Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My friend's theory about lesbians

Many years ago the subject of lesbians came up in a discussion with one of my friends.  The discussion covered myriad angles but at the end he looked at me and said "Well, they can say what they want, but I think all women have a little bit of it (lesbianism) in them."  We have since shortened this to "the theory."

I thought that sentiment had some merit and there have been many occasions since that tend to prove him right.  Of course, some women admit it and some will deny it vehemently ... and I'm sure there are some exceptions ... but not as many as you might think.

Recently a "study" was conducted that supports "the theory."  I thought you might be interested.

The dilation of pupils in response to erotic stimuli may be the most accurate objective measure of an individual's sexuality, researchers reported Monday.

Established ways of assessing sexual identity are more invasive. For men, it involves wrapping the penis in a device that measures expansion in response to erotic stimuli. For women, it is the insertion of a vaginal probe that assesses changes in the amplitude of the vaginal pulse.

Some early researchers had briefly studied pupil dilation as a sexual response, and the Canadian government had even attempted to use it in the 1950s and 1970s to identify homosexuals, who were thought to be a threat to national security.

Gerulf Rieger and Ritch C. Savin-Williams of the department of human development at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., decided to use more modern technology to study the effect, relying on an infrared gaze tracker to monitor pupil size. They recruited a total of 165 men and 160 women who identified their sexuality on a seven-point scale. Each was shown two one-minute videos obtained from the Internet, one showing an attractive man masturbating and one an attractive woman doing the same.

Rieger and Savin-Williams reported in the journal PLoS One that heterosexual men showed a much stronger dilation in response to the female image. Heterosexual women, however, showed a response to both images, as did bisexual men, indicating a flexible sexual desire. Homosexual women showed responses more typical of heterosexual men. More here:

Yes, well.  This still doesn't answer my main question.  "If there are women who prefer women then why do some of them prefer women that LOOK LIKE MEN?"

I mean, I get that God created all kinds but seriously, if you want to have sex with something that looks like a man, then why don't you just get a man?  See, this kind of thing gives me brain damage pause.

Anyway, I harbor no ill feelings toward our lesbian friends, whichever way they "go."

1 comment:

ragweed said...

sounds fun to be a volunteer

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