No-one is 100 percent straight. Ritch C. Savin Williams, professor emeritus of development psychology at Cornell University, suggests this theory in his new book: Mostly Straight: Sexuality Fluidity Among Men.
Before some gays get excited about converting seemingly straight men in the locker room — let’s dive deeper.
Sexuality is on a spectrum. The Kinsey Scale was first developed by Dr. Alfred Kinsey in 1948, measuring human sexuality among men and women. Instead of labeling them gay, straight or bi — Kinsey created a seven-point scale, ranging from 0 to 6, and X. Heterosexuality and homosexuality both anchored the ends of the spectrum while bisexuality fell in the middle. (Noted in the image above.)
Decades later, A new study take this further. It introduces an emerging sexual identity, “mostly straight.” Savin Williams referenced a 2011-2013 US government poll, suggesting 6 percent of 18 – 24-year-old men marked their sexual interest as “mostly opposite sex,” that’s about a million men. Are these guys just bisexual masquerading as mostly straight, to seem well mostly straight?
Apparently, bisexuality is too gay of a term. And it doesn’t exactly encompass their sexual behavior. Thoughts are one thing while actions are another. There’s a huge leap from finding a man attractive to sucking dick on the weekends. I posit that since we live in a homophobic society, filled with pseudo-straight men, who don’t want to come close to being labeled anything less than straight. And thus will often lie. By contrast, women are more fluid with their sexuality. Party due to it being more socially acceptable because men simply find it attractive. Sadly the old adage is true: Suck one dick, and you’re a sissy for life.
In order to advance as a species and become more honest about our sexuality, we the people have to be more tolerant. Men should experiment. How do you know what you like if you don’t try it?