The more older brothers a boy has, the more likely he is to be homosexual, according to researchers at the University of Toronto. The study claims that roughly one in seven gay men may owe his sexual orientation to the fact he has older brothers. 

Using statistical analysis, the team evaluated data regarding siblings of 302 homosexual men and 302 heterosexual men. About 15% of gay men appeared to have had their sexual orientation influenced by the phenomena...

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Do you believe the results of this study are correct, and one in seven gay men are gay because they have older brothers?
The more older brothers a boy has, the more likely he is to be homosexual, according to researchers at the University of Toronto. The study claims that roughly one in seven gay men may owe his sexual orientation to the fact he has older brothers.

Using statistical analysis, the team evaluated data regarding siblings of 302 homosexual men and 302 heterosexual men. About 15% of gay men appeared to have had their sexual orientation influenced by the phenomena...

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19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/27/03 - 8:32:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
The study says that 1 in 7 have older brothers? Or that 1 in 7 actually attribute their orientation to having had older brothers?
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/27/03 - 8:32:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
...I would be very surprised if this study actually meant anything. Lots of people have older brothers. Some of them are gay.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/27/03 - 8:40:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nah, I don't buy it.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/27/03 - 8:42:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
the results they are claiming make no sense with the 'data' they provided. i don't understand how they came to these conclusions even after looking at the link.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/27/03 - 8:42:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm kinda confussed i'm with pfer... i'm not sure what it is saying.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 3/28/03 - 6:59:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
if you have 2.5 older brothers, you have a higher chance of being a butt pirate... social influence again... but do I believe it, I am not sure.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 3/28/03 - 7:03:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
This question calls for an expert--where's Jayy18 when you need him?
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 3/28/03 - 7:04:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, CowDung, an expert on nonsensical, distorted studies...You said it. Excuse my French but I think this is total bullsh*t.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 3/28/03 - 8:08:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
The truth is that older brothers hog the tv remote, preventing the younger brothers from watching tv freely and being brainwashed by the heterocentric media.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/22/03 - 6:11:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm gay and I had an older sister.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/22/03 - 6:39:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
So what are the chances of a guy being straight if he has an older sister?
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/23/03 - 5:52:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
It sounds like total BS.
19 yrs ago - Saturday 5/3/03 - 6:42:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
thats because it IS total bs, werebear. my god if they say its because they had brothers then they're making up an excuse. it has to do with hormones, and even if it didn't- would that mean they thought of their brothers in a sexual way!?
19 yrs ago - Thursday 5/8/03 - 7:06:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
I had a older brother and a younger sister, so I should be just perfect. sounds like a crazy study to me, proving nothing.
19 yrs ago - Thursday 5/8/03 - 7:22:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
I never put I claims behind pure empirical "research", so I'd rather see an explaniton for this phenomena.
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/13/03 - 7:21:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's complete bollocks.
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/13/03 - 8:05:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
so its saying 1 in 7 for guys that already have an older brother(s)? I dont believe it...this sounds bunk.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/20/03 - 7:48:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
All the gay guys I know have younger sisters. Go figure. This study is bs.
18 yrs ago - Monday 5/10/04 - 12:53:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
i agree with ashtraygirl...
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/18/04 - 2:06:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I read that too in school but I don't believe it.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/17/04 - 9:32:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
i would have to say no. im the oldest in my family..i have a younger sister and a younger brother. i dont think this theory holds up.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/30/04 - 3:31:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
i know a lot more gay guys who are an older brother or have an older sister, that seems way more common...
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/30/04 - 3:42:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
hmm can anyone else smell that.... i know what that smell is its Bull poo.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/14/04 - 1:31:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 10/14/04 - 1:55:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
how cares there gay and they must like it, i don't like it doesn't make sense why they dont' like women, i'm not atracted to men and i've never had a brother i just wish i could go into the mind of a gay man and read what he is thinking, don't get me wrong i don't have anyting against me but with all my best judgement i can't think of why they would want to be gay

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