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Are All Women Secretly Gay?

Are All Women Secretly Gay?

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with television host Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in New York September 8, 2015. | (Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

Research sensationalized last month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology attempted to cast doubt on women who identify as straight.

The study, led by Dr. Gerulf Rieger, a psychologist from the University of Essex, suggests that women are more lesbian or bisexual than straight.

The study, which involved 345 women, played images of attractive naked women and men. According to the research, lesbian women were more attracted to women, while straight women were aroused by naked men and women.

The study largely determined that women were aroused when their pupils became dilated.

"Even though the majority of women identify as straight, our research clearly demonstrates that when it comes to what turns them on, they are either bisexual or gay, but never straight," Rieger declared.

"This shows us that how women appear in public does not mean that we know anything about their sexual role preferences," he claimed.

"It suggests that it's a different world for women when it comes to their sexualities," Rieger added.

According to the study, 74 percent of the women who identified as straight were aroused by both sexes. It claims 82 percent of all women were aroused by both sexes.

Chelsea Samelson wrote about the methodological problems with the study for Acculturated.com:

"Let's forget for a moment that pupils dilate for many reasons. Let's agree, for the sake of argument, that pupil dilation is in fact a definitive link to sexual arousal. How can anyone say with certainty that the dilation was not a result of something subsidiary to the image itself, like an individual thought, image, emotion, or response that the image triggered?

"But even if the image of a beautiful woman prompted arousal, that still does not necessarily equate to actual sexual desire. It is undoubtedly true that most women, unlike men, will contemplate the physical beauty of their own sex. We'll admire that singer's curves, that actress's face, that model's legs, that lady's abs, and so on. Most of us can point to at least one famous female whose looks we'd like to have. But admiring another woman's appearance usually means we want to copy her, not copulate with her. Most women believe Angelina Jolie is beautiful, but would still probably prefer to be with her husband (Brad Pitt) than with her."

In a 2004 doctrinal document titled, "On the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church and in the World," Pope Benedict XVI responded to efforts to confuse people, and women especially, about human sexuality.

"The obscuring of the difference or duality of the sexes has enormous consequences on a variety of levels," the former Roman Catholic pontiff noted.

"This theory of the human person, intended to promote prospects for equality of women through liberation from biological determinism, has in reality inspired ideologies which, for example, call into question the family, in its natural two-parent structure of mother and father, and make homosexuality and heterosexuality virtually equivalent, in a new model of polymorphous sexuality."

In an article titled "The Glory of Male and Female" from June 2015, the Rev. Jeff Carlson of Oak Hill Church in Grand Rapids Michigan, argues for a Biblical perspective of human sexuality

"The great tragedy of the current sexual confusion is the entire loss of a knowledge of the Lord having creating male and female to reflect His image.

"The Bible's opening statement about Creation in Genesis 1:26-27 is the wonder that God's image is seen in BOTH male and female together. In other words, when you have male and female together in marriage you see a picture of God," says Rev. Carlson.

"It takes a male and a female to reflect the Lord as Creator by their ability to procreate as a couple. When you eliminate the clear distinctions of male and female in a society you destroy God's mark on the world. Human beings end up creating their own image on earth by removing God's image."

The Rev. Carlson states that despite contemporary or current confusion about gender and sexuality within the culture, it is the Lord that "makes sense of being a man or a woman."

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