Men With Older Brothers More Likely to Be Gay
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: June 26, 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Men who have several older brothers have an increased chance of being gay, researchers say, a finding that adds weight to the idea that sexual orientation has a physical basis.
I should tease my younger brother! [He's straight.]
I wonder if and how this might have impacted younger sons joining the church during the Middle Ages. Yes, there were social reasons for this, of course--e.g., not splitting the patrimony, in places where primogeniture was the rule--but it might not have hurt if younger sons were also more disposed to avoid marriage and straight sexual relations.
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