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But Do They Ask For Directions?

This is interesting (and no doubt confounding to those who continue to deny that homosexuality is inborn). Gay men tend to read maps more like women.

Gay men employ the same strategies for navigating as women - using landmarks to find their way around - a new study suggests.

But they also use the strategies typically used by straight men, such as using compass directions and distances. In contrast, gay women read maps just like straight women, reveals the study of 80 heterosexual and homosexual men and women.

Don't tell the faculty at Harvard--Nancy Hopkins might have to hie to her fainting couch again.

Posted by Rand Simberg at February 28, 2005 11:49 AM
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Does that mean that Bi-sexual men read maps like men but are willing to stop and ask for directions? Or do Bi-sexual men read maps like women and are not willing to ask for directions?

Who knows what direction this issue will take.

The really amazing thing for me is that someone had the ability to get a grant to do this research in the first place.

Posted by Steve at February 28, 2005 12:53 PM

"hie to her fainting couch" was probably the best line I've read all day. Perhaps there is a longitudinal study of the the presene of the vapors in female Harvard faculty you're not sharing with us? ;)

Posted by Rick at February 28, 2005 08:06 PM

OK, to give you more insight than you probably wanted, the trick is never to let a bottom navigate :)

Posted by Kevin Parkin at February 28, 2005 10:04 PM

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