1 in 2 young people in the UK are 'at least a little bit gay'

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Half of British young people say they are not 100 per cent heterosexual, according to a new survey.

When asked to plot themselves on a scale of sexuality, ranging from exclusively heterosexual to exclusively gay, 72 per cent of adults and 49 per cent of people aged 18 to 24 chose a position other than completely straight.
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What are your thoughts on this? Is total sexuality an old concept?
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It just proves social engineering is successful and you can manufacture people's sexuality through media and education
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It just proves that we are finally casting off the shackles of Victorian morality.
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It shows that perhaps young people are still fairly unsure of themselves and then settle down to be more 'one way or the other' as they get older. I know plenty of girls from 6th form who openly experimented back then yet would never dream of doing so now.
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Was this survey taken at a gay pride fest?
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LOL WUT, so some of us are part gay?

Person A: are you gay
Person B: Well I'm 1/4 gay

:lol:

You're either gay or you're not jhz

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(Original post by GuppyFox)
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What are your thoughts on this? Is total sexuality an old concept?
Definitely. I'm pretty sure I've seen studies before that show you're never 100% something.
Sexuality is a spectrum, and it's fluid.
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LOL WUT, so some of us are part gay?

Person A: are you gay
Person B: Well I'm 1/4 gay

:lol:

You're either gay or you're not jhz

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Or rather people's understanding of their own sexuality is complex and does not fit into binary either/or categories.
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Hey guys, bisexuality exists.
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Or rather people's understanding of their own sexuality is complex and does not fit into binary either/or categories.
So they're born a 1/4 gay? But it takes time for them to work that out?

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Hey guys, bisexuality exists.
THANK YOU
I didn't want to say it, but yeah
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What are your thoughts on this? Is total sexuality an old concept?
I think something like sexuality is better reflected in the relationships people pursue and the people they actually develop an attraction to (this is starting to sound like captain obvious, I know) than what people would answer in a questionnaire.

In other words, people are probably more inclined to say "Well, yeah, I did find [insert person of the same sex here] attractive once so I must be a little bit gay, mustn't I?" Despite the fact they couldn't see themselves in an actual sexual relationship with that person. This has probably become more common as homosexuality is becoming more the social norm, people are more willing to embrace these feelings, whether or not they are indicative of what their sexuality actually is.
I also speak from personal experience - I have been attracted to several females before but I consider myself completely straight because I wouldn't actually like to be in a relationship with any of them.
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It just proves social engineering is successful and you can manufacture people's sexuality through media and education
No it doesn't.
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It just proves social engineering is successful and you can manufacture people's sexuality through media and education
Indeed. I cringe a little when people exclaim they are proud of their new sexual identity. How about focusing on your achievements in school, sports, career...?

(Oh, right. They have none.)
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Good for me :awesome:
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Indeed. I cringe a little when people exclaim they are proud of their new sexual identity. How about focusing on your achievements in school, sports, career...?

(Oh, right. They have none.)
Is this is a serious response?
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Quite vague really, a little bit gay, I mean I'm sure most people have probably felt 'a little bit gay' sometime in their lives haven't they
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who isn't, some girls out there are just :love:
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I think some of it is just experimentation and media influence.
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Hasn't total sexuality been an old concept for quite a long time? I mean, the Kinsey Scale was first published in 1948, for example - which is pretty much what this is saying.

Essentially, this is nothing new.
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