Homosexuality may be developmental error

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/12/homosexuality-may-start-womb
They’re claiming 8% of the population now, the number keeps going up!

“Although epigenetic changes are usually temporary, they involve alterations in the proteins that bind together the long strands of DNA. Thus, they can sometimes be handed down to offspring. According to the hypothesis, homosexuality may be a carry-over from one’s parents’ own prenatal resistance to the hormones of the opposite sex.”

Explains Goethe.

Great man, unusual number of homosexual offspring.

“The initial benefit to the parents may explain why the trait of homosexuality persists throughout evolution, he says.”

Evolution presumes the fit ones will breed more (reducing the downside loss to zero as 52:48 female to male birth ratio) and there’s no parasitism between high and low fitness.
There are other studies along these lines e.g. a review

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296090/
“More recent research suggests that 2-6% of men in the United States, France and Great Britain have had homosexual experience”

It’s always the men being the most degenerate, generic finding of sexology.
And they wonder why they die sooner.

Big winners, bigger losers.

“This article reviews the evidence regarding prenatal influences of gonadal steroids on human sexual orientation, as well as sex-typed childhood behaviors that predict subsequent sexual orientation.”

But it doesn’t work the other way around, parent forcing a Barbie on your son.
And it isn’t 1:1, kids will play with most things if allowed.

“The evidence supports a role for prenatal testosterone exposure in the development of sex-typed interests in childhood, as well as in sexual orientation in later life, at least for some individuals.”

Yay, we can blame men! – feminists, if they had any balls

“It appears, however, that other factors,”

Pathogens.

in addition to hormones, play an important role in determining sexual orientation.”

Pathogens.

“These factors have not been well-characterized,”

Pathogens, billions of pathogens.

“but possibilities include direct genetic effects, and effects of maternal factors during pregnancy. “

You can try blaming the woman but you’d be wrong. If women were responsible, nobody would be straight because everyone has a mother, and therefore a cause. We wrongly assume anything “wrong” with a baby is the mother’s fault. This is like blaming your food poisoning on the oven rather than the handling before that stage (paternal factors, research the other half too, paternal factors!) or once it comes out.

Paternal degeneracy would be an interesting factor. A very interesting factor.
Are promiscuous men* likelier to have gay sons, easy observational study.

You’d essentially be testing for r-selection. Homosexual men are extreme sexual r-types: high volume, low discrimination, nomadic patterning…

“Although a role for hormones during early development has been established, it also appears that there may be multiple pathways to a given sexual orientation outcome and some of these pathways may not involve hormones.”

….Pathogens?

Where’s the science, right?

How would it occur from father to germline like an STD, mother to child or both?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertically_transmitted_infection

Have we seen pathogens change things about babies in other cases?

http://www.dw.com/en/five-pathogens-that-can-harm-an-unborn-child/a-19014487

Wouldn’t there be a genetic brake on that?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21767812

A gene that can be compromised in mothers and lead to increased infection risk for the infant. Too little compromise and the mother suffers from carrying the foetus.

Start with the pathogens it encourages?

But where’s the science, I know, I know…

If only we had a clear-cut sign of societal sexual selection.
Say, weaker men sexually preferring masculinized women.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women-muscles-attraction-more-thin-bodies-image-study-men-a8179481.html

That’ll do.

Should women be uber-feminine then? No, older women are hormonally and it causes pregnancy failure.

http://home.bt.com/news/science-news/male-sex-hormones-help-towards-a-successful-pregnancy-11364036745307

*we know there’s already a link with mothers, fathers constantly go under-studied, especially in terms of promiscuity outcomes.

https://www.livescience.com/7056-mom-genetics-produce-gay-sons.html

Are hormones key to sex differences?

No.

It’s genetics.

Duh.

It’s the oldest theory before we had neuroscience of structure and genes after that.

It would be like saying an empty wallet is the cause of poverty.
It’s more of an effect, isn’t it? It skips out on a lot of vital info there.
Ah, but you can’t sell people better genes…………………*

Most hormones aren’t sex-specific and amounts are rarely exclusive (even E and T).

https://johndenugent.com/images/Brizendine-Female-Brain-chapter-1.pdf

Here’s a good book about how hormones influence the female brain though, sample chapter only.

Called The Female Brain, as it happens.

I wish Testosterone Rex, another generally good book on sex differences took the same approach and covered men and male psychology. There’s a need.

The biochemical is gene-mediated and environment also plays a role (think fight/flight). You can’t have epi-genetics without genes. Sexuality is such a large confound, as well as sexual strategy between sexes, that porous boundaries don’t really exist, you will naturally be more one category than another

There aren’t really books on neurogenetics yet.

YET.

Structural differences (mixed parental genetic) are close.

To blame hormones is sexist and wrong in every conceivable sense, whether it’s claiming a man can hit another because T or a woman can drown her baby because she’s too sensitive.

Genetic variations are either

  1. natural fucking up but not causing infant mortality e.g. genetic disease, various other forms of disease a la Medical Model.
  2. nature evolving a mutation for shiggles to see if it passes the second threshold, successful procreation.

*it’s weird how the men laughing at transgender hormonal treatments are obsessing over taking tons of ‘testosterone supplements’ like that’s good for you? What’s your excuse?

New hormone explains frigid men

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319973.php

Could the levels be depleted by behaviour somehow?
Such as porn abuse?

Did you check adrenal function? In compulsive masturbators, the system is fine but the head’s wrong and eventually the glands pack up and give up.
The masturbators are not actually frigid, although their nervous system might be damaged with time. The idea that looping any addictive behaviour is fine for your health is Peak Boomer.

And by Jove, that title. It’s so true it’s painful.
The butthurt it shall produce, I should buy shares in painkillers.

Empathy can be bad for you

https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/05/13/empathy-can-be-hazardous-to-your-health/120471.html

https://psychcentral.com/news/2014/11/07/compassion-can-drive-aggression/77067.html

It can also cause aggression.

Oxytocin, huh. Well, logically neurohormones are the reason asking for tolerance for generations has caused backlash.

People aggressing on behalf of others has been widely researched, but Buffone and Poulin say “the idea that empathy can drive aggression absent of provocation or injustice is quite novel.”

Aggressive activists. Nope, never heard of it.

Fun fact: many conditions characterized by lack of empathy e.g. autism, narcissism/histrionic or borderline, will claim to be more empathetic than other people. They have higher personal emotionality and instability, then assume this makes them superior, because obviously, their emotions > everyone else (what you might recognize as low empathy mindset).

You can’t justify violence. No, not even against baby Hitler. You’re still an abuser. It goes to show how violent they are that they’d rather slaughter a baby than teach it (nurture hypothesis) or prevent its conception.

Oxytocin promotes patriotism

It is the love hormone because love also means protection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3029708/

“Grounded in the idea that ethnocentrism also facilitates within-group trust, cooperation, and coordination, we conjecture that ethnocentrism may be modulated by brain oxytocin, a peptide shown to promote cooperation among in-group members.”

Have we found the hormone for the k-selected?

The higher oestrogen of women (general finding) depresses amygdala (stress) activity (this is written up on wikipedia if you want to link-follow) but oxytocin release increases amygdala stimulation over the top of the oestrogen signal, which is otherwise fine and generally neuroprotective (presumably so we don’t miscarry when a shadow looks like a guy).

So maybe the way to get women caring less about the ‘refugees’ and remember their personal safety is now their job, not a husband, is to pass out free oxytocin nasal sprays?

Or put it in the water supply?

I’m kinda serious. It’s crazy enough to work.
Compassion fatigue already set in years ago, ride the wave and reduce the maternal clucking of middle-age Boomers.

I wonder if military service induces oxytocin release for male-male bonding?

“Results show that oxytocin creates intergroup bias because oxytocin motivates in-group favoritism and, to a lesser extent, out-group derogation. These findings call into question the view of oxytocin as an indiscriminate “love drug” or “cuddle chemical” and suggest that oxytocin has a role in the emergence of intergroup conflict and violence.”

K-shift…?

Dare I dream?

It doesn’t mention that when ANY ingroup meets ANY outgroup, the natural result is competition because Darwin.
It isn’t a choice or a value judgement. War happens constantly, it is the norm. When modern food supply runs low, it’ll come back, roaring back, bigger and badder than ever. We’re in the experiment.
Race to survive, anyone?

You might remember there was a BS flurry in the MSM about a chemical that reduces ‘racism’ – this was it.

It doesn’t – because ‘ingroup preference’ (the positive social term, along with the lesser known and more genetic genophilia) is totally natural. They stupidly assumed they could extend the ingroup to literally everyone in the whole world. The brain resists this, that’s why they haven’t drugged us all by now.

 

Since among other findings;

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4122242/

It increases patriotism for one’s culture and love of one’s family.

It changed freedom of association to genetic kin and love of the flag but not corporations.
It studies Asians which is a hiccup but hormones tend to have broad effects.

The men of society love strength in their social group of other men.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25193946

It also leads to monogamy and fidelity – in MEN.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23152592

Ding ding ding K-type central.

“Together, our results suggest that where OXT release is stimulated during a monogamous relationship, it may additionally promote its maintenance by making men avoid signaling romantic interest to other women through close-approach behavior during social encounters. In this way, OXT may help to promote fidelity within monogamous human relationships.”

I would bet that sluts, the promiscuous with higher and higher N counts, with damaged pair bonding, release less.

More studies on whites and women needed but otherwise, great work.
Nature is literally against these ‘social engineers’, too kind a term, for penpushers and petty meddlers.

New fave GIF, will get a lot of use.

BTW the primary source of oxytocin in humans would be ..the nuclear family. You’d have to knock that out to bring multiculturalism in.

Do men have hormone cycles?

http://www.popsci.com/do-men-have-hormonal-cycles

wide-eye-omg-shock-gents

Duh. Men are mammals. Obviously they do.

No excuse for gaslighting neither.

“Endocrinologist Peter Celec of Comenius University in Slovakia, thinks that men have a straight-up monthly hormonal cycle too. In 2002 he published a study showing that both men and women experience roughly lunar rhythms of testosterone; the levels in men’s saliva peaked dramatically on day 18 of a 30-day cycle. Celec’s findings have not been replicated or accepted in the field, yet he remains convinced: “I have searched the literature for negative findings, but I have not found anything.”

The powder-dry witticism at the end slayed me.

I won’t ruin it.

[chuckles in science]

Coffee, hormones and physical distress

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/coffee-and-hormones

superman drinking give up nope

Back to liquor then.

On some level, everyone knows coffee is bad for the body. That’s why they self-medicate later with alcohol to relax and sleep.

Perhaps this relates to mental illness in a modern population, perhaps not.

Caffeine has also been shown to increase serotonin levels in the limbic system, a relatively primitive part of our brain involved in regulating basic functions such as hormonal secretions, emotional responses, mood regulation and pain/pleasure sensations. This has a similar mode of action as some antidepressant medications.

That includes the amygdala, folks. A sense of appeasement and belonging.

Ever notice chronic coffee fiends are generally very sad, lonely people?

which can lead to sub-clinical mood problems such as mild depression (aka “the blues”), low motivation, irritability, and impaired cognition.

Starbucks Zombies.

It doesn’t even give them more energy after the first week or two, they just need it to feel normal, like any addict.

I’m not saying this is urban liberals and SJWs especially…. but they tend to have spare tires that lead to this.

You don’t see many skinny SJWs who don’t abuse some substances (sugar, caffeine, alcohol).