People Are More Willing to Ditch Condoms With Partners who Are Sexy
Sexy women beware that—your good looks could make a man ditch safe sex practices. A recent study says the more attractive a woman is, the less likely a man is to want to use a condom. In a small survey of 51 heterosexual men, the participants were asked to rate 20 photographs of women on a scale from 0 to 100. They were also asked to rate their desire to have sex with the women and the likelihood to use a condom with each on the same 0 to 100 scale. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Southampton and the University of Bristol, also took STIs into account and asked participants if they thought the women had an STI (because you can totally tell by looking at someone). The whole premise of lining up photos of women and having men contemplate sex with them is kinda weird, but it is all in the name of science… right? Outside of not wanting to use a condom with an attractive woman, the study revealed other tidbits of interesting information. For instance, if the men thought a high number of other men like themselves would be willing to have unprotected sex with a woman, then they thought she was more likely to have an STI. But, despite thinking her chances of having an STI were high, it did not affect their willingness to forgo a condom. In order to make sure safe for you, we recommend use it every time only how good looks your partners are.