By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer
updated 6/28/2013 6:48:25 PM ET2013-06-28T22:48:25
Women may be more “hetero-flexible,” or be primarily attracted to men with some same sex attraction, because same-sex behavior allowed women to raise their children with other women, a new study has proposed.
The hypothesis, published this April in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, suggests that more fluid female sexuality may have evolved because it benefited women’s offspring. Some women who were raped or fathered children with absentee or deceased dads formed sexual relationships with other women, which may have made it easier to raise children together, according to the theory.
“Being born with the ability to [be attracted to men and women] may have been beneficial to ancestral women,” said study co-author Barry X. Kuhle, a psychologist at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. [ 5 Myths About Polyamory Debunked ]
Not everyone agrees with Kuhle’s hypothesis, pointing to the lack of evidence to support it and suggesting perhaps women’s more fluid sexual boundaries may just be a byproduct of some other evolutionary change. There may be no evolutionary reason for the hetero-flexibility, they say.
COMMENTARY by indie publisher and erotic novelist KATHLEEN K.
Science can assess the purported significance of women’s bisexuality but there is a truth beyond proof in our history. I wrote about it fifteen years ago as a given.
Coming. Soon. ARCHING OVER Collected Collections of Graphic Poetry (July 2013) featuring the following poem:
not known outside itself
no matter how probingly sought
by the brothers
who face their own fraternal world.
It is the tantalizing promise
to be without wariness
that frees the sisters when away from the misters.
Every man represents
a potential conception
and that, sisters, and brothers,
should freak a right-minded female
into responsible choices
of life-defining impact.
The coupling of women
bears no natural risk
and carries the tradition of succor
that we see in female mammals,
to ease each others births and deaths
and tend the wounds in-between,
to protect others from the world’s hurts
in the common hope of easing our own.
ARCHING OVER encompasses four poetry booklets written between 1984 and 1999… vintage small press alternative literature from back when everything was done on paper. Publishing was analog, it took time. Today, in this digital landscape, I will write this today and publish it globally today.
Things don’t percolate, we don’t burnish them anymore. This evocative poetry has been preened with care, the words arranged with precision. The essence of poetry is mood play (for me) and I do that by, just for instance, describing sex dog-style with the man barking commands.
The texture is an important element provided by me, but the context is all yours.
I think about putting my hands in your pockets
then forcing down your pants
because I could
because you’d let me.
It’s attitude with gratitude. Females are flexible, are fluid; women celebrate life and beauty. Of course we can see the grace and power in each other much more easily than those king-of-the-mountain thinkers who never stop defending their own clout from the spectres of other men.