Lesbian and putative pheromone study, Part 5 – AP says they were wrong

On Friday afternoon, May 12, the AP issued a “clarification” of their report covering the study of the brains of lesbians. Here is the statement: Clarification: Lesbian Brains Story Fri May 12, 2:36 PM ET WASHINGTON – In a story May 8, The Associated Press reported on the perceptions of lesbian women and heterosexual men … Continue reading “Lesbian and putative pheromone study, Part 5 – AP says they were wrong”

Lesbian and putative pheromone study, Part 4

Much correspondence has gone on regarding this study and the way it has been reported by the Associated Press. I can say this: the Associated Press writer, Randolph Schmid, has been made aware that the new study says nothing about whether sexual behavior is learned. Here is a quote from a recent email from Dr. … Continue reading “Lesbian and putative pheromone study, Part 4”

Lesbians and pheromones, Part 2. Email from Ivanka Savic

Here is an email I sent to Dr. Ivanka Savic today about the study of lesbians’ response to putative pheromones. My note is in italics and Dr. Savic’s reply is in bold letters. Dr. Savic: The Associated Press story came out today about your study and I think they have reported it incorrectly. First I … Continue reading “Lesbians and pheromones, Part 2. Email from Ivanka Savic”

Reparative Therapy Information

Reparative therapy information I have done several articles and numerous posts on reparative drive theory and related issues. This page serves to bring those together in one place. The format for now will provide the link and a brief explanation of the post or article. I Am Not a Reparative Therapist – This article was controversial … Continue reading “Reparative Therapy Information”

Sexual identity: Our bodies tell us who we are

(First posted October 1, 2007) Warning: Long post… This post could be part three of the series on sexual identity therapy and neutrality but I chose this title because I want to focus on one specific issue, at least in my mind, with telling psychotherapy clients that “our bodies tell us who we are.” Saying … Continue reading “Sexual identity: Our bodies tell us who we are”

Study examines brain differences related to sexual orientation

This post summarizes a new study by Ivanka Savic and Per Lindstrom, titled “PET and MRI show differences in cerebral asymmetry and functional connectivity between homo- and heterosexual subjects” and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. This is being reported widely in the press. The abstract reads Cerebral responses to putative … Continue reading “Study examines brain differences related to sexual orientation”

Our bodies tell us who we are

Warning: Long post… This post could be part three of the series on sexual identity therapy and neutrality but I chose this title because I want to focus on one specific issue, at least in my mind, with telling psychotherapy clients that “our bodies tell us who we are.” Saying something like this to a … Continue reading “Our bodies tell us who we are”

Scent of a man

Another smell study, this time examining hormone and mood responses among straight women to male sweat. This passage from an article in the London Daily Mail is provocative: Dr Claire Wyart, of the University of California, said: “This is the first time anyone has demonstrated that a change in women’s hormonal levels is induced by … Continue reading “Scent of a man”