In yet another example of a person in a white coat making shit up and saying "BWAHAHAHA SCIENCE," a study from Boise State University claims that 60% of heterosexual women are sexually attracted to other women (and by women, they mean "Beyonce"). The study, which polled 484 straight women, also discovered that 45% of women have enjoyed a same-sex kiss, with 50% of women admitting to having sexual fantasies about other women (again, sexual fantasies about Beyonce). 

Professor Elizabeth Morgan, a psychology professor who headed the Boise State study, claims that her findings are supported by women's innate tendencies toward emotionally bonding with other women. "Women are encouraged to be emotionally close to each other," she says. "That provides an intimacy for romantic feelings to develop."

That sounds about right, actually. That would explain why all girl-girl pornos start with the actresses in their footy pajamas, sharing their innermost dreams and aspirations over a pint of Ben and Jerry's and a Katherine Heigl DVD. That would also explain the existence of the drill-do, which provides "an intimacy for romantic feelings to develop."

Are you fucking my head, Professor Morgan? Because if you are, from one woman to another, it's not making me feel as "emotionally close" to you as you suggest it will. Human sexuality is incredibly complex, and to say that women like to sleep with other women because they have fun giggling and shoe-shopping and watching rom-coms together is about as gross a generalization as saying 290 women in Idaho are bisexual because they think Scarlett Johansson has great boobs. 

Why do "studies" like this always try to quantify attraction? Can't we just leave it at some people like this, and other people like that, and some people like a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and absolutely everyone likes Beyonce? 

Commentarium (29 Comments)

Oct 20 11 - 7:30pm
GeeBee

WTF is a drill-do?

Oct 24 11 - 11:01am
KingPellinore

I'm guessing a dildo that makes a drilling motion?

Oct 20 11 - 7:31pm
GeeBee

PS as a scientist let me tell you this isn't science. It's what we in the real sciences call "social studies".

Oct 20 11 - 9:04pm
Ah

Yeah but this is the science people like to read about. Not all that unspeakably boring science where you find out knowable things over decades of hard work, that saves people's lives and makes bridges and buildings stay standing and oh my I've already fallen asleep.

Oct 20 11 - 7:37pm
cris

beyond the reason the doctor gives, I think women DO feel attracted to other women, because we all grow up with the idea that the women's body is hot and desirable (amm Beyonce) so we do get turn on by her.

Now, love. I have always think you love the person, but society forbids to fall in love with a person of the same gender (obviusly the construction is not that simple)

Oct 20 11 - 8:30pm
Pervect

Yeah, well, my wife still won't agree to a threesome. Typical scientific research- no practical value.

Oct 20 11 - 11:59pm
"Pervect"

Maybe she doesn't want to see you blowing another guy?

Oct 27 11 - 5:18pm
TFT

Try a 12 some.

Oct 20 11 - 10:59pm
Kathysantoni

It used to be fucking WITH my head. When was the change? Did you make this up or did I Miss something?

Oct 20 11 - 11:06pm
dude

The sexuality equivalent of the "men are funnier than women" study. Having a sexual fantasy about another woman is meaningless--maybe I like to think about Sookie Stackhouse fucking Alex Skarsgard but I wouldn't want to sleep with her myself. I bet a lot of guys have had fantasies of spit-roasting or double-teaming a girl (involving, for obvious reasons, another guy) that are not at all gay, not to mention guys that have cuckolding fetishes. TL;DR, this metric is dumb.

Oct 21 11 - 6:07am
Come On

It's poll of a small number of women that shows a trend in what most people suspect. But the scientists didn't actually suggest your exaggerated sleepover party was what sparked intimate feelings. Women spend a lot of time together sharing EVERYTHING. They do this as girls too. It's not a huge leap to assume these bonds hold great potential for intimacy. Oh and these are great things to study and publish so the Santorums and Bachmanns of the world don't get too comfortable feeling like they can tell us what's 'normal'.

Oct 21 11 - 8:49am
Sarah

As a woman that is attracted to other women, I must say I have never had any fantasy about Beyonce.

Oct 21 11 - 12:54pm
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ditto

Oct 24 11 - 4:15pm
^.^

Double ditto. The girl in my theory class is an entirely different story however.

Oct 21 11 - 9:55am
fishstix

Attraction is one this slappin' nasties is something else entirely.

Oct 21 11 - 11:01am
djg

heh... slappin nasties. I'mma use that.

Oct 21 11 - 3:03pm
This is

bumping tacos.

Oct 21 11 - 12:57pm
pjc

If I'm in bed with multiple women, I don't know that I'd worry about who's attracted to who at that point.
I would just enjoy it.

Oct 21 11 - 2:08pm
Sato

Keyword is "if"

Oct 21 11 - 6:17pm
S

Sometimes I feel like the last heterosexual girl on the planet.

Oct 24 11 - 4:16pm
Amy

Girl, it's amazing.

Oct 24 11 - 2:29am
LLL

I think this is really just an example of the male gaze, not women's "innate" desire for "emotional intimacy."

Oct 24 11 - 9:49pm
Define Attracted

Yes, I might find a woman attractive but that does not mean I want to sleep with her. That could just mean that I recognize something beautiful, like in art work.

Oct 25 11 - 4:40pm
boooooooring

anyone remember the good ol' days when women used to be straight and there was no doubt? Now they think its cute to fetishize the idea or because they think a guy will think its "hot".No such thing as Bi...youre straight or a homo---no in between.

Nov 02 11 - 5:21pm
Danny Dix

The girl in a couple I know is bi, and going out somewhere with them is crazy funny. They have the same taste in girls as each other.
It's always like...shuttup, I saw her first...
She still scores more dances with babes than us but....where's the justice

Nov 15 11 - 5:34am
jjjjj

This 50% of women are not actually attracted to other women. They are attracted to the airbrushed over-photoshopped representation of what a female should look like. We are taught this threw media, of what an attractive/hot woman looks like. If we are fed this information over time we start to recognize it. Its like thinking smoking cigarettes is attractive, we've been taught through media that it is, so we see it and instantly correlate it with being sexy.

Dec 25 11 - 9:07pm
so very true

more than half of the women today are lesbians, making it much more harder for men that are looking to meet a good woman today. hey wait, did i say a good woman today? where the hell are they now?

Jan 14 12 - 10:02am
why is this?

as a straight man, i would say this is absolutely very true. i am having a very hard time meeting women, and there is nothing wrong with me. i have to say that these women are so very badly messed up now, it is very sad. when i go out i meet the nastiest women with their no good attitude, and i do not know why. most women today just want to be with their own sex, instead of men. but then again, they are filthy pigs now more than ever. the lesbians, are a filthy disease that keeps on spreading. there seems to be no cure for this disease, and it is getting out of control.

Jun 21 12 - 4:18pm
mike says

i would certainly say so, especially that it is very hard for me meeting a good woman today. i can't blame myself, since i am a STRAIGHT MAN that would love to meet that special woman for me and have a life together with her. it is REALLY HARD meeting women where i am because they have THEIR SHIT DON'T STINK OF AN ATTITUDE, and many of them think that THEY ARE ALL THAT. i would certainly say that at least half of them are LESBIANS NOW, since they seem to be more into other women today. whatever happen to the women of years ago, that use to really like MEN at one time?