Monday, August 29, 2011

What about a women's eyes is the biggest turn off for men?

The answer is tears. They contain chemicals that seriously dampen a man's desire according to a recent Israeli study that compared the reactions of men after sniffing saline solution and women's tears.  Men found women's photographs less attractive after sniffing tears when compared to saline. 

The scent of women's tears also had a physical effect on men.  There was less blood flow to areas of the brain related to sexual desire and the men showed low levels of testosterone.  There were also signs of the absence of sexual arousal such as a slow heart rate and a slow breathing rate.

Interestingly, women are commonly sufferers of chronic dry eye.  Is this evolution's way of suppressing "repulsive" tears to ensure successful mating?  Just a thought.