What are Men Able to Understand?


After a simple experiment, American psychologists found that men are usually able to recognize sex appeal that comes from a woman, but in rare cases can understand when the woman is refusing them.  This was written in the news review of Science journal.

Women's Emotions

During the study, the researchers showed men various women’s photographs in which models were shown at full height with very different facial expressions and gestures. The participants were asked to assess whether there is a sexual appeal from the girl in the photo or whether she does not agree with anything. It is curious that the men very well handled the part of the task where they were required to determine that a woman is ready for sex.

However, only those men who were in long-term romantic relationships or marriage unmistakably defined as “refusal“. Inexperienced participants in the study are faced with great difficulties in understanding, how a lady looks, when she is not in the right mood.

The authors of the experiment argue that this phenomenon stems from the fact that the long romantic alliance helps men better understand the external manifestation of women’s emotions – hence such men are much less likely to exhibit sexual aggression, as they can “read” to know when a woman is refusing them.

Source of the image: Photl


  1. I think this experiment is very simple and result is quite logical. Men who were not marriage conduct free life and react only to the positive relation to them. As soon as they feel at internal level negative attitude, they change the attention to other girl without problems. Men who were in long-term romantic relationships or marriage had necessity to keep relations only with one girl. Therefore they estimated and analyzed as pleasant and negative attitude of the ladies.As a result they became more more skilled. Our way of life corresponds to our experience. I think you agree with me? I would like to hear your opinion)))

  2. I don’t agree with your opinion.I consider that all depends on the concrete person.There are people who weren’t in marriage, but perfectly feel both positive and negative emotions of women.At the same time, there are married men who don’t understand women.I think, if research was global these features would be reflected in results of test.

  3. In my opinion, experiment is incorrect. How it is possible to judge a sexual inclination of women on a photo? If researchers used video or made experiment alive, results would be more truthful. Robert, I am agree with you. all depends on the concrete person.

  4. Dima, you are the realist. I support you. Really, participants see a mimicry and gestures on a photo only at once time, but in life, men observe a mimicry and gestures during some time interval. Therefore researches don’t show a reality.

  5. I want to add that in life the intuition plays large role. Certainly, at men it is less developed than at women, but at times the union of intuition and logic of the man yields phenomenal result. I join those who considers that it is impossible to judge a sexual inclination of women on a photo.

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