Study Casts Doubt on 'Lesbian Until Graduation' Trend

March 18, 2011

For years, it has been widely believed that many female college students experiment with lesbian relationships -- and the view has been so widely held that there is even a term for the behavior: "lesbian until graduation" or LUG. But a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that college-educated women aged 22 to 44 are less likely than women in the same age group without a high school degree to have had a same-sex experience, 10 percent vs. 15 percent, The New York Times reported.. “It’s definitely a ‘huh’ situation, because it goes counter to popular perceptions,” Kaaren Williamsen, director of Carleton College’s gender and sexuality center, told the Times.

+ -

Expand commentsHide comments  —   Join the conversation!

Opinions on Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U

Back to Top