"Girls kiss other girls at parties because guys like it," one teenage girl told me."It makes the guys hoot and holler, so the girls do it again. It's not for real."I point out, as gently as I can, that that response doesn't answer my question. If a straight boy kissed another boy, perhaps to amuse some girls who might be watching, he would be unlikely to undergo a change in sexual orientation as a result.
To make the story even worse, it turns out that the alternative prom at the Fulton County Country Club was a fake, with only seven kids attending, according to Mc Millen. the prom which most of the seniors attended, was held at a still-undisclosed location, and Mc Millen wasn't invited.The story continues to attract national attention because it's just so darn quaint.Is there any connection between these two trends - between the rise in the number of young women who self-identify as lesbian or bisexual, and the increasing normalization and acceptance of pornography in the lives of young men? A young woman told me how her boyfriend several years ago suggested that she shave her pubic hair, so that she might more closely resemble the porn stars who were this young man's most consistent source of sexual arousal. "It was just such a welcome change, to snuggle under a blanket on the couch with my girlfriend, watch a movie, and talk about God and death and growing old, to be intimate emotionally and spiritually as well as physically.I don't know a guy who could even comprehend the conversations we have."I wish Constance Mc Millen and her girlfriend all the best.Here are three of Professor Diamond's most relevant articles:interview with Playboy magazine, in which he also explained why he now prefers porn over sex with actual women: because masturbation allows him to be in complete control. I'm more comfortable in my imagination than I am in actual human discovery."Seems to me that comparing current studies of YOUNG women with older studies of the entire female population is comparing apples and oranges.
He said: "As soon as I lose that control, once I have to deal with someone else's desires, I cut and run . You really mean to tell me that young women during the flower child era weren't all sleeping with each other too? This comment by Anonymous is one of several written in response to my blog which share the same underlying assumption: namely, that teenage girls and young women are more likely than older women to identify as lesbian or bisexual.Over the past seven years, I've posed this question to hundreds of teenagers and young adults across the United States.The most common answer I get isn't really an answer.Not that there's anything wrong with that, as Seinfeld might say.But why are young women today at least three times more likely than their brothers to identify as bisexual or homosexual?The principal told the girls that all prom couples have to be boy-girl. Mc Millen called the ACLU, which threatened the school with legal action. Mc Millen's civil rights, he wouldn't force them to hold a prom. Mc Millen attended an alternative prom at the Fulton County Country Club.