A new research claims that men are more unlikely to wear a condom if they find the woman attractive.
The study tries to better understand the relationship between conscious attractiveness and condom use intentions in a heterosexual male.
This study examined the population between ages 18-69. It clearly stated that the use of condom is often influenced by male’s perceptions of attractiveness. In fact they will even do it if his partner has higher chances of having a STD.
The researchers noted that these things should be openly discussed during sex education sessions and during condom use promotions.
The research was led by Anastasia Eleftheriou from the University of Southampton in England. A total of 51 men were surveyed for this study and were asked lots of probing questions about their sex lives.
These men were asked to rate the attractiveness of 20 women on basis of photographs, to tell if they were willing to have sex with or without condom and to estimate the likelihood if each woman had sexual transmitted infection.
The result was that the more attractive a man considered a woman, the less they had an intention to use a condom during the intercourse. The finding also showed that they were willing to use a condom if they found a woman to be less attractive.
The study also suggested that the risk of unprotected sex also goes up when a man is judged to be attractive.
The study was published in the journal BMJ Open.