Just felt right

So Erin Palette was in the shower — no, I wasn’t watching her, get your mind out of the gutter — and this question popped into her head:

Given that humans are primarily a visual species, and that sexual attraction is at least partially based on aesthetics — I have to wonder if bisexuality and/or asexuality is more common among the blind.

I don’t really expect an answer, but I’d be thrilled if someone actually knew something about this.

I don’t know anything about this, to be sure, so I’m tossing it up over here to see what you guys think.

1 comment

  1. McGehee »

    29 May 2014 · 9:51 am

    There was a report not long ago (I may even have seen it here) to the effect that male homosexuals respond to sex pheromones more like straight women than like straight men or lesbians, and that lesbians apparently respond more like straight men than like straight women or homosexuals.

    If true, it would suggest that blindness (presumably Erin means from birth, or at least pre-puberty) is unlikely to be a significant factor, if at all; when deprived of one sense people tend to become more reliant on the others, so pheromones would become even more relevant.

    And I remain convinced that personal experience has more to do with it than is politically correct to say out loud.

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