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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tear out those red panties, the rumors are TRUE!

We've all heard it. Red is the color of love, sex, passion, whatever. But a recent study found that the color really does drive men wild more htan any other.
When shown photographs, men rated a woman more sexy when wearing red clothing or if the image was framed with a red border.

The study led by psychology professor Andrew Elliot of the University of Rochester, New York, seemed to confirm red as the color of romance -- as so many Valentine's Day card makers and lipstick sellers have believed for years.

Although this "red alert" may be a product of human society associating red with love for eons, it also may arise from more primitive biological roots, Elliot said.

Noting the genetic similarity of humans to higher primates, he said scientists have shown that certain male primates are especially attracted to females of their species displaying red. For example, female baboons and chimpanzees show red coloring when nearing ovulation, sending a sexual signal that the males apparently find irresistible.

"It could be this very deep, biologically based automatic tendency to respond to red as an attraction cue given our evolutionary heritage," Elliot, whose findings appear in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, said in a telephone interview.

The researchers noted that the color red did not alter how men rated the women in the photographs in terms of likeability, intelligence or kindness -- only attractiveness.

The researchers then had a group of young women rate whether the pictured woman was pretty. Red had no impact on whether women rated other women as pretty, they found
Gay men and color blind men were excluded from the study.



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