Women’s Attraction To Other Women

by Linda Franklin

Women's Attraction To Other Women - by Linda Franklin The Real Cougar WomanOk, hold onto your hats ladies, apparently as we get older, we become naturally bi-curious when it comes to sex.  I have to admit I never heard of the term bi-curious, but have always thought if all the taboos would disappear we are all bi-sexual by nature.  Some women I have talked to agree with that, others are not so sure. 

A study carried out by Boise State University found that out of a group of 484 heterosexual women, 60 per cent were sexually attracted to other women; 45 per cent had kissed a woman and 50 per cent had fantasies about the same sex.  

Elizabeth Morgan, a professor of psychology at the Idaho-based university, whose studies are focused on same-sex attractions among heterosexuals, said her findings revealed that straight women often feel more than a friendly affection for other women.

Other data suggests upwards of 20 per cent of women are attracted to other women. It’s claimed this could be linked to the natural affection women show towards one another when they socialize, from chatting on the phone for hours to snuggling during chick flicks.

It is said often that women’s friendships are barely distinguishable from romantic relationships. ‘Women are encouraged to be emotionally close to each other,’ said Prof. Morgan.

‘That provides an opportunity for intimacy and romantic feelings to develop.’ 

Contributing to the findings, Lisa Diamond, Ph.D. a psychologist at the University of Utah, followed a group of women attracted to other women over a 15 year period.   

Her data shows for the first time how sexuality develops over a lifetime. At each of the half dozen follow-up interviews, she asked each woman to label herself as lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual or unlabelled and share details about her love life.

The findings startled even her. Over time, each woman’s chosen labels changed repeatedly, with one noteworthy trend.

Ms Diamond said the older they got, the more likely they were to choose ‘unlabelled’ which meant the older they got, the more they felt their sexuality didn’t fit into tidy boxes.

She said: ‘We have this idea that sexuality gets clearer and more defined as time goes on. ‘We consider that a sign of maturity to figure out who you are. I’ve seen it’s really the opposite.’

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One thought on “Women’s Attraction To Other Women

  1. In my perfect world, 100% women would be attracted to other women. One can only hope! This is interesting though. I can see how women can feel physically attracted to someone they have shared a lot of intense emotional feelings with, especially when it is a lot more socially accepted for women to be intimate with each other. All of my relationships with women have started out as being just friends, without any intentions of dating. Sexuality is fluid and it is true that just because you get older doesn’t necessarily mean you are more sure of yourself. You could meet someone tomorrow who turns your whole world upside down!

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