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Half of UK Young People Say They are Not 100% Heterosexual

sense8-lgbt-promo  Half of UK Young People Say They are Not 100% Heterosexual sense8 lgbt promoThis is truly a strange phenomenon and a remarkable achievement in the domain of mind control.  You can thank the Jewish controlled media and entertainment industry for this.  The non-stop promotion of gay behavior, bisexuality, gender fluidity and other madness has certainly taken its toll. This has resulted in young people being totally confused about their sexual nature. [6] According to a new YouGov survey, 49% of 18-24 year-olds in Britain define themselves as something other than completely heterosexual. The Kinsey scale invented in the 1940s placed people on a range of sexual preferences from exclusively heterosexual at 0 to exclusively homosexual at 6. YouGov asked 1,632 British adults to rank themselves on the Kinsey scale, on a scale of one to six; one being exclusively heterosexual and six meaning exclusively homosexual. [4]  In total, 72% of the British public scored themselves at the completely heterosexual end of the scale, while 4% were at the completely homosexual end, with 19% stating they were somewhere in between – classed as bisexual by Kinsey.  [1] A total of one per cent identified as asexual, three per cent were unsure of their orientation and the remaining one per cent reflected the rounding up of the figures in each category to create whole numbers. [4] One of the most striking findings of the new study is that with each generation, people see their sexuality as less fixed and more fluid. The results for 18-24 year-olds are particularly telling, with 43% placing themselves in the non-binary area between 1 and 5 and 52% place themselves at one end or the other. Of these, only 46% say they are completely heterosexual and 6% as completely homosexual.  Public opinion seems to accept the concept that sexual orientation exists along a continuum, rather than being a either/or choice between being straight and gay. According to YouGov, 60% of heterosexuals support this idea, as do 73% of homosexuals.

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Only 28% of heterosexuals believe that “there is no middle ground – you are either heterosexual or you are not”. Kinsey estimated that around 10% of the population was gay, although this percentage was criticised by the American Statistical Association. However, a 2011 Gallup poll asked over 1,000 people in the US “what percentage of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian?” On average, respondents guessed that 1-in-4 Americans were.  When it comes to breaking down in terms of gay men and women 1.5% of men in the UK say they’re gay and only 0.7% of women say the same. But in terms of bisexuality, 0.3% of men select this, compared to 0.5% of women. Slightly more women than men say “don’t know” or refuse to answer the question – 3.8% compared to 3.5% of men. [1] Generationally, the biggest difference is from the over-65s – 89 per cent of whom identify as either exclusively homosexual or heterosexual. [3]

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Discussing the findings, YouGov said:

Clearly, these figures are not measures of active bisexuality – overall, 89 per cent of the population describes themselves as heterosexual – but putting yourself at level 1 allows for the possibility of homosexual feelings and experiences.

More than anything, it indicates an increasingly open minded approach to sexuality. In a further set of questions asking if respondents could conceivably be attracted to, have sex with or have a relationship with someone of the same sex (if the right person came along at the right time), level 1s were at least 35 per cent more likely to say they could than level 0s. [3] [8]

While the different between a one and a two on the scale may seem small, it could signify that the respondent has had a sexual encounter with a member of the same sex.  According to the research:

But what does it mean to be at 1 on the scale, and what is the difference being here or at 2? According to the research, progressing further away from ‘completely heterosexual’ (0) towards the midpoint (3, or ‘completely bisexual’) increases the chance that you have had a sexual experience with a member of the opposite sex. 23% of those at level 1 have had a sexual encounter with a member of the opposite sex, while 52% of people at level 2 have had such an experience. [8]

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Will Dahlgreen

YouGov researcher Will Dahlgreen further explained the implications of the results to The Huffington Post. “I am surprised about the results, yes,” he said in an email. “While I don’t think they show there will be a drastic rise in the number of gay, lesbian and bisexual people, they do show that young people are less quick to rule out the idea as inconceivable. They may be more prone to experiment, even if they know they’re more suited to heterosexuality, or at least the idea of it doesn’t shock them or strike them as out of bounds.” “Part of this also might be that people become more sure of their sexuality as they grow older, rather than a shift in the mentality of this generation compared to the last,” Dahlgreen added. “But I suspect it’s a bit of both.” [7] [10]

According to research by Biscuit, a website for bisexual women, 38% of respondents have at one point engaged in some form of sexual activity with a same-sex partner, often as part of a group. Charlotte Dingle, editor-in-chief of Biscuit, told Pink News: “Women are increasingly viewing their own sexuality as fluid. I believe that the old definitions of ‘gay’, ‘straight’ and ‘bi’ are increasingly irrelevant in a society in which an individual’s sexual and gender identity is becoming more and more complex and diverse.” [2]  Every generation sees sexuality as something which is slightly less set in stone, according to the report.  People of all ages have become more accepting of sexual fluidity, with 60 per cent of heterosexuals and 73 per cent of homosexuals thinking sexualities other than homosexual and heterosexual exist.  This could be due to cultural figures such as Miley Cyrus and Cara Delevingne being more open about the fact that they like both genders or it could be indicative of a shift in the general culture.  Only 27 per cent of heterosexuals believe ‘there is no middle ground – you are either heterosexual or you are not’, the report said. [4]

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[1] Fiona Keating, Sexual orientation in the UK: Half of young people say they are not 100% heterosexual, International Business Times, August 16, 2015 14:24 BST
[2] Scott Roberts, Survey: 26.5% of women are bisexual, Pink News, 15th April 2014, 1:39 PM
[4] Helena Horton, Nearly half of young people don’t think they are exclusively heterosexual, The Telegraph,  4:03PM BST 17 Aug 2015
[5] Nicole Morley, How gay is your generation? Half of young people don’t identify as 100% straight, Metro.co.uk, Sunday 16 Aug 2015 4:12 pm
[7] Cavan Sieczkowski, Poll Finds 1 In 2 Young People Surveyed Not 100 Percent Heterosexual, The Huffington Post, 08/17/2015 03:16 PM
[9] UK Youth Sexual Orientation Survey, Gaga Daily, Sunday at 5:47 PM
[10] Aubrey Allegretti, Almost Half Of Young Britons No Longer Define Themselves As Being Gay Or Straight, The Huffington Post UK,  17/08/2015 11:19 BST
[12] Lucy Jones, 50% Of Young People Don’t Identify As Heterosexual, Oster Mag, Aug 18, 2015 10:32AM

 

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