Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Hot

"Last year, the New York Times published a piece reflecting on a study that revealed that women tend to be more aroused by images of women than images of men. [Greg's note: the way I read the article, women tend to be more aroused by sensuous actions or scenarios involving persons of either gender]
Heterosexual women, Dr. [Meredith] Chivers and her colleagues found, were no more excited by athletic naked men doing yoga or tossing stones into the ocean than they were by the control footage: long pans of the snowcapped Himalayas.

When straight women viewed a video of a naked woman doing calisthenics, on the other hand, their blood flow increased significantly.

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Gina Carano

The conclusion?
What really matters to women, Dr. Chivers said, at least in the somewhat artificial setting of watching movies while intimately hooked up to a device called a photoplethysmograph, is not the gender of the actor, but the degree of sensuality.

And naked female bodies tend to suggest sensuality.
I generally need more context for images of men. Context allows me to sexualize their bodies.

And this difference might be due in part to how I relate to men sexually, which tends to be less visual than aural, tactile, and contextual."

Sexy context: taking out the trash.

Why Husbands Don't Take Out the Trash:
NEW YORK – When a man fails to help out around the house, his poor performance might be related to a subconscious tendency to resist doing anything his wife wants, a new study suggests.
Fitzsimons said the results “suggest that reactance to significant others is so automatic that I can’t possibly be expected to control it if I don’t even know it’s happening.”

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