This all sounds terrible sensible:
The US government has spent nearly $3 million on a study to explore lesbian obesity. According to the Department of Health and Human Services 69 per cent of American adults over the age of 20 are classified as overweight or obese and yet 75 per cent of America’s lesbian population falls into this category compared to half of the female population.
For gay men the results are the opposite. Heterosexual men are nearly twice as likely to be overweight as their straight counterparts.
We’re aware that men tend to get their, at least first stirrings, of sexual interest from the way someone looks, women rather less so (luckily, or most men would never get laid).
As with other studies of other aspects of homosexual and lesbian sexual mores (for example, gay men tend to be more promiscuous than men and the society in general, lesbians less so) lesbians tends to be more “female” and gays more “male”.
So it’s really not a great surprise that gay men take more care of their looks in order to be attractive and that lesbian women are attracted more to the person than the physique. And, of course, these are all averages, not a description of any individual in any manner whatsoever.
Meh quite frankly.
But as the Telegraph decides to tell us:
If we leave my questioning of the sample aside, and assume that a disproportionate amount of lesbians are indeed overweight in the US then perhaps we need to address the reasons for this? Could it be that discrimination and prejudice lead to low self-esteem, not on the sports field but in other areas?