Why Women Kiss Other Women.
Human sexuality is a topic that has always proven too complicated to fully comprehend. Virtually everyone falls somewhere on a spectrum, where we have the straights on one side and gays occupying the other. However, where female sexuality is concerned, women appear to be naturally fluid, or bi-curious. Recently, researchers at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus proposed an interesting theory on the fluidity of female sexuality.
According to the researchers, the evolutionary origins of same-sex attraction in women was initiated by a man’s intrinsic need for a sexually fluid partner. The researchers claimed that, this is as a result of man, wanting to pass his gene, there by attaining evolutionary success. In other words, a female partner who gets sexually involved with other women would be absolutely sure of the identity of the father of her offspring.
“When this woman has sex with another woman she does not have sex with another man which translates into same-sex contact reducing the risk of cuckoldry,” wrote the researchers, in their study, published in the journal of Personality and Individual Differences.
The Cypriot researchers surveyed over 1,500 heterosexual men and women in two online studies to test their theory on female same-sex attraction. About half of the men reported they would become sexually excited if their opposite-sex partners revealed they experienced same-sex attraction. Meanwhile, only eight percent of women saw same-sex male attraction as a turn on in their partners.
The study also analyzed the differences in men’s preferences for sexually fluid partners between long and short-term relationships. Approximately 30 percent of heterosexual men would occasionally want their partner to have a sexual encounter with another woman. However, only 15 percent of men in long-term relationships reported the same preference.
“These kinds of sexual traits are more instinctive. It’s a mechanism that has been selected to serve a purpose – to make you reproduce. For me, these things are expressions of old mechanisms,” Menelaos Apostolou, study author, told IBTimes UK.
Apostolou’s theory fails to consider one key element in men’s desire for bisexual women — porn. The notion straight men like it when two women kiss, and do more, is a huge cultural influence of porn. This type of porn doubles up the visual cues men are most aroused by without the drama or emotional difficulty.