Friday, January 16, 2009
It’s no wonder it did. It involves women and men, hormones and sex and infidelity.
Here’s the top of the press release from The University of Texas at Austin:
Women with high levels of the sex hormone oestradiol may engage in opportunistic mating, according to a new study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
Doctoral candidate Kristina Durante and Assistant Professor of Psychology Norm Li published their findings in the article “Oestradiol Level and Opportunistic Mating in Women” in the Jan. 13 issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biology Letters.
“The study offers further evidence that physiological mechanisms continue to play a major role in guiding women’s sexual motivations and behavior,” Durante said.
That kind of news makes the day for headline writers around the world. It also gave newspapers a chance to run photos of Marilyn Monroe, Sienna Miller and Angelina Jolie.
Here are some of the headlines:
Not tonight, honey, I feel too attractive — for you (Salud blog)
Beautiful women ‘more likely to be unfaithful’: Study
Toronto Globe and Mail
My hourglass figure made me do it
Sex hormone that attracts good men
The Telegraph UK
Beautiful women more likely to have affair because of sex hormone
Beautiful women may be more likely to have affairs because of a sex hormone linked to attractiveness and flirtatiousness, new research has found.
Times of India
High sex hormone ‘make women unfaithful’
Unfaithful Women Have Higher Hormone Levels
Pretty Girls have cheat hormone