A Study on Women's Visual Sexual Stimulation

Hey, everybody! Guess what? I got a new laptop! That means I can spend time actually writing these articles! I tend to drop off the planet rather frequently don't I? Well, this time hopefully I won't do that all the time!

Anyways, so I posted a poll a couple weeks ago asking women if they were aroused sexually by looking at penises and I came across something rather interesting and I thought I would share my hypothesis with all of you on my fancy new PC!

So to answer the question seems to be rather... complicated. The answer is Yes & No. Strange right? Well, I decided to run a bit further with this topic and ask around with some personal friends. I asked people from all backgrounds and all manner of upbringings to determine the cause of this strange answer.

A study on women's visual sexual stimulation.

I then back checked this with my answers on G@G and saw some really odd things. We all know that given an anonymous platform to voice their opinions on people tend to be more honest. This isn't something that is new to the human race. This is something all of us fall victim to. Even myself. Being a public speaker I have a rather bad habit of sugar coating things when I am the center of everybody's attention.

To put it simply the differences I found is that women in person seemed to say yes they were versus when I gave people an anonymous platform more women were answering that they weren't or that there were specifications to being aroused by visual sexual stimulation. This struck me as odd. Were these women I spoke to in person lying to me or were they being more truthful?

I have determined that these women weren't lying but more or less trying to "spare" my feelings. I determined this by Aasking both my fiancee and my close personal friend, for the sake of privacy, we will call her, Angela. Angela is A-Sexual. Which means she doesn't partake in, nor have an interest in, having physical intimacy in the form of intercourse. So I thought, who better to give me a proper opinion on these differences?

This conflicting data puzzled me rather greatly. However, Angela cleared it up for me rather quickly by telling me that women were trying to spare my feelings as if I weren't conducting a study. So I must solely rely on the data I collected on G@G.

The data I collected on G@G was interesting in and of itself. Most women said that they aren't visually sexually stimulated by random penises unless they belong to somebody they have an emotional connection with.

So my question after this is was does the hormone Oxytocin have a reverse effect on Men versus Women? We all know that as men as we get further into a relationship our sex drives diminish. Now, this is very commonly attributed to as men get further into their lives their bodies stop producing the male sex hormone Testosterone and women's bodies produce more of the female sex hormone Oestrogen.

This can't be the only factor, can it? That wouldn't make any sense now, would it? Seeing as men who are older still, have the desire to have sex. This is a strange occurrence. When men are in a new relationship we are like sex hounds. However, as the days turn into weeks and weeks into months and months into years that seeming un-quenchable sex thirst seems to, if not die completely, at least diminish substantially.

If you don't know what the hormone Oxytocin is, allow me to explain. Oxytocin is the brain chemical responsible for things like emotional attachment and often works in tandem with the hormone Serotonin which is responsible for feelings of happiness and fulfillment. Serotonin is counter to the hormone Cortisol which is responsible for feelings of grief, sadness, and depression.

Your brain is a dangerous balance of hundreds of electrical impulses, chemicals, and hormones. So why am I telling you all this? I am saying all of this because at the end of the day whether or not you become aroused depends on your bodies reaction to stimulus and how your body reacts to a stimulus depends on the way your brain registers that particular stimulus.

The reason in the beginning of a relationship men turn into unstoppable sex demons is because that newly acquired dose of Oxytocin gives the male human a jolt of Testosterone and Serotonin, as well as Dopamine that is meant to kickstart the reproduction cycle. At the end of each day, we are all still victim to our own biological wiring. This is nothing new to humanity as we have been trying to make ourselves inconsequential to our own nature for thousands of years. Alas, it cannot be done. At least not without modifying our brains and bodies themselves, directly.

So why am I saying all of this? Because all this all loops back around to the study. Does Oxytocin have a reverse effect on men and women? Most of the women in the study have communicated that they are only visually stimulated by somebody they are with romantically. What this means is that in order to feel aroused from visual stimulus alone a woman must already have that pre-existing connection through Oxytocin. Which would mean when they see their partners genitalia they get a dose of the afore mentioned hormones like Oestrogens and Serotonin in order to kickstart the reproduction process and get their body ready to conceive a child. Hence, being aroused.

So, how I came to the conclusion that men and women have different responses to Oxytocin is that men's libido dies out after a finite amount of time. Where as women's seems to increase or if not increase then not diminish substantially. So, my hypothesis is that the neurological receptors in a man's brain that receive Oxytocin become numb to the receptor, hence why that connection that fuels the reproductive cycle dies out after a certain amount of time.

Don't misunderstand, all people are different. That is why this is a hypothesis. This is pretty much all the data I have. This is the end of this hypothesis. I will follow this up sooner or later when I have the data to make this a theory instead of just a hypothesis.

Thanks for reading!

Cheers!

~Jarhead


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  • Well, I´m definitely visually stimulated. I don´t need to know a man to feel aroused. Just his movements, his face, his body, his voice is enough to make me feel crazy inside, that of course if he is attractive in my eyes. I just won´t do anything to it nor admit it (though my body language says enough) if I don´t know him, and don´t have any form of special bond with him. This includes strangers as well. I have this already ongoing for months (8-9) with a certain guy, I don´t know him personally (all I know is his name). I never really had a conversation with him. Yet since the first time I noticed him I got extremely visually stimulated, and it still happening while I dont have any connection/bond with him. It´s all physically based. Any handsome guy would make a girl feel aroused, it must be just her type. You know what she considers a 8,5-10.

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    • Are you joking?

    • What do you mean by "visually stimulated?" Do you mean you get aroused just by seeing him? Do you mean you feel attraction toward him? Do you mean you imagine sexual acts involving him?

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  • Women really are no less visual than men, but a lot deny it because in their minds being visual is weakness. They definitely care about looks because on dating sites they can not be into a guy because of his looks right away. And if women can be visual with each other, they are certainly visual about men's appearance.

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  • Seriously awesome Take. I really feel like you hit the nail on the head, for me, anyway.
    I'm not visually stimulated. My friends talk about how hot a guy is, how much they'd love to have sex with him etc. but I feel that it's not completely truthful? A guys appearance doesn't make women wet the same way a woman's naked breasts make a man hard. His appearance might attract her and make her want to know him, but he'll still have to put in some effort to turn her on, I think.
    Me, I'm attracted to my husband but I've only started getting turned on just by looking at him since falling in love with him.

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    • It's demisexuality. You are not straight.

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    • @QuerulousXytenar you know, that's a good point. I used to wonder if I was a lesbian because I could never relate to friends when they gushed over guys. Never found anyone sexually attractive. Like, I can tell a person is good looking and I'm drawn to good looking people just like the next person, but nothing sexual crosses my mind. A guy could have a 10/10 body and tell me he wants to spend all night just trying to please me and I'll be like, "What?"
      So I used to picture myself having second with a girl. I even tried kissing a girl to see if it did anything. Nothing.
      So I realised I wasn't a lesbian and just decided I had a libido problem and went to doctor after doctor trying to see if they could help because being 19 with no interest in sex is different. Eh. Don't crucify me but I never really believed in sexualities other than straight, gay or bi.

    • @DairyCow
      You're missing a very crucial fourth sexuality: asexuality.
      http://www.asexuality.org/?q=overview.html

  • i'm extremely visually stimulated and i get very aroused just by looking at a man and watching his movements

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  • I'm not really that visually aroused. But I still like to admire my girlfriend's curves and such

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  • Interesting my take

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  • Girl are visual too. Thanks!

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  • I will occasionally find a guy who I immediately think looks extremely attractive, although most girls would disagree with me because he won't look like a stereotypical hot guy. Then sometimes I see a widely agreed on 10/10 (like Chris Pratt) and I have no sexual attraction to them whatsoever. However, being around someone a lot can change whether or not I find them attractive.

    Also, why all the blue downvotes in the comments section? Girls are simply stating their opinion on how they perceive attractiveness.

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  • Your hypothesis is ill supported. If you provide actual figures and cite your scientific-sounding sentences, then you may have a point there. But I see no citation or any rigorous statistical work, so I am not convinced by this myTake. This myTake sounds more like you making stuff up than writing a well-crafted scientific study.

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  • Girls are visual just not like men are. We all need some form of attraction to a person of interest, but even as I just met a hot guy on POF that I'd like to do it with, I can't jerk off to him. I want to meet and talk. A man can jack to bikini pictures of a girl, that's why their boners have a mind of it's own.

    I tried jacking to a picture of a french police I met in cupid and I almost felt guilty because I couldn't knowing he sent me a vid cumming to my nudes. I eventually got off but I got a headache because I kept going back and forth in my mind, from him to something else. I was confused because he was so hot.

    I now understand why I'd never masturbated and thought about random men even the ones I have pictures of. It is how we are wired and there's nothing wrong with that. If I like you and you send me nudes they're trophies, I can't do jack with it.

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    • Yet you probably masturbate to lesbian porn?

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    • @Asad1ONE1 Sorry? Are you done wanking to the visual of a silhouette?

    • @TerrierSaurus_rex Some of it might be that, but also just to have him there is better. I had my crush with me by the way and it was great.
      I also like smiley text messages, kissy faces and morning beautiful texts. I think about it the whole day, it's better than dick pics which do nothing for me. I do vision us making love but not like that, it's just a soap opera scene for me, that's all.

  • Interesting

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  • I'm visually stimulated only if a guy is handsome, and has nice body.

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  • i dont think im visually stimulated

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  • Sure a lot of FUD here. Certainly not applicable to all, not even close.
    And some screwed person that can't have sex isn't the one to ask - ask a normal person. [shrug]
    And you don't know anything about sex-drive and long term relationships - I got ya beat by forty years in that department.
    FAIL

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  • I think this title should be specific to visual sexual stimulation, by the sight of penises. That's what the study/questionnaire appears to be specific to. Because I can think of many circumstances women will be turned on visually. It's still more specific than men. Like i've gotten turned on by looking at a mannequin with the right build xD. Girls don't tend to be THAT stimulated by a lesser visual. But like the fit lifeguard at the beach or a man in a suit like military or police office. Plenty of girls will get turned on by the appearance alone, tho part of that is still about his status and what his look says about him rather than just his appearance.

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  • Very interesting. Did some research. Thanks. There is still so much about our brains that we will probably never find out. There is so much hidden within it. No wonder it's the largest sex organ.

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  • Girls can't keep their eyes off me when I walk around shirtless, so anyone who claims they aren't visual is full of it.

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    • So those women who lie, because they're selfish I guess

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    • I don't think there scared of appearing as "sluts". That is entirely something else. They just take advantage of a stereotype to offend men. They want to appear as the fairer sex.

  • Interesting also could be used as a checklist for cheating too if you're in a relationship and she seems to care less and less about seeing him like mine! AND BEFORE ANYONE SAYS I AM STUPID FOR THINKING IT CHECK SOME OF MY QUESTIONS TO KNOW WHERE I AM COMING FROM!

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  • It's kind of sad that women are only able to be "visually stimulated" by a man after being romantically connected with him. It's too bad they can't find us visually appealing like us men find women visually appealing.

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    • We do find you visually appealing at first, it is just heightened after we know your cool personality better.

  • I will read the actual article later, but now I just ask what I’m interested to know the most. What ntb do you have. Please, not just a brand. Exact, unique identification. Or detailed specs.

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  • That explains a lot during puberty I look like mash Mr. Potato. I look like a dehydrated roach. Like a spider with no legs. Like a bald headed Jay-z without eyebrows. Like akon left big toe. Yet for some reason girls still thought I was attractive. I turned down everyone and was singing all though high school because I thought it was an prank

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  • Interesting mytake

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  • Women do seem to hide it better in public.

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  • Thanks for sharing!

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  • Women are more aroused by the female body thaneeds the male body (look up Dr Chives and Dr Reigers work). Even your take suggests women aren't straight as they need non gender specific traits to be aroused by a man.

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  • If many women are truly very visual, I wonder why they lie about it. No sense!

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  • Very interesting to read!

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  • Women are visually stimulated by money and a big dick. That's it.

    Science fact!

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  • Wow! I always thought that this was true!

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  • Thank you

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  • Totally bullshit MyTake

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