NCBI ROFL: Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

By ncbi rofl | March 11, 2011 7:00 pm

Effects of Solicitor Sex and Attractiveness on Receptivity to Sexual Offers: A Field Study.

“Gender differences in receptivity to sexual offers have been found in previous studies conducted in the United States. However, this effect has never been replicated in another culture, and the impact of the attractiveness of the solicitor remains in question. An experiment was conducted in France in which male and female confederates of average versus high attractiveness approached potential partners of the opposite sex (120 males and 120 females) and asked them: “Will you come to my apartment to have a drink?” or “Would you go to bed with me?” The great majority of the men were willing to have a sexual liaison with a woman, especially when she was physically attractive. Women were more disinclined to have a drink, and none but one accepted the male’s sexual request. Such results confirm that men are apparently more eager for sexual activity than women are.”

Photo: flickr/jbcurio

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  • http://blog.coturnix.org Coturnix

    Correct link, wrong PubMed screenshot…

    • ncbi rofl

      Oops – thanks for the heads-up! It’s fixed now.

  • Georg

    Wrong country!
    In Italy results would have been different…..

  • Matt B.

    You don’t need 100 techniques to pick up girls. After all, if they’re fool-proof, one should be sufficient.

  • T. Rainey

    “…men are apparently more eager for sexual activity than women” and they needed a study to confirm this?

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