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  •  I probably shouldn't be showing anyone this, but (1+ / 0-)
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    I actually have some unpublished data on this.  In this study, participants read about a couple who had straight vaginal, straight anal, and gay anal sex.  We didn't really find what we expected to find, but we did find this interesting pattern below.

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    Homophobia scores on the y-axis and disgust (measured through a composite of verbal and facial ratings) is on the x-axis.  People in general are more disgusted by anal sex, but differences in reactions to gay and straight anal sex are driven by homophobia.

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    by psychodrew on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 02:07:57 PM PDT

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    •  Interesting...is this real or snark? (1+ / 0-)
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      and if real - the homophobes are more disgusted by straight vaginal sex?

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      by kyril on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 02:28:37 PM PDT

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      •  Everybody (in the aggregate) (2+ / 0-)
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        is more disgusted by anal sex than vaginal sex.  Those with low homophobia scores do no differ (the difference between the green and red lines on the low homophobia end are not statistically significant), but the high homophobes (on the right side) are more disgusted by gay anal sex than straight anal sex.

        The blue line at the bottom shows a slight trend with high homophobes being more disgusted, but it is so small it is not statistically significant (there are certain mathematical thresholds the data must cross for the effect to be considered "real").

        This is not snark.  We really did do this study.  I have other unpublished (maybe, hopefully soon to be published after I finished my comps) on affective reactions to tops and bottoms and the relations between gender role behavior (masculinity and femininity) and sex role behavior (passive vs active) in gay men.

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        by psychodrew on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 02:42:07 PM PDT

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    •  I believe you described your x and y backwards (1+ / 0-)
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      It appears that the x-axis - horizontal increasing left to right - denotes degree of homophobia and the y-axis denotes the degree of disgust.  This makes mathematical and intuitive sense since the y-axis variable is typically the one that is dependent on the value of x.

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      by kbman on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 07:17:34 PM PDT

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      •  Oh yes. (3+ / 0-)
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        You are right.

        I even do that when I am teaching!  I'm talking about the horizontal axis this and a student raises their hand to say, "Don't you mean the vertical axis?"  I'm gay, and I like to use gay humor in the classroom, so I usually say something like, "Well gay people like to call it the horizontal axis!"

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        by psychodrew on Sat Jun 05, 2010 at 07:53:45 PM PDT

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