A new study for the Naked Emperor

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    Hey Naked , what's your opinion on this study ? Just curious . . . not bi-curious .

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/05/health/05sex.html?th&emc=th

    By BENEDICT CAREY
    Published: July 5, 2005

    Some people are attracted to women; some are attracted to men. And some, if Sigmund Freud, Dr. Alfred Kinsey and millions of self-described bisexuals are to be believed, are drawn to both sexes.
    But a new study casts doubt on whether true bisexuality exists, at least in men.
    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.
    The study is the largest of several small reports suggesting that the estimated 1.7 percent of men who identify themselves as bisexual show physical attraction patterns that differ substantially from their professed desires.

    "Research on sexual orientation has been based almost entirely on self-reports, and this is one of the few good studies using physiological measures," said Dr. Lisa Diamond, an associate professor of psychology and gender identity at the University of Utah, who was not involved in the study.

    The discrepancy between what is happening in people's minds and what is going on in their bodies, she said, presents a puzzle "that the field now has to crack, and it raises this question about what we mean when we talk about desire."

    "We have assumed that everyone means the same thing," she added, "but here we have evidence that that is not the case."
     
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    Well sitarro, you know nakey will probably have a line a half a mile long of psycho-babble bull shit about the subject.

    He's good at saying a lot of nothing about anything. True liberal.
     

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