Monday, June 25, 2007

Naughty girls SEX Noble guys! ????

Howard found this article and forwarded it to me on Friday.

Very interesting!

Study finds guys not so naughty, gals not so noble

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 06/20/07

When men look at pictures of women in the buff, where are their eyes likely to go first?
Nope. Higher.

Men are more likely to look at a female's face before gazing at other body parts, according to a new study by researchers at Emory University.
And when men and women look at pictures of heterosexual sex, women look longer at the photos than men do, according to the study published in the journal Hormones and Behavior.
Both findings may run contrary to what most people think, but they shed light on sexual attitudes that really aren't all that mysterious when considered in a scientific light, said psychologist Kim Wallen of Emory.
Wallen and his former graduate student, Heather Rupp, showed still photos of couples having sex to 30 women and 15 men between the ages of 23 and 28. Each was rigged up with a high-tech eye-tracking gizmo to measure where his or her gaze went first, and how long it stayed there.

While men went straight to the face and lingered awhile, most of the women were more interested in what was going on in the pictures — the sexual activity.

Not surprisingly, Wallen said, women on hormone-filled birth control pills were interested in the overall view of the photos and "background" items like jewelry. But women not on the pill were more interested in areas of both men and women normally covered by clothing.

Rupp, who's now at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, said the "eye-tracking data suggested that what women paid most attention to was dependent on their hormonal state."
The scientists traced the findings to a brain region called the amygdala, which processes emotional information and excitement.

In an earlier brain-scanning study, Wallen found more activation in the amygdala of men than women in response to sexual stimuli. But the cause of the increased activity was unclear, and Wallen and Rupp's latest study suggests higher amygdala activation in men may be related to their increased attention to faces.

They've also concluded there are biological and evolutionary reasons for what they found.

Women can tell by looking at naked men whether the guys are in the mood, Wallen said, but women's bodies don't reveal much.
Which is why men home in on their faces.
"It's cryptic, but facial expression is one way of showing an indication of interest in and enjoyment of sex," Wallen said.


green said...

That's an interesting article. What's the first thing you notice on a man when you see him for the first time?

[I'm guessing that Howard is your BF, since I haven't read your archives.]

Martinez said...

HAHA Yes. You here that ladies, woman are bigger perverts than men! No arguments its science.

Lee Ann said...

Green ~ Well, it depends on how close the guy is and which way he is facing.
If he is close (face to me)...his eyes.
Distance (face to me)...arms/shoulders.
Distance (back to me)...uhhem...well....his "backside" and legs ;)

Martinez ~ Hello!
I guess it could be true!!!
Glad you dropped by, hope to see you more often.

Seamus said...

Bad girls, bad girls ... what you gonna do ... LOL!

b o o said...

interesting read, thanks sweets :)

Michael Manning said...

Lee Ann: This was interesting! We guys always talk about what women notice first. How funny!

EBEZP said...

I've always thought that women do have it far easier when it comes to telling when's a good time to be together but womens faces do give a lot away....except in blogland which is a shame!!!
Good scientific article that BG

Rastaman said...

I never look at anything but your face Babygirl!

Peace and hugs to you Babygirl ... you are SO beautiful!

~ Rasta

Meanie the baby dragon said...

me wook at a gooz Iz tu cee iff day hav I kontakt wiff me.

BeckEye said...

A lady in the street and a freak in the bed. That's what we all are.

Cinderella said...

Women on the pill are bigger perverts?!? Lock me up now! =)

angel, jr. said...

Well of course. We can not hide our excitement!

jiggs said...

women are total sluts!

hotboy said...

Different hormonal states give rise to different thoughts! Yet we still think they're true, don't we? Some men still pick secretaries for this cup sizes though! Hotboy p.s. Hope everything is cool with the post-op!

Jason said...

See, women are pigs too! They're just better at hiding it. C'mon ladies, be proud of it. Walk around the bars grabbing our butts for a change.


Becky said...

Finally the truth is out there, lol.

pinkhippo said...

Seems like I think I don't understand both man and woman. :) lol

JLee said...

That is interesting and surprising!

Carmi said...

Of course, were I to be looking at ANY of those images, my wife would simply smack me.

So no staring for me. Faces or otherwise.