Do Men Interpret Women’s Tattoos As A Sign Of Promiscuity?

Do Men Interpret Women’s Tattoos As A Sign Of Promiscuity?

Several recent studies have found that heterosexual men make judgments about women’s sexual intent based upon their physical appearance. For example, men think women are more interested in and willing to have sex to the extent that they are wearing clothes that are red or revealing. Some psychologists believe that men are evolutionarily wired to pay attention to these and other physical cues that might signal a woman’s interest in sex because it helps them to avoid missing out on opportunities to “spread their seed.” In a new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, researchers sought to determine whether men also consider women’s tattoos to be a sign of their sexual intent.

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