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Old 15 January 2007, 06:12 PM
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Neener, Neener Testerone Champ

Hi All:

I must be a testerone champion - my ring finger is almost as long as my middle finger while my index finger barely come up to the middle finger's top joint.

Of course, I also wear a small golf glove, so that probably says something too

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "The Manly Man (TM)" ab Arthur
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Old 15 January 2007, 06:59 PM
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I must be a testerone champion - my ring finger is almost as long as my middle finger while my index finger barely come up to the middle finger's top joint.

Of course, I also wear a small golf glove, so that probably says something too
Ditto - My ring finger is about 1/8" shorter than my middle finger, which is about 1/2" longer than my index finger. Except that I wear a XL glove...mainly for the width, not the length.
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Old 16 January 2007, 04:57 PM
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I heard a legend similar to this when I was young. If your big toe is longer than your second toe, you will tend to dominate your partner. If your second toe is longer than your big toe, then you will be submissive. If they are equal, you prefer an equal relationship. I always thought of it as an old wives tale. My big toe is slightly longer than the second toe, and my relationship with my wife is more or less equal.
I've been told the exact opposite by my wife: If your second toe is longer (especially if you are a woman) you will be dominant. It's a widely held belief in Russia.

As for the OP, I've checked it and it's true .
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Old 16 January 2007, 05:09 PM
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I heard a legend similar to this when I was young. If your big toe is longer than your second toe, you will tend to dominate your partner. If your second toe is longer than your big toe, then you will be submissive. If they are equal, you prefer an equal relationship. I always thought of it as an old wives tale. My big toe is slightly longer than the second toe, and my relationship with my wife is more or less equal.
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I've been told the exact opposite by my wife: If your second toe is longer (especially if you are a woman) you will be dominant. It's a widely held belief in Russia.

As for the OP, I've checked it and it's true .
I have to admit that after I made that post, I started having doubts whether I told that UL correctly. It may well have been the other way around Interesting to know that this UL is international.
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Old 16 January 2007, 05:21 PM
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I did a quick Pubmed search on "finger" and "testosterone" and came up with a bunch of articles. This one looks like a good review of the topic.

Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2006 Feb 26;4:10.

The use of digit ratios as markers for perinatal androgen action.

McIntyre MH.

Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington
Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. mmcintyr@hsph.harvard.edu

Since the ratio of the second-to-fourth finger length was first proposed as a
marker for prenatal androgen action in 1998, over 100 studies have been
published that have either further tested the association between the digit
ratio and prenatal androgens, or employed digit ratios as a marker to
investigate the association between prenatal androgens and a variety of
outcomes, including behavior, fertility, and disease risks. Despite the clear
demand for an adult marker of prenatal androgen action and increased use of
digit ratios as such a marker, its validity remains controversial. This review
(1) evaluates current evidence for the relationship between digit ratios and
prenatal androgens (using experimentation with animal models, amniotic
testosterone, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia case-control studies), (2)
describes opportunities for future validation tests, and (3) compares the
potential advantages and disadvantages of digit ratio measures with more
established methods for studying the effects of prenatal androgens.

The article is available free online at
http://www.rbej.com/content/4/1/10
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Old 27 January 2007, 03:53 AM
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How do you do a comparison if you have no ring finger? All my fingers are intact, but I used to work with a man without a ring finger.
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Old 02 March 2007, 08:19 PM
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I've been told the exact opposite by my wife: If your second toe is longer (especially if you are a woman) you will be dominant. It's a widely held belief in Russia.

As for the OP, I've checked it and it's true .
I totally agree. This is one thing that's widely believed in my family and we 've tested and tried it...its true every single time. So when you choose a woman..u look at her toes?
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Old 03 March 2007, 11:31 AM
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I have just recently heard that a long ring finger on a female means she might have more natural athletic ability.
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Maybe I'm the exception that proves the rule? I have no athletic ability whatsoever!
If you are, so am I. My ring finger is massive, I almost feel a need to post a photo of the difference.

Oh God, I'm a man!
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Old 03 March 2007, 04:56 PM
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How do you do a comparison if you have no ring finger? All my fingers are intact, but I used to work with a man without a ring finger.
As a retired machinist, I recognize the man you worked with as probably also a machinist. It could be called the wedding ring syndrome. I have known three fellow workers who had lost their ring fingers because of a wedding ring they wore at work. I always would point out the danger of a wedding ring to younger workers who would wear them while working. Its funny how youth always seems to think that it won't happen to them.

It is a joke among machinists to hold up the four fingers of one hand with the ring finger bent down and say "Four beers".

My right hand ring finger is about 1/2 inch longer than it's index finger and my left hand one is about 1/4 longer. I am right handed.
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Old 03 March 2007, 05:24 PM
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Bah! DH has waaay too much testosterone which I know for various reasons the I don't think you want to know about. On his left hand the ring finger is about 1/8" longer on the right hand the index finger is 1/8" longer. I'm pretty sure he didn't get an excess of testoterone only on the left side of his body, or his hair would have fallen out unevenly too.
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Old 03 March 2007, 06:23 PM
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I tried to measure my ringfinger but he then told me that its not the size that matters, but what you can do with it. Though, I have no idea what to do with my ringfinger.
I'm (sadly) reminded of a joke, the punchline to which is "No, the one next to it."
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