Can Gays Drive Straight?

New research just came in yesterday. Bad news for you, Gay Guy.

Women and gay men are likely to be the worst drivers, a new study has shown.

Research has revealed that both perform poorly in tasks involving navigation and spatial awareness when compared to heterosexual men.

Psychologists at Queen Mary, University of London, who conducted the study, believe the findings mean driving in a strange environment would be more difficult for gay men and women than for straight male motorists.

Full story from the London Telegraph, here.

Does this mean I can get a better insurance rate?

What do you think? Let us know.

--Straight Guy


gayguy said...

But you still can't ask for directions.

Then again, neither can I. It's one of the few stereotypically straight guy traits I have.

Straight Guy said...

No need for directions, I know where I want to go... I just roll through five stop signs on my way there. Then again, it's easy for me to find a 30,000 seat sports arena, while you're focused on locating a 5-table, side-street, cross-town, wine bar for the post game.

gayguy said...

I think my resistence to asking for directions is two-fold: one, I think that my primal cave man instinct to survice is supposed to kick in and so I keep waiting for it to arrive. Two, I figure if I don't know where I am then chances are good that the person I'm about to ask doesn't know where we are either.

gay guy said...

Straight but Fabulous, one of our more frequent visitors let us know her opinion of her fellow female drivers and their naviational skills:
"We might realize we are lost too late - I think those women and gay men - go "omg. we just drove past a strip mall. we are clearly out fo the city limits. But I think we are more mellow about it as well.

I also don't freak out like a lot of hetero men I've been locked down in cars with - whipping the car wildly into a U turn, jumping medians and yelling at the car inhabitants (or people outside the car...who do you think those road ragers are??? that's right - straight men).

death seat occupant, straight guy's car said...

What about the resistance to slow down when lost, so you can actually read the street signs? I've been in a car, lost, with straight guy. For some reason, being lost causes him to play the role of Lead Foot so we miss any possible turn we might have to make. Now that's something I've never understood. Don't know where to turn? Okay, drive 55 mph down main street and scare all the old ladies along the way. It brings the term "death seat" to light. Such actions will surely get us to our destination. God speed gentlemen.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about that, I have a great sense of direction. I'm gay and I'm good at navigating and my spatial awareness... it's not bad but I guess it's not the best either lol. I don't think my driving is any worse off than the average straight guy's. My dad is a wicked good driver, he taught me.

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