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Wednesday, 16 February 2005
Ladies, are you on the pill? There’s a new study about how those hormones can affect your taste in men:
All women preferred the healthier face on average but those on the pill were significantly more choosy. “Women using oral contraceptives expressed stronger attraction to apparent health than women not using oral contraceptives,” the researchers reported in the Proceedings of the Royal Society.
This reminds me of a different study from a couple of years ago:
Psychologists have found that women who are taking the pill tend to fancy macho types with strong jaw lines and prominent cheekbones. However, women who are not taking that form of contraception seem to be more likely to go for more sensitive types without traditionally masculine features.
Three cheers for rubbers and diaphragms, sez I.
posted to /news at 9:16pm :: 1 response

katya had this to say (02/17/2005 09:13:44):
I think I saw a study awhile back that women on the pill preferred the scents of men more like their own genetic type, while women not on the pill preferred men who were more genetically diverse from themselves (which makes sense in making babies that are healthier). The pill made women's bodies believe that they were pregnant, therefore their receptors towards men made them prefer men in their own family group, with the idea that they would protect them when pregnant.

In other news, that explains the time my brother and I got it on.

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