This new revelation might come in quite handy when you’re out there scouting for a partner. A recent study claims that your facial characteristics can reveal a lot more than your personality; it can also disclose your attitude towards casual sex and your sex drive!
Turns out men with broader, wider and square face shapes have more heightened sex drives than circular, oval or triangular faces, according to researchers from Nipissing University in Canada.
The study also revealed that even women with shorter, wider face tend to be more sexually charged than those with other facial dimensions.
The study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behaviour in line with previous research that has shown the correlation of certain personality traits associated with particular facial width-to-height ratios (also known as FWHR).
So, what’s the correlation? It comes down to the levels of testosterone in your body!
This hormone affects your sexual attitude and physiology; including the shape of your face and is critical during various levels of development through your life, such as puberty.
The results were based on two separate studies conducted on college students:
-In the first, 145 students who were in romantic relationships at the time completed questionnaires about their interpersonal behaviour and sex drive. The researchers also used photographs of the participants to determine their facial width-to-height ratio.
-The second study involved 314 students and was an extended version of the first study, which included questions about participants’ sexual orientation, the chances of them considering infidelity, and their sociosexual orientation.
The latter is a measure of how comfortable participants are with the concept of casual sex that does not include love or commitment.
“Together, these findings suggest that facial characteristics might convey important information about human sexual motivations,” said lead researcher Steven Arnocky of Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada.
Source : http://www.indiatimes.com/health/buzz/men-with-wider-faces-have-a-stronger-sex-drive-according-to-science-330276.html