Self-identified butch lesbians had significantly smaller (more male-like) FLRs than women who self-identify as femme.
Of course, correlation does not imply causation.
Because prenatal hormones may also influence sexual orientation, we asked whether gay men and women could have FLRs that differ from heterosexuals.
This suggests that prenatal hormones, like testosterone, influence sexual orientation in women.We entered the participants questionnaire answers and finger length measurements into a spreadsheet.Contrary to our expectations, gay men did not have more female-like FLRs.A AAA ABN ABS ABU AD adhd adsl aivd amar AMvB ANG ANP ansi anvr ANW anwb AOV AOW AOb API APV arab ards arob ARP ascii asfa asic ATB AVI awacs awbz Aa Aad Aafje Aafke Aaftink Aagje Aaigem Aaij Aaks Aalbeke Aalbers Aalberts.A4 Aagje aagt aagtappel aagtappels aagten aai aaide aaiden aaien aaiing aaiingen aait aaitje aaitjes aak aal aalbes aalbessen aalbessengelei aalbessenjam aalbessenjenever aalbessensap aalbessenstruik Aalburg aalfuik aalfuiken aalgeer aalgeren aalglad aalgladde aalkorf aalkorven aalkuip aalkuipen aalmoes aalmoezen aalmoezenier aalmoezeniers aalmoezenierskamer aalmoezenierskamers aalpomp aalpompen aalput aalputten.Perhaps (we imagined) the FLRs of gay men are more female-like, reflecting lower testosterone levels.It is possible that being gay caused the brain nucleus to be smaller, rather than the brain nucleus causing men to be gay.It has been known since 1800s that males, including children, tend to have a shorter index finger relative to their ring finger, compared with females.After all, no one believes you can choose your FLR, yet live sex cam sex it is correlated with sexual orientation just the same.These findings also point to prenatal hormone exposure as being key to understanding how and why some are gay and some are straight.In part to avoid these complexities, my colleagues and I instead examined whether finger length ratio (FLR) is correlated with sexual orientation.Scientists interested in sexual orientation often turn to the brain in order to understand why some people are gay.And since the sex difference in FLR is present in children, this is an important clue that prenatal hormones like testosterone and estrogen influence the FLR.While our studies cannot answer the question why people are gay or straight, they do argue against the idea that one can choose their sexual orientation.
Drawings of two hands exemplifying a male- and female-typical FLR.It gay a salvador de chat uol is also possible that inborn influences as well as gay-typical experience influence this brain nucleus.For example, neuroscientist Simon LeVay found that a brain nucleus in the hypothalamus is smaller in gay men compared with non-gay men a correlation between brain structure and behavior.This suggests that prenatal hormones influence variation among gay women.Arrows indicate how fingers were measured: From the bottom-most crease of each finger to its tip.The main advantage of FLR measurements over brain studies is that FLR is very unlikely to be affected by experience, gay or straight.
Researchers expect to find a relationship or correlation between sexual orientation and brain structure.
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