> Finger length may be an indication of sexual orientation, a controversial
> study has shown.
> Scientists from California found that lesbian women have a greater difference
> in length between their ring finger and index finger than straight women do.
> The same pattern was also found for homosexual men - but only when the
> researchers looked at those males that had several older brothers.
> The scientists from the University of California at Berkeley were testing a
> theory that higher levels of androgen - male sex hormones - in the womb
> influence both finger length and sexual orientation.
> Womb 'memory'
> "We think it is inescapable that the mother's body is remembering how many
> sons she has carried before, and somehow she is then increasing the amount of
> androgen that each subsequent son sees before birth. So the fascinating
> questions are: where is the memory being stored in the mother's body and what
> is she doing to change amount of androgen that each subsequent son sees."
This is great research. It helps explain why the older sons have a greater
tendency toward Alpha type behavior, and why younger sons tend to get the moniker
'momma's boy', which is also associated with 'being gay', at least as far as
school age children are concerned. The only question is: do younger sons have a
greater tendency to be gay or not?
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