A new study has found that when a woman is more attractive, there are lesser chances that a man will use a condom during sex with her. The researchers wrote in the study that earlier research has suggested a link between perceived attractiveness and the willingness of an individual to have unprotected sex.
The research, headed by Anastasia Eleftheriou, from the University of Southampton in England, focused on using computer simulations to analyze and persuade attitudes towards sexual behavior.
For instance, a previous study of women discovered that the more attractive they considered a man to be, the more they wanted to indulge into unprotected sex with him. This was a found during the study, even though women believed that attractive men have more chances of having a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in comparison to less attractive men. The study presents alarming results as the high-risk behavior of indulging in unprotected sex could lead to higher instances of sexually transmitted infections.
The latest study was focused on men. The survey was completed by 51% heterosexual men, wherein they were told to rate the attractiveness of 20 women on a scale from 0 to 100 in pictures. In the case of a woman, the men were also told to indicate on a scale of 0 to 100 that how probable they would be to have sex with the woman if gets a chance, and what would be there chances of using a condom.
They also asked the men to estimate the number of men like themselves out of 100 would have sex with the woman without condom if given the opportunity. Ultimately, the men were asked to specify on a scale of 0 to 100 how probable it was that the woman in the picture had an STI.