This study set out to test whether gaydar abilities differ between lesbians and straight women. Wishful thinking? In two studies, we investigated the sexuality detection ability, and masculinity and femininity as cues used in judgment. We found that detection accuracy was better than chance levels for both male and female targets and that male targets were more likely to be falsely labeled as homosexual than female targets were. Overall, female faces were more accurately identified as heterosexual or homosexual than male faces and homosexual female raters were biased towards labeling targets as homosexual.
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In , sociologists Pepper Schwartz and Philip Blumstein published American Couples: Money, Work, Sex , the first major study of its kind to compare gay male, lesbian, and heterosexual couples on basic issues such as sex, communication, and money. Among many other findings, their research showed that lesbian couples had less frequent sex than anyone else. Over the decades, though, those of us who first publicized the American Couples findings have come to doubt them. However, until recently we had nothing but our theories—and the incontrovertible data showing that female couples have less sex. Never mind that the frontiers of BDSM, polyamory, and erotic gender bending were explored by lesbian and bisexual women long before most heterosexual women had a clue. Lesbian sex, when not thought of as entertainment for men, has come to be seen as tepid and a little bit boring.
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Last week, I heard a girl on the radio, who was talking about how she would have no problem doing a threesome with another girl, if her boyfriend desired it. The implication would be that bisexuality might be losing the stigma that still pervades homosexuality and especially male homosexuality. If we look at popular media, there are clearly many more bisexual characters being portrayed in mainstream media today than a few decades ago.
HIV continues to be a major public health crisis both in the United States and around the world. While major scientific advances have made it easier than ever to prevent and treat HIV, there remains no vaccine or cure, and tens of thousands of people continue to contract HIV every year. Insufficient funding for public health programs, ideological opposition to common sense prevention policies, and societal barriers like stigma and discrimination, have made it especially difficult for us to turn the tide against the epidemic. According to the U. If current diagnosis rates continue , 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime.