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Fingering Hormonal Influence

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Science and sexuality meet again in today’s Times, where journo Anjana Ahuja offers new angles to old legends:

Your fingers can point to many things – and not just physically. Scientists have discovered that people whose index finger is shorter than their ring finger run an elevated risk of getting osteoarthritis. The finding strengthens the curious biological importance that this index finger/ring finger ratio (known as 2D:4D) has on our lives. It has previously been associated with hormone levels, athletic prowess and sexual orientation.

Lesbians are more likely to sport a “male” ratio than straight women, which supports the idea that sexual orientation is shaped by hormonal exposure in the womb.

In other vagina-related news, Sherri Shepherd and Star Jones will participate in an all-black production of The Vagina Monologues. And another gay man was just born…

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jan 8, 2008
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  • 3 Comments
    • Jimmy
      Jimmy

      Oh, now it all makes sense. Whew!

      Jan 8, 2008 at 3:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • thegayrecluse
      thegayrecluse

      Any time I read about another “scientific” study about gay people, I have to wonder how anyone can give or take this stuff with a straight face, considering that 99.9 percent of “gay” sex happens between people who would never admit it, let alone participate in a study. Just ask Larry Craig. For more on some of the stupidest “studies” of last year:

      http://thegayrecluse.com/2007/12/29/on-the-2007-awards-for-scientific-research-used-to-perpetuate-gay-stereotypes/

      Jan 8, 2008 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ash
      Ash

      It’d be nice if you included a link to the article…

      Jan 9, 2008 at 2:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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