The Role of Facial and Body Hair Distribution in Women’s Judgments of Men’s Sexual Attractiveness

  title={The Role of Facial and Body Hair Distribution in Women’s Judgments of Men’s Sexual Attractiveness},
  author={Barnaby James Wyld Dixson and Markus J. Rantala},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
Facial and body hair are some of the most visually conspicuous and sexually dimorphic of all men’s secondary sexual traits. Both are androgen dependent, requiring the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone via the enzyme 5α reductase 2 for their expression. While previous studies on the attractiveness of facial and body hair are equivocal, none have accounted as to how natural variation in their distribution may influence male sexual attractiveness. In the present study, we… 

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