Fear Makes You Horny

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The way to get a man – scare him a little. Brought to you by SCIENCE.

Men passing by on a fear-arousing suspension bridge or a non-fear-arousing bridge were contacted by an attractive female interviewer. Men who were on the scary bridge thought the woman was more attractive and made more attempts to contact her after finishing the interview. Scientists replicated the findings using electric shocks in a lab setting.

Lesson learned: Men who are slightly scared find women more attractive.

Don’t you just love science?!

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2 thoughts on “Fear Makes You Horny

  1. Good point. I wonder though if there is something specific in that post-fear chemical rush that makes you want to cling to other human beings, sort of a solidification of in-group identity, as well as desire to procreate. Witness the birth bulge 9 months after Sept. 11…..

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