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Are straight women attracted to other women?

Discussion in 'Sex & Sexual Health' started by short.cake, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. short.cake

    short.cake Junior Researcher

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    Ok, so there was a study of the physical/sexual arousal of women when they were shown sexual videos of naked people. The study tracked the physical responses to their bodies while watching the videos of both men and women.

    The results were that women who identified themselves as lesbians were almost exclusively aroused by the images of women, and not men. But the women who identified themselves as straight were almost equally aroused by both men and women.

    The study maintains that because straight women are aroused by other women doesn't mean they are repressing their natural sexual preferences to be with other women. They can just be aroused.

    Interesting study for sure, but what do you think of the results? How accurate do you think results are?

    Do you think it is possible for a straight woman to be aroused by other women, but not want to have sex with them?

    Personally, I think that is very possible. I think women are beautiful. If I watch porn/adult videos with my partner, they are sometimes men/women or sometimes women/women. Watching beautiful bodies of both sexes will turn me on. However, I have never been inclined to want to have sex with a woman. I only have the desire to have sex with my male partner.

    So, ladies, how do you feel about this? If you are straight, do you or have you been sexually aroused by another female's naked body? Does that make you desire to have sex with a woman?


    Study Says There May Be No Such Thing as 'Straight'
     
  2. lexinon

    lexinon Junior Researcher

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    As a straight woman, I can appreciate a woman's beauty and find her attractive. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, but alas I don't think I'm straight. I have been sexually aroused by another female's naked body. That's definitely not a straight-woman thought. I also wouldn't mind having sex with a woman, so long as I was not in a relationship. I'd be open to it as a single woman, really. The new study might just be right. I think we're all a little gay- whether it be sexual attraction or appreciation for someone's beauty. It all depends on what we define as attraction.
     
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    This seems pretty accurate to me, at least based on my own experience. I'm straight and I'm in a hetero relationship, but if I'm going to be looking at porn I would much rather look at women. I don't like men in porn at all actually. For me, I'm super attracted to my boyfriend but pretty much ambivalent about other guys, whereas I just think women are pretty in general :)

    The study itself reminds me a lot of the kinsey scale, which basically illustrates that sexuality is a spectrum and that most people fall somewhere in the range between 100% straight and 100% gay instead of being completely one way or another.
     
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    We all are different individuals and have different likes and choices. I can be emotionally attached to a woman but physically a no no. I don't like seeing naked women. Women are pretty but they do not turn me on like an attractive guy does.
     
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    Most of the women I have been with have admitted to this, none of them were bisexual or lesbians. I also think it's completely natural but that women think men might be offended or might be made to feel inadequate because of it when in reality most men would probably love to know this about their partner. I have seen similar studies which showed that straight men were exclusively aroused by women whereas women were aroused by situations and circumstances rather than a specific person or gender. Essentially, the study showed that men are aroused by women whereas women can be aroused by a situation or circumstance they find themselves in. Additionally, everyone is bisexual to some degree because you have to learn to love yourself before you can learn to love another.
     
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    I have never been sexually aroused, per se, by another woman, but I definitely have checked out other woman and admired how pretty and beautiful they are. I think there's an "ideal beauty" that's ingrained in society that keeps telling us that there are some "types" or "features" that looks more beautiful and attractive. I don't ever find myself thinking that I want to sleep with that particular individual, but I do catch myself saying "Wow she's pretty/wow she's hot!".
     
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    I think that it is possible, in my opinion, for straight women to be attracted to other women.
    I often look at other women and appreciate their beauty. I in no way want to be with those women, but sometimes I find them beautiful.
    I think that men probably find other men attractive as well, but don't feel comfortable talking about it for fear of being labeled gay.
    There is nothing to be ashamed of. Men and women should both feel comfortable being attracted to the same sex, homosexual or not. It's not a big deal, we are all human.
     
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    Readme@Amy Junior Researcher

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    From a woman's point of view I may say that sometimes I admire when I see some women who are more pretty and beautiful and I think it is just normal if you are admiring women having this kind of physical attributes. But it is only up to mere admiration and nothing else and no emotional and physical attraction.
     
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    I wouldn't go so far as to so say that I was physically attracted to another woman, however, I can recognize and appreciate beauty, regardless of sex. I can look at a woman and acknowledge her beauty and still not want to be with her sexually. Acquiescing beauty and sexual attraction are not inherently one and the same. But I do think it may be easier for a woman to admit to being sexually attracted to other women as it is more easily accepted by mainstream media and society. For some reason, lesbians are celebrated while gay men are ostracized.
     
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    I agree with you. I am not attracted to women in terms of having a relationship with a woman but I do admire any woman that appears very pretty for me. For one, I admire Angelina Jollie. For me she is a very pretty and smart woman. With her adopting a child, I feel amazed that she uses her life by being a mother to an underprivileged child. Also, I admire Aishwarya Rai for her beauty.
     
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    I think both sexes appreciate beauty, whether it's a woman or a man, but it seems more "acceptable" for straight women to admit their attraction to other women. As a guy, I can tell when another guy is good looking and I'm comfortable enough with my heterosexuality to voice such an opinion to say, my girlfriend, but most guys probably wouldn't at the risk of sounding gay. For some reason, we've decided that a straight woman though can mention how hot another woman is without being called a lesbian or bi. I'm not sure why that is, but I can tell you one thing: I'm attracted to straight women being attracted to other women. :D
     
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    I can see the beauty or hotness in another woman, but not sexually attracted to her. However, my one girl crush that I would quite possibly make out with is Jennifer Aniston. :love: Both me and my best close friend, a man, both agree we would both go for it if Jen is willing. LOL
     
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    Shen Junior Researcher

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    OMG I can totally relate to you. I am exactly like this and I was starting to wonder if something is wrong with me. I hate to watch porn with men but in real life I am attracted to men.
     
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    There is a recent article I read in New York Magazine about a researcher from University of California, Riverside that asks the question Why Straight Men Have Sex With Each Other. The article mentions the common conception that women's sexuality is essentially fluid - that it fairly common and accepted in society for straight women to find each other attractive and may act out sexually on this same sex attraction. In asking why it is less common or even taboo for straight men to exhibit these same behaviors, the author cites statistics and research that seem to point to the fact that most people are at heart bisexual, just as Kinsey suggested some 50 years ago.
     
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    Hahaha, I don't think many people would say no to Jennifer Aniston if was willing. She's absolutely gorgeous, even as she ages it seems like she gets sexier and sexier.


    Congratulations on having nothing wrong with you in your consumption of lesbian porn. ;)


    But then if two straight men have sex with each other... They aren't straight. That's the very definition of not being straight actually. Like you and sunshineysunshiney said, there's no such thing as 100% straight.
     
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    Shen Junior Researcher

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    Lol, do I sense some sarcasm here? I'm sure you understand what I mean when I say nothing is wrong.
     
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    I think women are attracted physically to other women as one would preen for hours in front of a mirror. Women are vainer than men and they view pretty or sexy women as a benchmark for beauty and physique. Sexual relations with another female is a whole different thing, though. Either you are young lady exploring your sexuality or you are a bisexual female and wants to explore your options a rebound perhaps from a failed hetero relationship or you are really a lesbian and like women, in particular, a true blue "Dyke".
     
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    Nooooo not at all, I was actually being serious in the statement that there is nothing wrong with you for enjoying lesbian porn. I was saying this because you mentioned that you were starting to wonder if there was anything wrong with you, and the consensus is that there isn't. So enjoy it without worry, was the point of my post! :)
     
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    I can definitely say that I appreciate another woman's beauty. Like, when I see a pretty, sexy or cute woman, I take a second look as well. So when it comes to being attracted to a naked woman, then yes, it is likely to happen. You see a naked and sexy woman, you think, "Oh, wow, that's a nice body." And you literally cannot not look, right? But as far as having intimacy with a woman? That's just something that I haven't done and will probably not do so.
     
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    I can say yes in some occasions. I know few ladies that really love beauty and they told me they like some girls, even though they're not gay. Most of them were artists in some way but usually painters. I have no idea how this works it was like that. Maybe because of the artistic way of seeing the real beauty they just equalise genders in beauty. I have to say that those girls that they liked were amazingly beautiful in some awkward way.
     
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    There has been a few times that i have thought a women was extremely attractive and could imagine being with them. But that was as far as it got was a thought. I do think women can be attracted to other women even if they are straight. I have just never acted upon it.
     
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    I have seen this study before, and there seems to be some merit to it. They say that all women are bisexual in some way, but I'm not sure I agree with that. Many of them are, but not all of them. I can see them being attracted to the feminine aspect of antoher female being, but not necessarily sexually attracted to them. Some perhaps, but not all. There are different types of women and levels of estrogen among other things, so between that and their own personal desires all of that would determine whether a straight woman is somewhat or totally attracted to someone of the same sex or not. It may be an aspect of being female that is always there but to different degrees.
     
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