For other girls — those on their way to coming out as lesbians, or just discovering their orientation themselves — girl-girl kissing, particularly in a party setting, provides a safe and comfortable glide path in what can often be a rocky transition. Unchecked sexual adventurism — whether straight, gay or both — is never a safe or wise way to go. But I was so nervous, I drank too much and yelled at him about feminism and climate change. With women, it was more like one in four. Late one night, about six months after I'd joined, I was idly scrolling through the app when a photo of an extremely hot couple 'looking for another girl for fun' caught my eye. The break-up was excruciating - I loved him very much - but necessary. A previous version of the story wrongly attributed the study the American Anthropolgical Association. With men, I was lucky to swipe right once every 40 photos. See a photogallery of the visual history of the gay rights movement Sociology professor Verta Taylor, of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her colleague, Leila J. Girl-girl kissing is not new, anymore than boy-girl or boy-boy — or any of the other mix-and-match combinations of genders and numbers in which sexually charged human beings can find themselves. When I told my sister, she insisted I try again. It makes them more comfortable [in public] because other people are experiencing pleasure from them. Osama Bin Laden as Doting Granddad? It was a strange, comforting way to get back in the game; swiping through pictures of guys without having to engage with any, until I felt ready.