Pupil Dilation Can Determine Sexual Orientation

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“With this new technology we are able to explore sexual orientation of people who would never participate in a study on genital arousal, such as people from traditional cultures. This will give us a much better understanding how sexuality is expressed across the planet.”

“In fact, not even a division into ‘straight,’ ‘bi,’ and ‘gay’ tells the full story. Men who identity as ‘mostly straight’ really exist both in their identity and their pupil response; they are more aroused to males than straight men, but much less so than both bisexual and gay men,” Savin-Williams said.

It’s easy to leap to a dystopian future where people are screened for sexual orientation. On the other hand we’re happy to see people talking about the male sexual spectrum and making the case for male sexual fluidity. Hooray Science! Boo Bigots!

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