A new study published by a U.S. university claims that the
majority of women experience varying degrees of same-sex
And, according to their research, the feelings grow in intensity
as women get older.
Experts at Idaho's Boise State University found that - in a group
of 484 heterosexual women - 60 per cent were sexually attracted to
Fourty-five per cent had kissed another woman, while 50 per cent
had fantasies about the same sex.
"Women are encouraged to be emotionally close to each other. That
provides an opportunity for intimacy and romantic feelings to
develop," says Professor Elizabeth Morgan from the study.
Psychologist Lisa Diamond from the University of Utah discovered
that sexuality often develops over time. Of the women she
questioned, many of them changed their sexual preference from
heterosexual to 'unlabelled' - as in the cases of Cynthia Nixon and
"We have this idea that sexuality gets clearer and more defined as
time goes on," Lisa Diamond told the Daily Mail.
"We consider that a sign of maturity to figure out who you are.
I've seen it's really the opposite."