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MSgt213 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:06 PM
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Women is this true? 2nd reason found to check woman's ring finger
OTTAWA -- Women whose index fingers are shorter than their ring fingers are more likely to engage in casual sex, a McMaster University psychologist claims.

Andrew Clark, a doctoral student at the Hamilton, Ontario, school, conducted experiments exploring how a variety of factors influenced the sexual behavior of female college students.

One of those indicators is the ratio of index to ring finger. Men typically have shorter index fingers, while women typically have shorter ring fingers. But, Clark found in two separate studies, women whose fingers exhibit the more masculine ratio are more willing "to engage in casual, uncommitted sex."

http://www.suntimes.com/output/lifestyles/cst-nws-hand2...
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:12 PM
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1. Digit length has also been studied with respect to autism,
homosexuality, and anything else related to testosterone levels. Supposedly, in utero testosterone levels has a bearing on this phenomenon congenitally. I have no idea if there is legit research to back it up. I would suppose higher testosterone among women might lead to a stronger libido and possibly sexual activity.

But my autistic son has unusually long fingers, especially his index.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:18 PM
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4. Hm...
I remember reading something that said autistics tend to have unusually long ring fingers, when compared with their index fingers. This seems to be borne out anecdotally; I myself am autistic (I have Asperger's Syndrome), and both of my ring fingers are quite noticeably longer than my index fingers. Although whether this is an accurate signifier of anything other than unusual levels of testosterone, I don't know.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:47 PM
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10. And another DUer with autism/Asperger's steps out of the shadows!
Quite a few autism spectrum parents around here as well. Food for thought...
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:10 PM
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13. I have Aspberger's and I have very stubby fingers.
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 10:12 PM by northwest
But my best friend from high school, who also has Aspberger's, has VERY long fingers.
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:15 PM
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2. I have no idea if it's true in general
but my ring finger is about three quarters of a inch longer than my index finger. I'm completely faithful to my husband.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:18 PM
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3. Oh, so
YOU say :evilgrin:
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:29 PM
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16. Hey maybe she's having
wild, casual, uncommitted sex with her husband!
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:36 PM
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19. Epiphany...that explains our sex life
thanks...LOL
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Bill of Rights Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:21 PM
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5. Casual sex is alright by me
And my ring finger is longer. It could be true!
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:28 PM
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6. Oh know, my ring fingers are slightly longer
Not much. They are very close to the same length but the ring fingers are longer. For me, mentally, I am a nympho, but I prefer being married and never really got into casual sex.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:31 PM
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7. What do you think this means?
My left index finger is the same size as the left ring finger.

My right index finger is shorter than my right index finger.

I am 54 years old and had never noticed this before.

:shrug:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:33 PM
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8. It means - you only have casual sex with rightwingers
Perhaps. :-)

Are mullets and NASCAR shirts and large belt buckles a significant turn on for you? :evilgrin:
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:36 PM
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9. When I was in Seattle last fall, saw several guys with mullets.
Could not help getting the giggles at them. You don't see many in my neck of the Chicago lakefront liberal area.

NASCAR? Does that have something to do with dodging city traffic on the daily commute to work?

Large belt buckles...just get in the way.

:evilgrin:

Damn! Now I can't stop staring at my hands. This is so damned weird.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:05 PM
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11. LOL! Too funny
giggling at mullets - what a great response!

Driving the loop IS kinda like NASCAR, isn't it? I'm so glad I don't have to drive through Chicago any more. And hopefully rarely, if ever, will have to do so again. What a nighmare sometimes!
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:11 PM
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14. And I work in the suburbs! Not even the Loop, LMAO.
I said to my friend in Seattle "Is that REALLY what a mullet looks like? Jeez, he needs help." I could not help the giggling!!!
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:08 PM
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12. My ring finger is shorter
I'm not the casual sex type, so there's one more that supports their little theory. :shrug:
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:28 PM
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15. Well, that explains my past.
My ring finger is way longer.
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:34 PM
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17. Oh man
Why didn't I find this out when I was going to McMaster (MAC) in the early '80s.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:35 PM
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18. So, - you're asking the women of the Lounge to self-identify
as into casual sex? - Clever.

My index and ring fingers on both hands are exactly the same size.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:28 AM
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20. a couple of year ago, this same measure was being touted . . .
as a way to tell if a man is gay . . . I tried it on a few people, and it's just a crock . . . either that or I have some friends who are DEEPLY closeted . . .
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 04:29 AM
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21. NO and I have
a shorter index finger, his study is flawed.
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