So, it turns out that versatiles – or flip flops as they’re known in the trade – come out tops (not that sort of tops. Well, sometimes that sort of tops) when it comes to psychological health while tops (not that sort of tops… sorry, yes that sort of tops) have probably been shagging women and are more likely to be in deep denial about actually being gay.
Yes, lovers of anal, new researchery from Scientific American (they don’t mention his name) has found the following findings:
‘Compared to bottoms, tops are more frequently engaged in (or at least they acknowledge being attracted to) other insertive sexual behaviors.’ Which means if you can’t find that deodorant bottle… It also refers to lingual-anal intercourse (we’ve made that up, but we think it probably means rimming in Latin).
Also, ‘tops are more likely to be the insertive partner in everything from sex-toy play to verbal abuse to urination play.’ Meaning they’re rude to you, put dildos in you and wee on you (busy bees, aren’t they, those tops?)
On the downside: ‘Tops are more likely than both bottoms and versatiles to reject a gay self-identity and to have had sex with a woman in the past three months. They also manifested higher internalized homophobia—essentially the degree of self-loathing linked to their homosexual desires.’ Oh.
As to the psychological health health health sweetie of flip flops, researchers ‘speculate that this may be due to their greater sexual sensation seeking, lower erotophobia (fear of sex), and greater comfort with a variety of roles and activities.’
There is speculation that the lack of data from bottoms was due in part to the fact that they had pillows in their mouths.