Natsal-1 (1990-1991) indicated that less than 4% of women had had a sexual experience with another woman, while Natsal-2 (1999-2001) showed an increase in sexual freedom (sexual intercourse with a person of the same sex being increased to 10%).
Today Natsal-3 reveals that 16% of women aged 16 to 44 living in the UK have had a sexual experience with another woman.
The report also shows that women are more liberated and are more likely to have experience with a same-sex partner than men.
Natsal-3 also adds that half of them (8%) reported having had experience with a same-sex genital contact which is better than before (Natsal-1 = 2% and Natsal-2 = 5%).
Finally, not surprisingly, Natsal-3 shows that the younger they are, the more they are tempted by the experience:
65-74: they are 3%
and it's almost the same percentage between 16 and 24, as they represent 19%.
Women openly bisexual, meanwhile, has changed. There are more women aged 45-64 years who now identify as bisexual.
15.162 men and women aged 16-74 years were interviewed between September 2010 and August 2012 for this study. See all results Natsal-1 Natsal-3 with all the graphics that illustrate what they found here: The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.