Friday, 13 Apr, 2007 Science

Men look at face, women look down there


In spite of the common believe erotic photographs evoke different reactions for men and women, Center of Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) study says. Women show more interest and pay more attention to sexual acts and men focus on faces.

Women and men were tested on visual response to erotic photographs that depicted sexual act to make clear the nature of sexual urges and their influence on health. The tests were made using eye-tracking technology that show the visual focus on various body parts.

It was supposed that typical response to sexual stimuli would be women looking at faces and men looking at genitals. However, the results were rather unexpected, in fact they were quite the opposite. Women were more attracted at sexual acts first and men would pay their attention at faces.

Although it was proved that a man is more likely to look at a woman's face, he still thinks about asking that woman or girl out if he considers her beautiful. Unfortunately a lot of men are shy or simply do not know what to do if they see a beautiful woman.

However, there are men who managed to overcome this problem and now are willing to help you become an alpha male. After becoming an alpha male you will easily be able to attract women.

Previous study, published in Hormones and Behavior magazine, researchers concluded that sexual stimuli outlines gender differences, particularly for brain activity of men and women.

Presumably women who took hormonal pills were more often focused on genitals and those who took no pills paid their attention to the context of the picture.

Although it is known that men would more readily respond to visual stimulation, their concentration is initially less sexually oriented.

Researches suggest, that key to the findings may lie in peculiarities of brain activities in certain sections.

From one of the fMRI (Functional magnetic resonance imaging) studies, conducted by Dr. Hamann and Wallen, where amygdalia brain section was examined, gender differences were prominently seen.

Men showed increased brain activity in amygdalia viewing sexual stimuli.

As amygdalia is known to deal with our emotions, there can be a link between this part of the brain and men's reaction to faces.

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//69 Jan 14, 2015 07:31 PM | posted by: MAHENDRA GIRI
1 votes

//68 Jan 13, 2015 03:13 AM | posted by: kendrra
5 votes

//67 Jul 31, 2014 03:22 PM | posted by: sushil upadhyay
right , men look at up but women look at down
23 votes

//66 Mar 26, 2012 04:16 PM | posted by: mehdi
faceman where you live?
14 votes

//64 Mar 26, 2012 04:09 PM | posted by: mehdi
hi iam men 30 years look for good girl 22-35years
19 votes

//63 Nov 30, 2011 05:48 AM | posted by: mxsn
i dont get it. men fuck girls and were attracted to them eventhough they doesnt look like a "fallen goddess", and gurls fall inlove with cute guys, handsome guys without having their dick yet on the pussy,. life isnt just all about hormones or physiology. observe human responses too.
23 votes

//62 May 20, 2011 12:16 AM | posted by: t3JQZ7Fo
Only one way to find out.

Hot stuff here, ladies -- care to look?
27 votes

//61 Apr 02, 2011 06:37 AM | posted by: Daniella matt
Naah i dnt fink so i cannot jst see a guy nd all i want 2 see is his downstairs.I'm very sexy, pretty i've got great boobs,buts,hips nd a nice shape that drives men all crazy...but i luv guys who can give it 2 me hard-core
22 votes

//60 Mar 29, 2011 02:41 PM | posted by: Janette
Just an advert to sell a book!!! The women I know all say they look at the overall guy and you can't get a real idea of "the package" until its let lose. I mean Mick Jagger used to stuff an aubergine down there!
26 votes

//59 Feb 20, 2011 06:52 PM | posted by: Christian A. Tietgen
Really sexy picture.
19 votes

//58 Jan 16, 2011 07:23 AM | posted by: Fotosearch
Well what can I say? I guess everyone has expressed their own opinion. lol my turn:) Okay, here is the deal from my point of view and my personal experiences. I respect what ever else you guys believe also. If the guy is not tall I don't even look. Now if hes tall I look at the face next and study it for a bit and move on to the body. Now since I'm not skinny and I'm over weight the guy cannot be fat nor bony. I usually get the muscular tall black or mix black guys. And yes, I look at the package but only after I looked at his face and body. But honestly, you can never tell how big or small it is until you have actually seen it. By the way I'm very pretty and guys usually stare at my face. They say the eyes are the nipples of the face and I find that to be very true. If you would like to know how I look I have a facebook find me. rose mary
24 votes

//57 Jan 12, 2011 03:58 AM | posted by: half ape
Very interesting. This might explain why women spend relatively more attention on putting on facial make-up - it's about making the most of first impressions.
29 votes

//56 Jan 08, 2011 04:56 PM | posted by: Christian A. Tietgen
Men want beautiful women, women want sex.
28 votes

//55 Nov 28, 2010 04:41 AM | posted by: Kylie
That was a very sexy picture i like this picture......
26 votes

//54 Nov 07, 2010 12:50 PM | posted by: thefone [InfoKID]

Didn't realise this was a relationship counselling service
18 votes

//53 Oct 30, 2010 06:15 AM | posted by: viktor bermudo
ok hot na hot
23 votes

//52 Oct 18, 2010 01:09 AM | posted by: sooo
everyone is different. The first i usually look at is the eyes. The eyes show the soul of the person. I also get lost in the eyes sometimes.
22 votes

//51 Oct 13, 2010 05:22 AM | posted by: Jerry
Her face is her fortune. Show me a beautiful woman and I'll show you someone who is happy with herself. Drop dead beautiful women are especially well balanced because they attract a wide variety of friends, who enjoy their company as well as their beauty.
21 votes

//50 Oct 07, 2010 08:54 PM | posted by: don
In my age group (I'm 47), men were reared by children of the 30s/40s, during the 60s/70s feminist movement, and the sexual harrassment education of the 80s/90s. It has been hammered into us that women are not objects for our visual pleasure and are to be respected. Pictures are one thing, but in person, I have to lock my eyes on the face so I won't be obviously staring below. But everytime she's not paying attention to where I'm looking...

To not look at all goes against our biology; the basic instincts our ancestors had that got us all here in the first place. I love being "checked out" by a female, and when engaged in a personal conversation, will deliberately break eye contact to give her the opportunity; a quick glance back to see that she is looking gives me great pleasure, perv that I am.

I kind of have to wonder if she is playing the same game with me...
21 votes

//49 Sep 07, 2010 01:24 AM | posted by: Jasmine
I am a beautiful brunette like hedy lamarr and snow white though people in merseyside say i am ugly as not orange with horrible blonde hair. I never see a man that i am intoxicated by where i live but i am a face woman always go for floppy hair effete pointed features blue eyes and dark hair unusual like jeremy irons and richard jomshof elegant machinery. Never look at the downstairs man garden area:) men i have had as boyfriends always said in past have great personality am a surrealist artist and only my lower half any good my face is ok or ugly as not blonde and masculine as they wanted they were jealous as it turns out. The body is ok as long as slim and elegant but i prefer men clothed. As i never attract any men except simpletons and old dribbly weirdos or bald scallys opposites it would be lovely to look into a handsome mans face for a change on my level but that as i am ever the tragic beauty will never experience
19 votes

//48 Aug 25, 2010 02:15 AM | posted by: mark
men attracts women thru thre facial reactions during sexual contact. . .thats why men alwys staring at the face of women. .
19 votes

//47 Aug 24, 2010 06:02 PM | posted by: anon
lol I don't understand why women would be interested in seeing some long bang bang
dear goodness
I guess cause they think if they look and it's large well they are gonna say to themselves they are gonna have a great time.

better to not look at one.
21 votes

//46 Aug 21, 2010 02:30 PM | posted by: boobs guy
I am attracted to women with good-looking face,boobs,butt and the shape of the body ! Anyway,i recently found some girls staring at my downstairs and i felt very uneasy ! can some one please help me ???
27 votes

//45 Jul 24, 2010 08:26 AM | posted by: Jenny
What this study doesn't say is WHY women look "down there." I'll tell you why - it's because us women don't want to look at the face of a stranger and imagine having sex with him. We'll look at the sex and not the person, then we'll imagine the person we want to be with, because we don't want to imagine sex with someone we don't have any emotional connection to. So it's not because we're more into sex or are more crass than men, it's because we don't want to share our sexual fantasy with a guy in a picture that we don't know and don't like.
23 votes

//44 Jul 24, 2010 08:22 AM | posted by: Man
Women look at my penis and the all say what a handsome guy he can take every girl he want. But the truth is im 30 and i never kissed any girl and dont know what sex is because i cant understand it because i use a lot of drugs for the doctors mistaken non needed depression drugs.
22 votes

//43 Jul 23, 2010 06:12 PM | posted by: :))
Guys, y don't you put theory to the test? Wear some underwear that would accentuate the size of your penis and go for a walk, you'll see women will be more attracted to you. We look down there by instinct, sometimes we don't even realise we are doing it. I've been doing it for many years and realised it only last year and i told my bf that surprisingly us women we look down there all the time. We do it on an unconscious level like 80% of the time and if we stare more than a sec than we start to be conscious and i usually shy away. :)))

And I think it’s true that guys prefer women with pretty face. I have a friend with a very beautiful face and not that much the body and she is more successful with men, especialy keeping longterm relationships, than some of my gfs that have perfect bodies and so so faces.
22 votes

//42 Jun 25, 2010 02:36 PM | posted by: Talker
I just dont look only in faces.But,I also often look at body shapes and genitals and boobs
18 votes

//41 May 07, 2010 07:31 PM | posted by: Unknown
20 votes

//40 Apr 18, 2010 12:04 PM | posted by: shark
no,look at the sorroundings, they has a ,knowlege,an obtain,it has life of value,depend it on.
29 votes

//39 Apr 02, 2010 07:21 AM | posted by: rajesh
22 votes

//38 Aug 31, 2009 01:39 AM | posted by: Tshidavhu Ndivhuho freeza
It is something we cannot control, eyes always look where ever there is something interesting, looking at de person eye when you talk to dem gives you a high potential or advantage to be a leader, lol
20 votes

//37 Aug 02, 2009 08:59 AM | posted by: fhm
harhar what ever is my comment

makes me angry

i can't find the answer

blabla grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!
30 votes

//36 May 25, 2009 04:39 PM | posted by: Aldo
I have been with many women, and I have to say when I strip down naked, the first thing that i notice is that they look at my penis. 98% will comment on how big it is. Yes, I believe women are intensely visual more that what they lead us to believe.
25 votes

//33 Apr 30, 2009 12:19 AM | posted by: Raulito
haha, my first instinct is that this study is obviously flawed, there's no links to the data anywhere, but that's not to say it's not true either. What if this is true in certain cultures around the world? True, I was raised to be a gentleman and when asked what is the first thing I look at in a girl, I say her face. But if my waitress has a beautiful body, ie 36-24-36, I'll still look at her face first...but I might look at her body longer. This isn't something I can help. I have millions of years of evolution in me. It's all I can do to barely keep myself from hitting her on the head with a ketchup bottle and mounting her on the salad bar! So, ladies, what would you rather us do? Suddenly, just looking isn't as bad as it sounds, right?

Guys, don't kid yourself. Just looking means a glance. Staring is a whole other story.

I'm more partial to a nicer body because I like to stay athletically fit. So, it would be one more priority we would have in common which is ultimately what leads to each persons decision when deciding what they're really looking for in the opposite sex.
22 votes

//32 Apr 07, 2009 10:55 AM | posted by: OldArt
Men are attracted to beautiful women. But if you stop to think about it, what causes the attraction and what decides what is beautiful. The answer seems to be evolution. Men attracted to one female body type - the one that can most easily conceive and bear children - will leave behind more children than men attracted to other body types and the children will probably share the fathers preferences. This eventually results in one body type - and face -becoming dominant. (An old doctor once said that the women that he'd most like to jump into bed with were the women who were most likely to pop out progeny without any complications.)
24 votes

//31 Feb 06, 2009 07:03 PM | posted by: Rocktrade
This study needs to be studied. Women are not as motivated by a man's body as men are motivated by a womans. Good lord are you people nuts?
If a woman is feeling secure and playful then she may look at a man's bottom but as a man I am am looking at bodies 24/7,... faces second.
22 votes

//30 Oct 03, 2008 02:51 PM | posted by: sharaeff [InfoMANIAC]
No wonder that men agree with the article...If it said the opposite thing they'd certainly be against it and would say something like: "No, we see the real beauty in the eyes". Of course, everything is very relative here. We don't know who were those tested people, what kind of pictures they were shown. It's quite personal. Finally every person sees what he/she wants to see. If it's something down there, why not??
24 votes

//29 Aug 10, 2008 11:09 AM | posted by: eighvs [InfoTOT]
23 votes

//28 Jul 27, 2008 05:26 PM | posted by: snsuresh [InfoWILD]
23 votes

//27 Jul 27, 2008 05:24 PM | posted by: snsuresh [InfoWILD]
ha ha ha
21 votes

//26 Jul 11, 2008 06:11 PM | posted by: rathmussen
I too think that the researchers are missing a bit of a psychological angle...we see naked women much more often than naked men, so naturally it's a bit...not shocking, but maybe transfixing to see male genitalia.
27 votes

//25 Jul 07, 2008 05:00 PM | posted by: Jones
To the Davy guy,

You are NOT a woman. We could care less what you were looking at.
21 votes

//24 Jun 07, 2008 10:49 PM | posted by: Nat
All I can say is thta opposits atracts! I'm a beautiful brunett and I love blond guys!!! wow , the best ! :D
23 votes

//23 Jun 04, 2008 02:53 AM | posted by: Krantzstone
The 'On Her Pretty Face'-type facial pr0n industry would not exist if not for this very vital fact. Still no cure for cancer. ;)
23 votes

//22 May 03, 2008 01:16 PM | posted by: aeymon
that is true! true beauty can be seen in the eyes! thats why we ladies face first.
22 votes

//21 Apr 28, 2008 06:28 PM | posted by: Unknown
preety faces dey say is cool i love women but i also rraspect them alot more my name is jerry ladisev pls talk to me on my addressok pls ladies and gentle men ok
25 votes

//20 Apr 23, 2008 05:31 PM | posted by: nano
noo.. i disagree of that ... !!!!! because that depends on the kind(the nature) of the man & the woman who made the test .. and the environment the man lives in ...
42 votes

//19 Apr 21, 2008 02:36 PM | posted by: davy
my name is davy randell and im gay so i def look at the dick first
24 votes

//18 Apr 15, 2008 11:17 AM | posted by: .
I agree with you, from my viewpoint as a man, I focus on women eyes not on her body!
23 votes

//17 Apr 14, 2008 02:28 PM | posted by: snsuresh [InfoWILD]
29 votes

//16 Apr 10, 2008 04:16 PM | posted by: lc
umm...doni, i definitely never say, "omg a dick put it in me..." i don't know what kind of women you are use to...possibly the ones that make a living out of it, however me along with most women are attracted to a mans looks and personality, but thanks for belittling us to single cell sex slaves. moron.
21 votes

//15 Feb 27, 2008 08:09 PM | posted by: doni
guys look at alot of porn more than women, they are less impressed by the nakedness of oposite sex, plus a vagina is a vagina.

girls see a penis and go OMG A DICK PUT IT IN ME!!!
23 votes

//14 Feb 20, 2008 11:03 PM | posted by: Harry Pritikin
I read a study that showed that for humans the face is the plumage. For survival of the fittest reasons the face tells the observer if the woman is genetically superior. Large breast tell the observer that the woman can nurse a child through the critical first year, even during times of famine. Large hips tell the observer that the woman will not die during child brith. Both items were critical to survival during the first millions of years prior to the advent of moden science. Somehow the face relays the information that the woman is bilogically superior.
23 votes

//13 Feb 02, 2008 12:42 PM | posted by: sofocles
yes sunsu negui huateque tequemereque
lerus candelerus vergacianus vargacius

te doy unos vergazos con mi lengua si sigues de
30 votes

//12 Dec 17, 2007 02:06 PM | posted by: Razi Muhammad
Yes. Men definitely like to see face first. Though notentirely for the reason mentioned.
22 votes

//11 Dec 03, 2007 08:40 AM | posted by: pinky
hmmm....dfntly tru?hehe...wel as wat i observsed,men do atract @ womens face 1st...nd women 2 d sexual act!!!dats y majority of d gorgeous ladies hav sumkinda average partner,not ugly nd not handsum...toinx
25 votes

//10 Dec 03, 2007 08:31 AM | posted by: pinky
hmmm....dfntly tru?hehe...wel as wat i observsed,men do atract @ womens face 1st...nd women 2 d sexual act!!!dats y majority of d gorgeous ladies hav sumkinda average partner,not ugly nd not handsum...toinx
30 votes

//9 Oct 11, 2007 05:22 AM | posted by: TigerCat
I can't stop laughing at the money-cock thing that guy said xD
21 votes

//8 Oct 03, 2007 12:08 AM | posted by: scott
men have been trained by work place ethics to look into the eyes where as women do it so that nobody thinks they are horny little devils. I have come to work not wearing underwear just to see what women would do and they always go straight for the cock...they do it very quickly. Then they smile REALLY big as though that was their first indication that they are aware of your presence instead of the money shot.
26 votes

//7 Sep 28, 2007 09:37 PM | posted by: dumbguy
1. wallet size.
2. cock size.
3. ability for the man to manipulated by the woman for whatever she wants-needs-desires. if man is "moldable" to this, he is a "great guy".

4. feelings...farce.
5. personality....funny how a drug dealer or a player or a liar can land women easily. the truely nice guy is ignored.

26 votes

//6 Sep 10, 2007 01:45 PM | posted by: Windy [InfoMANIAC]
I think both men and women react not at separate parts of the body but at the whole picture they see and feel, it's is important to have all fragments of your image and personality united in harmony. Then, you will attract other people no matter of your age or sizes...
23 votes

//5 Aug 31, 2007 09:00 AM | posted by: Laura [InfoMANIAC]
eyes come first - u can actually understand what kind of person к г dealing with
22 votes

//4 Aug 09, 2007 09:00 AM | posted by: paul
oh yes, then my real life experiences and any other stuff i learned all these years are true, that men likes not just a great body but really prefer a pretty face, and most women end up with an average guy just because he pleases her maternal urge or she is feeling a big sense of security from him even though he may not look like brad pitt.

i would like to point this topic out in my future blog post if you won't mind.

and to patrizia, i like your way of thinking.. hihihihi
22 votes

//3 May 14, 2007 07:14 AM | posted by: Rachael (Hong Kong)
One would very much like to know the size of the sample. A recent experiment rather like this tested only 12 members of each sex. Any statistician would assure you that the sample size is FAR too small to draw significant conclusions.
21 votes

//2 Apr 14, 2007 06:00 AM | posted by: Patrizia
Although our bodies, in art and in life, are capable of inciting passion merely by being stripped of clothing, the excitement of the male body is less in the way it looks than in the way it does. The male hero may be paunchy, stoop-shouldered, pale, or thin; his appeal lay elsewhere - in the way he looks at us, the way he moves or speaks, how he explors our body.

"If you thought that the first thing that attracts a man to a woman is her body rather than her face, and that the first thing a woman sees in a man is his face rather than his body, well then you better think again, for a new

study has found that the exact opposite is true for both cases."

You didn't need a new study, since it was so clear already, so evident. A man usually looks for a beautiful woman, a woman for a nice man. And when it comes to sex, we perfectly know what nice is.

If you thought that... You were wrong, superficial and may be vain. We women, particularly delight in moving from the beheld to the beholder and from the prone to the predatory. Of course enjoying when men are so blind not seeing it...
22 votes

//1 Apr 13, 2007 03:41 PM | posted by: Faceman
Speaking as a man, I agree...especially the eyes.

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