First, the statistics: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released startling new data on the HIV/AIDS epidemic that is sweeping the black community.
The data released by the Atlanta-based CDC shows that the south has the highest number of black people living with HIV, according to CBS46.
According to the CDC, one in 2 gay black men in the south is infected with the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome).
Black men (and women) have overtaken white gay males as the population most at risk for contracting HIV infections.
There is an increase in the numbers of straight women who are knowingly dating gay or bisexual men.
The numbers are sobering: black women are second only to gay men as the category with the highest HIV contractions.
Why are so many black women and women of color dating or marrying bisexual and gay men?
According to Psychology Today, most women who fall for gay men are insecure and seeking a relationship where they are emotionally attracted to the man rather than sexually attracted to him.
These types of relationships -- where Dopamine or "instant chemistry" is not the initiating factor -- tends to be more satisfying and last longer than traditional heterosexual relationships.
So there you have it. Now you know why your girlfriends are attracted to feminine men. I hope this helps explain why celebrities such as Blac Chyna, Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton, Kim Kardashian, and others are emotionally attracted to bi and gay men.
An earlier version of this post was edited to correct the following: "One in 2 gay black men in the south is infected with the virus that causes AIDS."