Men are usually considered to be the most turned on by visual stimuli (think about it: how many strrrp CLUBS and adalt magazines are actually targeted toward females?), but women are actually quite turned on by a man’s face, bo dy and movement as well, say M3ston and Bu#s. “s exu ally, women are attracted to men with masculine features, although not too masculine,”Meston explains. “A little light stubble is usually a turn-on for women if it’s clean and well-kept. bo dy-wise, women generally find men with a V-shaped torso or a high shoulder-to-hip ratio s exu ally attractive. Motion is important, too, as women find athletic prowess and agility to be s ex ual turn-ons.”
The bottom line: If you’d like to get her in the sack, a good first step to take might be getting yourself into the gym.
The time of day
Meston says that women are very individualized in terms of when they most prefer to get it on: “In general, women want to have s ex when they feel their best — when they have energy, feel connected to their partners, aren’t distracted by work or stressful daily events, and when they feel s exy — and that may or may not be at night.”
Meston and Buss explain that, for women, sense of smell is far more important than it is to men when it comes to s exual attraction. Simply put: if a woman doesn’t like the way a man smells, it’s often a deal-breaker — whether she consciously realizes it or not
The number one turn-off reported by most women is — not surprisingly — bad breath, says Buss. A woman’s sense of smell also plays an interesting biological role in what attracts her to a man, according to Meston: “Olfactory signals provide a woman with a wealth of information about a man’s health, hygiene, and even his genetic makeup,” she notes. Pheromones — tiny airborne molecules that humans emit from various glands in their bo dy — can influence a woman’s desire to be s exu ally 1ntimate with a man.
Male pheromones have been shown to provide information on a man’s symmetry, which is an indicator of genetic FITNESS and ultimately can determine whether a man is genetically compatible with a woman.
“For many women — whether they realize it or not — scent can play an important role in determining her willingness to have s ex with a man, given her ‘sense’ of whether they can produce genetically HEALTHY, strong children together,” says Buss.
Her guy’s choice of words
Often, what a man says is more important than what he does when he’s trying to get a woman in the mood. “Offering compliments is usually a sure-fire way of making someone want to get closer… although, if the compliments come across as insincere, they will actually turn her off,” says Meston.
To score extra sincerity points, make references to future activities you’d like to do together, explains Meston, noting that showing signs of commitment can often be s ex ually alluring to women. Buss also notes that a man with a sense of humor is also a s ex ual turn-on for the ladies:
“If a man can make a woman laugh, it relaxes her and makes her feel that he ‘gets’ her,” he says, adding that a good sense of humor also conveys some key qualities women want in a mate: intelligence (it’s hard to be witty if you’re not too bright), the ability to gauge her emotional and social perspective (a.k.a. having the mind-reading skills to know what she will find amusing), and social verve or confidence.