Ladies Have Better Gaydar When Ovulating

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.

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  • Jeffree

    The lesson that Cosmo & other womens’ magazines will pull from this study? Ladies, when you go hit the bars looking for men to bed, make sure one of your posse is close to her period.

    That pre-flow amiga can weed out the sensitive-but-randy EMO dudes from the wiley guys-who-like-guys. If u want to get some, you know who to go after. If you just want cuddles & a delicious breakfast, you’ll still find your man.


  • SuperCat

    Well if they are ovulating that means their body is ready to get pregnant and a gay man isn’t going to help with that. Must be instinct.

  • zintheth

    When I saw the title of this article, I assumed it meant lesbians identifying other lesbians… though I guess it should apply as well.

  • Jeffree

    @zineth: Yeah, but looks like no one’s studying to see if str8 guys can tell when a woman is ovulating. That would be useful to the frat-pack!

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