Men Are More Likely to Help Women Who Are, Uh, "Poking Out"

Men are more likely to help a woman in need if she has erect nipples. That's the conclusion of a study led by Dr. Rebecca Burch of the State University of New York in Oswego.

For this study, the researchers asked 421 heterosexual college students to look at photos of women. For each woman, there were two versions: one with erect nipples and one without erect nipples. How likely were they to loan the women $100 or help them fix a broken-down car? The men were more likely to help the women with erect nipples. PsyPost reports:

The researchers found that men perceived women with erect nipples as more deserving of help compared to the same women without erect nipples. This was particularly true when the help involved greater interaction with the woman, such as tutoring her or stopping to provide aid if her car had broken down.
Male participants also expected women with erect nipples to behave more altruistically toward them and were more willing to include them in their social circle.

Female participants, however, were less likely to help women with erect nipples:

Female participants, on the other hand, were not more willing to help women with erect nipples compared women without erect nipples. The researchers also found that nipple erection made women less willing to include another woman in their social circle.
“Do women interact with women with nipple erection differently? Our research shows that they do; they want to avoid them,” Burch explained.

-via Dave Barry | Photo: Stock Snap


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This is only slightly off topic. John's comment above about all of us being scientifically curious has a lot of truth to it. Prompted me to take a look at Dr. Rebecca Burch's profile, also linked above. Who is this New York Professor who drew the attention of Dave Barry and then a good deal of the Neatorama Universe?
Dr. Burch has publications on the topics of seminal composition and human physiology and behavior, genital morphology, intimate partner violence (focusing on the role of sexual jealousy and prevention strategies), and sexual signaling. These publications have garnered interest from the media, including nonfiction books (e.g., “Why is the Penis Shaped like that?”, “Bonk”, and “The Dangerous Passion).
Anyone out there looking to conceive may want to take a look at her paper on Tactics to Solve Adaptive Problems of Sperm Competition. Sounds like a game of The Weakest Link, but who knows? it could be a game changer. All in fun. She's accomplished. And she taught up here in Maine at Colby so there's that.
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So many deeply interesting and neat posts on Neatorama, and this one gets the most comments lol. I guess we need fun and this one pokes fun ;) Anyway, nipples are important : the boobs would be pointless without them ;)
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They tell us the men who participated are college age. They did not give us an age range for the women in the pictures. As an "old," this is relevant to my interests.
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