Dr. Sullins and collaborators will present data from the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) showing that over 80% of persons with same-sex partners before five years ago have currently changed partnership orientation, with most changing to heterosexual partners. The mutual implications of partner type transience and fluidity for incongruent sexual identification, partnership and attraction are discussed, as well as corroborating research from other countries.
Proposed Learning Objectives
- Specify the approximate indeterminacy of the dimensions of non-heterosexual identification, attraction and partnership in Great Britain.
- Specify about what proportion of non-heterosexual Britons had changed the orientation of their sex partners after five years.
- Specify about how what proportion of non-heterosexual Britons who had changed the orientation of their sex partners had moved toward increased or exclusive heterosexual partners.
- Identify and evaluate the implications of the indeterminacy and transience of same-sex partner behavior for the claim that same-sex attraction is a fixed immutable trait.
- Identify and evaluate the implications of the indeterminacy and transience of same-sex partner behavior for the claim that same-sex attracted persons constitute a legally protected minority.
Session S7-22-23 Learning Assessment Questions