Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dawn of the flexisexual: The new word for the women who refuse to play it straight


Dawn of the flexisexual: The new word for the women who refuse to play it straight
By Louise Eccles
Last updated at 7:13 PM on 27th November 2010
First there was that infamous on-stage kiss between Madonna and Britney Spears.

Then Katy Perry sang that she kissed a girl and she liked it.

Now a new word has been coined for the growing number of straight women who flirt with bisexuality... flexisexual.

Courting controversy: Britney and Madonna kiss
It refers to people who have a sexual preference but refuse to be bound by it.

And it seems heterosexual women in their 30s and 40s are leading the trend.

Angelina Jolie: Had a sexual relationship with Jenny Shimizu
Psychologist Dr Cecelia D’Felice said: ‘Women are often more open to these experiences when they reach their 40s and are more confident with their sexuality. If an opportunity presents itself they may think “why not”, particularly if they have come out of a long relationship.’

Hollywood actresses Angelina Jolie and Drew Barrymore, both 35, have been open about being attracted to women and having flings with them. Jolie, who is now with Brad Pitt, has admitted having a sexual relationship with actress Jenny Shimizu.

Twice-married Barrymore has been quoted as saying: ‘Being with a woman is like exploring your own body, but through someone else.’

Actress Lindsay Lohan, 24, is among younger flexisexuals who see it as ‘on trend’.
When she dated DJ Samantha Ronson she denied being a lesbian and said she was ‘maybe’ bisexual. She has since returned to seeing men, including rugby star Danny Cipriani.

Dr D’Felice admitted flexisexuality had become fashionable as a result of its recent celebrity endorsement, but said it had always existed. She added: ‘Women are more fluid about their sexuality than men and are more likely to be attracted to people rather than a certain gender.’

Sam Roddick, 39, founder of erotic boutique Coco de Mer, said: ‘It acknowledges the huge number of straight women who do not want to label themselves bisexual and yet may have kissed a girl or fancied their best friend.’

A third of 6,000 women surveyed by Coco de Mer said their favourite fantasy was to have sex with a woman.
Kissed A Girl: Katy Perry's hit song
Explore more:People: Samantha Ronson, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Drew Barrymore, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Danny Cipriani

Read more: And here is the rest of it.


Anonymous said...

لطيف آخر. شكرا

Bob said...

All Muhammads wives were lesbisns!