Feb 8 2012 9:03am

Ground-Breaking Scientific Study Reveals Men Want Sex

Aishwarya Rai

You know how he grouses when you ask him about doing a simple household chore? Maybe next time you should ask him while looking your best—science reveals something we already know:

Men like to please attractive women.

In a study reported by Science Daily, men and women were asked to make donations while being observed by either an attractive man or an attractive woman. The men in the study contributed significantly more when observed by an attractive member of the opposite sex. Women did not react the same way.

One of the study’s researchers comments:

“The research shows that good deeds among men increase when presented with an opportunity to copulate.”

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Vanessa Ouadi
1. Lafka
Lol, is that really ground-breaking? When I look around me where I work, I can assure you that it is no surprise at all that men are more willing to please attractive women ;-) I'm surprised though that it's not the same for women, I would have thought that us too would be more inclined to contribute (financially or else) when asked by an attractive man.
Megan Frampton
2. MFrampton
@Lafka, I was surprised, too! I think I would do more if an attractive man were around. Or maybe women are naturally competitive, so do more when an attractive female is around, balancing it all out?
Isabel C.
3. Isabel C.
I ended up on a charity mailing list for a year and a half due to a cute boy with a cute accent asking for sign-ups, despite my general "I do not donate to Random Clipboard People" policy.

I'm not sure what's up with that study.
Christopher Morgan
4. cmorgan
Don't know if I agree with the researchers comment. Yes, Guys like attractive women, it's why almost all beer ads feature them. But good deeds increasing because of an oppurtunity to copulate, to me, means that these model/actors were sitting there saying "yo, give my charity money and I'll have teh sex with you", which would be a tad iffy.

And I'd be curious to know the gender of the researchers. If they were men and picked what the thought was attractive to a female, it may have colored the results a bit.

...I'm thinking about this far too much aren't I?
Marian DeVol
5. ladyengineer
@cmorgan - yes, you are probably overthinking it. But then, the same thoughts occured to me. That's why I think these "soft science" studies (sociology, psychology, etc.) are inherently flawed when compared to experiments in the "hard" physical sciences like physics, chemistry, or biology. Less repeatable and subjectively susceptible to how they are presented to participants.

But there speaks the bias of the applied mathematician/physicist known as an electrical engineer! ;->
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