Thursday, March 03, 2011

New Sexual Behavior Study

The government does ask and it does tell. In a new study of the sexual behavior of Americans aged 18 to 44, the National Center for Health Statistics reports that 6 percent of men and 13 percent of women have had sexual contact with a same-sex partner.

When asked whether they are heterosexual or homosexual, 5 percent of women identify themselves as lesbian or bisexual. Among men in the age group, 3 percent say they are gay or bisexual. These figures are similar to those found in a survey taken in 2002.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Identity in the United States: Data from the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth

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