The study published in the Journal of Sex Research found men with higher testosterone levels were more likely to play away – and there are seven reasons why
It’s not nice to be cheated on, but sadly it happens a lot.
For years there have been many studies to explain why someone would do such a thing.
And now there’s more evidence to prove the reasons behind cheating.
According to a new study, apparently it’s all down to biology with testosterone levels being the main culprit.
The Journal of Sex Research found men with higher testosterone levels were more likely to be unfaithful to their partners.
Interestingly, the opposite appears to be true for women who stick to one partner if they have high levels of testosterone.
This is the first time detailed insights have been found into how the hormone leads men and women to behave differently.
Researchers measured testosterone levels in saliva from 4,000 adults, using questionnaires to find about their sexual histories.
The authors of the study from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UCL, University of Manchester, and the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), say the findings help address “the deficit” in attention paid to the role of androgens in women’s sexuality.
Wendy Macdowall, from LSHTM, said: “There’s a sparsity of population level data on the differences between men and women in the relationship between testosterone and sexual function, attitudes and behaviour.
“Questions have been raised about the nature of sexual desire in women and how little we understand about what it is that is desired.
“Our data tend to confirm that differences between men and women need to be understood by examining them in the context of social as well as hormonal influences on sexual function and behaviour.”
Signs of high testosterone in men include:
More testosterone increases the body’s production of sebum, which can then lead to spots.
It’s simply why teenage boys experience acne breakouts as their testosterone levels rise.
2. Blood pressure
Your blood pressure can go up or down if there is a sudden increase in testosterone levels.
3. Body hair
Increased testosterone levels can cause more hair growth, such as on the face, chin, chest or back.
But it can also lead to baldness which depends on genetic factors.
A sudden hair change, either loss or growth, could be an indication of high testosterone.
Want all the biggest Lifestyle news straight to your inbox? Sign up for our free. Brinkwire presents summary news.