And in word association tests, men tend to be more factual and literal.
Growing up in the Barrowman household, conversations about sexuality were never taboo.
Over the years, we've talked about many of the theories that may explain what makes a person gay.
Torchwood star John Barrowman has known he was gay since he was nine.
But was he born that way or did his upbringing have something to do with it? Plus, I was convinced I wasn't alone (a crumpled jacket lurking in the corner looked pretty dangerous).
I've always been convinced I was born gay (and am happy that way).
But over the years there are plenty of people who have argued the opposite - and some still do today.Here, he explains why he set out to try to solve this mystery, for the BBC One show The Making of Me. I was five and my brother, Andrew, then 10, and my sister, Carole, 13, had shoved me into the coat closet because, well, really for absolutely no good reason.I mean what baby brother has ever annoyed his siblings to the point of needing to be locked up or tied down?Written by John Barrowman and Carole E Barrowman Below is a selection of your comments.The only thing I'd like to discover about John Barrowman is why he talks with an American accent except when he's in Scotland - what is that about?I was nine and a few of my friends were looking at some mild porn in the playground during recess.