Video Creator’s Channel Chris Williamson
What About Changes In Mate Preferences What They
look for in men? Yes yeah? It’s interesting and so this is you know you know and I noted that in about 20 to 30 years now that researchers have been looking at the effects of women’s ovarian hormones on their partner preferences and as noted When women are at the point in the cycle. When estrogen is high. There’s been a lot of research, indicating that they they tend to exhibit a heightened preference for cues to in particular masculinity that’s the one that seems to be the most replicable with women exhibiting a preference for more masculinized male faces more masculinized male voices. The scent of testosterone, so men with the high testosterone. If you like have women’s sniffing t-shirts women prefer the scent of men with higher levels of testosterone, and and so there’s been a lot.
Research That Sort Of Links Estradiol To
testosterone preference and so more recently, Researchers have begun to explore the idea that women who are on hormonal birth control Given that it keeps your own estradiol levels very low and the synthetics are also gives you very low dose that this might be associated with a decreased preference for masculinity and there is some evidence that is consistent with this. There’s been research showing that women who are on hormonal birth control prefer a less masculinized male face relative to what’s preferred by the exact same women when they are naturally cycling. There’s been research where they’ve looked at men who are in committed relationships, and they simply asked men and their Partners did your partner choose you when she was on or off of hormonal birth control and then they took the men’s pictures and they sorted the pictures into. Two piles right piles of pictures of men who were chosen by women who were using the pill and then a pile of pictures of men who were chosen by women who were naturally cycling, and they had them evaluated by an outside group of evaluators who didn’t know who was what and you know was under what circumstances and what they found was that both in terms of objective measures of facial masculinity, which is something that you can look at using a facial height to width because that’s something that’s associated with testosterone levels and then just having outside evaluators evaluate subjective masculinity. The male faces and what you see is that there are differences between those two groups of men, and that the women or pardon me.
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The Men Who Were Chosen By
women when they were on hormonal birth control, those faces were seen as being. less masculine and also sort of scored lower in terms of masculinity using the objective measures relative to the faces of men who are chosen by naturally cycling women and so all of this again is consistent with this idea that the pill could potentially impact our partner preferences and we have some new research and I didn’t write about this in my book just because we’re getting ready to publish this but we’ve been we’ve been working with natural cycles, which is a cycle tracking app where they use basal body temperature to sort of track fertility. I mean a lot of way women use it either as birth control to like see when they’re ovulating and then not having sex or they use it. When they’re trying to conceive seeing when they’re ovulating, so they do have sex and we send a survey to their users asking them. about what type of birth control they were on when they chose their partners and then we tracked the women’s sexual behavior over the course of three Cycles okay, So this doesn’t necessarily tell us anything about like what it, you know tell us about your mate, but what we were able to do is look at whether or not women who chose their Partners when they were on the pill are having less sex with those Partners now that they’re naturally cycling relative to what you see among women who chose their Partners while they’re naturally cycling and now they’re naturally cycling right and that’s exactly what we found so we found that over the course of the cycle that women who chose their Partners when they were on birth control or on hormonal birth control, they have less sex with their Partners even now that they’re off of.
Birth Control, Then Theyre Um Then Then
their counterparts who were on who were not on hormonal birth control the entire time and what’s really interesting about it is. We also looked at differences in logged libido between those two groups of women and there were no differences in libido right, so the women who were who chose their partners and they were on the pill or women who chose their partners and they were off the pill. They both had comparable sex drive. It’s just that the women who chose their Partners when they were on the pill or having less you know like Translating that sexual desire into sexual behavior.
Their Partners Less Frequently Than The Women
who chose their Partners while naturally cycling, why do you think that is I think that what the birth control pill essentially does by flattening our you know cyclically changing hormones. and sort of minimizing the role of estrogen in terms of our partner choice and partner preferences and the types of qualities that we’re attuned to when we’re choosing mates. . I think that it sort of downplays the importance of sexiness in women’s partner choice and I think that it’s just sort of nudging that in terms of like the you know women are making choices about a partner.
You Know You Have To
make a balance like okay do I want you know somebody who’s a really good provider You might want somebody like with really interesting personality. Do I want you know we have to sort of pick and choose and I think that when you have your hpg or your brain over ovarian axis shut down and you’re not experiencing all of the things that estrogen does for women’s sexual desire. I think that it. Makes you downplay the importance of sexiness in your partner choice and I think that it’s like you tend to go after the more intangibles or pardon me the tangibles right like okay Is this person going to be a good provider? Is this person? You know a stable and you know emotionally stable and and so on and so forth and there’s some evidence that’s consistent with this like they’ve been studies where they’ve looked at how satisfied women are with different aspects of their relationship based on whether they chose their partner when they were on or off the pedal and what they find is women who chose their Partners while they were on the pill report more satisfaction with things like their Partners Financial resource access Oh because they’re going to have assessed them with greater scrutiny around those things, but perhaps sacrificed for stuff like attraction.
Masculine Dominance Maybe Status As Well Would Perhaps
be a little bit less important Yeah, Yeah and they’re in there and nobody’s looked at that those last couple of questions like the the status questions they did look at . You know sort of like sexual desire and that sort of thing within the relationships and of course, you know the women who are naturally cycling reported being more satisfied with the sexual aspects of their relationship and the women who chose their Partners on the pill were more satisfied with the financial provisioning sort of cues in their relationship and I think that what it does I think it just sort of tilts the hand in terms of like what qualities are you going after and you know for better and For Worse right like there can be a that it’s it’s not necessarily good it’s. Not necessarily bad? It just is different what’s happening people if you enjoyed that then press here for a selection of the best clips from the podcast over the last few weeks and Don’t forget to subscribe peace.
Researchers have been looking at the effects of women’s ovarian hormones on their partner preferences and as noted When women are at the point in the cycle, women tend to exhibit a heightened preference for cues to in particular masculinity that’s the one that seems to be the most replicable . Researchers have begun to explore the idea that women who are on hormonal birth control given that it keeps your own estradiol levels very low and the synthetics are also gives you very low dose that this might be associated with a decreased preference for masculinity and there is some evidence that is consistent with this . There’s been a lot of research where they’ve looked at men who are in committed relationships, and they simply asked men and their Partners did your partner choose you when she was on or off of hormonal birth birth control and then they took the men’s pictures and they sorted the pictures into a pile of pictures of men who were using the pill and they had them evaluated by an outside group of evaluators who didn’t…. Click here to read more and watch the full video