It's not easy being ginger and there are facts to prove it. A Danish study has revealed that redheads are more sensitive to the cold and are more likely to suffer from toothaches. However it's not all doom and gloom with the findings indicating that gingers are less susceptible to skin pain and can handle hot food!
Believe it or not, the MC1R genes that cause red hair are also responsible for other physical characteristics that make redheaded sex the best ever. The genes responsible for red hair also cause redheads to respond differently to physical stimuli than men or women with other hair colors. Redheads feel hot and cold temperatures more rapidly and respond to pain differently than blonds or brunettes.
Natural-born redheads have a biology unlike any other. Thanks to one genetic mutation and a few other mysterious causes, redheads have different pain tolerances, sexual encounters, and risks for disease than any other person with a different hair color. It was only in that scientists identified the gene responsible for red hair — the melanocortin 1 receptor MC1R protein.
The Frisky -- A reader wrote in asking me why most men are "fascinated" with redheads. In this instance, I think "fascinated" is a nice way of saying "obsessed. She's asked these men why they are so drawn to the crimson-haired, and the best she ever got out of them was "Redheads iz just hawt, yo! I wouldn't say most men love redheads.
As a redheaded man with two redheaded parents and four redheaded grandparents, I know a thing or two about our fair-skinned people. As somebody dating a redhead, you are no stranger to sunscreen and our strict application techniques. In addition to this, you will have to select a location on the sand that offers both sun and shade -- but not too much of either.
Over the past few years, I've been getting my hands dirty in astrology. Nay, I'm discussing natal birth charts. Forget just your sun sign!
The ginger teasing that happens today is most evident among younger people in schools and colleges. Some redheads are even dying their hair in an attempt find relief from name-calling. My sister, my mom, my dad, my friends and even my dog have red hair.
Throughout history, redheads have been feared and revered, loathed and adored, degraded and exalted. No other single human trait has provoked such a dichotomy of emotions in such a large number of fellow humans. It is as boiling is to freezing or despair is to hope. It is as hate is to love.
I was born a redhead, and of course to be a real and true redhead, you must be born that way. Bottled red hair just does not count here. For a long time I have said red hair is not just a color, but also a chemistry.
All the tempestuous qualities that we associate with a hot-tempered Celtic colleen — or a descendant of one — conjure red as the most emotionally charged of all hues, as if flaming tresses are a visual echo of personality. We love looking at actors Jessica Chastain and Julianne Moore born that waywho light up the screen with their tresses and talent — but Emma Stone, Amy Adams and Christina Hendricks all want in, too, and colour their hair accordingly. Thirty per cent of all women who colour their hair choose red; feeling more unique and striking in a world of artificial blondes is clearly a lure for volunteers. But what of those natural-born redheads who grew up being different in schoolyards, where the default defence is to blend in as much as possible?