UK: HALF of young people don’t identify as ‘100% straight’

  • metta

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    Aug 16, 2015 1:41 PM GMT
    HALF of young people don’t identify as ‘100% straight’


    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/08/16/half-of-all-young-people-arent-100-straight/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 16, 2015 2:13 PM GMT
    I am sure that all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs will be all up in arms over this latest findingicon_lol.gif

    I can just envision Sarah Palin ramping it up loudly with her "pray away the gay" resonating loudly out of Alaska's predominately conservative Mat-Su Valleyicon_lol.gif
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    Aug 16, 2015 2:25 PM GMT
    People are lemmings, especially young people. They generally jump on any passing bandwagon. Nowadays being anything but straight is oh so chic.

    I never take much stock in polls. People usually answer with the PC answer they think the pollster is looking for.

    People just proudly be what you are.
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    Aug 16, 2015 4:19 PM GMT
    Could be in part bandwagon but I think more likely consciousness expanding, a matter of self-awareness.

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    Especially by the raw data which shows how progressive is the change with age. So it makes sense to me that as a group is exposed to less homophobia and more acceptance the less they'd be in denial of their inner gay.

    From a link to a link in the OP's article, here's the raw data on that. Notice especially in the 0 category how progressive are the declines by age group (from 88 to 78 to 58 to 46). There's more than mere bandwagon going on there...
    [url]https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/7zv13z8mfn/YG-Archive-150813-%20Sexuality.pdf[/url]
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    And then to measure from the group having had the least pressure to deny being gay, it comes up to about the 10% (4,5 & 6 on the scale--highlighted in blue above) of being gay or mostly gay which seems consistent with other studies...

    http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/resources/bib-homoprev.html

    Prevalence of Homosexuality

    The 1948 and 1953 Studies of Alfred Kinsey
    •10% of males were more or less exclusively homosexual

    Janus and Janus (1993)
    Janus and Janus, in their cross-sectional (not random) nationwide survey of American adults aged 18 and over, stated that 9% of men and 5% of women reported having had homosexual experiences "frequently" or "ongoing."

    Mosher, Chandra, and Jones (2005)
    a national survey, 90% of men aged 18-44 considered themselves to be heterosexual

    National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (2010)
    While about 7% of adult women and 8% of men identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the proportion of individuals in the U.S. who have had same-gender sexual interactions at some point in their lives is higher.


    So while other numbers come up in various studies, many home in on that original 10% which is also the ballpark number that this latest study pretty much shows.
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    Aug 17, 2015 4:11 PM GMT
    Yeah sounds like the usual drivel we get here in the UK. Polls released most days and most of us have never been polled in our lives.

    Tomorrow we'll be back to hearing 99% of kids believe milk grows on trees!
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    Aug 17, 2015 8:06 PM GMT

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  • Destinharbor

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    Aug 17, 2015 8:16 PM GMT
    I choose to believe it and consider it the best news I've heard in years....
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    Aug 18, 2015 9:22 AM GMT
    theantijock saidCould be in part bandwagon but I think more likely consciousness expanding, a matter of self-awareness.

    kinsey1.png

    Especially by the raw data which shows how progressive is the change with age. So it makes sense to me that as a group is exposed to less homophobia and more acceptance the less they'd be in denial of their inner gay.

    From a link to a link in the OP's article, here's the raw data on that. Notice especially in the 0 category how progressive are the declines by age group (from 88 to 78 to 58 to 46). There's more than mere bandwagon going on there...
    [url]https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/7zv13z8mfn/YG-Archive-150813-%20Sexuality.pdf[/url]
    gay%20by%20ages_zpsxuozx1hs.gif
    And then to measure from the group having had the least pressure to deny being gay, it comes up to about the 10% (4,5 & 6 on the scale--highlighted in blue above) of being gay or mostly gay which seems consistent with other studies...

    http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/resources/bib-homoprev.html

    Prevalence of Homosexuality

    The 1948 and 1953 Studies of Alfred Kinsey
    •10% of males were more or less exclusively homosexual

    Janus and Janus (1993)
    Janus and Janus, in their cross-sectional (not random) nationwide survey of American adults aged 18 and over, stated that 9% of men and 5% of women reported having had homosexual experiences "frequently" or "ongoing."

    Mosher, Chandra, and Jones (2005)
    a national survey, 90% of men aged 18-44 considered themselves to be heterosexual

    National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (2010)
    While about 7% of adult women and 8% of men identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the proportion of individuals in the U.S. who have had same-gender sexual interactions at some point in their lives is higher.


    So while other numbers come up in various studies, many home in on that original 10% which is also the ballpark number that this latest study pretty much shows.


    I would be interested to know what the mortality rate is for MSM, particularly within each age range. I would expect HIV/AIDS to have impacted that, along with higher rates of suicide, as well as possible healthcare inequalities. While clearly not the primary reason for the shifting statistics, there could be a genuinely lower prevalence of MSM amongst older generations in the UK.
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    Aug 18, 2015 12:27 PM GMT
    metta8 saidHALF of young people don’t identify as ‘100% straight’
    And the other half probably didn't take the survey. icon_razz.gif
  • Sam_mas

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    Aug 23, 2015 10:47 AM GMT
    My friend in London once told me that 50% of the guys in there are at least bis. And almost since then I couldnt help to think how damn easy it is to get laid every night with dem hot brits.
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    Aug 23, 2015 12:29 PM GMT
    Rugbyforward saidPolls released most days and most of us have never been polled in our lives.


    Surely that stands to reason. Polls examine a relatively small but representative sample of the general population, in this case a sample of 1632 GB adults.

    If anything, one might expect respondents to be somewhat guarded about disclosing 'non-traditional' attitudes to sexuality, so I think this is quite encouraging, even if it only reveals that people are becoming more open-minded in discussing sexual orientation.
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    Aug 23, 2015 2:16 PM GMT
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    Blurred Lines?


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    Aug 23, 2015 2:20 PM GMT
    Yes, every man looks at every man's crotch. Women admire another women with big breasts. We are like Dogs, when they greet each other, they first sniff at the arse...why I do not know? I really do not know where this discussion is going!