WNBA2K21 has the most sexuality diversity of any videogame ever made

Testosterone levels and competitiveness peaked around ovulation in athletic women (Crewther & Cook, 2018).
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Lesbians already have higher testosterone than straight women (Gartrell et al., 1977; Juster et al., 2016; Loraine, 1971; see also Emma Eklund et al., 2020). Eklund et al. (2017) & Bermon et al., (2018) found higher testosterone was associated with more lean muscle mass & explosiveness for female Olympians.
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Contraception Decreases Testosterone
Lesbians are less likely to be taking any contraceptive method than straight women (Charlton et al., 2019) & OCs tend to decrease testosterone levels (Crewther et…


Staying safe during the Twindemic of Prejudice & COVID

Coronavirus emerged in 2019 & we had vaccines for it by the end of 2020. The Prejudice Virus emerged alongside Adam & Steve, remains highly contagious, and has proven immune to most sociopolitical policy level vaccines. Given the dual threat we’re facing, here are some suggestions to protect yourself & those you love.

Layers of Protection from the Coronavirus

The CDC, WHO, health psychologists & MDs at UCSD, & others recommend the following 7 safety measures:

  1. Wear a mask (or 2)
  2. Wash your hands
  3. Watch your distance (at least 6 feet but maybe 10) (Bazant & Bush…


One ~XY Man’s~ Life In a ~X▲O◼ Woman’s~ MMORPG World

I always play as a woman.
In Final Fantasy 14 (FFXIV) I’m her, and her name is #GamerGirl

In real life, I identify as a chromosomal XY male, my gender identity is masculine, and my pronouns are he/his/him.
In my virtual MMORPG life, I identify as a X▲O◼ Woman, my gender identity is feminine, and my pronouns are she/hers/her.

My reasons for #GenderSwapping differ significantly between online MMORPG & single-player games. Across several pieces, I discuss the benefits of playing as a woman in Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games…


The hidden costs placed upon women in conversations… with men

A quantitative analysis of Fishman’s (1983) findings reinforces her conclusion that women strategically increased men’s rate of response by transforming sentences that could be statements into questions & by changing their vocal inflection so that statements may sound like questions.

Between women & men, who is more likely to end sentences with an upward vocal inflection and/or with a question? Why?

Do #bisexual women with men use these strategies more often than bisexual women with women to keep their bae engaged in conversation?

Do gay men use these strategies more often than lesbians?

Sex Differences On Zoom Over The Past Year

For each of the following results, a plurality of respondents indicated that it was about equal for female…


Happy Reopening California

Request your CA Vaccine Record here: https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/

UK Begins Booster Trials

Obviously someone who became fully vaccinated in May shouldn’t be ahead of someone fully vaccinated in February in the line for their respective booster shots.

Moreover, getting a booster shot too soon would reduce the temporal efficacy of your vaccinations. For example, if you had 2 red bulls available to study for final exams, and each red bull lasts 5 hours before you feel the crash, it wouldn’t make much sense to drink them both at the same time. Doing so may extend the timeline another 1.5–2 hours (so 7…


Congrats Class of 2021 Graduates

First of all, congrats to all 2021 graduates on completing the most historically difficult academic year in modern history 🤠

Please enjoy this summer vacation — even if the respite for some is only until Summer Quarter starts in a few weeks.

For those going into adulting life, think back to the freshmen 15. As we discussed in Health PSYC 155, the freshman 15 exists because it’s the first time many are solely responsible for their own fitness. There is no PE class in college, and if you aren’t an NCAA athlete, or playing intramural…


GamerGirl vs. the N-Word was the most important comic strip

2020, June 11th & The N Word Post

A year ago today was quite possibly the most important day in the life of #GamerGirl, my virtual ‘comic strip’ character (utilized primarily via #FFXiV). Her focal mission since her birth in 2019 has been the dismantling of hegemonic patriarchal sexism, institutional cis-temic discrimination, & decolonizing the magic forest.

The N-Word post helped many people develop a greater understanding of what I was using GamerGirl for during the national, indeed worldwide, conversation on race in summer 2020.

I’m sure some fransss in…


Lesbians’ biological daughters are more likely to be lesbian than straight women’s biological daughters

Let me make this crystal clear from the start:

this research is NOT saying that having an LGBTQIA+ parent means they’ll be raised by their parents to be non-heterosexual. It’s simply saying that sexuality, like height, race, eye color, etc is an intergenerational attribute.

The biological offspring of lesbians and gay men are more likely to be non-heterosexual than the biological offspring of heterosexual individuals (Gartrell et al., 2019; Schumm, 2010).

Lesbians are more likely to have LGBTQIA+ daughters than straight women, & more likely to…

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