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emanix
Dec. 29th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Huh, am I misreading you or vice-versa?

I was meaning to question your claim that bisexuality is more prevalent among females. What I'm getting is that you say you'd be skeptical of statistics on prevalence of different types of sexuality, yet you're prepared to make statistical claims based on... what? Personal perception?

Perhaps my community is somewhat skewed - the UK poly movement largely grew out of the bisexual, so there are a lot of bi guys amongst the activist community here. I don't see it as highly likely, though. Stats I remember implied that poulations were pretty similar - some studies find more male bisexuals, some more female ones, but there is rarely a large gap in numbers: For example this link refers to a couple of different surveys http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/resources/FAQ.html#homosexuality
emanix
Dec. 29th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
ugh, 'poulations' = 'populations'
pstscrpt
Dec. 29th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
yet you're prepared to make statistical claims based on... what? Personal perception?
I'm not sure I'd quite call "much higher" a statistical claim, but essentially, yes. I didn't even realize I was making a claim -- that was just pointing out common knowledge.

90% of 18-44 year old women in 2002 claimed to be straight?
emanix
Dec. 31st, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Yes.

Of course, I suspect that's not counting all the straight women who flirt with other girls in public purely to appear cool and extra desirable in front of their boyfriends (thus pissing me off intensely when they do it with me). Since you appear to be male, I wonder if you've been duped by the same idiotic ploy.