. Read each statement below and indiate next to each "SA" if you strongly agree with the statement, "A" if you agree with it, "N" if you are neutral, "D" if you disagree with it, and "SD" if you strongly disagree. Adapted from Obear, K.
Previous research has suggested that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT individuals enter treatment for substance abuse with more severe problems than heterosexual individuals. However, methodological difficulties, particularly the difficulty of obtaining a representative sample, have limited the ability to draw conclusions about LGBT individuals who receive services for substance abuse. This study took advantage of a unique opportunity to examine a representative sample of openly LGBT clients receiving publicly funded substance abuse treatment by using data gathered by treatment providers in Washington State.
Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Two studies investigated the relation between sexual orientation and gender-related traits. Analyzing data from an Internet survey, Study 1 found that gay men and lesbians differed from same-sex heterosexuals most strongly on gender diagnosticity GD measures, which assess male- versus female-typicality of occupational preferences effect sizes were 1.