Sorry gents - gents who like the ladies, anyway!
It's not just your toned bods for which they're lusting - it's your antibodies!
According to researchers at Abertay University in the UK, women can detect that men with high levels of testosterone have a healthy immune system, and therefore, will generally find that more attractive than someone they may perceive to be weak or sick!
In the study conducted, 74 Latvian men in their early 20s were given a Hepatitis B vaccine, which tells the immune system to make antibodies to fight the virus, and then had blood samples taken right before and one month after the first dose. Researches then tested the blood for antibody and testosterone levels, as well as cortisol, a stress hormone.
After 94 Latvian women then rated the photos of the men by SEKSIEST on a ten-point scale, the scientists found that high testosterone linked to both hawt faces and strong immune response!
More interesting yet, they also discovered that men with high levels of cortisol in their blood - which is horrible for your immune system and stems from stress - made them less appealing to the ladies!
So there you have it, folks! Keeping your body and mind HEALTHY will get you laid more!
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