Women are embracing lesbianism in their thirties, according to research indicating that shifts in sexual orientation may be more widespread than previously thought.
-- From "Late-blooming lesbians: women can switch sexualities as they mature" by Matthew Moore, London Telegraph 7/11/10
One study even indicates that as many as two-thirds of women who feel lesbian attractions may have changed their sexual orientation over time.
The findings appear to pose a challenge to the scientific consensus that a person's sexuality is determined more by their genes than environment.
Following interviews with more than 200 married lesbians, [Christan Moran, a researcher at Southern Connecticut State University] concluded that there is “great potential for heterosexual women to experience a first same-sex attraction well into adulthood.”
She added that late-blooming sexuality was often wrongly dismissed as repressed lesbians finally coming to terms with their true feelings.
Most research ignored “the possibility that a heterosexual woman might make a full transition to a singular lesbian identity ... in other words change their sexual orientation.”
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