Did you know?

Gwyn in a tree, originally uploaded by EYE///STONE.

Did you know that redheads have more sex?1

Redheads are more sensitive to pain.2

And redheads need more anesthesia.3


There are a lot of myths about redheads. I guess that will happen with any specific grouping of people, right? We like to think in terms of groups, classification, stereotypes. I read that bees sting redheads more than other hair colors. I am not certain I believe this. Anyone know of a scientific study that supports this claim?

Red hair is a genetic mutation. A genetic mutation I am thankful for. And no, this picture is not of me but worth sharing all the same. Long live the redheads.

  1. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beautiful-minds/200810/lindsay-lohan-manufactured-mattel-made-randy-evolution []
  2. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/06/the-pain-of-being-a-redhead/ []
  3. http://health.howstuffworks.com/medicine/surgeries-procedures/redhead-anesthesia.htm []

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3 Responses to “Did you know?”

  1. Rupert Says:

    I love redheads but then I love complicated women and most women I know who are redheads, are in the most part, complicated.

    However 🙂 point 1, having more sex than whom? if you mean generally then (according to the website you posted) redheaded women may have a competitive advantage but it doesn’t say anything about men. In my experience redheaded men would have a competitive disadvantage. Where as pale skin, red hair, freckles etc are attractive in a woman the same is not so for a man in a world where the ideal male is a Greek Bronzed godlike person.
    So red headed woman may have more sex but redheaded men may have the reverse 🙂

    I think most of us, or at least a lot of us on this side of the pond have some ginger in us. My beard has strands of red in it, or rather it used to before it turned resolutely grey 🙂

  2. Me Says:

    Yes, complicated women… seem to have appeal. Make it too easy and well you lose everyone’s interest. **laugh**

    You are right. It doesn’t mention redheaded men. I suppose they are at a disadvantage in the obtaining a sexual partner, but perhaps not once they find one. =) It was a study, I didn’t give it too much of a thought really. The Bronzed godlike person doesn’t sound all that attractive to me. I am more into pale people. =)

    Your continent does seem to have far more redheaded people. Lucky you. =)

  3. Terence Says:

    Read heads Rock!

    Yes I misspelled Redhead, but I decided that my fingers were just being smarter than I was at the time.

    I didn’t yet read the articles but I suspect that point 2 and point 3 are more closely linked than ‘you have red hair’. 🙂

    Good to see you writing again!

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