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More Americans Enjoy Same-Sex Experiences

And naturally more accept same-sex sexuality

SameSexHoldingThumbsFAUA new study published in the current issue of the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior finds that Americans accept and engage in same-sex experiences more than ever. Using survey data collected since 1972 by the General Social Survey involving more than 33,000 participants, the researchers report that "same-sex sexual experience has doubled, and acceptance of same-sex sexual experience has quadrupled." From the study's press release: 

The percentage of men who have had sex with at least one man increased from 4.5 percent to 8.2 percent; the percentage of women who have had sex with at least one woman increased from 3.6 percent to 8.7 percent. The percentage of adults who have had both male and female partners (bisexual behavior) increased from 3.1 percent to 7.7 percent. Among 18 to 29 year olds in the 2010s (Millennials), 7.5 percent of men have had a gay sexual experience, and 12.2 percent of women have had a lesbian sexual experience. The increases in same-sex experiences were largest among whites and in the South and Midwest.

Since more Americans are evidently engaging in same-sex sexuality, it is not too surprising that acceptance of it has substantially increased:

Those who believed that "sexual relations between two adults of the same sex" was "not wrong at all" hardly changed between 1973 and 1990 (from 11 percent to 13 percent). Acceptance then steadily rose, reaching a near majority in 2014 at 49 percent. Among 18 to 29 year olds, acceptance rose from 15 percent in 1990 to 63 percent (a clear majority) in 2014.

Based on their findings, the researchers conclude that the "cultural change of the last few decades extends beyond simple tolerance of gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals and their civil rights to include acceptance of same-sex sexuality and the freedom to engage in same-sex sexuality–or at least the freedom to report one has done so on a survey. Either way, Americans have experienced a fundamental shift toward acceptance of same-sex sexual behavior and a greater willingness to engage in it."

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  • Idle Hands||

    that's pretty gay.

  • ||

    They said only if I liked it!

  • WTF||

    If I'm a biological male, who identifies as a woman, but I have sex with women, does that count as a same-sex experience?

  • ||

    I don't know, but if you're white then you're still a shitlord.

  • RBS||

    This really all most of us need to know.

  • Zeb||

    Do you still have a dick?

  • SugarFree||

    The penis can be a female organ.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • SugarFree||

    If they haven't learned about this from the Hillary stories I doubt they are going to listen to you.

  • Ken Shultz||

    That depends.

    Which restroom are you using?

  • WTF||

    The one with the shortest lines?

  • The Last American Hero||

    Yes. That is why you can now feel free to use the women's showers at the IM building on the college campus and at the local gym. No touching yourself or others, but feel free to look all you want.

  • RBS||

    No touching yourself

    I can wash my cock as fast as I want.

  • Chipwooder||

    Look, it's just not clean yet, ok?

  • Certified Public Asshat||

    Well, what does Caitlyn Jenner think?

  • ||

    No. It's a same gender sexual experience.

  • Ken Shultz||

    "The increases in same-sex experiences were largest among whites and in the South and Midwest."

    "Since more Americans are evidently engaging in same-sex sexuality, it is not too surprising that acceptance of it has substantially increased"

    I'm not sure it isn't the other way around.

    It may be that because it's become more acceptable, more people are willing to admit having engaged in same-sex experiences.

    We're talking about whites in the South and Midwest Bible Belt.

  • lafe.long||

    This will not make one bit of difference to the SJWs.

    Everyone is still homophobic.

  • Krabappel||

    Not entirely true -- a lot of the SJWs have turned on the white gay males. You know why.

  • Zeb||

    And they all secretly like getting sucked off in the men's room.

  • Scarecrow & WoodChipper Repair||

    By gadz, all those Moral Majorites were right!

  • Zeb||

    I've suspected that this would become more and more the case for a while. Seems like a lot of people are maybe a little bit gay. As gayness becomes more and more socially acceptable, more people will "experiment", or be honest about their homo-dalliances.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Don't you usually wait until someone has two or three drinks in them to break out that little speech?

  • Florida Hipster||

    That was before the cultural shift. Now you can just walk up to a young stud and ask if he wants to get out of here...or so I've heard.

  • ||

    "My name is George Washington Hayduke and I heard even you cowboys are in to free-lovin' queers stuff now."

    I love The Monkey Wrench Gang. If more envirotards were like Hayduke, I'd like more of them.

  • ||

    We used to just call those kind of men "sailors".

  • Ken Shultz||

    "12.2 percent of women have had a lesbian sexual experience"

    And the other 87% are lying.

  • Chipwooder||

    so what you're saying is, there's still a chance I could talk my wife into a threesome with another chick? Splendid!

  • GILMORE™||

    NOT TRUE ITS NOT GAY IF ITS AT CAMP

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • Chipwooder||

    I was told that it's not gay if you do gay porn, because it’s not really you – you’re ACTING!

  • ||

    Gay for pay is okay.

  • You Sound Like a Prog (MJG)||

    EWWWW!!!

  • commodious spittoon||

    I started doing gay stuff to make fun of those faggy DOUCHES down at the Y.

    /marky mark

  • ||

  • jjjjj||

    Gross

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Using survey data collected since 1972 by the General Social Survey involving more than 33,000 participants, the researchers report that "same-sex sexual experience has doubled, and acceptance of same-sex sexual experience has quadrupled." From the study's press release:

    So the So-Cons were right, we will catch the gay.

  • R C Dean||

    Since more Americans are evidently engaging in same-sex sexuality,

    Strictly speaking, more Americans are willing to say they have engaged in same-sex activity.

    Given the undoubted cultural shifts over the last decade or so, whether this means more Americans are actually engaging in same-sex activity is an open question, as the result could be explained by the loss of stigma.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    I have it on good authority that all women are three drinks away from a lesbian experience.

  • Ron Bailey||

    RCD: In re "loss of stigma" - that is kind of what "–or at least the freedom to report one has done so on a survey" from the study suggests, no?

  • R C Dean||

    Indeed. But, I think characterizing this study as evidence that more people are actually engaging in same-sex activity may be a reach. The loss of stigma also means more people are willing to admit it, and the study could be explained as "the same number of people are same-sexing it, but more are willing to admit it."

    The truth is probably somewhere in between, but I would be surprised if there really is a big increase in the number of people doing the same-sex.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • SugarFree||

    Hey, this ain't the place for that. Make some gay jokes about gaywads or gtfo.

  • ||

  • Heroic Mulatto||

  • sarcasmic||

    I imagine that among some youthful social circles, to be one of the cool kids you must have dallied with the same sex at least once.

  • WTF||

    Or at least claim to have done.

  • ||

    I for one - even with my hulking muscles, bondage gear, and iron mask - am straight as an arrow.

    The rest of you are just faggity fags from poofterville.

  • colorblindkid||

    Your headline implies that everyone of those people enjoyed their homosexual encounter.

  • Eternal Blue Sky||

    What's not to enjoy??

  • kinnath||

    Is masturbation a same-sex act?

  • esteve7||

    Hey it's not gay if the balls don't touch.

    And a hole's a hole

  • Alice Bowie||

    Fag

  • Pat (PM)||

    Pretty sure these results are actually lower than Kinsey's estimates from the '50s (although this study is way larger and substantially more statistically robust).

  • db||

    Until we can stop the relentless assault on gay rights caused by hetero appropriation of gay sex, there will never be true diversity or equality.

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