By Tim Stickings For Mailonline. The length of a person's fingers could provide a clue to their sexuality, with women whose ring fingers are longer than their index digits more likely to be lesbian, a study has suggested. Researchers at Essex University looked at sets of identical twins where one of the siblings was heterosexual. They found that the homosexual twin tended to have a greater difference between the length of their index and ring finger, with the difference most pronounced among women. Previous research has indicated that exposure to the male hormone testosterone in the womb could be linked to differences in finger length and also to sexuality. Researchers found that the homosexual twin tended to have a greater difference between the length of their index and ring finger, with the difference most pronounced among women.
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The relationship between finger length and sexuality was only evident, however, in females, according to the report by researchers from the University of Essex, who examined 32 sets of identical twins with different sexual orientations. Typically in women, the index and ring fingers are similar in length, while in men there is a greater difference between the two fingers. While the nonstraight female twins had a lower index-finger-to-ring-finger ratios, the study did not find a significant difference in the male twins' finger-length ratios.
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