Preferences for masculinity in male bodies change across the menstrual cycle

@article{Little2007PreferencesFM,
  title={Preferences for masculinity in male bodies change across the menstrual cycle},
  author={Anthony C. Little and Benedict C. Jones and Robert P Burriss},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={51},
  pages={633-639}
}
In human females cyclic shifts in preference have been documented for odour and physical and behavioral male traits. Women prefer the smell of dominant males, more masculine male faces and men behaving more dominantly when at peak fertility than at other times in their menstrual cycle. Here we examine variation in preferences for body sexual dimorphism. Across two studies, both between- and within-participant, we show that women prefer greater masculinity in male bodies at times when their… Expand
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