Psychologists at the University of Toronto and Tufts conducted a new study that shows women who are close to their ovulation period can tell the difference between heterosexual and homosexual men. Researchers think that the thought of romance helps guide the woman to a natural mate (which might explain why female gaydar also improved slightly after women read a romantic story). How did scientists unlock this helpful feminine social skill?
They showed forty women 80 images of men, half gay and half straight, and told them to intuitively declare each man’s sexual orientation. Women who were closer to their fetilization period made the most accurate guesses.
Researchers tried another experiment using womens’ faces instead of mens, but found no relationship between fetility and accuracy in detecting lesbians. This study only included female participants who weren’t taking any contraception.
So if you’re a closeted gay man who wants to fly beneath the radar, make sure your female acquaintances are all on the pill.