Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Why we girls love gay guys so much

I am escaping the city tomorrow for an extendo-weekend to my friend's beach house. He is an awesome water skier and is going to teach me how to do it. He used to shake it on the runway as a Versace model. Not only is he luscious, athletic, and not to mention a brilliant scientist, he is also hilarious -- in other words, the Perfect Man.

Unfortunately for me, he is gay.

Yesterday a story hit the paper about how gay men's brains are similar to straight women's brains. Which explains why I am such a fag hag.

The paper was first published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. but it's in all the newspapers now, first reported by the L.A. Times.

The brains of gay men resemble those of straight women, according to research published today that provides more evidence of the role of biology in sexual orientation.

Using brain-scanning equipment, researchers said they discovered similarities in the brain circuits that deal with language, perhaps explaining why homosexual men tend to outperform straight men on verbal skills tests -- as do heterosexual women.

The area of the brain that processes emotions also looked much the same in gay men and straight women -- and both groups have higher rates of depressive disorders than heterosexual men, researchers said.

The study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, however, found that the brain similarities were not as close in the case of gay women and straight men.

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