Straight women are much more likely to get themselves knocked up than gay women. So, in terms of evolution, they would seem to have a better chance of passing on their genes, while at the same time it would seem that the genes that make women gay would quickly vanish from the gene pool. This raises the question, why are there gay women?
A Janus Report estimated that nine percent of men and five percent of women had more than "occasional" homosexual relationships. The U. So who's right -- what percentage of the population is homosexual?
Lesbian and bisexual women have been shown to be at increased risk for adverse health outcomes, including overweight and obesity, poor mental health, substance abuse, violence, and barriers to optimal health care resulting from social and economic inequities. In —, 1. The proportion of women who reported any same-sex sexual behavior, however, was substantially higher at
The demographics of sexual orientation vary significantly, and estimates for the LGBT population are subject to controversy and ensuing debates. Obtaining precise numbers is difficult for a variety of reasons. One of the major reasons for the difference in statistical findings regarding homosexuality and bisexuality has to do with the nature of the research questions.
Sexual minorities -- particularly lesbians and bisexual women -- are disproportionately incarcerated in the U. The findings, which looked at data from the National Inmate Surveyalso found lesbians, gay men and bisexuals are at an increased risk for sexual assault and more likely to receive certain types of punishment. This new study is the first of its kind at the national level to accurately measure the percentage of sexual minorities who are incarcerated, analyzing data from more than 80, respondents.
Bisexual Health Awareness Month is dedicated to raising awareness about the startling disparities that the bisexual community faces in terms of both physical and mental health. When compared against statistics for both heterosexual populations and their lesbian and gay peers, startling trends emerge in both social, economic, and health inequities. Bisexual-identified people were approximately 47 percent less likely to enroll in college than respondents who identified as straight.
Unfortunately, the size of the LGBT community has been notoriously difficult to measure. Even when surveys do collect information about LGBT demographics in a certain region or country, it is difficult to compare the results because responses are very sensitive to how the questions are phrased and what answer options are offered. In our latest survey, we wanted to address these issues and ask our EU respondents how they categorize themselves sexually. Because our methodology leverages technology to conduct surveys anonymously through web-enabled devices, respondents are more likely to answer honestly than in face-to-face or phone interviews.
In a large study examining a nationally representative survey of American adults from toresearchers from Florida Atlantic University, San Diego State University and Widener University have found that same-sex sexual experience has doubled, and acceptance of same-sex sexual experience has quadrupled. This suggests 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.