Why feminine faces inspire bigger families
Have you ever wondered why some of us relish the thought of a big family and others can think of nothing more horrific?
Money, experience, context and circumstances have an undeniable part to play – culture and society do influence the ‘four versus one’ decision. But scientists have recently revealed that women with feminine looking features are more likely to want a mass of children.
Here’s what research says: high levels of oestrogen are linked to how many children a woman wants. Deadline News reports that previous research has always linked desire for motherhood with levels of testosterone in women.
Instead, the new study led by psychologist Dr Miriam Law Smith from the University of St Andrews, shows that women’s maternal tendencies are more closely related to the female sex hormone.
To be more specific: women with a smaller jaw and nose but larger eyes and lips were more likely to want a large family. And men instinctually find these kinds of faces more attractive because they belong to women most likely to bear children.
So Posh, Jools, Heidi and Angelina (although I wouldn’t call her jaw ‘small’) have got the femininity going on. Poor Jen – her small lips drove Brad into the arms of a large-lipped child-bearer… our (humanity’s) drive procreate (or lack thereof) was to blame.
It’s interesting… and simultaneously a little hard to swallow.
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