Does FGM Make Women Less Interested in Sex?

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is practised in many countries, most of which are in Africa. Proponents of FGM claim that it limits women's interest in sex. But are they right?

Men's Self-Esteem Boosted by Female Pheromone

Are men flummoxed by the scent of a sexy woman? Scientists at Rutgers University made men sniff female pheromones to find out.

Fertility and Fairness

How the menstrual cycle influences women's sharing behaviour, and why your hormones (and the hormones of other women) have an impact on what you feel is fair.

The Uncanny Power of a Red Dress

Wearing red clothes makes women more attractive to men. But do women take advantage of this fact by wearing red when they want to attract a man’s attention?

Women Who Want a Son are More Attracted to Dominant Men

And predicting the sex of your child: do women who prefer a certain type of man think they're more likely to give birth to boys or girls?

Would You Ever Let Your Sibling Set You Up on a Date?

Research shows that women value physical attractiveness more when choosing a partner for themselves than for a sister.

Fear of Crime and the Allure of Bad Boys

New research reveals that women who feel vulnerable to crime are more attracted to dominant, formidable men.
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Do Women Like Handsome Men More Than Helpful Men?

Women are attracted to men who are altruistic and good looking. But, if you had to choose, which would be more important to you?

Masculine Men More Likely to Give Erotic Gifts

Confident and masculine men are more likely to give erotic gifts, according to researchers from Canada and Brazil.

Do Bullies Want Love, Not War?

Psychologists in Canada have found that bullies experience greater opportunities for sex. Bullies are more likely to have dated, had sex, and to report numerous sexual partners.

Do Men Really Eat 93 Percent More When Women Are Around?

A team of economists from Cornell University have found that the amount of food we eat depends on the sex of our dining partner.

Eating Garlic Makes Men Smell More Attractive

New research from psychologists in Scotland and the Czech Republic has revealed that eating this sulfurous bulb could improve your body odor.

The Personality Profile of the Selfie-Addict

Psychologists from Germany and Poland reveal the personality traits of men and women who can't help posting selfies online.

Feeling Hormonal? Slap on the Makeup

Women use more cosmetics when their testosterone levels are high, according to new research by psychologists at the University of Glasgow.

Is There a Problem With Bearded Men?

Psychologists in Australia have discovered that men who choose to grow a beard are more sexist than their clean-shaven peers.

Would Anyone Vote For That Face?

Do we vote only according to our values or because we like how a politician looks and sounds?