Women Don't 'Outgrow' Bisexuality

Study finds females are 'more fluid with their sexuality'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 17, 2008 11:13 AM CST
Rejecting the idea that women can be "bisexual until graduation," a new study found that few bisexual women changed their self-categorization over a 10-year period.    (Shutterstock.com)
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(Newser) – A new study rejects the idea that women can be "bisexual until graduation," ABC News reports. Utah professor Lisa Diamond followed 79 women between 18 and 25 who identified as "lesbian, bisexual, or 'unlabeled'" for a decade. Throughout, she found that few changed their self-categorization. Diamond argues that the study shows bisexuality is not a “phase," but rather a unique preference.

Diamond hopes to destroy the “stereotype that bisexuality 'doesn't really exist.’” She also noted that after 10 years, most of the women studied were in long-term relationships, shaking the perception that bisexual women can’t commit. "Hopefully, the media, the general public, and professional psychologists will no longer treat the phenomenon of female bisexuality with skepticism," she said.