Men are more likely to look at a female’s face before gazing at other body parts, according to a new study by researchers at Emory University. While men went straight to the face and lingered awhile, most of the women were more interested in what was going on in the pictures â€” the sexual activity.
The study did not however established whether on not the males had already seen the porn and because of that were looking for pics they hadn’t yet browsed while working or on the computer at night “researching” something.
Wallen and his former graduate student, Heather Rupp, showed still photos of couples having sex to 30 women and 15 men between the ages of 23 and 28. Each was rigged up with a high-tech eye-tracking gizmo to measure where his or her gaze went first, and how long it stayed there.
Not surprisingly, Wallen said, women on hormone-filled birth control pills were interested in the overall view of the photos and “background” items like jewelry. But women not on the pill were more interested in areas of both men and women normally covered by clothing.