An annual survey of Americans, taken over 41 years, shows the number of people who admit to having at least some kind of same-sex sexual encounter, has almost doubled.
Via the Portland Herald Press:
The changes were reported Wednesday in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. The research team included faculty from Widener, Florida Atlantic and San Diego State universities. A total of 33,728 people answered the survey over the 41-year period.
The number of U.S. adults who said they had at least one same-sex sexual partner rose between the early 1990s – that question wasn’t asked earlier – and the early 2010s, from 3.6 to 8.7 percent for women and from 4.5 to 8.2 percent for men. Bisexual behavior rose from 3.1 to 7.7 percent.
The survey found that only 1.7 percent of men and 0.9 percent of women said they had exclusively homosexual sex.
Btw - folks shouldn't buy into the idea that only 2.6% of the population is homosexual. Note that word "exclusively."
Speaking from personal experience, while I'm a proud openly gay man, I enjoyed having sex with members of the opposite sex when I was in my teens and 20s, meaning that I haven't had sex with my own sex "exclusively." But I'm certain most would categorize me as "gay" today.