Skip to comments.Study: Women Spend More Time Ogling Women
Posted on 12/03/2012 12:12:28 PM PST by nickcarraway
British researchers say women are more likely than men to give women's bodies a visual once-over.
Researchers at Bristol University came to their conclusions after asking volunteers to examine a range of different images, including pictures of couples in films, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.
They found women spent 61 percent of their time looking at the women in the pictures, and only 39 percent on the men, while men seemed to spend just over half -- 53 percent -- of their time looking at the women.
"This is counter-intuitive from a sexual perspective if you are thinking about desire, but it's not surprising if you look at it in terms of sexual competition," said Felix Mercer Mos, a computer science doctoral student who led the study. "The women might be checking out their sexual rivals and comparing themselves with them."
He noted: "That's speculation of course -- I've no proof whatsoever."
The study also found that while men concentrated on the faces of the women, women's eyes tended to roam around the whole figure.
Kate Figes, author of books on relationships, said she wasn't surprised by the study's findings.
"We are always sizing ourselves up against the competition," she said. "It's because we feel threatened. It's quite a basic animal state. I'm sure if the gender states were reversed, men would do exactly the same."
This cannot be true. They haven’t factored me into their comparison.
it is called: “researching the competition.”
It was just a joke, bud.
They aren't admiring them. They are hating on them.
Women look at other women more because they like to size up the competition. Hetero women don’t mind looking at or being touched by each other — quite unlike hetero men.
Also, women are more interesting to look at than men, aren’t they?
I guess Van Morrison had it about right in Wild Nights:
The wild night is calling.
And all the girls walk by
Dressed up for each other...
“They found women spent 61 percent of their time looking at the women in the pictures...[and] women’s eyes tended to roam around the whole figure.”
And here I thought I was a guy the whole time!
Among men, 80% picked average, 10% worse and 10% better. Among women, 10% picked average, 80% worse and 10% better.
It isn't reality, it is perception. Much like the American Idol crowd voting for Obama because they think he cares more about people like them. If you want somebody to care for you, hire a private nurse or get a dog.
Most testing is geared to produce a specific answer. We're not idiots..
not to worry, i’m pretty sure i’m looking at a woman’s body 100% of the time and that makes me a ...lesbian ?
“This cannot be true. They havent factored me into their comparison”
Hehehehehe, me either. I am more into checking out the whole body. Hahahaha.
Girls of fifteen
The ushers are sniffing
Eu de Cologne-ing
The seats are seductive
Pretty girls diggin’
-The Who from
Counterintuative from a Darwinian feminist perspective, but not from a rational conservative perspective. It all goes back to capitalistic desires - maximizing shareholder returns.
Young also women ogle themselves at every opportunity. If you mounted a mirror at street level on the side of a building in Manhattan, around 90% of the young women walking by would check themselves out. They wouldn’t use the mirror as a sly way to check out if any threats are walking behind them, they would just check out themselves.