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Menstrual cycle effects on attitudes toward romantic kissing

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Hormonal changes associated with the human menstrual cycle have been previously found to affect female mate preference, whereby women in the late follicular phase of their cycle (i.e., at higher risk of conception) prefer males displaying putative signals of underlying genetic fitness. Past research also suggests that romantic kissing is utilized in human mating contexts to assess potential mating partners. The current study examined whether women in their late follicular cycle phase place gr...

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University of Oxford
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European Research Council
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Dunbar, R
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Springer Science+Business Media New York
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Human Nature More from this journal
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
402–413
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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1936-4776
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1045-6767
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English
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2013-12-13

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