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Older Brothers

  • Ckfeezy Posts: 2112
    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    So a good friend of mine was telling me how if you have older brothers you are statistically more likely to be a gay. So I looked it up and it turns out he was right. I have two older brothers and I am the youngest of the males in my family and I found this kinda interesting.

    So I'm just wondering does anyone else here on RJ have any older brothers?
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 7:43 AM GMT
    My mom had three sons. I'm the youngest. The middle one died when he was baby, so it's just me and my older brother who are left. And yet, I'm the gay one.
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 7:45 AM GMT
    I have an older brother.
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 7:48 AM GMT
    Doesn't this "theory" only apply to consecutive brothers, though? I think I recall reading that any sister in between tosses the odds back to 50|50.
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 7:53 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidDoesn't this "theory" only apply to consecutive brothers, though? I think I recall reading that any sister in between tosses the odds back to 50|50.

    Wouldn't it be 10/90 cause 1 out of 10 guys is typically gay according to statistics
  • Webster666 Posts: 8831
    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 7:57 AM GMT
    1/2 sister
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 7:57 AM GMT
    I have 2 older bros as well

    What if genetically speaking, evolution doesn't need a straight male to procreate once a woman has already birthed a male?
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 7:57 AM GMT
    smthjock saidI have 2 older bros as well

    What if genetically speaking, evolution doesn't need a straight male to procreate once a woman has already birthed a male?


    Intriguing thought!
  • Ckfeezy Posts: 2112
    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 8:13 AM GMT

    check out 1:51
    (also a really cool video)
  • thatJackalGuy Posts: 1143
    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 12:32 PM GMT
    I also have two older brothers and I am the youngest son. Hmm...
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 12:37 PM GMT
    One brother, older, identifies as straight (although I disagree, as I caught him jacking off with one of his friends back in high school).
  • Karnage Posts: 704
    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 12:41 PM GMT
    I have one younger brother, but he's gay too, so I guess that doesn't really help either way...

    The theory I've heard behind why this is true has to do with hormones in the womb. When a woman is pregnant with a boy, her body is not very happy about the excess testosterone in her. The more boys a woman has, the more her body learns how to combat the testosterone with more estrogen. This would imply that homosexuality could be caused by hormone levels in the womb. Again, this is just a theory - not sure if I agree with it completely, but it does seem to make sense.
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 12:45 PM GMT
    smthjock saidI have 2 older bros as well

    What if genetically speaking, evolution doesn't need a straight male to procreate once a woman has already birthed a male?


    Technically, evolution doesn't need anything--evolution just is. There is no end goal that evolution is working towards.
  • beaujangle Posts: 1479
    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 12:49 PM GMT
    Nah, I have three sistsers; I was told it was the opposite ie. I had too much of feminine influence around me while growing up!
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 12:56 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidDoesn't this "theory" only apply to consecutive brothers, though? I think I recall reading that any sister in between tosses the odds back to 50|50.


    No, the theory goes that your mom's body sees a male baby as foreign (because she's female) so works up an immunity the more boys that she has. Her body wouldn't forget this if she had a girl between boys. For each older brother you have, the chances of your being gay rises 30%.

    There's a really good UK special that has John Barrowman searching for the reason why he's gay. The part about brothers is about halfway into this clip.



    I have one older brother myself but my mom was hoping I'd be a girl. lol I grew up down the street from a Mormon family that had six sons. Makes me wonder...

  • Matty_ZA_89 Posts: 17
    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 1:07 PM GMT
    I have one older brother and one younger - both of them are straight
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 1:07 PM GMT
    I have two older brothers. Interesting for sure.
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 1:11 PM GMT
    I have brothers and I am the youngest.

    I never heard of this before, but it holds true in my case
  • buckled Posts: 165
    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 1:14 PM GMT
    I have 3 older brothers.. however, only one of them is from my Mom... other two are from my Dad. So based on the womb theory I guess I just have one that would have impacted my sexuality.

    Heard this before though.. very interesting.
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 1:17 PM GMT
    one older brother and sister

    However my boyfriend is the eldest of three and he's gay but the other two are straight...

    Hmmmm.
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 1:20 PM GMT

    I had read that being the youngest correlated with the increased chances of being a gay male......for females it was tied to being the oldest.

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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
    two older brother here

    my former bf had two older brother too

    coincidence???
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
    Two older brothers here.
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 1:27 PM GMT
    Older brothers here, no sisters.
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    QUOTE Dec 20, 2011 1:33 PM GMT
    i've got older and younger sisters, no bros.