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==Variability in sexual desire ==
[[File:Attractiveness_Ratings_Wood_2009.png|thumb|right|People strongly agree that people in the red region are unattractive.]]
While women's desires are also very varied (e.g. [[dogpill]])<ref></ref> it seems men's desires are more varied in that they more readily copulate with anything that moves and even things that do not move like morbidly obese women.<ref>Morbidly obese men have a d = -.3 lower partner count than average men, an effect absent for women. See Table 1.</ref> This becomes evident in that women diagnosed with various mental illnesses have twice as much fertility as males with comparable issues.<ref></ref> The fact that men have higher variability in their sexual success due to higher parental investment on part of women ([[Bateman's principle]]) may also imply higher variance in their sexual desires as it means men more often overlook flaws such that even less desirable women have sexual success.
Women, but not men, engage in mate-choice copying,<ref></ref> which either stems from greater conformity (explaining also their higher proneness to hysteria<ref></ref>) or perhaps as a means of choosing high status men as explained by [[bodyguard hypothesis]] and [[female hypergamy]]. Either way, it implies more uniform desire in women, as it means they more likely choose the same male.
One study found that "when women rated men, they agreed in their perception more often than when men rated women", rating various desirable aspects including physical attractiveness.<ref></ref> A study by Wood et al. (2009) is often cited by [[bluepill]]ers as counter evidence as it found a consensus correlation .62 (.23) for males, but .44 (.19) for females,<ref>Wood D, Brumbaugh CC. 2009. ''Using revealed mate preferences to evaluate market force and differential preference explanations for mate selection.'' Journal of personality and social psychology, 96(6), 1226. [[ Abstract]]</ref> but that may partly be a result of women rating even attractive men more harshly, so their ratings are more spread out, and more harsher ratings also imply women more often agree rating men as very unattractive(see Figure on the right). Women also have more racial homophily,<ref></ref> meaning they prefer their own race more, which also means their ratings will agree less provided a racially diverse sample as in this study. The study also mentions that "perhaps photographs of men varied less in their attractiveness than the photographs of women".
The only aspect in which male desire is a lot less varied is that men prefer young and fertile women/girls.<ref></ref>


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