Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains  
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20499 posts, RR: 62
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

One can now only wonder why lavender is so popular in perfumes for women. It certainly isn't going to get them laid anytime soon if this article is correct.

Study Looks At Differences In Gay, Straight Brains

(And why no lesbians in their control group? I find that strange.)


International Homo of Mystery
12 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Well... I guess the real question is how much longer will the Evangelicals continue to espouse that sexual preference is a choice "to turn away from God?" Hopefully we can deep-six that religious conviction masquerading as bigotry.



User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1191 times:



Here's a diagram of my brain. Am I gay?

Signed,
CaptOveur


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

(And why no lesbians in their control group? I find that strange.)

Lesbians wouldnt be a control group in this scenario.
Plus, one reason it may have been limited to gay men is to remove the added factor of gender from the equation.


User currently offlinePacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

Interesting article. Regardless of the merits of the findings, in discussion with my straight female friends it seems that there is no difference between a lying cheating bastard who has sex with women or a lying cheating bastard who has sex with men.

User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

"The brains of homosexual men respond more like those of women when reacting to a chemical derived from the male sex hormone, new evidence of physical differences related to sexual orientation."

Just how does one respond to such a 'discovery'? Only the word "duh" comes to mind.

Quoting PacificWestern (Reply 4):
Regardless of the merits of the findings, in discussion with my straight female friends it seems that there is no difference between a lying cheating bastard who has sex with women or a lying cheating bastard who has sex with men.

ROFL!


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 1):
Hopefully we can deep-six that religious conviction masquerading as bigotry.

In the immortal words of Willy Wonka:
"Strike that, reverse it!"


User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

"These chemicals are thought to be pheromones, molecules known to trigger responses such as defense and sex in many animals."

It'd be interesting to know how the straight guys reacted to the same kind of stimulation. In any case, this is another interesting argument supporting the use of sexual orientation over the sexual preference mantra.


User currently offlineSRQCrosscheck From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

New York Times article says that the scientist didn't include lesbians in the report because their brain responses were more complicated than the other three groups'. Hmm... that seems really important to discuss/could blow a whole in the study!

Anyway, the scientist herself says that this study is clearly not conclusive as to whether or not the pattern causes homosexuality in men, or is a response to their homosexuality. This isn't what's being tested at all -- it's really just an observation of brain function. Also important to note is that the concentration of pheromone/scent used was much higher than in the air/in cologne naturally.

I do believe though that sexual orientation is innate -- not a choice like mumbo-jumbo fundamentalists want to believe (and I'm Catholic -- albeit a liberal one).

-Doug

[Edited 2005-05-10 02:17:53]

User currently offlineSRQCrosscheck From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Gay and Straight Men React Differently to Sexual Odors

Oops, the above link went to the second page of the article. And if this doesn't work for you, the article is near the top in the headlines on NYTimes.com
-Doug


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20499 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

Now then, this could be a new use for the "smell cannon", virtual reality peep show booths! Along with dropping your dollars into the movie selector, you could get sprayed with a human pheromone that only you could smell. I could make millions.

Smell cannon targets virtual reality users



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineVHXLR8 From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 500 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

I seem to recall that there was a study done into the the brains of gay and straight men sometime in the 1970s. I'm not sure of the exact details (I could dig them up but I really can't be bothered), but I'm pretty sure it was just to see if there was in fact any physiological differences.
Damn, why can't people just live and let live!!!! Some dudes like chicks, others like dudes. Some chicks like dudes, others like chicks. It's not that hard to deal with!!


User currently offlineLekohawk From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Quoting PacificWestern (Reply 4):
Regardless of the merits of the findings, in discussion with my straight female friends it seems that there is no difference between a lying cheating bastard who has sex with women or a lying cheating bastard who has sex with men.

LMAO

I'll back that up with my gay male opinion:

Lying cheating bastards, straight or gay, are still lying and cheating, and that makes them bastards. Those bastards.  Smile



If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
This Bi/Gay/Straight Thing....is... posted Sun Mar 5 2006 06:45:47 by Wardialer
Favorite Porn? (gay/straight/bi/whatever) posted Wed Feb 2 2005 07:15:34 by STLGph
Gay/Straight...Who Cares? posted Thu May 16 2002 21:56:25 by Canadi>nBoy
Gay/Bi/Straight? (Part 3) posted Tue Feb 7 2006 17:52:45 by Motif1
Gay/Bi/Straight? (Part 2) posted Tue Jan 24 2006 20:39:07 by FlyAUA
Reparative Therapy- Gay To Straight- Thoughts? posted Thu Dec 2 2004 17:15:02 by SKYSERVICE_330
How A Straight Person Deals With A Gay Friend posted Sat Oct 30 2004 22:53:53 by Teahan
Straight Plan For The Gay Man... Hilarious! posted Tue Feb 24 2004 07:02:11 by Jcs17
Straight Plan For The Gay Man: New Reality Show posted Thu Feb 12 2004 16:03:55 by ConcordeBoy
Airplane Director Takes On Iraq Study Group Report posted Tue Dec 19 2006 19:33:12 by RJpieces
The Gay/Bi/Straight 2007 Thread posted Fri Apr 13 2007 17:35:02 by ManuCH
Reparative Therapy- Gay To Straight- Thoughts? posted Thu Dec 2 2004 17:15:02 by SKYSERVICE_330
How A Straight Person Deals With A Gay Friend posted Sat Oct 30 2004 22:53:53 by Teahan
Straight Plan For The Gay Man... Hilarious! posted Tue Feb 24 2004 07:02:11 by Jcs17
Straight Plan For The Gay Man: New Reality Show posted Thu Feb 12 2004 16:03:55 by ConcordeBoy
Doogie Howser Clip: Vinnie's Gay Roommate! posted Sat May 12 2012 13:41:25 by Ps76