More Americans are ready to try gay sex, research finds

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The research, published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour, looked at survey data from around 30,000 people between 1973 and 2014. People answered questions about their sexual behaviour and attitudes to same-sex experience.

The General Social Survey showed that the number of US citizens who had had a same-sex encounter doubled between 1990 and 2014 for both men and women. Men rose from 4.5% in 1990 to 8.2% in 2014 and women 3.6% to 8.7% over the same period. The percentage of people who have had sex with both men and women increased from 3.1% in 1990 to 7.7% in 2014.

Study author Jean Twenge said that the increases aren’t just driven by people who identify as gay or lesbian, but by those who have had sex with people of both sexes. “What we’re seeing is this movement toward more sexual freedom,” she said. “There’s more freedom for people to do what they want without following the traditional, often now seen as outdated, social rules about who you’re supposed to have sex with and when.”

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