Having homosexual thoughts ‘is an essential part of human evolution’ study suggests

Research by the University of Portsmouth claims link between homosexual attraction and bonding successfully with members of the same sex

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In evolutionary terms, homosexuality presents something of a paradox. According to Darwin, any trait that makes an animal less likely to reproduce will die out in a few generations, yet the percentage of people born gay or lesbian remains more or less constant.

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Now researchers at the University of Portsmouth believe they may have found the evolutionary reason for homosexual behaviour: it helps us bond with people of the same sex.

A study of predominantly heterosexual men and women found that people with higher levels of the hormone progesterone are more likely to have homoerotic thoughts.

Read more at telegraph.co.uk

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