Lynn Enright: ‘A house is no longer just a place where someone lives: it’s a fantasy and a wild hope for many’
Lynn Enright: ‘A house is no longer just a place where someone lives: it’s a...

Lynn Enright

‘I suffered in silence’: Lorraine Keane opens up about experiencing perimenopause in her late thirties
‘I suffered in silence’: Lorraine Keane opens up about experiencing perimenopause in her late thirties

Shayna Sappington

Words to live by: Life advice from every age, eight to 80
Words to live by: Life advice from every age, eight to 80

Sophie White

Everything to know about face yoga and how to do it right
Everything to know about face yoga and how to do it right

Shayna Sappington

10 beautiful independent bookshops to help you reignite your love of reading
10 beautiful independent bookshops to help you reignite your love of reading

Sarah Finnan

What’s on: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this May 2021
What’s on: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this May 2021

Lauren Heskin

Running every week? Here’s how to fuel your training
Running every week? Here’s how to fuel your training

Hannah Hillyer

Image / Editorial

Is Wearing Red a Sexual Threat?


by Jeanne Sutton
16th Jul 2014
blank

According to science women view ladies in red as sexual threats…

It’s psychological research results time! This week we’re seeing red, and the women who wear red as sexual threats. A University of Rochester study showed women a photo of ?a moderately attractive woman? in her twenties. Half saw her in a white dress, the other half red. Participants were then asked to rate how much they agreed with various statements in relation to the woman’s personal life. When wearing red the woman was perceived as more promiscuous and . The European half of the survey was asked, ?How likely would you be to introduce this person to your boyfriend?? Replies indicated women engage is ‘mate guarding? when presented with a woman in a red dress.

TIME noted that previous studies have found men view women wearing red as more ‘sexually receptive?. It’s all very Neanderthal and in biology red is `perceived as a sexual signal?, which will make you think twice about answering the door to the pizza delivery guy in your Christmas flannel pyjamas.

Meanwhile Chris De Burgh is feeling pretty vindicated.

Jeanne Sutton @jeannedesutun

Also Read

blank
EDITORIAL
Is marketplace feminism stealing the limelight from real female-driven issues?

‘Femertising’ is big business. Brands are increasingly taking advantage of...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
“You’re weird Mammy… other mothers iron”: Author Elske Rahill on writing and motherhood

“Every baby costs you a book” – that’s something women...

By IMAGE

blank
EDITORIAL
There is something uncomfortable about Kate Garraway sharing her husband’s desperate Covid texts

We are used to celebrities oversharing their lives. But sharing...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
What to eat this weekend: Fish n’ courgette chips with homemade tartar sauce

This healthy fish and courgette chips recipe from Jane Kennedy...

By Meg Walker

Taylor Swift
EDITORIAL
I was not a fan of Taylor Swift. Then I watched her documentary

The documentary Miss Americana has shown a different side to...

By Edaein OConnell

blank
EDITORIAL
The unexpected benefit lockdown is having on our children

By Amanda Cassidy

Rosanna Davidson and her twin boys
premium REAL-LIFE STORIES, PARENTHOOD
Rosanna Davidson: ‘I had sort of accepted that I was a girl who couldn’t have a baby herself’

For Mother's Day Lia Hynes sits down with Rosanna Davidson, whose exceptional journey into motherhood has given many hope.

By Lia Hynes