Data Concerning Where Men Look.

 Personally this is going a bit too far concerning where men look and so on. But too many people complain about “data data data”; it’s a little creepy and TMI but here you go.


Science and Human Nature proves that men are attracted to women and women are attracted to men. To be honest we probably already knew that. But the point here is that research has found that men have more of an attraction visually, and it also has quite a bit to do with what the woman is wearing. By what she is wearing/how she is portraying herself, the man usually decodes it in different ways.

For example: the BIKINI.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN  (among many others) recently posted a new study presented at the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago shows that when men see photos of scantily clad women their brain registers the women as objects to be acted on.


 A Modesty survey (which has now been taken down) asked men of all ages what was more tempting for them. The point was supposedly to see what sort of behavior/dress was the least tempting. Which is a bit silly, considering as mentioned before, men can be tempted by anything about a woman; and all men are different and have different weaknesses. Earlobes and wrists are even tempting to some men.
 As Catholics, the line we try to draw on “what is less tempting” should be based on what the Church says, as it is the Bride of Christ, and we know that it is certainly more wise than we ourselves are.
 But as a little note on the importance of dress, regardless, here are a few snapshots of the Modesty Survey that some people had taken:
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A blogger talks about the survey and gives more examples here.

Moving on.


A number of recent studies have used eye-tracking to explore more specific
determinants of attractiveness. Hewig, Trippe, Hecht, Straube, and Miltner (2008) reported
that both male and female observers gazed primarily at people’s faces. After initial scan of
the face, men then gazed longer at women’s breasts, whereas women gazed at men’s legs.

 

Gaze pattern variations among men when assessing female attractiveness

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Figure 1. Typical gaze pattern for Class 2
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 In this article it explains why Men & Women see things differently, period. Scientifically.

 This research confirms, “The overall results of both studies revealed that visual attention fell mostly on the face, the breasts, and the midriff of the female body, supporting the evolutionary view that reproductively relevant regions of the female body are important to female attractiveness.”

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First Fixation Duration (source)

 

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Gaze Duration overall (source)