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Bisexual Men with Bisexual and Monosexual Genital Arousal Patterns

Slettevold, Erlend and Holmes, Luke and Gruia, Dragos and Nyssen, Christian P and Rieger, Gerulf (2019) 'Bisexual Men with Bisexual and Monosexual Genital Arousal Patterns.' Biological Psychology. ISSN 0301-0511

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Abstract

Some research suggests that bisexual-identified men show bisexual genital arousal, whereas other research indicates monosexual arousal: they are aroused to one sex only. These seemingly contradictory findings may be due to the type of men identifying as bisexual and the performed analyses. We examined whether both bisexual and monosexual arousal patterns could co-occur within the same sample. 114 men of different sexual orientations viewed erotic videos of males or females while their penile circumference was measured. On average, bisexual-identified men were more aroused to males than females, and especially if they identified as “bisexual leaning gay.” However, also on average, bisexual men showed bisexual arousal, and especially if they were “bisexual leaning straight”. Furthermore, there was more variability in the arousal patterns of bisexual-identified men, compared with other men. Based on their physiological sexual arousal, bisexual men appear to be a more diverse group than men who identified as heterosexual or homosexual.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: sexual orientation sexual arousal bisexuality
Uncontrolled Keywords: sexual orientation, sexual arousal, bisexuality
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2019 08:25
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 08:25
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25277

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