Encountering men makes a woman’s face hotter

Researchers at the University of St Andrews found that non-sexual social interactions with men caused a noticeable rise in the temperature of a woman’s face, without them even noticing.

Experimenters touched the hand, face or chest of the participants, which caused their skin temperature to increase about 1/10th of a degree Celsius. That increase was three times as large when the experimenter was male, which is, as far as facial temperature goes, a fairly large change. Researchers compared the result to the facial flush that occurs during something like intense stress or fear, even though this interaction was unemotional and purely social.

Source: st-andrews.ac.uk via bbc.co.uk and askmen.

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