Study suggests that ‘fully straight’ people don’t exist

Study suggests that ‘fully straight’ people don’t exist
Image: A fleeting kiss during Fair Day 2016 in Sydney. (PHOTO: Ann-Marie Calilhanna; Star Observer)

A new study suggests human sexuality is more fluid than previously thought, and even that nobody is fully heterosexual.

The research by Cornell University in the US assessed sexual orientation by measuring physical responses to porn, Gay Star News has reported.

“It’s a study that assesses sexual orientation by looking at the eyes and whether they dilate or not,” said researcher Ritch Savin-Williams.

“You can’t control your eye dilation. Essentially, that’s what the whole project attempts to get at, another way of assessing sexuality without relying on self report.

“Another way is genital arousal, but that gets a little invasive.”

The study found that straight men responded to seeing porn images of men, as well as images of women.

“We show straight men a picture of a woman masturbating and they respond just like a straight guy, but then you also show them a guy masturbating and their eyes dilate a little bit,’ said Savin-Williams.

“So we’re actually able to show physiologically that all guys are not either gay, straight, or bi.

“There are aspects [of male sexuality] along a continuum, just as we have always recognised with women.

“Men have gotten so much cultural crap put on them that even if a man does have some sexual attraction to guys, they would never say it.”

If all men are not quite straight, it could be good news—other research by Deakin University has found that bisexual men are better lovers to their female partners.

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3 responses to “Study suggests that ‘fully straight’ people don’t exist”

  1. What happens to the pupils of gay men when shown different types of porn?
    It always feels like we’re only hearing half the story with these “studies”.

  2. if the eyes dilate when men see men masturbating in video clips, what makes this become an indication of same sex attraction? And what are the thoughts when their eyes dilate? The thoughts were about the men or about the masturbation behaviour provoked image (envisioned happening) beyond what the eyes were only seeing? To me, this article didn’t give relevant details in this part, so it is not convincing.

  3. This is totally crap and dangerous research. Kinsey and others many years ago showed that some men are 100% straight and some ar 100% gay and a lot more are in the middle of these two extremes.
    The methods used in this research are totally dodgy. It would also quite rightly anger many 100% and happy straight men. This is suggesting that all men are a bit attracted to other men. That is simpy not the case.