Tell the truth, girlfriends. Does this picture turn you on--even the eensiest bit?
A recent study at Northwestern University says it probably turns you on as much as a picture of a man and woman doing similar things, even if you're heterosexual. The study indicates that homosexual and heterosexual women exhibit bisexual arousal patterns; that is they are equally aroused by male/male, female/female and male/female erotic films. This pattern contrasts with men, who generally respond only to erotic films that match their sexual preference.
Researchers concluded that women are more flexible in their sexual preferences than men and raised questions about why most women choose men if they are equally attracted to both men and women. Good question, especially these days, when women don't have to depend on men to be the breadwinners, and yet they still don't do their share of the housework.
Interestingly, the study raised the ire of some politicians, including U.S. Representative Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) who joined other lawmakers in complaining about the federal government providing $26,000 to help fund the study, calling it "a bizarre spending decision." There was no word on whether he and his cohorts also protested $90-million in federal funding to provide Viagra and other erectile-enhancing drugs to Medicare recipients. According to a report by the National Research Center for Women and Families, in 2006. Congress cut other medical programs in order to provide that amount to pay for medically-enhanced erections for men.