Study of the Day: Fertile Women Want Masculine Men

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Ryan O'Hanlon is the managing editor of the Good Men Project. He used to play soccer and go to college. He's still trying to get over it. You can follow him on Twitter @rwohan.


  1. I guess I’ll have to check with the wife on this one!

  2. “A strong jaw, chin, and brow make a masculine face” — but surely it takes more than a masculine face to be thought of as masculine? To me, what makes a man masculine is a broad range of physical and personal traits/qualities that I consider manly, not the “strength” of his jaw, chin and brow.

    BTW: A stereotypically “manly” face in the US — the typical news anchorman with a square jaw — is considered rather plain and boring in my country. I don’t know a single woman who is attracted to that look.

  3. Yup. Pre-treatment trans man here, still afflicted with estrogen and bi enough to notice guys, and that is 100% correct. On a normal day designer stubble makes me laugh at its owner for looking like Rolf Harris; when the girl juice is running high the same guy turns into something positively mouthwatering. It’s more than a bit disturbing to realise how much of my sexuality is actually biologically determined.


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