When Men Watch Porn, They're Not Looking At What You'd ThinkS

What do men and women focus on when they see sexy pictures? Turns out, it's not what you'd expect.

Or at least, it's not what scientists at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience expected. According to Science 2.0, they thought "women would look at faces and men at genitals." In fact, men were more likely to look at faces first, while women "focused longer on photographs of men performing sexual acts with women than did the males." Also, women's predilections changed depending on whether they were on the Pill. Says lead study author Heather Rupp, "Women using hormonal contraceptives looked more at the genitals, while women who were not using hormonal contraceptives paid more attention to contextual elements of the photographs."

So Pill-free women were staring at the sofa? Confusing. Beyond that, though, the results aren't really too surprising. If guys only watched porn to see vaginas, they could just buy themselves a Fleshlight. And anybody who thinks women are uninterested in genitals is probably — well, someone who calls them "genitals." All this talk of faces, vadges, and sofas does raise one question, though — wasn't anybody looking at boobs?

Gender And Porn: Where Men And Women Look First [Science 2.0]

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