Disco clothing, female sexual motivation, and relationship status: Is she dressed to impress?

  title={Disco clothing, female sexual motivation, and relationship status: Is she dressed to impress?},
  author={Karl Grammer and LeeAnn Renninger and Bettina Fischer},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={66 - 74}
The relationship between a female's clothing choice, sexual motivation, hormone levels, and partnership status (single or not single, partner present or not present) was analyzed in 351 females attending Austrian discotheques. We digitally analyzed clothing choice to determine the amount of skin display, sheerness, and clothing tightness. Participants self‐reported sexual motivation, and we assessed estradiol and testosterone levels through saliva sampling. Results show that females are aware… Expand
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