A new study says non-monogamous couples can actually be closer, even as critics of open relationships argue humans are unable to separate love and sex. One of the keys to their success: sleeping with other people. McIntyre and Allen say the strength of their bond is built on clear and open communication. And while that assertion will be perplexing or even taboo to many monogamous couples, a new study into gay couples in open relationships suggests that this skepticism is unjustified. In fact, the study says, non-monogamous couples can actually be closer than their more faithful counterparts. He conducted minute, individual interviews with each of these men and their partners, who ranged in age from 19 to
You don’t have to label yourself as gay or straight, but the reasons why matter
Bisexual women with straight male partners least likely to be out, study finds
In a pair of studies on the intimacy of interactions between over heterosexual women and their male conversation partners, researchers found that the women had friendlier, more open interactions with gay men who disclosed their sexual orientation compared to men who revealed that they were straight. Women often avoid intimately engaging with male acquaintances due to concerns that the man may misinterpret friendliness as flirtation or even sexual interest, said Eric M. Russell, a research associate at the University of Texas at Arlington. In the first study, heterosexual female college students completed an online survey in which they were asked to imagine sitting alone in a waiting room with either a straight or gay male stranger.
'Who's the man?' Why the gender divide in same-sex relationships is a farce
Elana Arian and Julia Cadrain, a same-sex couple in Brooklyn, recently fought about a hat. Cadrain likes things tidy. Really tidy. To the point where it annoys her entire family.
This divide stems from a common understanding of human sexuality: The female variety of it is more malleable, more inherently open to experimentation and variety, than the male variety. In doing so, she shows that homosexual contact has been a regular feature of heterosexual life ever since the concepts of homo- and heterosexuality were first created — not just in prisons and frat houses and the military, but in biker gangs and even conservative suburban neighborhoods. Science of Us spoke to Ward about her book. And what I argue in the book is that even that research is situated within some long-held beliefs about the fundamental difference between men and women that are not accurate from a feminist perspective. You take readers on sort of a 20 th -century American tour of heterosexual dabbling in homosexual behavior, and there was never a lack of evidence that such dabbling took place.