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By Tom Wassmer Assistant Professor of Biology at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan
Gordon G Gallup, Benjamin C Ampel, Nicole Wedberg, Arutjun Pogosjan
The current study represents a preliminary investigation of the extent to which female orgasm functions to promote good mate choices. Based on a survey of heterosexual female college students in committed relationships, how often women experienced orgasm as a result of sexual intercourse was related to their partner's family income, his self-confidence, and how attractive he was. Orgasm intensity was also related to how attracted they were to their partners, how many times they had sex per week, and ratings of sexual satisfaction...
November 6, 2014: Evolutionary Psychology: An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior
Alex L Jones, Richard Russell, Robert Ward
The use of cosmetics by women seems to consistently increase their attractiveness. What factors of attractiveness do cosmetics alter to achieve this? Facial contrast is a known cue to sexual dimorphism and youth, and cosmetics exaggerate sexual dimorphisms in facial contrast. Here, we demonstrate that the luminance contrast pattern of the eyes and eyebrows is consistently sexually dimorphic across a large sample of faces, with females possessing lower brow contrasts than males, and greater eye contrast than males...
2015: Evolutionary Psychology: An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior
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