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Why Sexy Is Sexy

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Hank delves into the scientific reasons behind why we are attracted to the people we're attracted to. It's complicated. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow References for this episode can be found in the Google document here: http://dft.ba/-3by3
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yanthos (2 days ago)
where in the human body do we sense pheromones? is it in the nose; if so what cell cluster and location is it at and is that cell cluster active and of a size that can be used by average air volume in the human nose?
H. T. L. (3 days ago)
Yes, use green text on a green boxing with a green background.
Gavin Lockard (9 days ago)
Pheromones in humans are not supported in studies
Bishka100 (10 days ago)
Judging by my choice of partners, there must be a pheromone that indicate how much of w**ker some one is.
Sam Brink (15 days ago)
I like funny guys who are my best friend
Sam Brink (15 days ago)
“If you took a meat cleaver down the center of your face, you’d have equal halves. That’s very important.”
Awesomefuntime 42 (16 days ago)
What makes me attracted to a potential mate? Duh... Personality.
Shantonu Sarker (17 days ago)
Can you add researcgh references that you have talked?
rightsdeup crocodile (18 days ago)
For some reason I have a really wide waist and really narrow hips (30:32) despite being relatively thin and I don’t understand this very well
Xavier N (20 days ago)
you made sex sound boring
NoraNeko (20 days ago)
He looks so awkward.. You and me both buddy
Jason Barsanti (21 days ago)
Human don't have the organ to produce or sense pheromones. So yea
katayoon kalaei rad (26 days ago)
What's the role of pheromones in same-sex attraction?
Today's sexual selection is money not body
Mihael Matulin (1 month ago)
1. Jawline 2. Abs 3. Hairstyle If you got these you are the perfect match for just about 95% of 12-16 year old girls.
Nera (18 days ago)
You forgot the blue eyes ... no man is good without blueeee eyeeees.
R Fayz (1 month ago)
First you gotta get the money.. then when you get the money you get the power then when you get the power you get the tomatoes at the sale.
marvinvoorhees (1 month ago)
I like in a lady fine delicated hands. elegant, hands, thin fingers. mmmmmmhhhhh
Aaron Knight (1 month ago)
English is not my mother tongue... So I wondered half of the video why he is constantly talking about jeans.
Brian JOnker (1 month ago)
A bit to the thin side of medium and well spoken.
Table for One (1 month ago)
My taste in women (not a guy, just wanted to let you know) still comes from what we evolved into instead of what society likes.
Anant kumar (1 month ago)
well , if it moves ......
Illiyeen Ali (1 month ago)
A nice firm booty
GoomyWoomy (1 month ago)
Well good job i got that 45 booty and 30 waist 😂😂😂
MONU KUMAR (1 month ago)
Jiraton (1 month ago)
Funny, I just watched a DNews or SciShow video saying that no study had showed the existence of human pheromones yet.
Ivana Mandic (1 month ago)
Hey Hank! What's your waist to hip ratio? 😉
Baka Wolf (1 month ago)
I like chill girls who will want to cuddle on the couch and eat food with me. I don't care what they look like
Duct Tape (1 month ago)
big hands... BIG HANDS!!!!
Black Panther (1 month ago)
Your face is perfectly balanced like all things should be.
Green Ace Dragon (1 month ago)
"What attracts you to a potential mate..." hahahaha.... ill just disappear into the void now... (ace out)
Broken Walmart Cart (2 months ago)
You wouldn’t know.... Cus ur a filthy virgin
Larry Johnson (2 months ago)
I'm attracted to my own race essentially. Long blonde or red hair is my kink.
Orome (2 months ago)
"Symmetrical imbalance can mean somebody was exposed to some kind of stressor during early development that they weren't tough enough to deal with." What is this statement based on? Can someone link the studies backing it up?
Dombow (2 months ago)
Intelligence simple as that .... ah yes Symmetrical body dodads too
Rodrigo Garcia (2 months ago)
I felt really weird watching this but this is actually a really good question.
RainbowSocks (2 months ago)
a boy that just leaves his hair cute and messy and doesn't put tons of gross gel in it
LuxannaMain (2 months ago)
why do you make our lives even more complicated my brain cant take this
Hrishikesh Mondal (2 months ago)
Brothers, ideal waist to hip ratio for attractive male is 0.9 whereas for female 0.7 and most importantly it's men's shoulder to waist ratio which drives women crazy is 1.618
Shitpost Eloquently (2 months ago)
Why do I like traps?
Royal Burton (2 months ago)
Why the hell do we have to be so complicated?
Maja Stenstam (3 months ago)
check out that *bilateral symmetry*
Delve (3 months ago)
*Looks At Thumbnail* "Ah, must've skipped leg-day."
Max (3 months ago)
For girls, she just has to be nice to me and not be racist or homophobic or anything For guys though, I have ridiculously high standards
Ayan Dandapat (3 months ago)
If you are reading this comment you are *single* and *die single*
Quentin Umbra (3 months ago)
lmao "lady human"
Goldenheart ! (3 months ago)
And why I'm not
Nirmit Mishra (3 months ago)
What if you have remained single and depressed for so long that you have literally lost any kind of interest in girls? (Besides having secret crushes)
nancy wysemen (3 months ago)
Mahir Cave (3 months ago)
The comments did not disappoint
whiterun city guard (3 months ago)
Mmmmmm, I too love that wide birthing hips of a female human because I desire them to receive my 1.52 terabytes of genetic information in the reproductive organ very well.
Jesus Navin (4 months ago)
Actually I just like how my gf smells. rly it's a smell I can't describe but I would recognize it anywhere
Xavier Ceaser (4 months ago)
This video says we give off pheromones and we’re attracted to those that are genetically similar to us, (excluding the immune system) but SciShow also has another video where they state that no human pheromone has ever been identified or found?? Is there an explanation for this?
0h. scar (4 months ago)
I like both sexes and when it comes to the physical, they have to look lean, natural, and have those tapers or curves. I’m not even saying model status that’s what I mean by natural.
Jonah Deegan (4 months ago)
He seems so nervous
Dalton Sorell (4 months ago)
@SciShow This video contradicts another one of your videos, "Do Humans Have Pheromones" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqftxptfm7Y), at 2:11.
Someone (4 months ago)
Beauty isn't as predictable as a lot of scientist think, I think.
Someone (4 months ago)
If it's based off of fertility and such, explain why there's such a great division between people that find smaller booties more attractive than bigger booties and vice versa.
Brian JOnker (1 month ago)
Different environments selected different things
David Ullman (4 months ago)
How can I change my MHC signature?
Anchor Bait (4 months ago)
Correction, showgirls evolved to look like peacocks
A. Villares (4 months ago)
It's that immune system bro, gotta have it
shubham bhargava (4 months ago)
sexy is sexy beacaute it not "not" sex
Jakob Reagan (4 months ago)
why do I like a big booty
thehocuspocus9 (4 months ago)
Teeth. A set of perfect teeth makes me swoon. I’m a guy icyw
PRINCE KRAZIE (4 months ago)
Blan Morrison (5 months ago)
I thought pheromones were highly debated among the scientific community.
Emma King (5 months ago)
In contrast, I believe that NOT reproducing is one of the most important parts of my existence considering there are so many children already alive, many of which lack good homes. Maybe this is why I'm not attracted to anyone and a huge part of why I don't think I'll ever want to be in a relationship again.
Kagéka (5 months ago)
Girls are hot.... I’m a lesbian... I don’t regret posting this
Nebula The Drennec (5 months ago)
I love no one but I care for all the world's people...
Billy Ma (5 months ago)
Honestly, I like guys that aren’t too extra with everything but still put in effort to do stuff, like impressing someone or planning an event. If they’re hot/cute and have good habits then why not?
alexandria armstrong (5 months ago)
I like guys who have long hair
Avery-Quinn Maddox (5 months ago)
Maybe you shouldn't call people with more testosterone than estrogen "men".. I'm a woman but I was born with more testosterone than estrogen in my body.
Angharad's Opinions (5 months ago)
I know he’s bad for me but he’s got such good genes
Girl ThatIsAGirl (5 months ago)
**whispers seductivly** I love your waist to hip ratio can't wait to find out if you smell genetically similar to me unless you are from the same gene pool as i am
RHEA dev (8 days ago)
Oh YeS... lol
Sarah Cannon (1 month ago)
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm... plz no. Just stop.
William (1 month ago)
girlsdrinkfeck (5 months ago)
i aint fussy as long she isnt fat and has a massive hook nose
Nicholas Stroganoff (5 months ago)
I doubt pheromones or body odor are relevant since we bathe before becoming "stinky".
Dave Cullins (5 months ago)
I still don't get why certain FACIAL features are preferable.
Bailey May (5 months ago)
Alcohol helps a lot with this. Cheers!!!
Andrew Manzano (5 months ago)
I just really love my girlfriend and her personality, body, the way she acts, her beautiful smiles, her eyes that shine brighter than the sun, and her laugh it's so cute ^-^
Leo McEdgeLord (5 months ago)
Anime tiddy
ShLam3 (5 months ago)
my huuuuuuuuge..... brian.
clhunt15 (5 months ago)
If I matter to him. Seems like the most important thing.
Rsn theWeekendxx (5 months ago)
Rsn theWeekendxx (5 months ago)
I really like it when you can see a boys collar bone and shoulders to be thin and obvious. To me it just summarized their BMI at a glance and is just something’s I’ve always really liked.
RyanWake bradtelle (5 months ago)
I think u just figured out why lolies are a thing
mahyar hasim (6 months ago)
eyes. what's the deal with eyes. i look at them at is atraction or not
I was curious how attractive I am and apparently I have a 63% waist to hip ratio and idk if that’s attractive
Qc.Wtf (6 months ago)
cant see ref :(
Man's not hot
jessica gray (6 months ago)
Tall light hair glasses. Nerdy but charming. Plaid shirt. Youtube genius....
Caleb Wright (6 months ago)
I like girls that look healthy lol
mikael macmurray (6 months ago)
I look for someone whose nice and I can have good conversations with.nice butt and nice eyes.and that is loyal.
A weirdo with a computer (6 months ago)
In order to be my mate you must match or exceed my level in assholery
rahul yadav (6 months ago)
one thing that defies all these explanation of sexy , you know what that is ? "Money" chicks will levitate towards you even if u don't have broad shoulders and muscles ha ha ha ,bad but it's the reality of today's generation.
titicaca315 (6 months ago)
i never cared about waist to hip ratio on my husband, he smells good and them broad shoulders are great
Celio Ribeiro (6 months ago)
readheads drive me crazy !
Jakub (6 months ago)
It's complicated :D
Berylviana (6 months ago)
I'm T H I C C. That's what makes me attractive.
Alex Larson (6 months ago)
Is there a scientific explanation as to why at times one person likes someone but the other doesn’t reciprocate (besides differing sexual orientations)?
Taelin Austin (6 months ago)
I'm not really into immune systems I'm more into guys with dogs.
Ronni Dillon (6 months ago)
Ohhhhhh that's why??!!

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