Science of gay sex appeal???

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    Feb 13, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    So I just got done watching some very fascinating stuff on the DiscoveryNetworks Youtube channel; It was a series of videos called "The Science of sex Appeal". I found it very informative and thought provoking. But the whole time i was watching i couldnt help but notice how it was all about how "a mans brain is wired to pick up on a woman's this", and " a woman's nose if superb at picking up on a mans blank". And there was all this very interesting data and demonstrations to back up the conclusions they were presenting.

    So being the curious person I am, I started to search around to see if there was anything similar describing mens attraction to men on a bioligical, scientific level like they were doing with heterosexuals. But searching google i found nothing but copious amounts of sites and info for "dealing with your unwanted homosexual attractions etc".

    Getting to the point here; I'm wondering is there any research, documentary, or what ever into the "Science of gay sex appeal", with the same level of credibility as the one created by the discoverynetworks?



    Below are just a couple of the links to the videos i was watching:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK6d7vrN17U

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qfMNES8gEk
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    Feb 14, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    Try looking through academic journals and online databases... You'll have a hard time finding something reliable and scientific through Google.

    There is plenty out there on same-sex attractions.

    At my university, a genetics professor basically turned some fruit flies gay by introducing certain hormones during their developmental stage.
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    Feb 14, 2010 5:07 AM GMT
    There are studies on this. This one is the 'most famous':

    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2008/06/13/0801566105.abstract

    Briefly: The amygdala (part of the brain responsible for emotion and memory retention) in gay men is more like that of heterosexual women. No noted structural similarities between gay women and straight men.
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    Feb 14, 2010 7:24 AM GMT
    Thanks guys!
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    Feb 14, 2010 7:54 AM GMT
    GreenEyedGuy79 saidThere are studies on this. This one is the 'most famous':

    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2008/06/13/0801566105.abstract

    Briefly: The amygdala (part of the brain responsible for emotion and memory retention) in gay men is more like that of heterosexual women. No noted structural similarities between gay women and straight men.


    Additionally, this
    http://www.pnas.org/content/89/15/7199.abstract

    is similar to the findings in certain animals as well.. i believe it was in sheep, not too sure though..

    nice post OP...