Gays and older brothers  

redmustang91 58M  
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3/13/2006 7:56 am

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3/14/2006 9:01 am

Gays and older brothers


Watched a fascinating show about gays and new research. One pair of identical twins had one straight and one gay! Another study showed in home movies of young children gay tendencies where there in under ten year olds. The most feminine girls grew up to be straight and the butch girls turned into lesbians. Same for the boys, with macho boys becoming straight adults and feminine boys being gay.

But the most interesting finding was about gays and older brothers. The more older brothers one has, the more likely the younger brother will be gay! One theory is that males are foreign to the woman and she makes antibodies which affect the hormonal balance in the uterus! Biology is destiny.

Homosexuality in men and number of older brothers

R Blanchard and AF Bogaert
Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

OBJECTIVE: This study investigated whether homosexual men have a higher mean birth order than heterosexual men primarily because they have more older brothers or because they have more older siblings of both sexes. METHOD: For the main analyses, 302 heterosexual men were individually matched on year of birth with an equal number of heterosexual men. Each completed a self administered, anonymous questionnaire concerning family background and other biodemographic information. RESULTS: Logistic regression analysis showed that homosexuality was positively correlated with the proband's number of older brothers but not with older sisters, younger brothers, younger sisters, or parental age at the time of the proband's birth. Each additional older brother increased the odds of homosexuality by 33%. CONCLUSIONS: These results restrict the range of possible theories of the birth order phenomenon to those that can explain not only why older brothers increase the probability of homosexuality in later-born males but also why older sisters neither enhance this effect nor counteract it.

redmustang91 58M  
8917 posts
3/13/2006 8:00 am

One interesting issue is whether having older brothers n the home encourages gayness. So the study would need to take younger brothers who were reared apart in a family with adopted parents with no older brothers present to see if the hormonal balance in the uterus or environmental factors in the family played a bigger role.


redmustang91 58M  
8917 posts
3/14/2006 9:01 am

Well I have considered the possibility of bi-sex in a MFM threesome. But I would be playing along just to be able to have sex with the female! I think I am pretty straight!


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