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Physical attraction Kenny Johnson And LeeAnn Dochniak
Physical Attraction Is an attraction to another member of the same species for sexual erotic activity, for sexual reproduction.
Biology of Physical Attraction Pheromones Women are most attractive during ovulation.
Body Language Positive Eye contact Pupil dilation Biting/licking lips Mimicking actions Negative Arms and legs crossed Looking away
Male and Female differences Males – more attracted to what they see – Look for youthfulness – Waist to hip ratio Females – More emotionally involved. – Look for exaggerated secondary sex characteristics. – Older men
Medias perception today Men o Tall o Muscular o Medium skin tone o Successful Women o Thin o Long hair o Large breasts o Curves
Playboy Objects of sex Raised standards for women. Barbie syndrome
Asians History Foot binding – history Topless women Long nails
European History Pale skin complexion More robust figure Reflected royalty Females wore corsets Wore makeup to look more pale Puritan breast wrap France low cut dresses Codpiece
Histocompatability complex (MHC) Fights pathogens Opposite immune systems Pill masks scents Sexual Chemistry
Ovulation theory Women more attractive when ovulating Pheromones At ovulation women prefer masculinity Other times they prefer stability
Birds of a Feather “Birds of a feather stick together” Persons with similar interests, qualities and environments may tend to find easier manners of attraction.
Proximity Mere Exposure Theory People that are in frequently in relative proximity to one another may find general attraction to one another to occur.
Opposites Attract Gain from each other Fill voids in personality/life qualities essentially making each other a more “whole” person
Evolution theory Favor Survival Courtship
Cheaters People who cheat, still look for mates to reproduce with, its not just physical.
Benefits of Physical attraction Higher self esteem Perks in the work force More dating opportunities Get more attention from peers
Improving Physical Attraction Add Variety Develop good conversation skills Practice good hygiene Wear clean clothes Keep hair cut properly Shave
Discussion How do you think that media plays a role on physical attraction in the general population.