By Staff Blogger
What type of man do you usually go for? Do you like tough guy type or are you into nerds? Either way, if you take birth control pills your tastes could change! Studies are emerging that show that birth control steers women to be attracted to men who have more feminine qualities. Blame it on the hormones. It’s no secret that some women love pretty boys, but those who normally don’t could be transformed if they begin taking birth control.
Researchers ran two different studies that involved interactive graphic faces and hormonal birth control pills. Fifty-five straight women were put into a room and looked at the images of male faces. They were then asked to manipulate the faces to what they would be attracted to. They were asked to make one face that would be ideal for a short-term relationship and one that would be good for a long-term relationship.
Once the women had all created their dream men they were sent back home. Eighteen of the women were sent home with hormonal birth control, the other 37 without. After three months the women were asked back to again make faces that would be ideal for relationships. The study found that the women who had been on the birth control pills at home were now less interested in men with masculine features.
Some question the validity of this study as it was so small, but it was such a unique study that the results should be at least looked at. The women in the study were tested twice, once on and once off of the birth control so they could attribute the changes to the pill. The reason why the birth control pills have this effect is not yet known but the researchers think a part of it is based on our evolution.