‘Genital Sensors’ Confirm the Existence of Bisexual Men
Scientists have used futuristic penis-measuring tools to confirm what we all knew all alone – bisexuality is real.
The study comes as a response to a controversial 2005 report that claimed bisexuality was myth. The New York Times’ covered the study in a piece titled, “Straight, Gay or Lying? Bisexuality Revisited.” The study claimed that bisexual men were just closeted homosexuals caught with only one foot out the door. As you can imagine, it didn’t go over well.
The new study aimed to set the record straight…err…bisexual…by slipping participating subjects into fancy genital sensors.
In both studies, men watched videos of male and female same-sex intimacy while genital sensors monitored their erectile responses. While the first study reported that the bisexuals generally resembled homosexuals in their responses, the new one finds that bisexual men responded to both the male and female videos, while gay and straight men in the study did not.
Both studies also found that bisexuals reported subjective arousal to both sexes, notwithstanding their genital responses. “Someone who is bisexual might say, ‘Well, duh!’” said Allen Rosenthal, the lead author of the new Northwestern study and a doctoral student in psychology at the university. “But this will be validating to a lot of bisexual men who had heard about the earlier work and felt that scientists weren’t getting them.”
The Northwestern study is the second one published this year to report a distinctive pattern of sexual arousal among bisexual men.
And there you have it. Scientists: putting boners to work.