Being sexy signals health, youth, and fertility. This is quite well supported by evidence and discussed in many books and articles.

I would agree with what Lumifer says below, but I think sexy can be signalling when many people are involved: look at the sexy people I hang out with. Being with sexy people brings high status because it's high status.

Being sexy signals health, youth, and fertility. This is quite well supported by evidence and discussed in many books and articles.

I think you confuse the label "sexy" with the label "attractive". As far as my reading goes few articles use the term sexy.

Open thread, January 25- February 1

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read25th Jan 2014318 comments

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