In a research, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior that has been conducted throughout many years, during 1973-2014, the surveys with over 30,000 participants revealed that Americans have more openness to same-sex activities.
The study focused on sexual behavior and attitudes towards same-sex activity.
The number of men and women who had sex with same-sex partners increased, The General Social Survey shows. In comparison with year 1990, the number of men having sex with men rose from 4,5% to 8.2% in 2014. In women, from 3.6% to 8.7% over the same period.
The leader of the study points that the study does not reveal sexual preferences only in people who identified as gay or lesbian, but also on people who’d had sex with both sexes.
“What we’re seeing is this movement toward more sexual freedom,” she said.
“There’s more freedom for people to do what they want without following the traditional, often now seen as outdated, social rules about who you’re supposed to have sex with and when.”
“Overall, it suggests that our sexuality has become much more free and open, that Americans feel much more freedom to express themselves sexually in a way that they see fit.”