Attraction to men and women predicts sexual dimorphism preferences

Carlota Batres*, Benedict C. Jones, David Ian Perrett

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
VolumeLatest Articles
Early online date21 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Sexual fluidity
  • Masculinity
  • Preferences
  • Faces
  • Sexual dimorphism

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