Homosexuality is no longer the taboo it once was. But figures suggest that young people are even more open to experimentation than previously thought. Only two-thirds of Generation Z identify as solely heterosexual, in stark contrast to previous generations, a study has found. Research by Ipsos Mori found that 66 percent of young people, aged between 16 and 22, are “exclusively heterosexual” – the lowest figure of any generation.
Among millennials, 71 percent say they are exclusively heterosexual, as do 85 percent of those in “Gen X”, and 88 percent of baby boomers. The research group suggested that social media was playing a part, with young people more likely to be aware of different sexualities because of the availability of such information on the internet. Researchers said the statistic showed that the youngest generation was “being affected by more open and fluid attitudes”. READ MORE