Scientists Find More Evidence That Gay Men, On Average, Are Shorter Than Straight Men

Scientists Find More Evidence That Gay Men, On Average, Are Shorter Than Straight Men

Earlier this year, a study published in the Journal of Sex Research reported that gay men, on average, tend to be shorter than their heterosexual counterparts (click here to read a summary of the findings). This study had an important limitation, though, in that it wasn’t based on nationally representative data. Because all participants were either college students or attendees at an LGBT pride event, some concern was raised about how reliable the findings might be.

A new study that just appeared in the Archives of Sexual Behavior would appear to put this concern to rest. In it, the same group of researchers successfully replicated their height finding in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults.

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Study: Gay Men are Shorter on Average Compared to Straight Men

Study: Gay Men are Shorter on Average Compared to Straight Men

In recent years, scientists have found that sexual orientation is related to a wide range of physical features. Among other things, studies have reported that sexual orientation is linked to facial symmetryfinger length ratios (specifically, the length of the second digit compared to the fourth digit), as well as which hand is dominant. A new study published in the Journal of Sex Research suggests that height is one additional physical feature we should add to this growing list, at least for men.

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Can You Tell Whether A Woman Is Likely To Orgasm Based On The Shape Of Her Lips?

Some women have a more difficult time reaching orgasm than others during sexual intercourse. As a result, sexual scientists have begun looking for biological markers associated with a greater likelihood of orgasm in an attempt to better understand the origins of female sexual pleasure. One such marker appears to be the distance between a woman’s clitoris and vaginal opening. Research has found that the closer the clitoris sits to the vaginal opening, the greater the odds a woman will reach orgasm during sex. This makes sense, given that such placement probably allows a greater degree of clitoral stimulation. However, scientists have found some other less obvious markers of female orgasm, and one of those features resides on a woman’s face.
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