Journal article

No compelling positive association between ovarian hormones and wearing red clothing when using multinomial analyses

Khandis R Blake, Barnaby JW Dixson, Siobhan M O'Dean, Thomas F Denson

HORMONES AND BEHAVIOR | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2017

Abstract

Several studies report that wearing red clothing enhances women's attractiveness and signals sexual proceptivity to men. The associated hypothesis that women will choose to wear red clothing when fertility is highest, however, has received mixed support from empirical studies. One possible cause of these mixed findings may be methodological. The current study aimed to replicate recent findings suggesting a positive association between hormonal profiles associated with high fertility (high estradiol to progesterone ratios) and the likelihood of wearing red. We compared the effect of the estradiol to progesterone ratio on the probability of wearing: red versus non-red (binary logistic regressi..

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