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Bisexual men: Science says they're real

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Hum    6,933

Plenty of people identify as bisexual, but scientists are still trying to figure out what that means in terms of physiological arousal and attraction.

A new study in the journal Biological Psychology claims to have at least shown that some men who say they're bisexual actually get aroused by both men and women. And that's a new result; a controversial 2005 study could not demonstrate bisexuality.

This study does find it, perhaps because of the way researchers recruited participants. The new research focuses on self-identified bisexual men who'd had a romantic relationship of at least three months with at least one person of each sex, and at least two sexual partners of each sex - much more specific criteria than previous research used.

"The fact that we found it, especially using this kind of methodology, confirms that men with bisexual arousal patterns and bisexual identity definitely exist," said Allen Rosenthal, lead study author and doctoral student at Northwestern University.

But the bisexual men's responses also tended to suggest a preference for stimuli of one sex. It's possible that generally bisexual men are attracted to both sexes, but to one more than the other; it's also possible that they are more aroused by women sometimes and men other times.

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Worthington    0

Bisexuality is nothing more than the confusion people feel when they are first developing homosexual feelings. They all end up either back at heterosexuality completely converted to homosexuality.

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Calum    820

Bisexuality is nothing more than the confusion people feel when they are first developing homosexual feelings. They all end up either back at heterosexuality completely converted to homosexuality.

You're wholly incorrect and it's clear you do not understand bisexuality. Common sense actually tells one that people can be attracted to both genders, but if you're like the many who do not use their brain when it comes to sexuality, this study proves you're wrong.

I'm bisexual; I have been for as long as I can remember. I am attracted to some males just like I am attracted to some females; it's as simple as that, and does not involve me being confused at all.

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Worthington    0

You're wholly incorrect and it's clear you do not understand bisexuality. Common sense actually tells one that people can be attracted to both genders, but if you're like the many who do not use their brain when it comes to sexuality, this study proves you're wrong.

Yes, common sense tells me that if I have a penis, I can be attracted to somebody with another penis and that it is completely natural...

Riiiiiight. :rolleyes:

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Calum    820

Yes, common sense tells me that if I have a penis, I can be attracted to somebody with another penis and that it is completely natural...

Riiiiiight. :rolleyes:

Common sense should tell you that, yes. It's amusing that you don't appear to understand how attraction works.

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nub    181

Everybody is a little bisexual really

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nominak    982

Yes, common sense tells me that if I have a penis, I can be attracted to somebody with another penis and that it is completely natural...

Riiiiiight. :rolleyes:

So, when was the moment you chose to be heterosexual?

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Worthington    0

Common sense should tell you that, yes. It's amusing that you don't appear to understand how attraction works.

Yes, I'm sorry that my built-in common sense didn't tell me that my penis can be satisfied by another penis. :rolleyes:

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azure.sapphire    11

Bisexuality is nothing more than the confusion people feel when they are first developing homosexual feelings. They all end up either back at heterosexuality completely converted to homosexuality.

So all of those men who have sexual affairs while marriage with children are just coming to conclusion that they are either:

a). flirting with bi-sexuality (and experiencing what, a midlife crisis)

b). have been a closeted gay their entire life and in denial their entire life

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Worthington    0

So all of those men who have sexual affairs while marriage with children are just coming to conclusion that they are either:

a). flirting with bi-sexuality (and experiencing what, a midlife crisis)

b). have been a closeted gay their entire life and in denial their entire life

Those men were gay long before they entered the marriage and had children.

Everybody is a little bisexual really

That's just what sexuality PHD's would like you to believe.

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Hum    6,933

Common sense should tell you that, yes. It's amusing that you don't appear to understand how attraction works.

I don't know how attraction works.

It is a spiritual thing, to me.

I was attracted to males at age 7, and it got 'worse' from there.

No one converted or coerced me.

Why isn't everyone attracted to both sexes ? :unsure:

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mudslag    8,759

Yes, common sense tells me that if I have a penis, I can be attracted to somebody with another penis and that it is completely natural...

Riiiiiight. :rolleyes:

Given that attraction is completely natural, if you are attracted to the one, both or opposite sex, then that too equates to being natural.

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Trueblue711    3

Those men were gay long before they entered the marriage and had children.

That's just what sexuality PHD's would like you to believe.

So we should believe you, some person on a forum, over people with PhDs who study these things their whole life. Okay. :rolleyes:

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Worthington    0

I don't know how attraction works.

It is a spiritual thing, to me.

I was attracted to males at age 7, and it got 'worse' from there.

No one converted or coerced me.

Why isn't everyone attracted to both sexes ? :unsure:

Because bisexuality isn't normal. It is an aberration, like homosexuality.

So we should believe you, some person on a forum, over people with PhDs who study these things their whole life. Okay. :rolleyes:

Who typically tend to be homosexual themselves, but of course you'd ignore that.

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BoredBozirini    235

Because bisexuality isn't normal. It is an aberration, like homosexuality.

Who typically tend to be homosexual themselves, but of course you'd ignore that.

I don't know about everyone being a little bit bisexual, but everyone is a little bit gay. Its easy to prove really.

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nominak    982

Because bisexuality isn't normal. It is an aberration, like homosexuality.

Who typically tend to be homosexual themselves, but of course you'd ignore that.

So, like I asked before. When did you CHOOSE to be heterosexual?

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Trueblue711    3

Because bisexuality isn't normal. It is an aberration, like homosexuality.

Who typically tend to be homosexual themselves, but of course you'd ignore that.

So the few people you are talking about account for all of them. Your logic is the typical "I say it's this, and I'm right" attitude that always come up in these kinds of controversial topics. Contribute something valuable to the conversation by giving an opinion backed up by evidence and insightful thought or don't post and go away.

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mudslag    8,759

Because bisexuality isn't normal. It is an aberration, like homosexuality.

Given the fact that bisexuality and homosexuality have been going on for thousands of years if not all of human history, explain again how its not normal?

Im white yet Im more attracted to women of color then I am to white women and that goes as far back as I can remember. Attraction is natural and I have yet to hear an argument against that.

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Worthington    0

Given that attraction is completely natural, if you are attracted to the one, both or opposite sex, then that too equates to being natural.

Nice strawman but attraction in itself is not the topic at hand.

So, like I asked before. When did you CHOOSE to be heterosexual?

I never chose. I was born this way. Can't say the same for homosexuals though.

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BoredBozirini    235

I never chose. I was born this way. Can't say the same for homosexuals though.

Priceless.

Anyways, everyone is a little bit gay. Easy to prove.

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mudslag    8,759

Nice strawman but attraction in itself is not the topic at hand.

I never chose. I was born this way. Can't say the same for homosexuals though.

Now thats a red herring, given that hetero/homosexuality is based on attraction, it has everything to do with the topic at hand. Dont be a coward by trying to deflect.. Until you can prove that gays arent born that way, your running in circles looking foolish.

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Worthington    0

Priceless.

Anyways, everyone is a little bit gay. Easy to prove.

Prove everybody is a little bit gay then. Do it.

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BoredBozirini    235

Prove everybody is a little bit gay then. Do it.

Easy. Do you watch porn?

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Worthington    0

Easy. Do you watch porn?

Not anymore. I did when I was a kid though. I feel it ruins men's perception of women and sexuality in general.

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BoredBozirini    235

Not anymore. I did when I was a kid though. I feel it ruins men's perception of women and sexuality in general.

And thus it is proven.

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