Study on bisexuality: You’re either gay, straight or lying

A new study lends credence to the (bullshit) theory that bisexuality doesn’t exist:
The study, by a team of psychologists in Chicago and Toronto, lends support to those who have long been skeptical that bisexuality is a distinct and stable sexual orientation.
People who claim bisexuality, according to these critics, are usually homosexual, but are ambivalent about their homosexuality or simply closeted. “You’re either gay, straight or lying,” as some gay men have put it.
In the new study, a team of psychologists directly measured genital arousal patterns in response to images of men and women. The psychologists found that men who identified themselves as bisexual were in fact exclusively aroused by either one sex or the other, usually by other men.

Interestingly (and annoyingly), this NY Times article pretty much just focuses on the men’s results. Apparently men are just gay or straight, but women can be bisexual.
About 1.5 percent of American women identify themselves bisexual. And bisexuality appears easier to demonstrate in the female sex. A study published last November by the same team of Canadian and American researchers, for example, found that most women who said they were bisexual showed arousal to men and to women.
We’ve touched on this is-it-more-acceptable-to-be-a-bi-woman issue before, but I wonder if this study lends any new fuel to the fire…
One more question–is studying arousal levels the best way to gauge sexual identity? Isn’t there a little more to it?

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