November 17, 2014
Contraceptives Suppress Facial Attractiveness

From the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS): Birth control pills alter how women's minds measure facial attractiveness in their men.

Hormonal contraceptives (HCs) are believed to suppress biological processes associated with womenís preferences for cues of partner genetic fitness, cues that may be summarized by menís facial attractiveness. Two longitudinal studies of marriage demonstrate that wives who used HCs at relationship formation became less satisfied when they discontinued HCs if their husband had a relatively less attractive face, but more satisfied if their husband had a relatively more attractive face.

So if you aren't so good looking and your wife was on the pill when you married her you've got a problem coming up when she goes off it. Just how many divorces has this caused?

Thinking about marrying a women who is on the pill? If she was on an IUD you could be more sure of the long term prospects. The pill puts female brains into a state similar in some respects to that which they go into when pregnant.

We are going to gain the ability to tweak our mental states in numerous and quite nuanced ways. I will turn down my own attraction to females whenever I want to get a lot of work done. I'll also turn a knob to make the tedious tasks feel like much more fun. Plus, I'll turn a knob to raise the threshold environmental stimuli have to reach before they cause a shift in my attention.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2014 November 17 09:37 PM 


Comments
Abelard Lindsey said at November 18, 2014 10:10 AM:

The Pill - beer goggles for women.

Sphynx said at November 19, 2014 11:30 AM:

Then by extension, when we men are infused with a lot of testosterone, do we find moderately attractive women more attractive and F***-able? I know beer works that way.

Anthony said at November 29, 2014 3:23 PM:

10 years ago I married my wife. She was on the pill at the time.
7 years ago she went off the pill to conceive our child.
Success! She delivered our healthy baby boy.
She decided to stay off the pill (we use other birth control).
Success!
She is still married to me after all these years.
So, I must be attractive!
Yay!!!

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