Straight People Don’t Exist, Finds New Study

A new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has found that straight people don’t actually exist.

The study challenges the heteronormative values long held by Western society, finding that women become aroused by both straight and gay adult films.

It was conducted on a sample of women and compared the self-reported sexualities of the sample with the neurological reactions to depictions of gay and straight sex.

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The study found that no matter what sexuality was reported, the bodies reacted positively to both hetero and homosexual sex, which means that the sexuality of the sample was not as simple as the ‘gay or straight’ dichotomy.

Ritch C. Savin-Williams, the Director of Developmental Psychology and the Director of the Sex and Gender Lab in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University orchestrated the study.

He told Broadly that the research is part of a wider trend of research to uncover human sexuality using the physiological response to certain triggers.

He said:

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The study does challenge the popular belief of traditional sexuality, but the researchers say that the reality is definitely more complex, and Savin-Williams is not surprised.

Savin-Williams said the negative aspect of this study reveals that people are reporting themselves in one way, when in actual fact their sexuality is not that.

He explains that this stems from the negative aspect of social norms which have influenced what people perceive to be normal. Recently, Savin-Williams has been working on the idea called the mostly straight male.

He said:

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The hopes of the researchers, according to Savin-Williams, is to try to alter the perceived wisdom surrounding heteronormative sexuality, which plays a part in gender inequality.

Savin-Williams said:

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