The children of lesbian parents are less likely to identify as heterosexual as adults and much more likely to report same-sex attraction, according to a long-term study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, a think tank focused on sexual orientation and gender. As many as 6 million children and adults in the U. Nanette Gartrell, M. Started in , the study has been following the offspring of lesbian parents from conception into adulthood.
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As the author of multiple memoirs, psychotherapist Wendy C. Ortiz, M. But over the past few years, Ortiz has been navigating a different disclosure wholly unlike the ones that have shaped her literary career: coming out as bisexual to her young daughter. Though Ortiz and her family have started the conversation, it remains a work in progress. There are a lot of reasons bi parents choose to come out. For many bi parents, sharing their identity can feel essential to providing their children with an open-minded understanding of the world around them. For others, being out about their identity can feel like a way of encouraging honest communication with their children.
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Paraphilic infantilism , also known as autonepiophilia ,  psychosexual infantilism  and adult baby syndrome ,  is a sexual fetish that involves role-playing a regression to an infant -like state. There is no recognized etiology for infantilism and there is little research done on the subject. It has been linked to masochism and a variety of other paraphilias.
Two years after their child "comes out" as lesbian, gay or bisexual LGB , many parents still say that it is moderately or very hard for them to adjust to the news, according to a study published today. Those responses are the same, on average, as parents who have recently learned about their child's sexual orientation, a finding that suggests most parents struggle with such news for several years. The results are important because previous studies suggest parents who have trouble adjusting are more likely to disapprove or adopt negative behaviors that can, in turn, put LGB youth at risk of serious health problems. This study is one of the first and largest to survey parents themselves, Huebner said. In addition, the study includes data from parents rarely ever studied, Huebner said, noting that 26 percent of the parents surveyed had only learned their son or daughter identified as LGB in the past month.