Physical attraction may be as old as time, but new studies are beginning to uncover the science behind sex appeal. Unexpected factors—like biochemical odors, face shape and voice pitch—just might have more to do with your choice of mate than anyone ever expected. The set of clips from the Discovery Channel documentary explains the science behind what men and women find attractive. Many participants contributed to the various studies, rating other people on their attractiveness—based on voice pitch as well as face shape. Lisa Debrine from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland has done research on the characteristics that make up a feminine and masculine face. She works the foremost face research lab in the world.
The goal here is to make you feel a little uncomfortable at first, and then entertained, and finally more closely connected to your fellow man. This British docu-series begins with sexy sounding music and a shot of a sidewalk crowded with cars. Overall, this is a really fun look at a swinging community in suburban Britain, in which most of the happy participants look like your grandparents or someone who might offer you tea on a rainy afternoon. In fact, in many cases, these swingers might actually be all of those things at once. However, you never see those same right-wing politicians or talking heads citing documentaries like Oriented , in which three gay Palestinian men navigate their personal lives while living in Tel Aviv.
It's in every magazine, on every television station, and in every movie. Sex appears in advertisements for everything from shoes to food to computers. It is understandable why advertisers use sex appeal since it sets their ads apart from the countless others.
As one young couple settles down to start a family, learn how biological and evolutionary forces conspire to keep the human race running. Our bodies work in specific, subtle ways for one reason only: making more humans. Travel inside the body to see what happens to both men and women when attraction occurs and when orgasm finally ensures the possibility of replicating ourselves. And discover the evolutionary significance behind the fact that humans mate front to front — when all other species prefer front to back.