A study revealed what we all knew was true (or hoped was true): The percentage of Americans that reported same-sex experiences have doubled since the early 1990s. Bisexuality is blossoming at a rapid rate, and we couldn’t be happier.
The numbers were found by the General Social Survey (GSS), a survey that’s been conducted since 1972. These reports specifically found that the percentage of guys reporting male sexual partners has doubled from 1990 to 2014.
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The study also indicates that the proportion of American adults who believe same-sex activity “wasn’t wrong at all” went up from 11 percent in 1973 to 13 percent in 1990 and 49 percent in 2014.
“The number of U.S. adults who had at least one same-sex partner since age 18 doubled between the early 1990s and early 2010s (4.5 percent to 8.2 percent for men),” says the study, which is called Changes in American Adults’ Reported Same-Sex Sexual Experiences and Attitudes. “Bisexual behavior increased from 3.1 percent to 7.7 percent, accounting for much of the rise, with little consistent change in those having sex exclusively with same-sex partners.”
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So why have the numbers doubled? According to co-author Ryne Sherman said, “Millennials are markedly more accepting of same-sex behavior than GenXers were at the same age – but then, so are most adults. The change is primarily one of time period, where all adults shifted in their attitudes.”
H/T: The Gaily Grind
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