You don’t exist.
Yeah, yeah, I know. You think you’re straight. You know you’re straight. You can prove you’re straight, just ask anyone in your contact list, or text your current partner, or check out your Instagram account.
Hey, you don’t have to prove anything to me. I don’t care one way or the other and — and neither should you.
Sexuality isn’t one or the other. It’s a complex, complicated, driven by external stimuli and internal interpretation, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of thing.
Who says 100% straight doesn’t exist? That would be Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Director of the Sex and Gender Lab at Cornell University.
In an effort to get at the core of who people really are, as opposed to who they have been socialized to say they are, Savin-Williams conducted a study using pupil dilation to monitor arousal.
You, me, the guy with the laptop hogging the best seat at your local Starbucks; none of us can control our pupil dilation. Can’t be done. Can’t be faked, but it can be measured.
Results? No matter how a person self-identified their eyes dilated when they were shown sexual images of both genders.
A little more dilation here, a little less dilation there, but still a definite physiological response.
Conclusion? Sexuality is not binary, it’s a continuum.
Sorry, you’re only mostly straight 🙂