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14:53 | 13th December 2017

News: World

Mon 12 Jul, 2010
By Danielle Carter


To leave a heterosexual marriage in favour of lesbian identity is to abdicate enormous and undeniable privilege

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Research finds more 30+ women embracing lesbianism

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After interviewing more than 200 married lesbians, US researcher Christan Moran concluded there is considerable potential for heterosexual women to experience 'a first same-sex attraction well into adulthood'.

Her findings, which challenge accepted science that an individual's sexuality is determined more by his or her genes than environment, suggest that late-blooming sexuality is often wrongly dismissed as repressed lesbian women coming to terms with their true feelings.

Moran, a researcher at Southern Connecticut State University, claims that a lot of women who develop lesbian feelings later in life refuse to 'come out' for fear of how society will react.

The problems are even greater for women in long-term heterosexual relationships - especially those with children - as they face bigger obstacles reconciling themselves to their new identities.



'To leave a heterosexual marriage in favour of lesbian identity is to abdicate enormous and undeniable privilege,' the researcher commented to The Telegraph.

Late-blooming lesbians to feature in history include the writer Virginia Woolf, who had an affair with the poet Vita Sackville-West while she was married.

Probably the most famous lesbian coupling are wives Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi. Portia being in her thirties when she publicly came out as Ellen's other half.

 

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