From the Journal of Obvious Results
Muscled men attract more sexual partners.
Muscular young men are likely to have more sex partners than their less-chiselled peers, researchers at the University of California Los Angeles say.
Their study, published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, suggests muscles in men are akin to elaborate tail feathers in male peacocks: They attract females looking for a virile mate.
“Women are predisposed to prefer muscularity in men,” said study author David Frederick of UCLA.
Women were more physically attracted to brawny men, especially for a fling. But when it comes to finding a long-term partner, they tend to pick a regular man over a mate with huge biceps.
“On the one hand, it makes them more sexy to women. On the other hand, it makes women more suspicious about their romantic intentions,” Frederick said.
He and colleagues interviewed 99 male undergraduates about their sexual histories. Muscular men were twice as likely to have had more than three sex partners than less-built types.
Frederick and colleagues also asked 141 college women to look at six standardised silhouettes of men ranging from brawny to slender.
Most preferred a toned man who was more likely to commit over a muscle-bound man they perceived as more volatile, aggressive and dominant.
At a time of serious funding crunches in science, it really gets my beef that people actually get paid for such stuff. (on similar lines here)