By Antonia Hoyle for the Daily Mail. Shannon Scrivens, 18, pictured can remember every detail of her first sexual encounter with another woman. Shannon Scrivens can remember every detail of her first sexual encounter with another woman: the vodka she had beforehand to release her inhibitions; the smell of jasmine perfume; the David Bowie album that played in the background.
A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC may be indicating a paradigm shift in the sexual openness among young adults. According to data collected between and from the U. S National Survey of Family Growth, an increasing amount of young men and women are identifying as bisexual. Researchers interviewed over 9, people between the ages of 18 and 44 about their sexual experiences, attractions, and orientation. While some of the findings were similar to previous reports on the topic of sexuality, as reported by CNN, this one found a noticeable increase in the number of young people open to same-sex experiences, particularly among women ages And women are three times more likely to have same-sex contact throughout their lifetime than their male counterparts.
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Homosexuality is the consistent sexual and emotional attraction, including fantasy, interest, and arousal to a person of the same sex. Bisexuality is the sexual and emotional attraction to members of both sexes. References to homosexuality and bisexuality can be found in recorded history and literature dating back thousands of years. They are part of a trio of classifications referred to collectively as sexual orientation. The third is heterosexuality, the sexual and emotional attraction to members of the opposite sex. Both male and female homosexuals are commonly referred to as gay while homosexual females are called lesbians. The earliest documentation of homosexuality in Western civilization occurs in ancient Greece, where same-sex relationships were considered normal by society. Although there were some homosexual relationships between adult males, most were between men and boys. Although there is some disagreement among historians, a number of historical figures were believed to be gay, including Alexander the Great B. Virgil Vergil 70 B.
CNN A growing number of women and men say they are bisexual, according to the latest national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Know your identity terms. New terms are entering the cultural lexicon as people endeavor to codify their sexual orientation or gender. The gender fluid definition is from Dictionary. Visit The Trevor Project for more details. Hide Caption. Story highlights A growing number of women and men label themselves as bisexual compared with previous years It is more common for women to say they are bisexual than lesbian. As awareness about bisexuality has grown over the years, it could be getting easier for people to label themselves as bisexual, said Debby Herbenick, associate professor at Indiana University and author of the book "Sex Made Easy," who was not involved in the study.