Now that gays have won the right to marry, the tune is changing. Instead of the view that homosexuality is a fixed, permanent, non-alterable state, the word now, including among gays, is that sexual preference is “fluid” and exists along a continuum.
Kinsey’s scale, ranking people somewhere along the continuum of exclusively heterosexual (zero) to exclusively homosexual (6), has come back, with everybody in between to some degree or another being bisexual. (Watch for a new trend of people sharing their numbers in this sense.)
A study in the UK, using this continuum, found that 49% of British 18-24 year- olds consider themselves bisexual! With three times as many as other age groups saying they are gay. The study has other age groups at 19% on the bi-continuum. (But when asked if they are clear-cut gay or bi-, only 1.5% of men were the former and 0.3% were the latter.)
How could young people have such high rates if sexuality is genetically or biologically determined? Could a hypersexualized culture have something to do with it? [Read more…]