The Subtlety of Sex-Atypicality

  title={The Subtlety of Sex-Atypicality},
  author={Michael P. Dunne and J. Michael Bailey and Katherine M Kirk and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Memories of sex-atypical behavior and interests in childhood usually differ between homosexual and heterosexual people. However, variation within these broad groups has not previously been explored in detail, especially among women. We utilized data from a postal survey of a nationwide sample of Australian adult twins (n = 4,901, age range: 19–52 years). Among men, 15.2% reported homosexual behavior (ever), 11.5% said they had been sexually attracted to the same sex, and 6.4% said they were not… 

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  • R. Lippa
  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2002
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