Self-Reported Sexual Desire in Homosexual Men and Women Predicts Preferences for Sexually Dimorphic Facial Cues

  title={Self-Reported Sexual Desire in Homosexual Men and Women Predicts Preferences for Sexually Dimorphic Facial Cues},
  author={Lisa L. M. Welling and Kevin Singh and David A. Puts and Benedict C. Jones and Robert Philip Burriss},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Recent studies investigating the relationship between self-reported sexual desire and attraction to same- and opposite-sex individuals have found that homosexual men’s sexual desire is positively correlated with their self-reported attraction to own-sex individuals only, while homosexual women’s sexual desire is positively correlated with their self-reported attraction to both men and women. These data have been interpreted as evidence that sexual desire strengthens men’s pre-existing (i.e… 

Self-rated Attractiveness and Sociosexual Behavior Predict Gay Men’s Preferences for Masculine Cues in Male Voices in China

It is suggested that gay men who perceived themselves as more attractive showed stronger preference for lower pitched voices compared with self-perceived less attractive individuals, and gay men’s sociosexuality score was positively correlated with their preference for masculine cues in male voices, indicating that gayMen who were less sociosexually restricted preferred lower pitched Voices over higher pitched versions compared with men who were more restricted.

The Dyadic Effects of Top/Bottom Sexual Self-Labels and Partner Sexual Role Requirements on Facial Masculinity Preferences Among Gay and Bisexual Men in China

The moderating effect of requirements for partners’ sexual positions on the relationship between facial masculinity preferences and sexual self-labels was examined and highlighted the correlation between sexual preferences and partner choices among gay and bisexual men.

Correlated Preferences for Male Facial Masculinity and Partner Traits in Gay and Bisexual Men in China

Preference for health and status-related traits were correlated with preferences for male facial masculinity in gay and bisexual men in China; individuals who were more health- or status-oriented in their preferences for a romantic partner preferred more masculine male faces than individuals with lower levels of these orientations.

Sexual Desire and Fantasies in the LGBT+ Community: Focus on Lesbian Women and Gay Men

The purpose of this review is to summarize the current knowledge around sexual desire, fantasies, and related biopsychosocial factors that may facilitate or obstruct sexual expressions in lesbian

Preferred and Actual Relative Height among Homosexual Male Partners Vary with Preferred Dominance and Sex Role

Results indicate that preferences for relative height in homosexual men are modulated by own height, preferred dominance and sex role, and do not simply resemble those of heterosexual women or men.

A multivariate analysis of women's mating strategies and sexual selection on men's facial morphology

A significant positive association between moral disgust and preferences for masculine faces and bearded faces is found, providing support for parasite-stress theories of sexual selection and mate choice.

No evidence that partnered and unpartnered gay men differ in their preferences for male facial masculinity

This issue is re-examined in a sample of 618 gay men, finding no significant difference between partnered and single gay men’s masculinity preferences, suggesting that the effect of partnership status on gay men's face preferences is not robust.



Reported Sexual Desire Predicts Men’s Preferences for Sexually Dimorphic Cues in Women’s Faces

Heterosexual men’s scores on the Sexual Desire Inventory-2 were positively correlated with their preferences for exaggerated sex-typical shape cues in opposite- sex, but not own-sex, faces, presenting novel converging evidence for sex-specific relationships between sexual desire and attractiveness judgments of own- and opposite-sex individuals.

Sex-Dimorphic Face Shape Preference in Heterosexual and Homosexual Men and Women

The data suggest that face preferences of homosexual individuals reflect a system of biologically and socially guided preferences at least as complex as those found among heterosexual individuals.

A Sex Difference in the Specificity of Sexual Arousal

The results for females are unlikely to be explained by ascertainment biases, and suggest that sexual arousal patterns play fundamentally different roles in male and female sexuality.

The Relation Between Sex Drive and Sexual Attraction to Men and Women: A Cross-National Study of Heterosexual, Bisexual, and Homosexual Men and Women

  • R. Lippa
  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2007
Evidence that sexual orientation is organized differently in women and men is added and a biological component to this difference is suggested.

Female condition influences preferences for sexual dimorphism in faces of male humans (Homo sapiens).

Investigating whether the covariation between condition and preferences for masculinity would generalize to 2 further measures of female attractiveness: other-rated facial attractiveness and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) found women with high (unattractive) WHR and/or relatively low other-rating facial attractiveness preferred more "feminine" male faces when choosing faces for a long-term relationship.

What does sexual orientation orient? A biobehavioral model distinguishing romantic love and sexual desire.

A biobehavioral model of love and desire is developed that specifies that the evolved processes underlying sexual desire and affectional bonding are functionally independent; the processes underlying affectionalonding are not intrinsically oriented toward other-gender or same-gender partners; and the biobeHavioral links betweenLove and desire are bidirectional, particularly among women.

Is High Sex Drive Associated With Increased Sexual Attraction to Both Sexes?

  • R. Lippa
  • Psychology
    Psychological science
  • 2006
The results suggest that the correlates of sex drive and the organization of sexual orientation are different for women and men.

Butch, femme, or straight acting? Partner preferences of gay men and lesbians.

On average, gay men are somewhat feminine and lesbians somewhat masculine, but there is variation within each group. The authors examined the consequences of this variation for gay men's and

Is There a Gender Difference in Strength of Sex Drive? Theoretical Views, Conceptual Distinctions, and a Review of Relevant Evidence

The sex drive refers to the strength of sexual motivation. Across many different studies and measures, men have been shown to have more frequent and more intense sexual desires than women, as