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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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heyitssyd! (3 days ago)
We watch this guy in class 🤦🏾‍♀️
VK7001.P (8 days ago)
sexy? hum idk i have a large strike zone she just needs the right combo face hair and chest in proper proportions relative to her structure my only real deal breakers are tattoos and big belly those are both GTFOs
raiserverg (15 days ago)
LMAO he keeps using terms like ''evolutionary standpoint'', ''evolved'' etc. as if the dispute over Intelligent Design or evolution is over and humanity (or its majority) has renounced God, Creation and morality.... Hate nerdy sci-ency dudes like this one pretending they have all the answers with zero humility while neglecting the FACT HE probably will not get his ''genes'' passed on because of the whole dorkiness thing going for him which would never attract a real woman
raiserverg (9 days ago)
After criticising and demeaning my opinion (by ''correcting'' it) all the while replying out of context to what I said you wish me a nice day... Well aren't you a hypocritical sweetheart! PS: Religious or not when you preach about something arbitrary instead of offering your subjective opinion you show zero humility
Kawaiidizoo (9 days ago)
1 most women actually want a guy with a brain. 2 the fackt that a person isnt religious doesn't mean they don't have morals ore humility. (sorry i just had to say it) i hope you have a nice day even tho we don't agree 😁
Upson Pratt (16 days ago)
I don't know how it works...
globalman (16 days ago)
Doesn't explain why I go weak at the knees, heart palpitations when I see a man with red hair, any shade, pale white skin and freckles or blondes. Also red or blonde eyelashes drive me wild. Turn off is skinny emaciated body, hairy backs blubbery fat. Discretion prevents me from further elaboration ;-) I agree there is a confusion in the genes as it has nothing to do with procreation.
ANewHope (16 days ago)
why is water liquid next please
M H S (16 days ago)
Celestial Wiccan (22 days ago)
I wish to be white because all the guys where I live don’t like black girls not even light skinned girls. Just white. Which is why I’m jealous of all the white girls I see. ;-;
dtip4life 8472 (22 days ago)
The most important thing I did was to buy some tropical fish.
jasmine Larsonion (25 days ago)
Your definitely one of the hottest nerds I've seen
Elim Kwok (26 days ago)
Remember people of all genders, being *thicc* keeps you healthy
Double Lord (27 days ago)
A charismatic and witty person. Possibly because we humans are pack animals, if someone won't get well with other people and/or doesn't show at least average intellect, they probably won't do well in our society, thus being a bad bag of genes to mate with.
Nadia Anna (27 days ago)
The smell of sweat from a particular person can be a massive turn on or turn off for me
Fırat Turk (1 month ago)
It's not that complicated. No tats? Check. No plastic surgery? Check. Smells good? Check. Looks good? Check. Adequately fit? Check. Not annoying? Check. Is fun to be around? Check. I'm sold. lol
Miguel Murillo (1 month ago)
A classmate called me sexy...should I be worried because we're both guys?
No Hetero (1 month ago)
But what if you’re asexual
Steampunk Ass Monster (1 month ago)
Hank why do I like big tiddy goth girls
Smiley (1 month ago)
my fatty ass makes all girls go wild............
TerminalVerbosity (1 month ago)
The conclusion I've come to on this is that it is entirely impossible to predict other people's sexual predispositions, so trying to make yourself appealing to others is pointless. The only sexual selector that is reliable is confidence; confidence works sometimes, which is a hell of a lot more reliable than any of the others. So make yourself into what you think beautiful is. That way you'll feel confident, and those who feel confident tend to look confident.
Jamie Brouwer (1 month ago)
The reference link does not work...
LegzFallOffGirl (1 month ago)
I'm attached to a nice voice...
I like big butts and I cannot lie!
Maria Boehler (1 month ago)
I actually find that I'm weirdly attracted to intelligent people.
GOD OBEY (1 month ago)
Hey there ladies I got a popular gene pool and a good immune system When's our first date
yanthos (2 months 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. (2 months ago)
Yes, use green text on a green boxing with a green background.
Gavin Lockard (2 months ago)
Pheromones in humans are not supported in studies
Bishka100 (2 months ago)
Judging by my choice of partners, there must be a pheromone that indicate how much of w**ker some one is.
Sam Brink (2 months ago)
I like funny guys who are my best friend
Sam Brink (2 months ago)
“If you took a meat cleaver down the center of your face, you’d have equal halves. That’s very important.”
Awesomefuntime 42 (2 months ago)
What makes me attracted to a potential mate? Duh... Personality.
Shantonu Sarker (2 months ago)
Can you add researcgh references that you have talked?
rightsdeup crocodile (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
you made sex sound boring
NoraNeko (2 months ago)
He looks so awkward.. You and me both buddy
Jason Barsanti (2 months ago)
Human don't have the organ to produce or sense pheromones. So yea
katayoon kalaei rad (2 months ago)
What's the role of pheromones in same-sex attraction?
Today's sexual selection is money not body
Mihael Matulin (3 months 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 (2 months ago)
You forgot the blue eyes ... no man is good without blueeee eyeeees.
R Fayz (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
I like in a lady fine delicated hands. elegant, hands, thin fingers. mmmmmmhhhhh
Aaron Knight (3 months ago)
English is not my mother tongue... So I wondered half of the video why he is constantly talking about jeans.
Brian JOnker (3 months ago)
A bit to the thin side of medium and well spoken.
Table for One (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
well , if it moves ......
Illiyeen Ali (3 months ago)
A nice firm booty
GoomyW. (3 months ago)
Well good job i got that 45 booty and 30 waist 😂😂😂
MONU KUMAR (3 months ago)
Jiraton (3 months ago)
Funny, I just watched a DNews or SciShow video saying that no study had showed the existence of human pheromones yet.
Mike Litoris (3 months ago)
Hey Hank! What's your waist to hip ratio? 😉
Baka Wolf (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
big hands... BIG HANDS!!!!
Black Panther (3 months ago)
Your face is perfectly balanced like all things should be.
Green Ace Dragon (3 months ago)
"What attracts you to a potential mate..." hahahaha.... ill just disappear into the void now... (ace out)
Broken Walmart Cart (4 months ago)
You wouldn’t know.... Cus ur a filthy virgin
Larry Johnson (4 months ago)
I'm attracted to my own race essentially. Long blonde or red hair is my kink.
Orome (4 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 (4 months ago)
Intelligence simple as that .... ah yes Symmetrical body dodads too
Rodrigo Garcia (4 months ago)
I felt really weird watching this but this is actually a really good question.
RainbowSocks (4 months ago)
a boy that just leaves his hair cute and messy and doesn't put tons of gross gel in it
HufflePuff (4 months ago)
why do you make our lives even more complicated my brain cant take this
Hrishikesh Mondal (4 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 (4 months ago)
Why do I like traps?
Royal Burton (4 months ago)
Why the hell do we have to be so complicated?
Maja Stenstam (5 months ago)
check out that *bilateral symmetry*
Delve (5 months ago)
*Looks At Thumbnail* "Ah, must've skipped leg-day."
Max (5 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 (5 months ago)
If you are reading this comment you are *single* and *die single*
Kawaiidizoo (9 days ago)
oooooh nooooooo 😭 why must you do this so me o well
Quentin Umbra (5 months ago)
lmao "lady human"
Goldenheart ! (5 months ago)
And why I'm not
Nirmit Mishra (5 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 (5 months ago)
Mahir Cave (5 months ago)
The comments did not disappoint
Patrick (5 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 (5 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 months ago)
He seems so nervous
Dalton Sorell (6 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 (6 months ago)
Beauty isn't as predictable as a lot of scientist think, I think.
Someone (6 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 (3 months ago)
Different environments selected different things
David Ullman (6 months ago)
How can I change my MHC signature?
Anchor Bait (6 months ago)
Correction, showgirls evolved to look like peacocks
A. Villares (6 months ago)
It's that immune system bro, gotta have it
shubham bhargava (6 months ago)
sexy is sexy beacaute it not "not" sex
Jakob Reagan (6 months ago)
why do I like a big booty
thehocuspocus9 (6 months ago)
Teeth. A set of perfect teeth makes me swoon. I’m a guy icyw
PRINCE KRAZIE (6 months ago)
Blan Morrison (7 months ago)
I thought pheromones were highly debated among the scientific community.
Emma King (7 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.
Mila Horent (7 months ago)
Girls are hot.... I’m a lesbian... I don’t regret posting this
Nebula The Drennec (7 months ago)
I love no one but I care for all the world's people...
Billy Ma (7 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 (7 months ago)
I like guys who have long hair
Avery-Quinn Maddox (7 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. (7 months ago)
I know he’s bad for me but he’s got such good genes
Girl ThatIsAGirl (7 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
Fırat Turk (1 month ago)
RHEA dev (2 months ago)
Oh YeS... lol
Sarah Cannon (3 months ago)
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm... plz no. Just stop.
William (3 months ago)
girlsdrinkfeck (7 months ago)
i aint fussy as long she isnt fat and has a massive hook nose
Nicholas Stroganoff (7 months ago)
I doubt pheromones or body odor are relevant since we bathe before becoming "stinky".
Dave Cullins (7 months ago)
I still don't get why certain FACIAL features are preferable.

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