40% Bare Is How Women Best Attract Men

But too much flesh smacks of infidelity

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 19, 2009 4:36 AM CST

(Newser) – Researchers have discovered that women who bare 40% of their body are the most effective at attracting males. Female scientists studied women at a popular nightclub, and placed percentage values on how much skin they exposed. A bare arm counted for 10%, a leg 15% and so on. They found that women who bared 40% of their bodies were twice as effective at attracting men than women who covered up. Women who bared more flesh also fared much worse at attracting men, reports the Telegraph.

Researchers theorized that showing too much flesh may alienate men because it suggests infidelity. “Any more than 40 per cent and the signal changes from ‘allure’ to one indicating general availability and future infidelity," warned the lead researcher.

Megan Fox, a cast member in Jennifer's Body, arrives at a fan event for the film in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009.
Megan Fox, a cast member in "Jennifer's Body," arrives at a fan event for the film in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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