Navigation Links
When It Comes to Casual Sex, Men Aren't So Picky
Date:8/12/2009

Women place greater emphasis on good looks, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Men are much more likely to seek and have casual sex than women, and are far less choosy about the looks of their sex partners.

That's the conclusion of a new study by British researchers who analyzed questionnaire responses from 860 American, German and Italian students.

The students were asked to imagine being approached by a member of the opposite sex, described as either "slightly unattractive," "moderately attractive" or "exceptionally attractive." The participants were then asked what their response would be if such members of the opposite sex offered to go out, go to their apartment, and to go to bed with them.

The 427 men were more likely than the 433 women to agree to casual sex, and the men expressed a greater desire for it than women. The study also found that the men were more likely to go out, go to the apartment, and go to bed with members of the opposite sex in all three categories of attractiveness.

Men needed to be exceptionally attractive to tempt women to consider casual sex, said Dr. Achim Schutzwohl, of the department of psychology at the University of Brunel in the U.K., and colleagues.

German men were less likely to accept date, apartment and sex offers than Italian and American men. Italian men were more likely than Americans to accept an offer of sex.

"While men are not entirely insensitive to their requestor's attractiveness, women have higher standards and are more likely to engage in casual sex with an exceptionally attractive man than with a less attractive man," the researchers concluded.

The study was published online Aug. 11 in the journal Human Nature.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine discusses safe sex.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Human Nature, news release, Aug. 11, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
2. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
3. Continued Statin Use Boosts Post-Stroke Outcomes
4. Video: Nutrition Comes to NASCAR
5. MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider with Assurant Health
6. QI projects may -- or may not -- improve patient safety and outcomes
7. Hospitals Could Improve Outcomes for Patients and Save Millions According to Hill-Rom 10th Annual Pressure Ulcer Survey
8. Neusoft Becomes First Global Growth Company Partner of World Economic Forum
9. Michael Moores SiCKO Becomes the Third Highest Grossing Documentary of All Time Surpassing An Inconvenient Truth
10. Womens World Banking Welcomes New Network Member From Tunisia
11. Bypass Off-Pump Boosts Womens Outcomes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “The Communion of Saints: ... of God in congregations across the United States. “The Communion of Saints” ... 1964 who has served congregations in seven states throughout his long career of ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... A recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) advocates for ... on a review of GPA and SAT/ACT requirements at 221 institutions in 25 states, ... that this higher bar should be set by states, by the Council for the ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is pleased to announce the ... clinic is the group’s second in New Braunfels and 22nd in Texas. , TexPTS ... location brings things full circle for the group, “It’s crazy to think that we ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Holland, PA and Grimsby, Ontario (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... The MBI ... the modular industry or whose acts have had a significant impact on the careers of ... Sales and Marketing with NRB Inc. was inducted into the MBI’s Hall of Fame. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... March is ... that pack a punch when it comes to maintaining good health. Every day, two ... minutes, your kidneys filter every drop of your blood, eliminating waste, regulating fluid levels ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... 23, 2017  Mirabilis Medical, a ... for non-invasive surgery, announced today CE Mark authorization ... of uterine fibroids throughout the European Union.  The ... from the US Food and Drug Administration to ... in the United States.  The Mirabilis System combines ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Cryostat Market is ... next decade to reach approximately $3.5 billion by 2025. ... the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017  Transportation Insight, a multi-modal lead logistics ... chain management firm with expertise serving clients in the ... Rick Zaffarano was named a 2017 Food ... by the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the ... "Rick has brought to Transportation Insight a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: