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Some sociological background to the bisexual question.

Most gay men have had hetero sex at some point along the line, particularly older men who tried to be straight when young.
Bisexual? Most gay men would say no.

Thus the common belief in the gay community that bi men are really gay gay gay dammit!

There is also the view implied by the now discountenanced term "sexual preference" that it's really just a case of developing a taste, as it might be for gefilte fish or Limburger cheese.
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↑ The universal tendency to shoehorn everything into one's own preconceptions/preferences.
[Comment intended for Anax's post, but AA ninja'd me.]







Sisyphus 2020. :mrgreen:

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:27 pm
Most gay men
What about the women?

From the very small sample of people I know I'd say bisexuality is more common in the fair sex. (But then I have mostly female friends, so …)

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Gay men and lesbians don't socialize much.

The only lesbians I know personally are either family or people I worked with.
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Ectoplasm done right. :)
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We'll soon be seeing that as a special effect in a hollywood production

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oh really?

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Fucking eels how do they work?
oh really?

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Obese politicians signal corruption, study finds

Post-Soviet nations with the biggest corruption problem have the biggest politicians.

Measuring corruption is an imperfect science. By its very nature, corruption is out of sight; politicians who steal and otherwise misbehave go to great lengths – including legal maneuvers – to hide their activities.

But there is something they cannot hide.

The most corrupt countries in the post-Soviet world tend to have the most overweight politicians, according to research published this month by Pavlo Blavatskyy of the University of Montpellier in France. Average body mass can be a “convenient proxy variable” for political corruption, he writes.

Blavatskyy does not have access to health records, so he employs machine learning to examine photos and estimate the body mass of 299 cabinet ministers from the 15 post-Soviet republics in 2017, ranking them according to the median body mass.

He then compares this body-mass index with five established measures of perceived corruption, such as Transparency International’s annual index and the World Bank’s corruption indicators. “Our median estimated ministers’ body-mass index is highly correlated with all five conventional measures of perceived corruption. […] Latent grand political corruption is literally visible from the photographs of top public officials.”

The countries conventionally rated least corrupt in the post-Soviet world are the three Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – and Georgia. Ministers from these four have the lowest median body mass, according to Blavatskyy’s study. The conventionally most corrupt are Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Ministers in these countries are some of the fleshiest. But Ukraine is an exception: Ministers there are on average stouter than in Tajikistan, the study found, suggesting that Tajikistan may be getting a raw deal from conventional ratings and that Ukraine is getting off too easily.

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Probably doesn't qualify as "science", still amusing.

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Wait, does a high number on the corruption scale mean more corrupt or less?
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