Many men make foolish choices because of sexual attraction.
Dr. Charles Raison, psychiatrist and director of the Mind/Body Institute at Emory University
Oh really? GASP! I had no idea. That has never been my experience. And by never, I mean not in the last 10 minutes. Mostly.
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — It may seem obvious that men perceive women in sexy bathing suits as objects, but now there’s science to back it up. Images of women in bikinis prompted brain responses in men associated with using tools. New research shows that, in men, the brain areas associated with handling tools and the intention to perform actions light up when viewing images of women in bikinis… “This is just the first study which was focused on the idea that men of a certain age view sex as a highly desirable goal, and if you present them with a provocative woman, then that will tend to prime goal-related responses,” she told CNN. Although consistent with conventional wisdom, the way that men may depersonalize sexual images of women is not entirely something they control. In fact, it’s a byproduct of human evolution, experts say. The first male humans had an incentive to seek fertile women as the means of spreading their genes. “They’re not fully conscious responses, and so people don’t know the extent to which they’re being influenced,” Fiske said. “It’s important to recognize the effects.”