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Ambidextrous People More Likely to be Bisexual

This is old news, but still news to me: Ambidextrous people more likely to be bisexual, study says via ScrippsNews.

People who can write with both their right and left hands are more likely to be bisexual, new research has found.

For years, scientists have been fascinated by left-handed people, and a number of studies have suggested that southpaws are more likely to be homosexual, or to suffer from certain illnesses and disorders.

Not true, according to University of Guelph psychology professor Michael Peters. He and his colleagues found no differences in the health or sexual preferences of right-handed and left-handed people.

“In fact, they were remarkably similar to each other in all of the comparisons we looked at,” he said.

But those who were ambidextrous, at least when it came to writing, stood out.

Not only were they more likely to be bisexual, and to a lesser extent homosexual, they also reported suffering from asthma, hyperactivity and dyslexia more than individuals who were more definitive about which hand they prefer.

Left-handed men and women are slightly more likely to be bisexual, only differing by about a tenth of a percent. I’m one of those left-handed bisexual women. Any ambidextrous bisexuals out there?

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