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BACK DOOR BOY IN A FRONT DOOR WORLD
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Um, Durr? 
31st-Mar-2008 10:35 am
Gloryhole
Is homophobia associated with homosexual arousal?
Adams HE, Wright LW Jr, Lohr BA.

Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602-3013, USA.

The authors investigated the role of homosexual arousal in exclusively heterosexual men who admitted negative affect toward homosexual individuals. Participants consisted of a group of homophobic men (n = 35) and a group of nonhomophobic men (n = 29); they were assigned to groups on the basis of their scores on the Index of Homophobia (W. W. Hudson & W. A. Ricketts, 1980). The men were exposed to sexually explicit erotic stimuli consisting of heterosexual, male homosexual, and lesbian videotapes, and changes in penile circumference were monitored. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (A. H. Buss & M. Perry, 1992). Both groups exhibited increases in penile circumference to the heterosexual and female homosexual videos. Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.
Hands up - who's surprised? Every time I see some asshole spewing anti-gay bullshit, I always think "Get over yourself - you know you want the noodle..." - and now I have the data to back it up.
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31st-Mar-2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Whats nice about this is I think the LW Wright listed as one of the co authors is in fact Les Wright who authored the book
" The Bear Book - Readings in the History and Evolution of a Gay Male Subculture". He's one of us.

And - who says the article is hard to understand? Honestly - the abstract will tell you everything you need to know - the actual paper will go into greater depth - talking about how they picked their sample population, what kind of instruments (surveys perhaps) they used and how they analyzed their data. The article will go into detail step by step how they conducted their research and why you should consider their findings valid.
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