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April 21, 2011 4:35 PM Subscribe
What scientific research has been done on the science of gay attraction and sexuality?
posted by herbplarfegan to science & nature (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I watched a 60min. "Science of Attraction" doc on Netflix-- from Nova or The History Channel or something-- about how (heterosexual) attraction is wired into the brain, mostly in relation to procreation.
It discussed and documented experiments concerning pheromones, waist-to-hip ratio, pitch of female's voice during ovulation, and other sub-conscious cues related to (heterosexual) attraction and.. mating, essentially.
Over the next few days, I found it really interesting to notice that it seemed to ring true really well on a handful of specific points. Then I realized that it succeeded in doing so for me because it spoke explicitly, and exclusively, to my background on the matter.
Have the scientists gotten around to explaining much about same-sex attraction and sexuality from a biological standpoint, or are we not there yet?
Googlewebz can't tell what I'm asking for.