Sociological sex research by Dr Alfred Kinsey in the USA during the 1940s was the first major statistical evidence that gay and straight are not watertight, irreconcilable sexual orientations.
Kinsey found that sexuality is, in fact, a continuum of desires and behaviours, ranging from exclusive heterosexuality to exclusive homosexuality.
A substantial proportion of the population is somewhere in between these two polarities, sharing an amalgam of same-sex and opposite-sex erotic and emotional feelings.
These feelings may exist but may not be consciously recognised or physically expressed.
Everyone has a capacity for both hetero and homo feelings.
Heterosexuality and homosexuality are not fixed and universal, there is a good deal of fluidity and overlap.
If sexual orientation has a culturally-influenced element of indeterminacy and flexibility, then the present forms of homosexuality and heterosexuality are unlikely to remain the same in perpetuity.
As culture changes, so will expressions of sexuality.
In a future non-homophobic society, more people are likely to have gay sex as inhibitions diminish and experimentation becomes the norm.
The vast majority of people will be open to the possibility of both opposite-sex and same-sex desires.
Could this be true, are we moving towards a Bisexual World?
Are we moving towards a world beyond gay and straight? watch
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