|
|
|
|
|
27th Muharram 1436 | Friday, Nov 21, 2014
Tid Bits

Virtual women expose more skin than males

Thursday, 27 December 2012
Comments(0)
Washington, December 27:

In the virtual world of Second Life, female avatars expose substantially more skin than males, independent of their virtual body proportions, according to a new research.

The human tendency to cover up stems from climatic, environmental, physical and cultural constraints, so measuring people’s propensity to reveal skin can be difficult in the real world.

To study human behavior free of at least some of these constraints, Matthieu Guitton and colleagues from Laval University, Canada analyzed how male and female avatars in the virtual, 3- dimensional world of Second Life dressed.

Second Life offers users options to choose the gender, appearance and attire of their virtual avatars, and users can select clothing from several items created in this virtual world, rather than being restricted to a predefined costume.

They found that out of over 400 virtual people studied, 71 percent of male avatars covered between 75-100 percent of their skin, while only 5 percent of females did.

In contrast, 47 percent of the virtual females they studied covered between 25-49 percent of their skin, compared to 9 percent of males. The amount of skin covered was independent of traditional gender-specific measures of physical attractiveness for virtual avatars, such as waist-chest ratios for females.

“These findings have implications for understanding how sex specific aspects of skin disclosure influence human social interactions in both virtual and real settings,” the study stated.

The research was published in the open access journal PLOS ONE. (ANI)

Latest News

Naidu should apologize to farmers: YSRCP

Demanding an apology from the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to the farmers for his distorted ve ...

AP Govt approves 34 new D.Ed Colleges

The Andhra Pradesh Government on Friday accorded permission to the Commissioner & Director of School Education to grant fresh affiliation fo ...

Modi, a merchant of mere dreams and lies: Cong

Congress today dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "merchant of mere dreams and lies" as it deb ...

Related News

Almost one third of teen boys inaccurately perceive their weight

A new research has suggested that one third of teen boys inaccurately perceive their weight, which c ...

Real-life Ken Doll is the first person to get stem cell hair treatment i...

A London-based air steward has become the first person to have stem cell hair treatment in the UK, a ...

Rely on your parents when it comes to shopping

Researchers from the North Carolina-based Duke University found that older adults seem to use extra ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26260 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Don't you think Arshad Ayub should have been made the manager not only for Tests but also ODIs for India's Oz tour?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com