Have you ever Wished for a Surefire Way to attract the opposite Sex?
Well, guess what? Science proves that one exists – for BOTH sexes! And you may already have it in your closet.
by Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA
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Psychology Research proves what Ancient Traditions have known for Thousands of Years.
Both Men and Women find the SAME COLOR irresistible.
And ok, with Valentine’s Day upon us, this Color of Passion may not come as a shock to you. But Science now proves that it’s the SEXIEST COLOR … for both sexes!
When given a choice, what Color do MEN find Irresistible?
One curious researcher at the University of Rochester, NY wanted to find out the answers to these questions:
- Are men more attracted to women wearing certain colors?
- Is there any truth to the old adage that Red is the Color of PASSION?
Psychologist Andrew Elliot, did an extensive study in 2008 and it turns out, the psychology research now supports what ancient traditions have known for thousands of years.
The Men in the 2008 Study were shown images of the same women wearing different colored outfits, including RED
The men were asked questions like, “Imagine that you are going on a date with this person and have $100 in your wallet. How much money would you be willing to spend on your date?”’
The answers in Eliot’s study were not surprising … when you know what the ancient healing traditions knew.
The Men in Elliot’s study said:
- they found the images of the women wearing red far more sexy than those of women wearing other colors
- they would be willing to spend more on a date with the women wearing red
- they would like to have sex with the women wearing red, far more than the women wearing other colors
This study demonstrated that the color red makes men feel more amorous toward women. And men are unaware of the role the color plays in their attraction.
Why does Red have such Powerful effects on Men?
From Red Valentines to the red light districts, since ancient times, the color RED has been the color of passion, love and lust.
Elliot hypothesized the reason for the attraction to red was that human males act like primates. Research has shown that nonhuman male primates are particularly attracted to females displaying red. Female baboons and chimpanzees, for example, redden conspicuously when nearing ovulation, sending a clear sexual signal designed to attract males.
The color Red, however, did not change how men rated the women in the photographs in terms of likability, intelligence or kindness. The men were mainly stirred to think about SEX when seeing a woman wearing RED.
“Our research demonstrates a parallel in the way that human and nonhuman male primates respond to red.” said Elliot. “Our findings confirm what many women have long suspected and claimed – that men act like animals in the sexual realm. As much as men might like to think that they respond to women in a thoughtful, sophisticated manner, it appears that at least to some degree, their preferences and predilections are, in a word, primitive.”
But Elliot didn’t understand WHY the PRIMATES act this way. Ancient traditions explain it, though.
Keep reading to find out the real reason Men love Women in Red …
Female baboon at ovulation becomes very red which attracts males
The Psychologists decided to do another Color Study – this time with WOMEN Choosing the Men they preferred
What Color Makes Women HOT for Men?
Yep, you guessed it – it’s RED again.
Guys, forget the chocolates and flowers this Valentine’s Day (ok, maybe NOT the chocolate).
Instead, to have women fawning over you, wear RED.
Women around the Globe were asked How they Felt about Men wearing RED
According to this 2010 study by Andrew Elliot appearing in the Journal of Experimental Psychology …
the color RED makes a man more attractive, more powerful and more sexually desirable to women.
The women, regardless of culture, responded to men wearing red as higher in status, more likely to climb the social ladder and earn a better living. This translates to: those men will be better providers for the woman and her offspring hence making him a far more desirable mate and more sexually attractive.
Tiger Woods wears red to intimidate his opponents (and to attract women??)
In primates, alpha males have more RED on their bodies than the non-alphas. Female primates know the alphas will be better providers for their offspring, provide stronger genes and more food so they are naturally drawn to the males with more RED. Women’s unintentional red fetish is also a biological reaction that stems from the behavior of primates. Females mate with alphas more often because they are likely to provide protection and resources.
“When women see red it triggers something deep and probably biologically ingrained,” explains Elliot. “We say in our culture that men act like animals in the sexual realm. It looks like women may be acting like animals as well in the same sort of way.”
Alpha Male primates have much more red on their faces and bodies than non-alphas which is VERY attractive to the female primates
But What was this Researcher Missing?
Elliot was clearly perplexed by the fact that the women focused more on the financial aspect of attraction versus the male’s attraction based on desire to procreate. He attributed both simply to the fact that primates in nature are drawn to the color Red on the opposite sex.
If he knew what ancient traditions have long known, the apparent difference between how men and women respond to the opposite sex wearing RED wouldn’t be a mystery to him.
Both male and female responses to the color red (whether in humans or in primates) are triggered by the same root reason.
In fact, the color RED has a much deeper ingrained influence on us than scientists realize … and it has to do with how Color Energies flow in our bodies.
Seeing the Color Red stirs the blood and excites the body and senses. Science and ancient traditions say the same thing
What the Medical Research shows:
Research studies as early as 1942 show that simply LOOKING at the color red stimulates the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight), speeds up heart rate and blood flow and heightens the senses. It makes you do everything more quickly (this is why all Fast Food logos are Red). And this physiological response to red is universal across all cultures.
Leanne Venier’s Healing RED painting, Into the Depths – available as a FREE HEALING COLORS SCREENSAVER
But Why is this So? Ancient traditions provide the Explanation …
The Chinese and Japanese Five Elements System
… is all about how energies in our bodies control and support each other and keep each other in check. Each organ system corresponds to a different color.
The Color RED corresponds to the Heart organ and it’s all about energy, movement, circulation and sex …. and it’s about PASSION … for life and other things.
And according to the ancient Chakra System, the Color RED corresponds to the First/Root Chakra
In very simple terms, the Chakras are energy centers in our bodies where we bring energy into the body.
The 1st Chakra corresponds to the color RED. First Chakra is all about PRIMAL ENERGY, SURVIVAL and PROCREATION and propagation of the Species. It’s about Home, Money, Financial Security, Sex and Basic Needs – all the things you need to ensure your survival of yourself and your gene pool. And it’s about the sense of smell (think how your sense of smell ensures your survival in the case of smelling poisonous or rotten foods, toxic gases or dangerous situations like Fire).
Modern psychology’s Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has a similar hierarchy to the 7 Chakras
The foundation of both systems is Survival and basic physiological needs. Safety and security are the most important foundational layers of Maslow’s pyramid.
Without having the basic needs in the foundation provided for, you can’t even think about addressing the upper layers of the pyramid.
So Now, with an understanding of how Color Energies Flow within our bodies, and the foundations of Survival Psychology…
You can clearly see how RED ties in with how MEN and WOMEN respond to the Opposite Sex wearing RED.
And it’s not just that we’re similar to primates. There’s a deeper reason.
Both male and female attractions for RED are explained by the Ancient Healing Traditions about how RED influences and helps our Survival …
MEN focus on the Procreation aspects of Survival
and making sure that their lineage continues. So when they see a Woman wearing Red, they think about Sex and Procreation and how much money they’re willing to spend to get it. Women wearing RED naturally trigger this response in men.
While WOMEN focus on the Home, Security and Stability parts of the ROOT Chakra energies having to do with Survival.
The women want to make sure they and their children are well provided for. Men wearing RED naturally trigger this response in women.
Both Male and Female attractions for RED stem from the SAME REASON.
RED – it’s not just for Valentine’s Day anymore Ladies and Gentlemen …
Time to break out the Red dresses and accessories, ladies!
And Guys … if you want more of this …
then Wear more of this …
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Leanne Venier, BSME, CP AOBTA, is an international award-winning artist, engineer and expert in the science of color & light and Flow States who regularly lectures at major medical centers, SXSW Interactive, MENSA & elsewhere. Leanne loves geeking out, reading thousands of medical and scientific research studies. She connects the dots between research that’s happening all over the world and then shares her findings to help others. She has a knack for explaining the research in ways that are easy for everyone to understand. She combines her art, mechanical engineering background and acupuncture and holistic healing training, to teach medical doctors and lay people around the globe about the latest scientific research for Optimizing Health, Creativity and Productivity using Color, Light, Art and Flow State.
Leanne has been interviewed on NBC-TV, Gaiam TV (Gaia.com), nationally syndicated radio and in numerous national and international health magazines. She teaches executives and laypeople how to use Color to easily tap into Flow State (the Zone) for 500% increased productivity, enhanced creativity & optimal health in her Live and Interactive Color and Creative Flow Online Training Program. She’s available for Speaking Engagements, Flow Workshops & Training Programs and Business & Productivity Coaching using Flow State. More information on her website: CatalyticColor.com
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