NCBI ROFL: Disgusting smells cause decreased liking of gay men.

By ncbi rofl | August 23, 2011 7:00 pm

“An induction of disgust can lead to more negative attitudes toward an entire social group: Participants who were exposed to a noxious ambient odor reported less warmth toward gay men. This effect of disgust was equally strong for political liberals and conservatives, and was specific to attitudes toward gay men-there was only a weak effect of disgust on people’s warmth toward lesbians, and no consistent effect on attitudes toward African Americans, the elderly, or a range of political issues.”






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  • plutosdad

    Funny because the lesbian karaoke bar my friends and I go to smells disgusting and my S.O. won’t go there anymore.


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