AeroWesty
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Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 7:04 am

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.)
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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 7:10 am

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.

 
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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 7:10 am



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

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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 7:51 am

(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.
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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 8:06 am

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.
 
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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 8:27 am

"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!
 
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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 8:41 am

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!"
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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 9:04 am

"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.
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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 9:11 am

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]
 
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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 9:16 am

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
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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 9:37 am

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.

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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 6:33 pm

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.
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RE: Study Compares Gay/Straight Brains

Tue May 10, 2005 6:50 pm

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
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