A new report suggests more than half of women are curious about the same sex
A study carried out by Boise State University found that 60 per cent of women are attracted to other women and 45 per cent have kissed a female friend in the past.
The study of 484 heterosexual women also found that 50 per cent had fantasies about the same sex and these bi-curious tendencies became more pronounced the older the women got.
‘Women are encouraged to be emotionally close to each other,’ says Professor Elizabeth Morgan from the Idaho-based university.
Professor Morgan claims heterosexual women often feel more than a friendly affection for other women and some friendships are barely distinguishable from romantic relationships.
Lisa Diamond, a psychologist at the University of Utah says you might think sexuality would become clearer whith age but women tend to feel less sure about their sexuality the older they get.
‘We have this idea that sexuality gets clearer and more defined as time goes on and consider it a sign of maturity to figure out who you are. I’ve seen it’s really the opposite.’
The findings ring true for retail guru Mary Portas who entered into a civil partnership fashion editor Melanie Rickey after calling time on her 13 year marriage.