Odor response of gay, straight males differs

A recent study published by the National Academy of Sciences revealed that homosexual and heterosexual men responded differently to odors that may be involved in sexual arousal.

A recent study published by the National Academy of Sciences revealed that homosexual and heterosexual men responded differently to odors that may be involved in sexual arousal.

News of the study produced a flood of articles by journalists around the country. As reported by the Chicago Tribune, team leader and neuroscientist Ivank Savic said, "The current debate over whether homosexuality is a matter of choice or is inborn makes such research extremely controversial."

1. A homosexual man's brain responds like a woman's brain to smell of testosterone

2. The evidence shows a biological (not learned) response in sexual orientation

3. New study might open the way to the study of human pheromones

4. Straight men had no reaction to the chemicals or smell of testosterone

5. Brain activity was no different for men or women when responding to a nonsexual smell

Based on 47 articles from major-media outlets from May 8-12

Evaluation and analysis by Cymfony

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