By Charlie Herbert.
Gingers have more fun
On May 26, it was World Redhead Day, so there’s no better time to remind you of some scientific proof that gingers have plenty going for them.
The lucky 2 percent of us who were blessed with ginger hair may have had to put up with years of teasing, but there’s plenty of benefits to having fiery locks.
First up, studies have found that people with ginger hair are better in bed.
This is because of a specific gene connected to redheads – the MC1R gene.
This gene makes the individual more sensitive to touch than people with other hair colours. It’s the same gene that makes redheads more susceptible to hot and cold temperatures and also means us gingers have a higher pain threshold.
But in this instance, it means that people with ginger hair find it easier to orgasm during sex.
Along with this, there is evidence to suggest that ginger people have special pheromones which make them sexually attractive.
In his book The Redheaded Encyclopedia, Stephen Douglas explains that redheads have a sweet and musky scent on their skin, a fragrance that can make them even more appealing to others.
The confidence-boosting science doesn’t end there either. Research from a study at the University of Hamburg found that women with red hair have more sex than their blonde or brunette counterparts.
Sex Researcher Professor Dr Werner Habermehl said: “The sex lives of women with red hair were clearly more active than those with other hair colour, with more partners and having sex more often than the average. The research shows that the fiery redhead certainly lives up to her reputation.”
Ginger women also have the highest orgasm rate of all hair types, at 41%.
And the ginger-haired benefits don’t stop there either, as redheads also stay looking younger for longer.
Researchers at Erasmus University of Rotterdam found that people with that brilliant MC1R gene looked on average two years younger than their actual age.
Is it the best hair colour then? That’s for you to decide…
This article originally appeared on Joe.co.uk.