Getting drunk really CAN make a straight guy go gay

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  1. MisterMark

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    Or at least that's the case with male fruit flies...

    The researchers got the flies drunk on the fumes of an ethanol-doused cotton pad placed at the base of the chamber, and filmed them using a camera held above the Flypub's transparent ceiling.


    Male Drosophila will normally only court females, following them and vibrating their wings in a courtship "song", before attempting to copulate.


    The first time they were exposed to alcohol, groups of male flies became noticeably intoxicated but kept themselves to themselves. But with repeated doses of alcohol on successive days, homosexual courtship became common.


    From the third day onwards, the flies were forming "courtship chains" of amorous males.

    Randy flies reveal how booze affects inhibitions - life - 03 January 2008 - New Scientist
     
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    first rule of fanfic: tequila is the leading cause of homosexuality.
     
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    Deep down, all fruit flies really are bisexual, but it takes the alcohol to let them break free of their inhibitions, imposed on them by the heavy-handed mores of modern fruit fly society. :tongue:
     
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    Yeah, but we need to discourage that kind of behavior. Next thing you know, the fruits - uh, I mean the fruit flies - will want to get married. :tongue:

    Only regular flies should be able to get married. Fruit flies should be happy with domestic partnerships and civil unions.
     
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    I knew they were gay.... "fruit" flies. :biggrin1:
     
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    There are also recent studies that suggest crystal meth allows straight guys to break free from the sexual inhibitions that bind them. Two snorts and 15 minutes later the jeans start to come off.

    I don't have data on crystal meth and fruit flies however.
     
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    The drunker I got, the gayer I became.

    Who KNEW?!?!
     
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    I don't know about the validity of the data. I must associate with some real straight arrows, because there is not enough cocktails or drugs in the world to make them gay, same could be said for the gay people I know...Is a really good happy hour going to make them straight? Doubt it!
     
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    Well, the study didn't look at that. It could be that alcohol only makes the male brain temporarily "more gay" but not "more straight".
     
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    I didn't know fruit fies lived so long.
     
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    Science marches boldly forward........yawn
     
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    reminded me of this video about the effects of drugs on spiders.
    YouTube - Spiders On Drugs
     
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    Your taxes at work..
     
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    'twas funny.
     
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    Dunno, I cant drink.... legally,
    When I do I become an 'I love you drunk' calling everybody I know on my phone and telling them I love them.
    However if certain good looking HUGE cock were there, yeah Id go for it haha.
     
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    so, if I quit drinking ... I may be straight, after all?

    hmmm ...:scratchchin:
     
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    I thought it was common knowledge that everyone and everything gets horny when alcohol is added. And when times are hard sometimes its your fellow man (or woman) you need to turn to :cool:
     
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    if it were that easy, I would have had all of my straight buds, by now

    for some reason, all of them are hot, to begin with
     
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    Maybe you are hanging out at the wrong places with them. Try taking them to rubbish dumps, that seems to work for the flies.
     
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