Are most people a little bit gay?

Most estimates assume that around 10% of the population is exclusively homosexual. Doesn't this logically mean that 10% of the population would be exclusively heterosexual and that everyone in the middle is a bit of both?

Are most people a little bit gay?

Yes because... No because...

Very few people are completely gay or completely straight

Dr Alfred Kinsey reported that 37% of men had experienced sex with other men to the point of orgasm and that half had experienced mental attraction or arousal towards other men. Anthropologists have found tribes where all young men engage in a homosexual relationship for a certain period of time before becoming heterosexual again. Boys in boarding school and men in prison turn gay for a while. All this evidence points to the fact that sexuality is fluid; that most of us could be attracted to members of the same sex and that the only things which stop us are cultural conditioning, opportunity or need.

counter: None of these statistics mean anything since they represent sample data and the sample size has not been revealed. obviously n>50 but how much greater; surely everyone wasn't asked about her/his sexual leanings/preferences.

The other problem is; most people lie about these things ; choosing not to be-judged/come-out-of-the-closet.

Using confidence intervals; it would be erroneous to claim one out of every ten people has had a homosexual experience. You can only say with a fraction of confidence(depending on the interval taken) that the claim is not false.
Not that the idea is 100% fact.

The statistic we should be looking at is the one that suggests around 10% of people have had a sexual experience with a member of their own sex. This means that 90% of people haven’t. If only a tenth of people engage in an activity which nine tenths of people don’t then clearly not 'everyone' is gay.

Are most people a little bit gay?

Yes because... No because...

Society has a very narrow view of gay and straight

We tend to assume that gay people are the ones who sleep with members of their own sex exclusively. We make no account for people who fantasise about gay sex, have one gay experience, or who enter into a short-term relationship with a member of the same sex. If we broaden the definition to include them then we can see that a great many people,