Study: Men And Women Focus On Different Things When Viewing Porn

Study States That Men And Women Focus On Different Things When Viewing Pornographic Images

Yeah. We just see a tree also.

From The Associated Press

And women will gaze at pictures of heterosexual sex longer than men, the study found.

Both findings, published in the journal Hormones and Behavior, shed light on sexual attitudes that really aren't all that mysterious when considered in a scientific light, Emory psychologist Kim Wallen said.

Wallen and his former graduate student, Heather Rupp, showed still photos of couples having sex to 30 women and 15 men between the ages of 23 and 28. Each was rigged up with a high-tech eye-tracking device to measure where his or her gaze went first, and how long it stayed there.

Men went straight to the face and lingered awhile, but most of the women were more interested in the sexual activity. How much so depended on whether they were taking hormone-filled birth control pills.
Tango’s Take We mentioned this study (or maybe another just like it) two months ago (check out The Dish from April 16th It’s pretty amazing that men look at faces more while reviewing pornographic material. One theory is that women can tell when a man is aroused by looking at his body (one part in particular), but men have to pick up on facial clues to see if a women is turned on or enjoying sex. This theory presupposes that a man actually cares if his partner is enjoying herself. The research included 30 women and 15 men. You would think that they could have found more guys to look at porn. Maybe the women’s eyes were roving for other reasons. Maybe they were hoping that the coital ladies were fatter than they were or perhaps they were interested in, um, grooming standards. Or maybe the guys were studying the faces to have something to visualize when they finally get some time alone…

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