*I’ve wondered this myself in the past, came up with my own un-scientific conclusions. Why do some women become lesbians later in life?
Well, it’s because someone hurt them in the past and the woman just got fed up with men… or … she was hiding her true feelings, but later in life she opened up her wings and became the woman she was destined to be … or … she’s experimenting late in life.
These are just some of the thoughts some of us have had. But research says that a woman’s attraction to women can change from life phase to life phase, according to a report on NPR:
“Women’s erotic desires are pretty tightly linked to their emotional feelings,” a researcher who has tracked a group of 79 women over 15 years told NPR. “So for some of these women, they authentically did not feel attracted to women before they met one particular woman that they completely fell in love with.”
Perhaps that’s the case with Sheryl Swoops. She was married with a kid, but later became a lesbian or bisexual as she says. After her marriage ended, she met her partner Alisa Scott aka Scotty. She said she never was attracted to other women before that and she didn’t “convert” after divorcing her husband. She just met that woman.
Read the details of the study here.