Attraction to men and women predicts sexual dimorphism preferences

Batres, C., Jones, B. C. and Perrett, D. I. (2020) Attraction to men and women predicts sexual dimorphism preferences. International Journal of Sexual Health, 32(1), pp. 57-63. (doi: 10.1080/19317611.2020.1713956)

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Objectives: Sexual orientation categories are commonly differentiated in the partner preference literature. Yet little is known about how the variability within each category influences partner preferences. Methods: We investigated women’s (N = 27,611) preferences for sexual dimorphism in male faces in relation to self-reports of sexual attraction to men/women (from ‘not at all’ to ‘very’). Results: Self-identified heterosexual women reported considerable variation in sexual attraction levels. We found that sexual dimorphism preferences related positively with attraction to men and negatively with attraction to women. Conclusions: Such variability in women’s sexuality should be taken into account when investigating partner preferences.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Professor Benedict
Authors: Batres, C., Jones, B. C., and Perrett, D. I.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:International Journal of Sexual Health
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1931-762X
Published Online:21 January 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
First Published:First published in International Journal of Sexual Health 32(1):57-63
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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