What Makes Us Sexy?

I found this video that explains what makes two people attracted to one another.  Lisa Debrine, a psychologist that studies peoples faces and investigates what makes a woman appealing to a man and vice versa. She conducted a study where she took apart and combined three average people’s faces to construct the ‘ideal’ person.  She then asked several random people what they believed was most attractive about the person and found that the men found the woman with the more feminine faces more attractive, and the women found the more masculine features the most attractive.

Sex appeal varies individually and that’s the beauty of self-acceptance. If we are able to find ourselves attractive simply as we are, maybe the idea of perfection won’t be something that people go to great lengths to achieve.

What do you think? Is wanting sex appeal a main contributor for why people have issues with their body image?

Watch the video of her experiment here- http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/science-of-sex-appeal-attractive-facial-features.html

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May 6, 2010. Uncategorized.

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