A study of sexual arousal responses in lesbian and straight women found that straight women could still be attracted to other women. Lesbians were more likely to be turned on exclusively by women, making them more like straight men, the scientists concluded.
Dr Rieger said the wider conclusions of the study was that, while the majority of women identified as straight: “Our research shows that, when it comes to what turns them on they are usually bisexual or gay, but never totally straight”.
However, he added the research did not necessarily mean women were repressing their true sexual preferences, but that their sexualities were simply more complex than men’s.
“When it comes to straight women and sexual arousal there is such a disconnect between what a woman tells me and what her body does.
“It suggests that it’s a different world for women when it comes to their sexualities.”