Research shows that for women, sexual preference is more likely to be a choice than for men…and what’s wrong with that?
There is much vested politically in the idea that sexual orientation is a something you are born with. For many, this seems to be the case, but maybe it isn’t that way for everyone. And maybe that’s just fine, politics be damned. From all that I’ve learned about sexuality, it is complicated and highly subjective. Our desires are bound up with our biology, our social conditioning, our individual psychology, our ethics, our spirituality, and many other factors.
From the article:
“Women’s sexuality is fundamentally more fluid than men’s, permitting greater variability in its development and expression over the life course.” Based on her research, she describes three main ways that sexual fluidity is expressed: “nonexclusivity in attractions” (i.e., the capacity to find all genders sexually attractive), “changes in attractions” (i.e., suddenly becoming romantically involved with a woman after a lifetime dating men) and the capacity to become attracted to ‘the person and not the gender’” (i.e., a partner’s sex is irrelevant).