Three women throught the years

Two recently-released studies indicate women can indeed develop homosexual tendencies as they progress through life, even though they may have previously been straight.

These reports contradict long-held suspicions that those who come out of the closet, experience their first bout of strong romantic/sexual attraction to another woman, or at least engage in their first lesbian experience well into adulthood were all merely suppressing those feelings for many years.

Not so, say the two studies:

Both are based on interviews with women who shifted their sexual orientations.

In the first, Christan Moran, a researcher at Southern Connecticut State University, talked to 200 lesbians who had previously been in heterosexual marriages. She concluded that there is "great potential for heterosexual women to experience a first same-sex attraction well into adulthood."

In another study, this one from the University of Utah, 100 women who had displayed some degree of same-sex attraction were tracked over a decade. Some of the women who classified themselves as "lesbians" became heterosexual, and some who considered themselves "bisexual" became lesbians. This suggests female sexuality is much more fluid than male sexuality. [Asylum]

You know, maybe those studies don't quite prove (or even cover) the idea that a woman can become gay later in life. What do you think?



Commentarium (7 Comments)

Jul 13 10 - 10:24am

I believe it. I've had lots of female friends who I don't think were "closeted" before fall in love with women in their 30s or 40s...

Jul 13 10 - 10:24am

Maybe the scientists in Korea got a hold of these women...

Jul 13 10 - 11:44am

These studies definitely reflect some of the experiences of my friends and family.

Jul 13 10 - 1:12pm

A friend of mine identified herself as lesbian (even majored in womens studies) up until she turned 30 or so. Then fell head over heels in love with a man.

Some people just have greater fluidity when it comes to these things.

Sep 15 11 - 10:28pm
very true

more and more straight women today are becoming lesbians, very sick and disgusting if you ask me. theses women are just dirty low life pigs anyway. carpet munching freaks. they are the main reason why straight men like me are having a very hard time meeting straight women today. oh by the way, did i say straight women? where the hell are they ? i think they have all died.

Sep 15 11 - 10:33pm
very true

it is very true, these women are just no good. they are very sick people that need professional help bad. they should have stayed in the closet, those freaks.

Dec 31 11 - 12:50pm
exactly right

these are the type of women that are losers to begin with, they are useless as far as i am concern. as a straight man, we are really not to blame. then again, many of them at one time were so very badly abused by men in the past which would explain it. now the problem is, the good men like us are having a problem meeting a good straight woman today.