A study of 2,500 gay and bisexual men claims that almost three-quarters of them would refuse an advance in medicine that could change their sexuality to heterosexual.
Dating website Mancentral.com conducted the study earlier this year, based on a Matrix-style concept.
Whilst 26% of those surveyed admitted that they would take a ‘straight pill’, if such existed, almost three times as many men (74%) had no desire to alter their sexual preference.
Surprisingly, males aged between 18-24 were the most likely to take a pill to change their orientation (37%) - a number which gradually fell to just 13% of those aged 51-60.
The survey also found that 38% of closeted men would accept the altering drug, while only 66% of bisexual men and 54% of bi-curious males would refuse such an advance in medicine.
Lee Martin, a spokesman for the site, explained the reasons for conducting the research: “In recent years, there have been reports of members of the LGBT community seeking to ‘cure’ themselves through various religious and questionably medical means.
"Whilst we strongly believe that sexuality is innate, and therefore not something that can or should be ‘cured’, we felt the research would enable the LGBT community to recognise the importance of self-acceptance alongside wider social acceptance.”