Of all the bodily secretions that can be studied to determine genetic details, one of the least sexy ones we can think of may provide insight into sexual orientation.
Scientists at Philadelphia’s Monell Center are claiming that earwax can actually prove whether or not someone is gay, among other genetic details.
If you’re now thinking about ways to snag the leftover Q-tips of that hot guy who pings your gaydar at the gym to run some tests, read on.
Organic chemist and senior author of the study George Preti is convinced that the gunk that builds up in your ears actually contains a wealth of genetic material that can be used to prove all sorts of things, not just your gayness.
“Our previous research has shown that underarm odors can convey a great deal of information about an individual, including personal identity, gender, sexual orientation, and health status. We think it possible that earwax may contain similar information.”
Head on over to The Daily Mail to read all the gory details about the different types of earwax and even some differences in the earwax that can be used to identify ethnicity.
As for us, we’ll continue to be fascinated, kinda grossed out, and wondering which bodily secretion we’ll be outed by next.