Interest, Personality, and Sexual Traits That Distinguish Heterosexual, Bisexual, and Homosexual Individuals: Are There Two Dimensions That Underlie Variations in Sexual Orientation?

  title={Interest, Personality, and Sexual Traits That Distinguish Heterosexual, Bisexual, and Homosexual Individuals: Are There Two Dimensions That Underlie Variations in Sexual Orientation?},
  author={Richard A. Lippa},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • R. Lippa
  • Published 27 January 2020
  • Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
A diverse U.S. sample comprising 1437 men and 1474 women was assessed on sexual orientation, masculinity–femininity of occupational preferences (MF-Occ), self-ascribed masculinity–femininity (Self-MF), Big Five personality traits, sex drive, and sociosexuality (positive attitudes toward uncommitted sex). Discriminant analyses explored which traits best distinguished self-identified heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual individuals within each sex. These analyses correctly classified the sexual… 

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