TTT Quiz Answers

21 05 2008

 Ok, you guys didn’t do so hot on the quiz. That’s ok though. It is kind of a dumb quiz and there really is no real scientific evidence to back any of this up. I was talking to Chili about it last night and I pretty much said to her that I felt like they (people who research these kind of things) find all kinds of similarities in a group of people but they can’t really explain what it’s all about. I think this is the case with this quiz. Anyway, here you go;

1. 10 to 12 percent of men are gay? False – 2-6 % are.

2. Gay men have longer, thicker penises than straight men, on average? True

3. As children, most gay men display gender-bending behavior, like dressing up in their sisters’ clothes or playing with dolls? True

4. In general, gay men are worse than straight men at certain cognitive skills, like reading maps, spatial orientation, finding missing objects, and packing trunks? True

5. Lesbians are better than straight women at certain spatial navigational, and language tasks? True

6. Men with the most masculine voices tend to be straight? False. The voices rated as most masculine are those of gay men (and the most feminine are those of lesbians).

7. Gay men often have distant fathers, suggesting that levels of childhood affection have an effect on sexual orientation? False. Though some fathers may have become distant in reaction to childhood gender nonconformity of boys who are born gay.

8. The more older brothers you have, the more likely you are to be gay? True.

9. Sexual orientation correlates with whether you are right or left-handed? True. Homosexuals are 39% more likely to be left-handed or ambidextrous.

10. The ratio of the lengths of the second to fourth finger predicts sexual orientation? True.

 In my opinion, #1 is a very low number and #6 is total bullshit. #8 they think is because when a chick is pregnant with a boy, her body thinks it is a foreign object and attacks it with antibodies thereby feminizing it. The more boys a chick has, the better she becomes at firing off those antibodies. #10 is totally true. All of my queer friends have longer ring fingers. Weird.

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4 responses

21 05 2008
mrschili

I totally failed this quiz. It all seemed pretty baseless and stereotypical to me (gay boys have distant fathers? Come on…) and I guessed on most of the questions. I do have to say, though, that my inner perfectionist is mad that I failed….

21 05 2008
Kizz

Some of it is all about how the information is phrased too. Like for #3 most gay men display that behavior but it’s entirely possible that most straight men do TOO. They didn’t ask!

And about #2, are you asking or measuring? If you’re just asking any group of men you’re likely to get a rating of “Oh, hell yes, longer, thicker, more powerful than anybody I’ve ever met. It’s a curse.”

I wonder whether the spatial orientation and directions questions have something to do with levels of hormones but I also wonder how this was “scientifically” tested.

Interesting stuff to think about. Like what the hell is up with the ring finger thing?

21 05 2008
Pearl

#2 What a waste of a big dick !

#6 IS BS

peep peep

23 05 2008
saintseester

Hmmm. My (gay) dad had a very masculine voice, but now I wish I could remember what his hands looked like. That ring finger thing has me intrigued.

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