A new study has found that 9.6% of people have had both male and female partners
BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY LEONID ALTMAN
Bisexuals, our time to shine has come. A new study published in the Journal of Sex Research has revealed 9.6% of people in the US have had both male and female partners, tripling the mere 3.1% in 1989.
The study used data from the General Social Survey to compare the rates of bisexuality in people over 18 from 1989 to 2021. It also found that bisexuality was more common in women than men, and was significantly more prominent in younger age groups. While 6% of respondents aged 18-29 identified as bisexual, only 2% of people over 40 did.
Martin A. Monto and Sophia Neuweiler, the authors of this study, wrote on this rising trend of bisexuality in the US: “Society draws lines around sexual behaviour, and these lines, though often in dispute, may move over time. These changing norms appear to have affected the proportion of people who identify as bisexual and likely also affected actual sexual behaviour.”
With bisexuality being more visible than ever, it comes as no surprise that more people are finally embracing who they are.
If you want to be an ally to your bi friends, check out our guide here.
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