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‘Sexy images’ of women make men crave red meat: study

Real men don’t crave cheesecake. In fact, a new study claims that sexy images of the female form leave men hankering for beef and pork. Researchers behind “Is Meat Sexy?,” published in the journal Food Quality and Preference, tracked more than 1,600 men and women in the US, UK and Australia to explore advertising’s impact on red-meat consumption and how that relates to mating. When experiencing “sexual motivation,” the men tended to act out in ways that “increase their desirability” as a sex partner, say co-authors Eugene Chan and Natalina Zlatevska, marketing professors at Monash University and University of Technology in Sydney, respectively. But they aren’t turning into carnivorous Casanovas purely out of lust fo ...