Those Clever Little Scientists

I was chit chatting with a friend this morning and she told me about this article she had read in the New York Times yesterday, What Women Want (Maybe). While she recounted the relevant points, I found the article online and read it. There was a recent study of sexual arousal in heterosexual women in which they hooked them up to some sort of fancy machine to measure their sexual response and then showed them pictures of landscapes, naked men and naked women. The conclusion?

"For heterosexual women,” a researcher, Meredith Chivers, says in a new documentary about bisexuality called “Bi the Way,” which was shown at the NewFest film festival in New York last Friday, “looking at a naked man walking on the beach is about as exciting as looking at landscapes.”

So, apparently, I have even more in common with straight women than I realized.