Tag Archives: Research

43%: Generation Bi?

Online opinion polling company YouGov have published research conducted over the past week into sex and sexuality. They found 43% of under 25s when asked to place themselves on a sexuality scale from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual) put themselves somewhere in between, between 1 and 5. 6% of under 25s rated themselves a 6. Across the population as […]

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Finding Yourself

For the past three and a half years, and as part of completing my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, I have been engaged in conducting research that aimed at exploring how women construct meanings of their bisexual experiences in the context of their relationships.  The initial reasons leading to my interest in the area of bisexuality were personal and professional experience, […]

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No surprise: bi teens more likely to get pregnant

Research from the USA based on interviewing bisexual and gay teenagers in New York suggests bi and gay teens are more likely to get pregnant, or get a partner pregnant, than is the case amongst young heterosexuals. The findings reinforce recent research from Canada. The American Journal of Public Health report found that – of some 10,000 respondents – those […]

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Canada: Research Backs Bi Groups

A new study led by the Re:searching for LGBTQ Health team at the Center for Addiction & Mental Health in Toronto, Canada, shows that bisexual youth in Ontario report higher rates of depression and suicidal ideation when compared to adults who are bisexual. The study also suggests that mental health and substance use services should be better prepared to accommodate […]

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Getting Bi Research Right: Guidelines

Guidelines for Researching and Writing on Bisexuality By Meg Barker, Jen Yockney, Christina Richards, Rebecca Jones, Helen Bowes-Catton and Tracey Plowman (of BiUK and Bi Community News) With gratitude to Jacob Hale for the suggested rules for writing about trans from which some of these points were adapted.   1.    Separate out bisexuals: If you are researching or writing about […]

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Research Update!

On Helen’s Lego/Plasticine workshops and photo study. As part of my research into people’s experiences of BiCon, last year I ran three workshops in which people were asked to make models in Lego and/or Plasticine of their experiences of BiCon, and talk about what they showed. The workshops were tape-recorded, and photos taken of the models people made, and analysis […]

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Letters: Bi & Christian

Hi, my name is Alex Toft – a research student from The University of Nottingham, where I am currently studying for my PhD, which is being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). I’m writing to introduce you to my research and to invite you to take part.  In recent years there has been a surge in research […]

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