I showed in earlier analyses that homosexuals have higher rates of early sexual contact and sexual assault victimization than straights. Here's what we find from fresh data (MIDUS Study):
Percent ever sexually assaulted (N = 2,344)
*significantly higher than straight males
Non-heteros are much more likely to report a sexual assault than their hetero counterparts. The data for the earlier posts referred to childhood and adolescent experiences. MIDUS data shows the same pattern for an adult sample. (Of course, most assaults occur when a person is young). Readers have suggested a number of reasons for this observed pattern, but whatever the explanation, the different risk seems clear.
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