Women are ‘either bisexual or gay but NEVER straight’: Females become aroused by naked videos of both sexes
• Study played clips of attractive naked people of both sexes to 345 women
• Lesbians had much stronger attractions to the female form
• Women who said they were attracted to men were stimulated by both
By KATE PICKLES FOR MAILONLINE
Women are either bisexual or gay but ‘never straight’, a new study has claimed.
Women who class themselves as heterosexual are aroused by naked videos of both attractive men and women – whereas lesbians are far more attracted to the female form.
Clips were played to women and their responses, including whether their pupils dilated when shown sexual stimuli, were recorded.
A new study has found that most women are aroused by both men and women and are ‘never straight’
Experts from the University of Essex found straight women were strongly aroused by both sexes, even though they said they were only interested in men.
In contrast, lesbians showed far stronger responses to women and barely any when shown the men.
The researchers said lesbians were the most like men in their responses because it is usually men who show distinct sexual responses to their favourite sex.
The study, involving 345 women, was led by Dr Gerulf Rieger from the Department of Psychology.
‘Even though the majority of women identify as straight, our research clearly demonstrates that when it comes to what turns them on, they are either bisexual or gay, but never straight,’ he said.
Dr Rieger also said his study showed that lesbians who may dress in a more masculine way may not have more masculine behaviours.
‘Although some lesbians were more masculine in their sexual arousal, and others were more masculine in their behaviours, there was no indication that these were the same women,’ he said.
‘This shows us that how women appear in public does not mean that we know anything about their sexual role preferences.’
Later Gerulf Rieger said ‘never’ was too strong but he meant ‘the majority of women who identify as straight are not straight in their sexual arousal.’