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Surprising Number Of Straight People Report That Their Last Experience Was Same-Sex, Study Shows

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Heterosexual college students who identify as straight are having plenty of same-sex experiences, according to a new study.

In a published report, researchers studied the Online College Social Life Survey dataset of 24,000 undergraduates whose last sexual encounter was with a partner of the same gender. The students were comprised of 383 men and 312 women.


Under the published abstract, there were different variables differentiating these students from their gay or bisexual counterparts.

Differences among those who identified as heterosexual included more conservative attitudes, less prior homosexual and more prior heterosexual sexual experience, features of the hookups, and sentiments about the encounter after the fact.



Straight people are having a lot of same-sex experiences. This is the official finding of a recently-published study, which analysed survey data from more than 24,000 undergraduate students. Research homed in on 383 men and 312 women, all of whom said that their last hook-up was with a same-sex partner. Of these respondents 12 per cent of men and 25 per cent of women identified as heterosexual.



Researchers found there were six different types of heterosexual-identityfing students under this category. Three types comprised 60% of students who had very little homosexual experience claiming to have experimented, but were indifferent to enjoying same-sex experiences.

The other two types did enjoy the experience, but "differed on drunkenness and desire for a future relationship with their partner."

Roughly, 12% could be classified as conforming to a "performative bisexuality" script of women publicly engaging in same-sex hookups at college parties, and the remaining 28% had strong religious practices and/or beliefs that may preclude a non-heterosexual identity, including 7% who exhibited "internalized heterosexism."



An Indy100 article commented on the result of the study suggesting the stigma still associated with homosexuality. The majority of the country is socialized to view homosexuality as abnormal; however, millennials are showing to be more open-minded towards experimentation than previous generations.


Sadly, some are still adhering to labels because they feel it's necessary to categorize people by labels.






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