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Nearly 20% of Americans have had a gay sexual experience

2015-08-21
A new survey has revealed that nearly 20% of Americans have had at least one same-sex sexual encounter in their lifetimes. According to findings published by YouGov, when asked 'Have you ever had a sexual experience with a member of the same sex?' 18% of respondents said 'Yes'. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - "It's All Her Fault" - Annalise takes on a new client, Max St. Vincent (Steven Weber), an eccentric millionaire who is the key suspect in his wife's brutal murder. All the clues point to St. Vincent as the killer, but Annalise challenges her students to prove he's innocent - whether that's the truth or not. Meanwhile, Annalise deals with issues in her own home when her growing suspicions that Sam (Tom Verica) is somehow involved in Lila's disappearance start to affect their marriage. In flash forwards, we go back to the night of the murder and learn that Wes might be hiding a few secrets of his own, on "How to Get Away with Murder," THURSDAY OCTOBER 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mitch Haaseth) JACK FALAHEE, CONRAD RICAMORA Broken down by gender, 15% of men said they'd had a gay sexual experience, compared to 20% of women. While 20% of 18-29 year-old's responded 'Yes' to the question, 30-44 year-olds were the age group most likely to have experimented, with a quarter (25%) saying they'd had at least one gay experience in their lifetime. Comparatively, 15% of 45-60 year-olds and just 10% of those aged 65 and over answered yes to the question. The study also found that almost a quarter of Americans don't identify as "100% heterosexual". Asked to rank themselves from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual) on the Kinsey Scale, 78% of respondents said they were completely heterosexual with 4% saying they were completely homosexual and 16% saying they fall somewhere in between. The American findings come a week after YouGov published the results of a similar study in the UK, which found that half of young Brits said they didn't identify as "100% heterosexual" - click here to find out more. 650px X 150px ATTITUDE TV BANNER More stories: Caitlyn Jenner could be charged with manslaughter In pics: The best bits of the Warwick Rowers new trailer