Afternoon to all the gay hotties out there! Hopefully you’re all settling back into your week and are getting still taking time out for yourself to enjoy these hot summer days – and nights! If you’re reading this, you’re likely a gay man who has been using (or thinking about using) ManPlay to meet other gay hunks. According to a new study, you could also be able to gather this based on your eyes. The pupils in your eyes to be more accurate, according to a new study that just came out from researchers at Cornell University. Apparently the study involved using a unique infrared lens which then monitored changes to the pupil while subject were watching porn videos and that determined which gender they were attracted to. Very interesting… Usually when we’re looking for arousal, the eyes are not generally the first place we look, is it? Perhaps a bit more south… According to their findings, in most of the cases the dilation of the pupils correctly identified the sexual orientation of the different subjects. The whole study had 325 subjects total, which were split almost exactly evenly between men and women.
Instead of previous studies that have used the genitals themselves to measure attraction, this was a unique study for solely putting focus on the eyes within each person. Lead researcher Gerulf Rieger says: “The idea was to find an unconscious measure. We tried to find measures that were not so invasive, but reliable. The eye tracker infrared camera focuses on the eye while the person watches videos or pictures and measures the changes in pupil size.”
One thing that I found very interesting about the study is that, which others may or may not be surprised about, is that supposedly heterosexual women appeared in general to be aroused by both sexes more than men were. Reiger says: “They respond to anything that is in some way sexual. That doesn’t mean they are bisexual. Their body is not connected to their mind, which is very different from guys.” Interestingly, researcher Ritch C. Savin-Williams mentions: “We can now finally argue that a flexible sexual desire is not simply restricted to women. Some men have it, too, and it is reflected in their pupils. In fact, not even a division into ‘straight,’ ‘bi,’ and ‘gay’ tells the full story. Men who identify as ‘mostly straight’ really exist both in their identity and their pupil response; they are more aroused to males than straight men, but much less so than both bisexual and gay men.”
While there are definitely some interesting findings in this study, is any of it really that surprising? Harking back to Kinsey, most people have considered sexuality to be fluid in nature and this research supports that. Sure, it may be news to consider that the eyes give away sexual attraction, but isn’t that probably also true of pretty much any other part of the body that might be studied? If you’re getting sexually excited, isn’t it likely that your temperature could rise or any other myriad of reactions that we might not even be aware are happening? I would think so but it’s an interesting study all the same. What do you all make of it? Next time you’re getting aroused, will you think of this study and wonder what your eyes are revealing? Next time you’re out with someone from ManPlay, you could always ask them to let you know what your eyes are telling them…